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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dirtworm2001, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. dirtworm2001 macrumors newbie

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    Jun 10, 2007
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    2.0 ghz
    2 gb ram
    mmm, i have been happy with my laptop until a month ago
    first thing that happened was that when i started the computer it would have a kernel panic, called tech support, they had no idea what it was, told me to do an archive install, that worked, then i wiped the hard drive
    2 days ago, starts up, chimes 6 times in a row, then boots up VERY slowly
    i restart, doesn't do it, restart again later, does it
    then i call my dear friends at apple, they not a clue, the tell me if it keeps up we will have to send it in for hardware repair

    i don't do anything crazy to my laptop, a few games, a few text documents, thats all, that is a hardware problem (whats happening to me)
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
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    Yeah, it sounds like a hardware problem. Do you have any third party devices or hardware plugged in or installed? Maybe boot from the OSX discs holding D and run the Apple Hardware Test. :)
     
  3. ElCambo macrumors regular

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    Mar 2, 2007
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    Download Cocktail and run all the main tests with it. It may just fix a few issues like it did with mine. I would have numerous Kernel Panics about 8 in a row and then very slow startups. I ran cocktail and so far no Kernel Panics, and it now only takes 15-20seconds to startup my macbook.
     

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