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MacBook Pro will not turn on

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Kbatty Calculating status...
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Dec 8, 2012 9:00 AM

Last night I ran some updates on my 13 inch MacBook Pro ( purchased in July). Then shut the machine down.

 

This morning, it will not power up. ***? Help!!

MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), iOS 6
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,770 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 9:03 AM (in response to Kbatty)

    What updates? What happens when you push the power button?

  • CMCSK Level 6 Level 6 (10,200 points)
  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Dec 9, 2012 4:46 PM (in response to Kbatty)

    See #1 SMC Reset and associated links

     

    Step by Step to fix your Mac

  • kenny80 Calculating status...
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    Jan 31, 2013 3:42 PM (in response to Kbatty)

    what was the outcome of ur mac, did you have to pay anything for damages even with apple care? My mac is doing the same thing but also the green light on the magsafe is flickering and a dim green, not fully bright as usual. let me know please. thanks

  • kenny80 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 4:13 PM (in response to Kbatty)

    When you changed the battery out, did they use a new battery to replace it or was it the exact same one? Meaning they took it out and put it back in?  Also is this something i can do at home?

  • Bevo36 Calculating status...
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    Jan 31, 2013 6:04 PM (in response to Kbatty)

    Had same problem as Mac went into Rip Van Winkle mode and remained somnambulent for several days.

    Took it to Apple store today  and received following diagosis:

     

    Component: Power

    Issue: Dead unit/no power

    Issue: Customer reports that the computer will not power on.

    Steps to Reproduce: Attempt to power. Resetting SMC gets the computer to power temporarily, however shutting down and attempting to power again does not work and requires another SMC reset.

    Proposed Resolution: Replace the logic board for SMC issues, replace top case for y not working properly. Replace battery for overcharging if necessary. Was advised to cycle the battery 2-3 times monthly and not leave machine on power source for extended periods of time as this can overcharge battery which can cause other problems.

     

    7-10 days and $300.+ as is 83 days beyond warranty.

    Hope this helps someone else.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 12:23 PM (in response to kenny80)

    kenny80 wrote:

     

    what was the outcome of ur mac, did you have to pay anything for damages even with apple care? My mac is doing the same thing but also the green light on the magsafe is flickering and a dim green, not fully bright as usual. let me know please. thanks

    Applecare does not cover spilling coffee (or any other liquid) into your Mac, if this is the cause then it is not covered.

  • kenny80 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 2:07 PM (in response to Kbatty)

    I got it to work!! i unscrewed the bottom and took out the battery for a few minutes. Blew all the sand and dirt out because im in afghanistan on deployment so there was quite a bit in there and a genius bar is not an option, then put the battery back in and it turned on. It went into terminal mode so i restarted it and pressed  control upon startup and it gave me the Mac HD option and it was fixed.  I found how to do this by just youtubing videos. 
    Thanks for your help. 

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    Dec 17, 2013 3:17 AM (in response to Kbatty)

    I simply just opened up my MacBook by removing the screws on the back and then disconnected the battery without removing the battery. It sparked up for some reason. I then reconnected the battery and turned it on. Took a few minutes to reload but the websites it died on remained open the entire time it would not charge. It's 3:11 am right now but my MacBook says its 3:47pm lol.

  • asp2asp Calculating status...
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    Feb 16, 2014 10:15 PM (in response to Kbatty)

    This is might help:

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwCdgwGHFm8

     

    I had given up on finding a solution until i found your video. It's just a miracle!!!    


    - macbook pro mid 2010


    - reason for the problem: i believe because i removed the battery connection from the motherboard without shut down the system.


    macbook pro does not work power on

     

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