Macbook Pro Unibody 2.53 constantly freezes

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vezz, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. vezz macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I bought this MBP on release, and after a few months I experienced some issues. Issues like a loud left fan (and if I push the tab key I can "touch" the fan) and a loose screen spring (laptop did not fall though).
    Anyway I intended to bring my computer in for service, but since the issues weren't a big deal, I postponed it as long as possible (I'm a professional DJ preforming with Traktor Scratch Pro and Ableton) I also own a previous generation Macbook Pro used for school stuff. This one is in the shop because a friend of mine sat on it and broke the keyboard.

    Now, whilst preforming last week, my Unibody froze during playing (never happend before). Had to push the power button for 5 sec., you know the drill. I thought this happened because I used my computer for school stuff the other week (installed adobe creative suite, iwork and stuff like that).
    So I bought a new hard-drive (Scorpio black, 320) and installed snow leopard on it. the idea was that I could switch between my school hard-drive and my preforming hard-drive. When Testing: Freeze. Formatted again, installed Leopard Again. Freeze. Took my old hard-drive tried with Leopard and SL. Freeze. So hard-drive or software isn't the issue. Tried switching between 9400 en 9600. No difference, still freezes. Also the freezes occur even when the computer isn't stressed.

    I also noticed my screen flickers black (know issue, right?).

    Anyway, I'm bringing my computer in for service. But I can only do that if my old MBP is finished. (since I have to use it for school and preforming).

    Do you guys have any idea what the problem is, and how I can avoid it from freezing? Because I have 3 gigs in the next week, can't do them without my laptop. And do you think the issues (fan,screen,freeze) are related?

    Edit: Techtool Pro doesn't report any issues
     
  2. pharao111 macrumors newbie

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    re: freezes

    i have the same issue but in my case my harddrive was the broken part so I'm currently waiting for replacement but my hardware check didn't show that problem neither so I think that test is kind a unreliable. In your case there are two things that could be broken: 1. your notebooks memory is damaged that can cause the freezes as soon the damaged memory unit is addressed or 2. your notebooks mainboard is faulty due a manufacturing problem but in both cases you'll get replacement anyways... good luck!
     
  3. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, there is nothing you can do. Just bring it back to the Apple Store. Sorry for your problems.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    If you're having all those issues, then I'd give apple a call, or visit your local apple store. Don't put up with these issues, as its not right.

    I have a 2.53 uniboday MBP (late 08 model) and my machine does not exhibit any of those symptoms.
     
  5. vezz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    still waiting until my old MBP is repaired. I find it ridiculous that Applecare, which in belgium you pay 349.00 EUR(522.541 USD) for, doesn't include a replacement computer. My repair centre wants to charge my 100€, 150$/week for a replacement.

    I put my money on a logicboard failure; having problems with my screen (the flicker) and the freezes. But we'll see!
     

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