Desperately Need Help With Macbook Pro (7)

1 Name: Desperate Newb : 2009-01-19 06:00 ID:I665zHw3

Hi everyone, I have a big problem. Today, I noticed that my Macbook Pro was running a bit strangely, with some video being slow and stuff, so I restarted it while it was in Windows Vista through BootCamp. I came back about ten minutes later to see a black screen, and the computer still on. I don't know if it restarted or not. I tried hard resetting it countless times, and messing with the battery like letting it run dry and stuff, but whenever I keep turning it on, I hear the "dong" boot sound, but the screen doesn't turn on, ever.

No I'm wondering if a PRAM zap will help fix the problem, but I really don't want to lose the hard drive and the stuff I have on it. I have a TON of school and work files on there that I simply cannot afford to lose. Will a PRAM zap kill my Windows Vista hard drive or should I even go ahead with it? I really hope that I can fix this problem myself, because the nearest Apple Store (and Geek Squad place that supports Macs) is over 40 miles away, and I really need the stuff for school on Tuesday. Please help!!! I thank you gratefully, everyone.

2 Name: Anonymous : 2009-01-19 06:06 ID:Q15pZsZ/

Tech Support is on your left, three doors down.

3 Name: Desperate Newb : 2009-01-19 06:12 ID:I665zHw3

Thanks, but I've already posted a topic there a long time before this one.

4 Name: Anonymous : 2009-01-19 06:51 ID:8vFbvQGV

REmove the hard drive (why don't you ave any backups??) and if you don't know how yourself take it to any expert computer shop to retrieve the files. It's very simple, just plug it into another computer that is working properly, just install Linux on that machine and retrieve your files, if the problem is with the Mac and not with the hard drive. Otherwise definitely need expert help.

5 Name: Anonymous : 2009-01-19 23:50 ID:Heaven


> I've already posted a topic there a long time before this one.

You need to encase your macbook pro in cement and bury it in the desert.

6 Name: Anonymous : 2009-01-21 08:12 ID:Heaven

I think I can understand why having a Mac is a personal issue.

7 Name: Anonymous : 2009-01-21 11:39 ID:Heaven

the intelligence of the average mac user - posts a tech support thread in the personal issues board

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