My MBP Crashes one hour after turning on. every time

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by powelly52, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. powelly52 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2014
    Strange one here

    i have a MBP late 2009 15inch

    upgraded to 8gb ram and an sad installed with the original hdd

    about 6 months ago it started crashing (spinning beach ball of death)

    funny thing is it happens after one hour (and one minute) after turning the machine on... no matter what the work load... even if left idle

    So far it has killed the HDD (or so i thought until yesterday when a mac techy said the data is still all on the hdd i just can't see it anymore)

    i have tried...

    fresh OS install twice
    fresh mavericks install once
    pram reset
    SMP reset
    hard resets
    safe mode (still crashes)
    removing the HDD
    re-installing the HDD
    testing the machine with good RAM (2 separate sets)
    shouting at it

    Why on earth is my MBP on a countdown timer to kill itself?

    funny thing is i have no problems after it crashes i can hard reset it and have it back to exactly where i was in less then a minute due to the ssd.. but thats not the point

  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Sounds like a hardware failure. Run the Apple Hardware test and see if that kicks anything out.
  3. powelly52 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2014
    i have done, no hardware issues. no ram issues. no OS issues.

    I have however just found a thread on Crucials website regarding a 5200 hour bug in their SSD's causing crashes every hour... maybe I'm on to a winner here

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