MBP (2007) boots 1 in 5 times

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

  1. strawbale macrumors member

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  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    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 member

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    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 member

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    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

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    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

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    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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