Macbook Pro Won't Boot :(

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by calabi, May 31, 2008.

  1. calabi macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hello Everybody,

    Just to let you all know i have called applecare, they want me to take it into a service centre but the centre is quite far away from me, and the guy on the phone didn't check much, so i'm woundering if there is anything i can check before i take the trek!

    The problem is i cannot boot the macbook pro into anything, it's a baseline penryn 2.4, 200GB drive 7200rpm, i turn it on i get the white screen and then nothing, no apple logo, no spinning loading icon :( really strange, if i leave it long enough i get a picture of a folder with a question mark in the middle of it.

    Steps i have tired:

    resetting pram

    booting from the mac install disc using C (tries to read the cd then nothing)

    starting the mac in safe mode nothing :(

    taking the battery out - running from power

    using the option key to boot into my boot camp pertition - i get the firmware password login, enter the password then nothing :(


    i know this may be a hardware issue but if there is anything i can try i would be really greatful for the advice! i did the update to 10.5.3 about 2 days before this happened, not sure if this has anything to do with it, prob not!
     
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816

    merl1n

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    New Jersey, USA
    #2
    The only thing you left out is an SMC reset, but I don't think that will fix the problem. It definitely sounds like a hardware failure.
     

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