Temporary mishap acceptable?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ytaimaishu, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. ytaimaishu macrumors newbie

    ytaimaishu

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    Hey guys I just bought a macbook pro 2.53 blah blah, and everything seemed to be working fine. Had it for about 3 days. Suddenly, I opened up Front Row, and it froze, wouldn't do anything. So I restart it. Then, the apple logo appears and the spinning wheel underneath it spins for a bit then stops, and never boots even when I wait for an extended period time.

    I want to return it based on the fact that I find it unacceptable that my computer would be doing this so soon. I did "accidentally" (new to mac, clueless, dumb mistake) put OS X install disc and apparently re-installed it. Could that have been the problem? Oddly enough I'm typing on it right now, but that seems fishy to me. for a $2500 piece of equipment you would expect it to at the very least boot up every time...

    Your thoughts are appreciated.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I would suggest isolating the cause of the boot anomaly before coming to any conclusions or seeking a replacement.

    Has it done it more than the one time?

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. ytaimaishu thread starter macrumors newbie

    ytaimaishu

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    Yes it did it about 4 times in a row before I tried again a few minutes later and it randomly works again.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Have you done the usual?
    Repaired permissions (from Disk Utility in the Utilities folder)
    Zapping the PRAM

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. ytaimaishu thread starter macrumors newbie

    ytaimaishu

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    Could you explain? I've been a mac user for 4 days including today. I couldn't be more lost right now...This wouldn't delete any programs or anything right?
     
  6. tcphoto macrumors 6502a

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  7. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    it wouldnt delete anything no
     

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