MBP 15" skitzing out ....Help

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  1. farmbois macrumors newbie

    farmbois

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    I have a MBP 15" 2.4 i5. I was using it before I went to bed. (running on battery) when i woke this morning I plugged it in and started it up.. i entered my password and I immediately got pop ups saying things like my time and date were wrong (01/01/2000 i think it was). programs wouldn't work. I had no internet, airport wouldn't work. I changed the time and date, restarted the computer and the same thing would happen over and over again. on about the 5th time the computer started with no problems and is working like it did yesterday.


    does anyone have any idea why this would have happened?


    thanks in advance
     
  2. Peteman100, Jun 13, 2011
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    Peteman100 macrumors 6502

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    Try an SMC reset. Are you still under warranty?
     
  3. farmbois thread starter macrumors newbie

    farmbois

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    Yeah I tried resetting everything at the beginning.. still didnt work.

    Its only 6mths old so still under applecare..
    Apple are no help. they couldnt tell me anything over the phone..
    I live about 2 hours away from the nearest apple store so i was hoping someone here might know why it happened.. I dont want to shut down just incase it happens again..
     
  4. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

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    Uh.. try calling them again tomorrow, their phone support is usually excellent. I guess you already did P and VRAM resets?

    This may be nothing, probably the small battery that keeps track of settings such as time is failing, don't beat yourself up as it's also under AppleCare. Good luck :)
     
  5. reubs macrumors 68000

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    I had an identical problem with my mid-09 15" MBP. I was trying to boot to an external, and it booted instead to my main drive. Upon logging in, I got all kinds of messages asking to connect, no WiFi, wrong clock, everything.

    I'm really not in the mood to send this thing in, so I'm going to keep an eye on it. I had to restart four or five times to get it working right, and I'm hesitant to do an SMC reset now that things are okay.
     
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