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Macbook Pro (2011) stopped powering on, Genius was clueless.

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May 2, 2012 9:11 AM

Yesterday morning it took longer than usual to shutdown. I didn't think much of it at the time. After shutting down I put it in my laptop bag, drove to a friends house. When I arrived there it would not turn on. The power cord wasn't displaying any sign of life either. I followed some instructions to reset the SMC via the (left) shift + ctrl + option keys along with the power button. It still wouldn't power on.


I took it to the Apple store. The Genius said he'd be back in 5 minutes, he took it to the back room. After 20 minutes he came back and said he had no idea what was wrong with it. He asked if my data was backed up, which it was and then went on to inform me that it would need to be shipped to another facility to troubleshoot it. He warned me that water damage would void my warranty, which shouldn't be an issue considering I've never spilled anything on it. He inspected it in front of me and commented how it still looked brand new.


I purchased it brand new in October last year. I'm just curious as to what the possible cause could have been? Some freak occurence with the logic board? Could software have caused it?


Pardon my ignorance.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)


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