Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2012 6:34 AM (in response to mac.heretic)
I hope this is not too late. I had this problem, and I followed the steps outlined in your email, but I could not reset the SMC because the battery was drained. My daughter took the Mac to the Apple Store because the logic board was less than a year old, the the battery less than four months. She was told that it was a logic board problem, and that the solution was around $300.00 - but they gave her a new battery. She brought the Mac back to me With the new battery, I was able to reset the SMC, and all is now well.
Mac Book Pro 2008.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2013 11:45 AM (in response to mac.heretic)
This is going to seem crazy, but after reading lots of these threads and no one coming up with an answer, I picked up the ball where it was dropped and tried something.. different. Some people had some luck replacing the battery connector / contact, but it only worked intermittently. My belief was that perhaps the computer body was simply warping and causing the battery disconnection. I then applied a vice clamp to the part of the body that houses the battery and the connector, slowly increasing the pressure until, Presto! The macbook started up.
While it's not a permanent fix, it does work now, and it's illuminated what the problem is.
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