08-17-2010, 02:38 AM #1
MBP i7 keeps crashing while reformatting
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- Aug 17, 2010
I've been lurking for a while learning as much as I can. But now I'm running into an issue.
I'm recently purchased a MBP 15" 2.66 i7. But the MBP had some issues. It kept crashing on me so I brought it back to the Genius Bar. After some diagnosing, they told me I needed a replacement. So I received my replacement and now I'm trying to reformat my first MBP so I can return it (Amazon).
However, while I'm reformatting, it keeps crashing. The screen will get all screwy and and freeze. I have to use the power button to restart. This has happened twice so far and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, or what I can do to fix it.
My first attempt, I tried running the 7-pass and the second time I just did the single pass. And now I'm out of ideas. I attached a picture for convenience.
I need to return it soon so I'm wondering if any of you could assist me. I ran a search and this is the closest thing to my issue: http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/app...-crashing.html
Any help is highly appreciated! Thanks!
edit: I've also tried just reinstalling the OS but it doesn't show a HD... probably it never finished reformatting....
08-17-2010, 03:36 AM #2
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- Dec 22, 2006
- Texas, where else?
- 15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
You could try Firwire target disk mode. This will involve connecting both Macs via firewire so that you can access the disk on the non-functioning machine.
How to use and troubleshoot FireWire target disk modeI cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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