Pro has trouble starting up

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jaybeeb, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. jaybeeb macrumors newbie

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    Nov 24, 2009
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    Got a new Pro about a month ago and have always had this problem. It comes in three forms:

    1. Turning on from shut down - white screen loads with apple logo in middle - nothing else happens.

    2. Turning on from shut down - white screen loads with apple logo in middle, (loading) icon appears and moves for 7 seconds then pauses - nothing else happens.

    3. Waking up from sleep - press buttons, click mousepad etc.. screen stays black sleep light flashes slowly.

    When all these things happen I have no other choice but to hold on the power button and turn off and turn back on (which I hate doing) , 1+2 could happen 3 or 4 times before it finally turns on.

    Thought I would get some feedback here before I contact Apple.....

    Thanks in advance,
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

    NewMacbookPlz

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    Sep 28, 2008
    #2
    Could be a few things...

    Corrupt installation of OS X, a dying/faulty hard drive or even bad RAM modules.

    Most definitely take it in to Apple and let them deal with it, that's what warranties are for.
     
  3. e12a macrumors 68000

    e12a

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    Oct 28, 2006
    #3
    try archive/install, if it doesn't get better, take it to the Apple Store. It sounds like it could also be a failing HD.
     
  4. darkus macrumors regular

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    Nov 5, 2007
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    Trying reinstalling OSX, if that doesnt work dont mess around and take it back to the store
     

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