MBP 17" 2009 freezing on startup at white screen. Hard drive issue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Thylacine, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Thylacine macrumors newbie

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    Mar 6, 2009
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    Hi all,

    I have a MacBook Pro 2.66Ghz 17" Unibody MacBook Pro 2009 running OS X 10.6.4, and have this problem:

    Freezes on startup at white screen with grey Apple logo.
    Used to run OK in single-user mode, but now also freezes.
    Airport won't turn on, and sometimes freezes when I try. Airport card is recognized in "About this Mac."
    Ran Tech Tool Deluxe and passes all tests except for Volume Structure. When I select Repair, it quits by itself and doesn't complete repair.
    Wiped hard drive and reinstalled system from scratch, but same problems persist.

    Does this sound like a failing hard drive or a logic board problem since Airport is affected? My warranty just expired, so I'm thinking of installing a new (and bigger) hard drive myself, but wonder if this won't solve the problem...

    TIA
     
  2. Bankaimadness macrumors 6502

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    Jun 7, 2010
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    Things like this always scares me. I mean come on Apple, you just sold a 2k+ computer to someone and now it is causing them problems in just over a year and right when their Warranty just expired?
    Macs are suppose to be about quality in both exterior wise and interior hardware wise.
     

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