MBP start-up problems, tried many things! Please help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by goodboyy, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. goodboyy macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2008
    Hi, I have a year old MBP(15.4 inch, dual core 2 2.16 ghz, 3 gb ram(added ram, MAC OS 10.4) I recently received a new battery from Apple through the battery exchange program. And I also bought a new RAM 2GB few months ago and added it on.
    Recently, about 3 days ago, I noticed that I was having trouble starting up my mac os. A day later, it would not start up. However, using bootcamp, my Windows XP runs fine without any problems, although I have gotten one of those blue screens in the middle of studying.
    These are the list of things I've done and tried:
    1. PRAM reset - did not help
    2. Removed ram individually and plugged it in different arrangements to see if it was a RAM problem - did not help
    3. Repair permissions + disk - I tried this, it got stuck about 3/4 of the way, and it would not complete the process after 2 hours.
    4. Archive and Install - I had an error during the process and could not continue.
    5. fsck - I also had an error in the way, saying something about volume
    6. The hardware test, I did not have any problems in my hardware.
    7. My last resort was Erase and Install. I performed this, and 2-3 days later the problem came back. All I installed on my mac os were just updates, nothing else.
    8. After my erase and install I tried repairing through using disk utility. Repair permissions took approximately an hour, and when I tried to repair volume, or verify I had problems in both.

    Unfortunately, I'm completely drained out of ideas, I have no clue what to do next. If anyone can help me, please do!
    Thank you
  2. goodboyy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2008
  3. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2008
    Make an appointment with a Genius and go to an apple store.

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