MacBook Pro - Not booting, Battery problems... Help Please.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Clarabow, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Clarabow macrumors newbie

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    Apr 30, 2007
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    Hello peeps, I've just got me a new MacBook Pro after up grading from a 12" PowerBook.

    I've had it for like 3 weeks and only used it for 1 of them (went on holiday) I got back home to find the Battery is dead... (I think I turned it off) put that aside, after booting it back up and after a quick update, I found that I can't download the EMI Firmware 1.3.

    Also, I had my Book powered like 98% and watched like 40 mins of a DVD last night before bed, I closed the book to enable sleep mode and when I go to open it in the morning I find that the battery is dead!

    So I go to plug it in the wall to turn it on and it gets stuck on the start screen with the flower spinning.

    Lucky me I live near an Apple Store, so I pop in to ask for help and they book me in for Thursday. I need this issue sorted now.

    My diagnostic: when I had my PowerBook there was this key you press at the start up to get into a (BIOS mode) where I can re-calibrate the battery... or is it a set of buttons I press? well I came across it some time and now I've lost the information.

    Last but not least: about the boot up I managed to get it working using the CD supplied, and went to 'Repair' my HDD when doing so I got some errors coming up and a message telling me it cannot repair. I don't mind re-installing but I want to know if you people thing the issue can be resolved by doing that?

    Thanks for any suggestions, x
     
  2. anothermacaddic macrumors member

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    Jun 5, 2007
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    Your mbp may need an extended visit to the repair shop. Personally, I like to think that the factory install of the os is the best. You can try reinstalling but I might wait on that to see what the geek squad (genius) says about it. How long does the flower spin? Id just let it ride for a long time (over night if it will) and see if it boots. Did the diagnostic tools from the cd fully run? Post the error if you can. Remember its 3 strikes until you can declare it a lemon.

    Sorry to hear about the problem. You can return it for the restock fee (10%). Calibrating a new battery is important. I am aware only of the way to do it within osx.
     

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