5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 22, 2009 7:46 AM by Mr. Poop
DiscoNomad Level 1 (0 points)
Hello gang,

I have an earlyish MacBook Pro that suddenly stopped booting all together. It hangs at the grey Apple logo start screen while the gear is still spinning. It totally freezes the spinning gear and the computer is locked up. It will do this while booting into any OS on any disk. I have used target disk mode to pull all important information off of this machine...so recovery is not a concern anymore. Funny thing is the machine happens to have winblows xp installed on it also which ALSO freezes during the little bars going across at the XP start up page. I'm thinking something hardware right? So I do the verbose command-v at start up and this is the last line that I see:

"*ACPI: System State [S0 S3 S4 S5] (S3)*"

After that its totally frozen and responds to nothing. I'm out of Apple Care on this machine which I bought in 2006. The tech support guys were nice enough to actually help me out but it was pushing their time limit for the free zone...so I am turning to you intelligent group of people for help. What do you think?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)