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My MacBook pro early 2008 won't start HELP!!

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Texas Trish Calculating status...
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Need help ASAP ... My MacBook pro early 2008 won't start!!!!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,160 points)
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    Oct 22, 2011 7:30 AM (in response to Texas Trish)

    Your profile shows you are running v10.7 Lion

     

    Try Lion Recovery

  • JSG137 Calculating status...
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    Sep 3, 2012 4:06 PM (in response to Texas Trish)

    my macbook pro late 2008 will not start up green light is on charger cable, but will not start

  • MacMan240 Calculating status...
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    Sep 3, 2012 4:08 PM (in response to Texas Trish)

    Problems related to unexpected system startup, sleep, shutdown, lights or fans call for an SMC reset:

     

    Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)

    Resetting the SMC on Mac portables with a battery you can remove

    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Disconnect the MagSafe power adapter from the computer, if it's connected.
    3. Remove the battery (to remove the battery - click here: MacBook or MacBook Pro).
    4. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
    5. Release the power button.
    6. Reconnect the battery and MagSafe power adapter.
    7. Press the power button to turn on the computer.

    Resetting the SMC on portables with a battery you should not remove on your own

    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.
    3. On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.
    4. Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
    5. Press the power button to turn on the computer.
    MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1), 2.3 GHz i5, 4GB RAM, OCZ 120GB SSD
  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)
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    Sep 3, 2012 4:10 PM (in response to JSG137)

    JSG137 wrote:

     

    my macbook pro late 2008 will not start up green light is on charger cable, but will not start

    You are posting to a thread that is nearly one year old.

     

    Please start your own thread if you want help.

     

    Thanks.

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