OS X Leopard locks up on boot.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Quiggley, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Quiggley macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I need some help. When I boot up my MBP, it takes forever to get to the apple logo and spinning wheel, and then the screen flashes red really fast and my computer locks up.

    I've had this problem once before, but it was solved by unplugging everything connected to the computer. But now that's not helping.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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  3. Quiggley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I can't. It won't let me boot from my OS X disc or anything.

    (Sorry it took me so long to respond. the only computer I have easy access to right now is my broken MBP.)
     
  4. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Could be faulty logic board then if it refuses to boot from the restore discs, how olds the machine?
     
  5. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Try flushing your PRAM, then try the boot. I'd also remove the battery for a minute or two prior to restarting it.
     
  6. Quiggley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    late 2007.

    Didn't work.
     
  7. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    That's a bummer. It sounds like a serious hardware failure. Did you get Apple Care?
     
  8. Quiggley thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately, no. So I guess I need to take a trip out to the nearest apple center (almost 2 hours away.)...

    I just hope it's not TOO expensive.
     
  9. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Unfortunately, logic boards are very expensive. A diagnostic shouldn't be, though.
     
  10. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    You might get lucky and it'll be the 8600 flaw, in which case Apple may just replace it at no charge.
     

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