MBP (2007) boots 1 in 5 times

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by strawbale, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. strawbale macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2011
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    It may need a new hard drive, have failing RAM or battery problems or even have a failing logic board it is impossible to tell from this description but at 9 years old it's not worth fixing either.
  3. strawbale thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2011
    Thanks for that. Wasn't thinking on spending money on it, so for the moment try to keep it plugged in all the time and not shut down - so far, so good...
  4. strawbale thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2011
    Just out of curiosity I downloaded the trial version of DriveDx and ran it on my 2007 MBP:

    Power On : 20,181 hrs

    Load Cycle Count: 2,091,437

    So, about to pack in?
  5. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2015
    San Jose, CA
    Yeahhh you should consider spending some money on an SSD if you want to keep it going, and do a backup if you haven't already.
  6. TonyK macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2009
    Two Christmases back, I upgraded a 17" MBP without issue. Used a Crucial SSD (500GB) and upped the unit to 6GB of memory. It is not hard and there are YouTube videos to help with disassembly/reassembly. It was much faster after that.

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