random dying of mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by calvy, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    A few weeks ago, my first gen 15" macbook pro would just randomly die on me. I first noticed it on battery power only, so i thought maybe my battery came loose and just shut the thing down on me. But it happened once or twice on A/C power as well. Since then though, it has not happened at all, and it's been a good 3 or 4 weeks. So I don't know what the deal was. Part of me would like to take it into Apple to have it cared for before my warranty expires, but I keep thinking I don't even know that I have an issue to express to him if I can't get it to happen again. What they heck would they even start doing? I've had the logic board in this thing replaced once already. not sure I want to do it again. And my local mac genius hates me already for knowing more than him.

    and for a follow up question, do i really have to give my password to them when I drop it off? Can't they verify things without loading my OS? If so, I guess I'll set up a user specially for the mac genius so I don't have to give him my user password.
  2. anirban macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I believe that you will have to provide him with a password, or at least, another user account with administrative access.

    The safest bet would be to just backup your data, and remove anything that you don't want the geniuses to see.

    All this being said, I have never taken my macintosh to a mac genius, so what I said might not be totally right.

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