Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2013 11:41 AM (in response to istella)
Troubleshooting portables that won't turn on or start up
Troubleshooting: My computer won't turn on
Other things to try.
See if you can open the disc drive. Depress the mouse pad at startup. If you get it open, insert a system disc & see if it will start from the disc. Depress the C key at startup.
Will it boot in Safe Mode? See
What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode? (Mac OS X)
Takes a while to run, but it usually "fixes" problems.
Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck
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