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My Macbook Pro froze and told me to manually restart by holding down the power button and turning it on again. I turned it off but when i turned it on again and it wouldn't boot properly it just made this noise:

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Which it usually does but this time the noise skipped like a scratched disk and stuck on the black screen permanently, any suggestions as to fix this problem?

Im thinking maybe the hard drive is screwed, the notebook is over 2 years old.
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My Macbook Pro froze and told me to manually restart by holding down the power button and turning it on again. I turned it off but when i turned it on again and it wouldn't boot properly it just made this noise:

http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/51/30...5478_wake.aiff

Which it usually does but this time the noise skipped like a scratched disk and stuck on the black screen permanently, any suggestions as to fix this problem?

Im thinking maybe the hard drive is screwed, the notebook is over 2 years old.
Probably not a bad hard drive if you have no display.

Have you tried pulling the battery out and doing an SMC reset?

Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)

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I played that aiff and that sounds almost like the optical drive trying to read a DVD! Try what CWA suggested and get back to us.
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I played that aiff and that sounds almost like the optical drive trying to read a DVD! Try what CWA suggested and get back to us.
Yeah, it is that sound but it was the closest (if not the same) to the sound of my computer booting. Yeah i tried an SMC reset but the same problem persists. Ive recently had problems with my display but it was because of a bad graphics card which i got replaced literally 2 days before this problem arose.
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Now it boots without having that sound skipping but just goes to that same black screen, absolutely no evidence that anything is running in the background D:
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Now it boots without having that sound skipping but just goes to that same black screen, absolutely no evidence that anything is running in the background D:
They had to swap your systemboard - and apparently the replacement part is defective too. Time to head back to the Apple Store.

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