8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 11, 2013 6:02 PM by cvdoss
orestismers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Afetr some hours of intense work, I turned off my 13 inch MBP. I was running on battery, so I just left it without charging. When I connected it to the power, magsafe's light barely lit. I pressed the battery indicator button, but there was no intdication at all!!! When I tried to switch it on, absolutely nothing happened. The screen remained black, the hard drive and the DVD drive were dead. What should I do?

 

My MBP is the 2010 model


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,775 points)

    Let it charge for several hours and then give it another try.

  • tjk Level 7 Level 7 (24,185 points)

    Hi o,

     

    Try an SMC Reset: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964

     

    Edit: sorry, didn't see sig's post when I posted. That may well do the trick, but you can also try the SMC reset either before or after.

  • orestismers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Unfortunately, resetting the SMC was the first thing I tried. I let it charge for 3 hours and still nothing.

  • dmdimon Level 3 Level 3 (840 points)

    unscrew back cover of MBP, detach battery wires, live it for 10-15 minutes, connect wires, check if it helps

    It's simple, on www.ifixit.com you can see step-by-step instructions.

     

    I have similar situation after deep sleep/wake cycle - but I tried a lot of things (zap pram & SMC, battery disconnect, powerup without battery) and something helped - can't recall what exactly. Now all works as intended.

  • tjk Level 7 Level 7 (24,185 points)

    HI d,

    dmdimon wrote:

     

    unscrew back cover of MBP, detach battery wires, live it for 10-15 minutes, connect wires, check if it helps

    It's simple, on www.ifixit.com you can see step-by-step instructions.

     

    I have similar situation after deep sleep/wake cycle - but I tried a lot of things (zap pram & SMC, battery disconnect, powerup without battery) and something helped - can't recall what exactly. Now all works as intended.

    These batteries are not intended to be removed/serviced by the end user (us). There is at least one sticker on the battery itself basically acting as a seal. Removal of this seal will void warranty. Is it necessary to remove a seal to disconnect wires? (Sorry, I don't have a built in batt to try this with.)

  • dmdimon Level 3 Level 3 (840 points)

    Of coarse, genius bar (having MBP with you) is far more convenient way.

    Is it necessary to remove a seal to disconnect wires?

    I did that on 2011 MBP - there are no need to remove battery, just disconnecting wires. I domt know how it is on 2010 MBP - but it's easy, can you disconnect this without removing a seal?

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    image from iFixit.com

  • orestismers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your help guys, but none of these worked. I am desperate!!!

  • cvdoss Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So I realize this was forever ago BUT on the off chance you still even have this account set up--did you ever figure out a solution? My computer is doing the exact same thing :[