Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 6:19 PM (in response to FlatlanderIA)
Try resetting the PRAM first. Reboot, hold down Option-Command-P-R all at the same time. Keep holding it down. The machine will reboot. Do not release the keys until the machine reboots two more times (A total of 3 startup chimes).
If that doesn't work, reset the SMC. Shut the machine down, unplug the power adapter and remove the battery. Press and hold the power key for 5 seconds. Reinstall the battery, plug in the power adapter and boot up. You should be good to go.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 6:46 PM (in response to FlatlanderIA)
reset the PRAM and the SMC. nothing after the PRAM, but after the SMC, the charger light on the power cord turned green whether it was plugged into the computer or not. Then, after a minute or two the green light went out and it will not come back on. no change in the status, still says the same as my subject line. other ideas?!