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itsmesunny

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Hi!

 

I have a 2006 MacBook Pro and the only major thing I have done is replace the video chip a few years ago. And I have actually been

using an older desktop and not using the Mb Pro so much.

 

But when I do I have noticed lately that right after I push the power button - the whirling sound of it powering up - before the screen lights up, well it sounds sluggish. It's like a battery in a car that is low and needs a jump.

 

It is plugged in too.

 

Then it the screen lights up and everything is fine.

 

Anyone know why? I hope it doesn't mean I need a new hard drive. If it does, I am thinking a solid state. Or could it be something else

 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

:)

 

MacBook Pro 2006 OSX 10.6.8

 

(which is the highest OS I can go for this model MB Pro)


Edited by itsmesunny, 03 June 2015 - 09:03 AM.

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aido

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Try Apple Hardware Test to check problems with Hardware


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Thanks.

 

I had forgotten about the test.

 

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aido,

 

Ok. I did the A H Test

 

I did two - the quick one and the long one.

 

The quick one came up fine.

 

The long one got an error.

 

It is 4SNS/1/0000000: 'TCOP'

 

I went here and found this about it:

 

http://www.cnet.com/...-hardware-tests

 

So, I scrolled down to error codes and find that it is a "sensor"error.

And if I am reading this correctly - I go to "C" - which is Central Processors or CPU.

Is that correct?

 

If so, then I need to reset the PRAM and there is a link for it.

http://www.cnet.com/...enu-on-startup/

 

To reset the PRAM, restart the system and immediately hold the Option-Command-P-R keys. Hold the keys and let the system reboot a couple of times, and then release the keys and allow the system to boot normally. Resetting the PRAM will not harm anything on the system, and might only require some settings to be adjusted like mouse speed or system volume.

After you have reset your PRAM, go to the "Startup Disk" system preferences and ensure your default boot drive is chosen as the startup disk.

 

So - the question is this correct, do you think? Have I interpreted the error correctly and if so do I reset the PRAM?

 

Thanks ahead of time.

 

:unsure:


Edited by itsmesunny, 08 June 2015 - 04:42 PM.

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TCOP = CPU Proximity. There is an error with the sensor near the CPU. You can try to reset your SMC and NVRAM. Because it is an hardware issue and you cannot solve the problem you should contact apple or an Genius Bar near your home. 


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Ok.

 

Seems I remember the SMC and NVRAM from years ago.

 

I guess I will do that first. You don't think I ough to do the PRAM?

 

The Genius Bar - is this for older Macs? Mine is older. 2006. Is it  expensive?

 

The guys downtown here are Apple Resellers and Repair. ( Archangel Computer )

They removed the logic board, sent the video chip to CA for repair and then installed it.

 

So I have local help for hardware issues.

 

Thanks for helping me out.


Edited by itsmesunny, 09 June 2015 - 05:34 AM.

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The Procedure reset PRAM is the same as NVRAM because it's the same. NVRAM (non-volatile ram) will use to new Versions of mac hardware. The key combination it's the same (CMD+Option+P+R).

 

How expensive is it depends on what Hardware problem will be found. So at first they are going to do a  deeper Hardwaretest before they talk about the costs. The Test itself is not so expensive but after them you better decide to repair it or not.   


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