MBPro hanging on boot - hardware failure?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by manj00, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. manj00 macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2012
    (1) 8 wks ago small amount of water spilled on left side of open mbpro. I powered off, ensured everything was dry, 24 hrs later booted fine and worked for 6 weeks perfectly.

    (2) 2 wks ago screen showed a small glitch and everything shut down. Unable to reboot, hangs on mac logo with spinning gear and either goes to a grey screen (usually) or sometimes a blue screen.

    (3) Ruled out hard drive since it boots on another machine and a good hard drive hangs the same way on the problem machine.

    (4) Tried all the standard fixes (reset pram, etc., safe mode, erase/reinstall osx, and so on)

    (5) One fishy message I get when attempting to boot in safe mode:

    BootCacheControl: Unable to open /var/db/BootCache.playlist 2 No such . . .

    (6) Last two lines upon hang:

    AirPort: RSN handshake complete on en1
    [AGPM Controller] build GPUDict by Vendor [blah blah blah]


    (7) Add. information: I updated to mountain lion not many weeks before the problem.

    Any thoughts/suggestions? I know it could have to do with the water, but it worked flawlessly for weeks afterward.
  2. manj00 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2012
    I'll add

    I have booted in safe mode twice out of about 50 tries. It eventually locks up once again in safe mode.

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