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1272 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 12, 2009 7:45 AM by MrsM
Currently Being ModeratedDec 4, 2009 2:36 PM (in response to MrsM)Welcome to Apple Discussions!
You could also try resetting the SMC:
Do you get a startup chime or is it just completely dead?
One possibility is that you have the NVIDIA problem:
If you have access to an Apple Store, it will probably be worth making an appointment at the genius bar and having your Mac evaluated. If it won't boot at all, it will be difficult to diagnose on this forum. I believe Apple does have a way to test and see if you have the NVIDIA problem.
Good luck!MBP, 17"hi res, 2.4GHz Intel Core Duo, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iBook G4, 800 MHz, 1.12 GB RAM, 120 GB WD HD, 10.4.11; 1999 CRT iMac Rev. C
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2009 6:56 AM (in response to MrsM)Simular issue here.
Last night, I closed the lid, putting the machine to sleep, as always.
This morning, I opened the lid again, it started with a Black Srceen, so I though "Let's turn the backlight up" No function there "Reset display?" I closed and re-opened lid, nothing "Restart!" pushed power-button, followed by enter, still nothing, so I held down the power-button to completely kill the machine, then to boot it up. I pushed the power-button again... It started up the fan and disc-drive for 1.5 seconds, then shuts down again.
I've tried it all, reset SMC, PRAM, checked power-cord, check the battery, boot without battery, re-insert ram, but nothing!
It seems the power-supply goes on, asks the logic-board for activity, get's no answer, and commits suicied again.
I'm out of Apple-care, I live in Denmark, so no genius bar for me.
Thanks in advance!MacBook Pro Early 2008, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Upgraded to 4GBs Corsair Mac RAM
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2009 7:45 AM (in response to Alling-by)Hi Alling-by,
Not sure if you've been able to fix your problem, but it turns out my issue was indeed a battery issue. As soon as it was hooked up to an Apple charger it turned on. We had been naughty and bought a charger off eBay when ours was ruined.
Possibly you may need a new battery - ours was tested at Apple and had been through over 250 cycles so we will buy a new one soon, but for the moment we are just using the new Apple charger we purchased.
Hope this helps.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)