Very sickly Macbook today

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jonthegeologist, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. jonthegeologist macrumors member

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    Hi

    Just today, my Macbook (2.16GHz, 2GB, Intel Core 2 Duo) has suffered a major failure. I can't tell if it's software or hardware related so hope you can help.

    When in use: Sudden, complete failure without warning. Cuts to black screen, switches down and requires reboot to get going again. Have been using Safari 4 on all occasions but suspect that's co-incidence.

    Bootup issues: Various boot states. Sometime grey screen with horrible noise/lines (see youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My_S8MypvU0), sometimes blue screen no cursor, sometimes boots right through to desktop but runs slow.

    Anything I can try here? Diagnoses? Prognoses?

    Thanks, J
     
  2. ElectroGhandi macrumors regular

    ElectroGhandi

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  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like the logic board (a.k.a. the spinal cord of your MacBook).

    Are you covered under AppleCare (the extended warranty)? Give Apple a call or take it to your nearest Apple Store.
     
  4. jonthegeologist thread starter macrumors member

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    Booked in for Saturday. Not covered by Applecare sadly... jeez, this could be expensive.
     

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