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Old 08-10-2014, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default Oh no. Computer crashed.

Early 2008 Macbook Pro may have died. A few months ago I upgraded to a ssd and all has been well until today.

I opened the web browser and the screen froze. Tried to restart and it won't. This is what the screen looks like...any idea on what went bad?
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Was the hdd replaced with the ssd? Like the operating system and everything is on the ssd or did you just add the ssd for extra storage?
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Looks like an unrelated monitor failure to me, although if it's not moving past the boot screen, it could be more than that.
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I had replaced the mechanical drive with a clean operating system install on a new ssd, then moved the mechanical drive to the optical drive bay for extra storage.

Yeah, I am confused that it stopped altogether, but it has been running hot for some time now. I will try the diagnostic disc and see if anything is found.

...update....looks like I am probably out of luck. I believe that I am a victim of unfortunate timing...According to a web search, this issue was part of a class action lawsuit(?) which extended the warranty through 2012. http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377

I do have a fairly recent time machine backup. I assume I could recover the files from the ssd and/or time machine backup to a newer computer?

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If that doesn't work you might just have to wait for the battery to drain and try to boot it up again and see what happens.

If it isn't moving past that screen and freezes it is most likely a boot drive problem.
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I see the problem.........You purchased an Apple product

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I have a voodoo solution.

Get the biggest clamp you can find and clamp the center above the keyboard between the clamp jaws. like the space above the 7 and 8 keys. Not too tight, just gentle pressure--like how you'd hold down your girlfriend when she squirms too much.

something like this:


It might be hard to straddle the space between the screen and keys so get creative.

If you don't have a clamp, just sit it on a small book (same location) and press down firmly with your fingers while you boot it from cold.

If this works, let me know and I will provide your options.
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As noted in the random pictures thread, I went straight to the baking method.

I cleaned it, baked it, reapplied Arctic Silver 5, and am replying on it as we speak. So far, so good, but I'm thinking I will still end up buying a Mid-2012 MBP 15" for my primary computer. The Mid-2012 can be upgraded close to the same specs as the new retina display (i7 quad core, 16gb 1600Mhz, 512MB gpu), and can actually be serviced. That new retina style of not being able to service the computer is crap.

I spent a good 3 hrs trying to figure out why the SSD would not be recognized by the computer after baking. I was not gentle enough with the ribbon cable for the hdd, and ended up cracking it through a few of the wires. All said and done, this repair will cost me $9 for Arctic Silver, $18 for a reusable computer tool set, and $20 for a new hdd ribbon cable. So happy!!!
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I see the problem.........You purchased an Apple product

True, but my Apple product ran Windows faster than my Windows computer did . I am refusing to buy any of the new Apple computers that are not upgradeable or serviceable. The only reason this computer has lasted me this long is that I have been able to upgrade it to keep with the times.
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Odds are any hardware damage to this thing is most likely irreparable/very annoying to repair. Apple doesnt make parts for their old systems and apple computers are extremely picky for their hardware so if you have a hardware issue you're fucked. Odds are you'll have to try multiple items of the same kind to get a working one.

Apple computers are so picky where you can take out a ram module from one mac, swap it in the exact same model of another mac and it might not work. I've had the same thing happen with video cards as well.


Just fixed one of my neighbors computers because he had the inverted colors "feature" on... apple reps told him hes SOL and needs to get a new computer... the fix was pressing control options the apple key and the num 8
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