MBP Startup issues, where do I start?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fjparisi, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. fjparisi macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Here is my system info:
    OSX Yosimite 10.10.1
    MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)
    Processor 2.2 GHz, Intel Core i7
    Memory 8 FB 13333 MHz DDR3
    Startup Disk Macintosh HD
    Graphic Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB

    Within the last month I have been experiencing:
    -mbp taking 5 to 6 times at attempting to startup up from a power off. The bar will get to 1/3, then quit and shut down.
    -sometimes during this shutdown after the 1/3 bar, it will shut down, then try on its own to start up. usually this doesn't work.
    -when the mbp is running and I shut the lid to put it asleep, it WILL not go to sleep, and sometimes hours later, I hear it power down.
    -sometimes when the mbp is asleep, it won't wake up.
    -sometimes when I leave the mbp open and it sleeps, the display will dim, however pressing any key will not bring up the display and the cursor will be lost.
    -sometimes in the middle of working, the display will go wonky and freeze, with hatched lines, the display will be weirdly wrapped.

    Please help....
    Frank
     
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    first aid kit :

    1. in Disk Utility, check the disk + repair the permissions

    2. reset the SMC and the PRAM

    3. boot in safe mode, log in, then reboot normally
     
  3. fjparisi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for reply, will this damage/erase my data?
     
  4. fjparisi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Completed all steps except Safe mode. cannot get mac to go into safe mode. just hangs....
     
  5. fjparisi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! I finally completed all the steps, so far my system seems to be working smoothly. Thank you bruno09.
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Radeongate hit your MBP.

    There is no solution to it, other than throwing it into the trash or buying a new MBP.

    Any solutions that you may have now is only temporary. It will come back.

    Just look up Radeongate in the forums.
     

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