Question about Apple MacBook Pro Notebook
When booted, computer starts and fan is running high. only gives gray screen
Posted by Anonymous on
Does it chime?
could be ok if it chimes.
could be bad ram, bad hdd, spill damage, liquid damage, might need new logic board. Places on ebay offer repairs for flat rate for about 250 bucks.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: completely white/gray screen
First try this: shut it down, disconnect the power cord, pull out the battery, then hold the power button for a full 10 seconds. Reinstall the battery, reattach the power cord, turn it back on.
Still doing it? Put the reboot disk that your Mac came with, or the disk to the version of Mac OS X that you're running.
To start from disk hold "C" as your Mac is first turning on from a complete shutdown.
Dan Crowley, iKnowApple.com 919.280.3101
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
SOURCE: completely white/gray screen
your hard drive has most likely crashed. this happened to my buddies macbook and it was $300 for a new hard drive, hopefully you still have a warranty on your mac, that way apple will cover the price. take it in to apple and have them diagnose the problem. my buddy was lucky bc apple covered the cost, if they refuse just be pushy and theyll eventually do it for you, im sorry
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
The fact that the "BONG" sound (or better known as the MAC CHIME) does come on and nothing further means that the computer cannot find your hard drive or (sometimes worse) cannot find the operating system. This means that you will have to remove the hard drive... then insert it nice and firmly again. Try now to boot. If nothing happens then your drive has gone faulty and it could mean that you may have lost your data... NOT NECESSARILY though.... What I mean by that is that you may still be able to access the dat when you connect the "faulty" drive to another computer via USB with an external casing and then get your DATA off it.
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
Do the patterns of distortion change as you are twisting and bending the laptop body? If so, you're dealing with a logic board issue. Probably your GPU is not soldered properly anymore. Go to the Genius bar first, if they can't help you can try a self repair or send it to a third party place. There is a free Macbook Air Repair guide that will show you how to do it. iPad Repair
Posted on Jan 29, 2010
SOURCE: MacBook won't start up.
If you have your Mac OS X Install disc, insert it into the drive.
Restart the computer and hold down "C" while booting.
Choose your language.
Select "Disk Utility" from the "Utilities" in the menu bar.
Select your Macbook's hard drive in the left sidebar.
Click the "First Aid" tab thats along the top of the viewer window.
Click "Verify Disk" (not verify disk permissions)
If this shows errors click "Repair Disk"
Once completed close the Disk Utility window.
Restart the computer.
If this fails to fix it as well then your next option would most likely be recovering your files from the macbook either by booting into target disk mode (hold down T at startup) and transferring them via a firewire cable, or removing the hard drive and hooking it up to another Mac to get the files. Then do a clean install of Mac OS X using your installation discs.
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
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