????????? MBP dead hard drive or logic board???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ishopukisfake, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. ishopukisfake macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2008
    MBP is not starting up or chiming - none of the resets work, been through that yesterday, not even getting to chime

    I took the memory out of the MBP and it is running but having a loud bleep every few seconds.

    Does anyone know what this indicates? does this mean the logic board is ok but the hard drive is dead or could it still be the logic board?

    If this means the hard drive is dead then I could maybe buy a new one, if it means its the logic board I could recover my files from the hard drive via a hard drive enclosure.

  2. Gomff macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2009
    Difficult to say for sure but my money would be on the logic board. If the Hard drive was faulty, the machine should at least get to the grey start up screen.

    Good news in that you can probably recover your data, bad in that a LB failure is probably the most expensive thing that can go wrong with your laptop.
  3. ishopukisfake thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2008
    Thanks for the response good info which makes sense.

    Yes it seems like its cutting out before it can even check or activate the hard drive. I might order a hard drive enclosure now and try and access the HD
  4. Reapur macrumors regular

    May 5, 2010
    If your HDD was dead, you would get a grey boot up screen that has a folder with a question mark in it, indicating there is no drive which is bootable connected to the machine. Take it to the Apple store there really isn't much you can do your self.
  5. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008
    Seems like something serious.. Well it doesnt get more serious than the logic board!!

    May I enquire as to what did you do? Logic Boards usually don't fry themselves!
  6. djasterix macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2010
    Paradise City
    Looks like a logic board fault, good luck on it...

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