MacBook Pro will not boot following crash while watching video.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kjmlynar, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. Kjmlynar macrumors newbie

    Kjmlynar

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    Hi everyone! I am at the point with my MacBook where it will not boot, no matter what I try.

    Early 2011 MacBook Pro.

    Background:

    One year ago, I spilled liquid in the keyboard. It acted weird at first, and then went back to normal, although the left shift no longer works.

    I have always had issues with this Mac getting very hot--hot enough to burn my legs.

    Two weeks ago, I was watching a video. The screen went black and the sound kept skipping. I had to power it down, and then it turned back on no problem.

    This week, two days ago, it happened again while watching a live stream of a hockey game. I turned it off, and now it will not turn on.

    Here is what happens:

    1. I turn it on, hear the chime.
    2. My little login photo of my face shows up, I enter my password.
    3. A loading bar pops up.
    4. It loads 1/3 of the way, then freezes, at the same spot every single time.

    I have tried booting while holding down command R, Option PR, command option PR, D, command shift...everything I have found to do online, I have tried, and nothing works. It just can't get past that loading bar.

    I was able to pull the hard drive out today and back up what I needed to my work desktop Mac. I then put the hard drive back in, and tried booting it ten different ways again, but stil no luck.

    Is it toast? I have read that this could be the logic board or graphics card.

    I appreciate any info in advance. I am going to the Genius Bar tomorrow, but they will probably just tell me I need a new logic board. If so, should I do that, or replace the unit?
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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  3. Kjmlynar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I will definitely bring that up tomorrow, thank you!
     
  4. Kjmlynar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I saw that, but I don't have scrambled video--it just freezes and turns black half way through videos. It doesn't turn off randomly either, I just am forced to reboot it. I will definitely bring it up though. Honestly, I don't know much about these computers.

    EDIT: By freezes, I meant froze. Can't get it on to test again!
     
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  6. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    The previous liquid spill will quite likely mean apple won't cover it under the programme, though, unfortunately.
     
  7. dealmaker macrumors regular

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    Yes - definitely sounds like a GPU issue - they don't all fail in the same way - and my 17" machine exhibited the exact same symptoms you described when it failed for the first time.

    Take it to the Apple store - and tell them whats happening - they will do a diagnostic test and it fails the video test (and it sounds like it might) they should install a logic Board for you free of charge.
     
  8. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    You can choose not to volunteer any information about a previous liquid spill. :D
    However, expect that liquid damage will be visible as staining inside the case...
    If the tech or "genius" somehow misses that damage (might happen!), then you have to hope for a failure in the store diagnostic test. THAT will decide if you get a free repair, or not. Your MBPro has to fail that test.
     
  9. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    Apple doesn't care so as long as it fails the Video System Test (VST).
     
  10. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, certainly worth taking in and crossing fingers.
     
  11. Kjmlynar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They are sending it in for a new logic board for free! It did fail the test. Thank you for your reply!!
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    EDIT// they are replacing the logic board for free as it did fail the video test. Thank you everyone!
     

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