Something is really wrong with my Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Muscle Master, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Muscle Master macrumors 6502a

    Muscle Master

    Oct 15, 2010

    I have a SSD/HDD problem.. I can't boot anything

    So I boot the install disk attempting to repair my SSD but it failed and wouldn't unmount.. okay..

    So I reach for my stock HDD (OS installed) and attempt to boot into OSX but nothing comes up.. been stuck at the grey screen for years

    Okay.. now I attempt to secure erase my SSD via Gparted but I can't get any CD to boot except the OS install disk

    So now I attempt to repair my stock HDD but it failed and would't unmount.. so what the hell is going on?
  2. thinkinblue613 macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2010
    Planet Earth
    I don't know whats going on but I would suggest hitting up the Genius Bar. Especially if its new, they'll probably replace it or really work on helping you out with your problem.
  3. Muscle Master thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Muscle Master

    Oct 15, 2010
    That's my last resort becuase.. I had a optibay, and now I misplaced some of the screws thats in there.. so what If I was to take it in with about 3 screws.. would they void my warranty?
  4. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    Possibly, it's really up to Apple at that point. To be safe I would remove all modifications and make the thing look as stock as possible. If you make a reconnaissance trip to your local Apple Store or AASP I'm sure they will give you some replacement screws.
  5. deeesea macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2010
    Which screws? the screws to the bottom cover? or all three screws that went with the Optical drive? if it's those three screws they might, Not sure.

    If it's just the bottom cover screws then nah, tell them you replaced the RAM and lost the screws, they can't say anything.
  6. ryannazaretian macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2008
    I had the same issue back in Fall 2008...

    No mods. Shut my computer down the night before after working on an English report.

    Turned it on the next morning at an indefinite gray screen. Popped in my disk, still wouldn't boot.

    Brought it to the Apple Store that afternoon. Motherboard was fried. Replaced HDD just in case.

    Sucks, doesn't it?
  7. dime21 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2010
    Not to be harsh, but it sounds like these problems are your own doing. Carelessly mucking around inside the machine, losing parts, etc. Next time consider having a professional do the work.

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