Spinny Rainbow of DEATH

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by veryape, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. veryape macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2010
    Please help my computer.

    I have a 2006 MBP (that may or may not be the problem ;)) that freezes when I do ANYTHING. It happened sort of gradually. First, I was just getting the spinny rainbow when I had too many windows open or something. Then, it started just happening just because, sometimes only a couple minutes after my last restart. Now, I can't even open certain programs with it crashing right away (Safari, iTunes, iChat, Software Update.) Safari doesn't even really open, it bounces in the dock then just sits there without being highlighted, but makes my computer absolutely unresponsive. I am able to use firefox (which I'm using right now, this is my only computer), but it won't be before long that I see the spinny rainbow again.

    Stuff I've done so far that hasn't worked:
    • Reformatted
    • Took to 'genius bar' who could only tell me that I may need a new HD
    • Installed new HD

    Is there anything else I can do? It's frustrating because no one can even tell me what is wrong with it. Is it just time for a new one? I was hoping I wouldn't have to get a computer until maybe the next release. Thanks for listening...
  2. deeesea macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2010
    Doubt it's the HDD at this point, if you swapped in a new one, and did a fresh install and it's still doing this, I really doubt it'd be the HDD,

    Sounds like somewhere the logic board is failing. I'm no expert, but it doesn't sound like it could be caused by anything else at this point, I'd say it's time for a new one, if it's possible keep using it until it's fully dead, then go get the new release? provided it comes out in january haha

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