Very sickly Macbook today

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

  1. jonthegeologist macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2008

    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:, 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


    Jan 9, 2009
    Baltimore, MD
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    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

    Feb 8, 2008
    Booked in for Saturday. Not covered by Applecare sadly... jeez, this could be expensive.

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