funintehmud

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I'm trying to help a friend out with a 2010 A1286 MBP it is very slow on boot up it takes like 5min to get past the Apple logo screen, Once it gets to the Apple screen after the chime sometimes it hanges at about a quarter of the way, I got it past that point one time but it stayed at a blank screen for a long time before I rebooted. I'm thinking I may need to reset the Pram and it so how do I do it...
[doublepost=1528768571][/doublepost]I found how to do the Pram reset but that hasnt helped no I get a blue screen
 

hajime

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While Apple has no components to repair the 2010 MBP, you can still bring it to the store for Genius to conduct some tests free of charge.
 
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AlexMaximus

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I'm trying to help a friend out with a 2010 A1286 MBP it is very slow on boot up it takes like 5min to get past the Apple logo screen, Once it gets to the Apple screen after the chime sometimes it hanges at about a quarter of the way, I got it past that point one time but it stayed at a blank screen for a long time before I rebooted. I'm thinking I may need to reset the Pram and it so how do I do it...
[doublepost=1528768571][/doublepost]I found how to do the Pram reset but that hasnt helped no I get a blue screen

What kind of HDD do you have in your 17' ? This could be also a starting HDD hardware problem. Make sure to save all your relevant data as soon as possible, maybe do a fresh Time Capsule Backup. If you are not near an Apple Store, the Geek Squad guys at Best Buy can diagnose a hardware problem on HDDs as well with their service CD thay use for BB customers.
Good luck !
 
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eddjedi

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The only things that will make it take a long time to boot are a faulty HD or software.
 
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Fishrrman

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The "stock answer" for a slow MacBook Pro (classic, non-retina version) is "put an SSD into it".

BUT... before going further...
A VERY important question:
What size is the display?
Is it 13", 15", or 17" ??

If it's 15" or 17", could it be a discrete graphics-related failure?
 
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