Need Help: MBP just died

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by benlee, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. benlee macrumors 65816

    benlee

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    To make a long story short. I sold my MB in anticipation of new Arrandale MBPs. I have been borrowing my fiance's MBP for school and she is using our HTPC mini for now.

    Right after class today. I was using Safari and a dialog came up that was virtually unreadable. It was distorted by colored snow but what I could read said I needed to restart the computer by holding down power button. I did so but now it will not turn back on. I push the power button and the sleep indicator light comes on and the superdrive clicks around 5 times (which is not normal). I'm 90% sure this has to be a logic board problem. I've tried the PRAM reset, etc.

    Problem is: I need a notebook for law school. AppleCare on the MBP just ran out 1-2 weeks ago.

    I do have insurance on it, through safeware, but do not think it covers mechanical failures.

    What do I do?
     
  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

    wordoflife

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    Take to the Apple store.
    If it's only a week or so out of warranty, you might be lucky enough to get it fixed.

    If they charge you and it's expensive, I'd buy a Macbook. Once the new ones come out, I would give the Macbook to your financee and buy a Macbook pro.

    Honestly, go and buy a Macbook Pro. I doubt they will come until WWDC. Apple hasn't left much clues about this.
     
  3. benlee thread starter macrumors 65816

    benlee

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    Thanks for the help.

    Surprisingly, it was one of my RAM sticks.

    Running on just 1GB now and all seems fine.

    This Penryn Macbook Pro lives another day.
     

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