WOW... Just plain wow...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BrownPlopz, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. BrownPlopz macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2008
    Behind you, I'm your shadow...
    OK, so instead of waiting for an iMac update, today, I decided to go for an MBP, and so we (family and I) went down to the Apple Store in Yorkdale (Ontario, Canada) and bought the 15.4" 2.4GHZ model, and what happens, well, instead of doing the SENSIBLE thing and opening and trying it at the store we waited until we got home to turn it on... BIG MISTAKE. We got home, and decided to charge it up before turning it on... BIG MISTAKE (again)... So finally, at 8:30PM, we turn it on for the first time, and what happens? Well, the display doesn't even turn on, the sleep indicator keeps blinking, and an annoying beeping sound keeps on occuring (as often as the sleep indicator blinks). I've spent some time searching through the support section at the Apple website, and nothing. Not a single thing about this problem, so I've turned to Mac Rumors for some extra help. Anyone got any suggestions, advice, etc, before we take it back tomorrow? Also, we've tried restarting it, and the same thing happens, so... Yeah, help is greatly appreciated.
  2. markrivers macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2008
    Valencia, California
    bring it back.
    you have 14 days for return and exchange.
    i see no point in figuring this out yourself.
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Very frustrating indeed. Sorry for your pain.
    At this point, I would want a new machine regardless.

    Not a good start.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  4. wesrk macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2007
    I'm sorry to hear that, there's always a bad apple i the basket...
    take it back to the store, I know it's a pain to drive back and forth, but take it back and they will replace it most likely. Of course, check to see if everything is working right there.
  5. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    you're not pressing and holding the power button when you turn it on by any chance right?

    could be that or RAM issue sounds like, or possibly EFI related.

    you could try making a Firmware Restoration CD. found here:
    *I dont know your exact MBP model, so if you are going to download it make sure its the right one*

    but since it is a brand new computer i wouldn't tinker with it. Bring it back.
  6. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Turn it off, disconnect the AC power adapter, then remove the battery for about 5 minutes. Put the battery back in, then turn it on (one push of the power button).
  7. f1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2007
    Don't bother troubleshooting just take it back.
  8. markrivers macrumors 6502a


    Feb 9, 2008
    Valencia, California
    + 1
  9. renault4 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2007
    I would echo the recommendations here--bring it back. However it might be worth trying Cave Man's suggestions; take out the battery and disconnect any power supply and leave it for a few minutes.

    Another possibility might be to follow the PMU/SMU reset procedure:

    MacBook, MacBook Pro

    1. If the computer is on, turn it off (not much use in your case!)
    2. Disconnect the AC Adapter and remove the computer's battery.
    3. Press and hold down the power button for 5 seconds and then release the button.
    4. Reconnect the battery and AC Adapter.
    5. Press the Power button to restart the computer.
  10. munson macrumors 6502


    Mar 23, 2008
    Boston, MA
    [ x + (n+1)]

    Where x is your post. :)
  11. Csmitte macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007
  12. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    I would personally try reseating the RAM because the description of the problem sounds like what happens when you have no/bad RAM...

    But if you're uncomfortable doing that, just take it back.
  13. juicedmb macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2006
    I too would bet that it's a ram issue. Mine was doing the same thing, granted my machine's a year old, and i took out a stick of ram and it started right up
  14. eRondeau macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    Canada's South Coast
    Unplug it. Put it back in the box. Go to sleep. Take it back first thing in the morning. The thing is, even if you do manage to get it working this time, every time you turn it on from now until the end of time -- you will always wonder in the back of your mind "is it going to crap out again?"

    It's the nature of the beast when it comes to mass-produced stuff. A certain percentage will fail out of the box. I went through three defective GPS units before I finally got one that worked. I had a bad Commodore-64 once, and my weed whacker was piece of sh*t from the day I bought it. (Has anybody ever been truly satisfied with any weed whacker since the damn things were invented? I think not!) Take it back, get a new one, and in a week you won't even care anymore.
  15. forafireescape macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2008
    I agree with basically everyone else on this thread. You might as well just take it back, because it's not a good start, and who's to say you won't have more problems? Sorry you had to go make that drive though :(
  16. BrownPlopz thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2008
    Behind you, I'm your shadow...
    Well, problem solved. I followed everyone's advice, took it back, and got a new one. Thanks everyone! (I'm using it right now, it's amazing!)
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Glad it worked out for you. Enjoy your new computer!:D
  18. squeeks macrumors 68040


    Jun 19, 2007
    but but but, i want to know what the problem was...
  19. steve2111 macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2008
    take it back. you dont wanna start like that.
  20. Neil321 macrumors 68040


    Nov 6, 2007
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby

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