Mid-2009 Macbook Pro Randomly Loses All Unsaved Work... :(

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by appleguy123, May 12, 2011.

  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

    appleguy123

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    I can't explain why it keeps doing this. At random intervals, the screen will flash blue(like the blue you see before you log in) and I am presented with an empty desktop and all my work has gone. Almost like I've just restarted, but the blue flash happens for less than 2 seconds.
    Please help?
     
  2. Naimfan macrumors 68040

    Naimfan

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    Yikes!

    First thing: Back up immediately.

    Have you gone through and reset PRAM and the SMC? May or may not help, but it can't hurt.

    It could be a failing hard drive. Run Disk Utility and "Verify Disk." If that isn't it, you could have a bad RAM stick, or a problem on the logic board.
     
  3. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

    appleguy123

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    The hard drive checks out fine in Disk Utility.
     

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