New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook Pro - Hardware Test won't work..?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Dizzordr

 
Member Since: Jun 06, 2008
Posts: 2
Dizzordr is on a distinguished road

Dizzordr is offline
Hey, there. I got my MBP in October.
I've never had problems until just recently, when Pro Tools and Reason started to like, barely work.
So, I looked up how to do a hardware test, and either I'm looking in the wrong spot, or it won't work.
On the Apple website, it says that I have to hold in the 'D' key while restarting. If I do this, before it shows the apple logo, it quickly flashes a picture of a folder with a question mark on it. It's only there for maybe a half a second until the Apple logo appears again, and then it goes to the desktop.
I've tried it like a million times.. Is there any other way to do it?
-D
QUOTE Thanks
skaheadpunk

 
skaheadpunk's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 12, 2008
Location: Leicester, England
Posts: 1,760
skaheadpunk has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: MacBook, iPod Classic, 8GB 3G iPhone, Time Capsule

skaheadpunk is offline
I think you need to put in your install disk and then reboot and hit the D key .
QUOTE Thanks
Dizzordr

 
Member Since: Jun 06, 2008
Posts: 2
Dizzordr is on a distinguished road

Dizzordr is offline
Dear first guy who responded to me:
You are my hero, and I freaking love you.
I must have misread something when I was originally trying it.
-D
QUOTE Thanks
skaheadpunk

 
skaheadpunk's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 12, 2008
Location: Leicester, England
Posts: 1,760
skaheadpunk has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: MacBook, iPod Classic, 8GB 3G iPhone, Time Capsule

skaheadpunk is offline
On the Apple support thing I found it said something vague about it being stored on a bootable optical media... why don't they just say disk?!!?

Hope you're sorted now.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« HELP!! NEW MacBook Pro 2.5 Ghz rejects my installation Ableton cd?? | Sound Issues »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Hardware Test MBNick Apple Notebooks 2 09-16-2007 06:47 AM
G4 having major problems HELP! bencarman Apple Notebooks 21 04-28-2007 05:01 AM
Hardware Test Errors mnugent Apple Desktops 3 03-08-2007 08:58 PM
Will my windows hardware work on a mac CORRY20 Switcher Hangout 2 07-26-2006 11:37 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?