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  • vellore akash Level 1 (0 points)

    Todayy morning the same problem happenf for me mac  book air 2013 model not turning on I tried everything on Internet even shaking it also still no result does any one have best solution I need my mac back to work please

  • Lacitis Level 1 (0 points)

    Mjolnir rules !

    I was desperate with my brand new (bought yesterday) 11" MBA which after the fracking update went absolute dead (not even zombie).

    I tried Mjölnir fix out of despair and lo and behold the MBA instantly came back to life.

    Long life the Hammer of Thor!

  • jenscrazyzzz Level 1 (0 points)

    thank you so much i mean i was this close of going to the apple store which i don't think its gonna happen.

  • Kelly G Level 1 (0 points)

    I had the same problem as some of the other people on here. This may have been related to a system update that, I think, automatically installed and required a restart. When I tried to restart, the MacBook Air wouldn't turn on at all--no chime, no fan, nothing. The Magsafe connector showed green, and I was fairly sure my laptop had a full charge. I waited a day, tried the SMC reset, nothing worked. Then I came here, read this thread, and decided to try "the shake." At first, nothing happened. I tried to power it up and nothing. I tried the SMC reset--still nothing. I closed the lid and started to work on some paperwork. After about 5 minutes, out of nowhere, the start-up chime sounded--with the lid still closed. I quickly opened the MacBook--nothing. I tried pressing the power key--nothing. I tried the SMC reset again, then pressing the power key--nothing. I went back to my paperwork, but this time, left the lid of the computer open. After another few minutes of just sitting there, the start-up chime sounded again, and this time the computer started up--apparently normally! I haven't tried to restart it again--I'm afraid to!--but so far, so good.


    When I get back home, we're going into the Genius Bar. Shaking my computer to start it is not something I want to have to do everyday.

  • davidfromlyons Level 1 (0 points)

    This might not work for everyone, but, having the same problem, my solution instead of holding down the power button, etc., was to mash the keyboard with the palm of my hand while clicking around on the track pad...I basically carelessly pressed most of the keys, and Bam, reboot.  I expect this won't be the last time I have to deal with this issue...

  • marilazar Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same issue as most of you, with an extra 'twist' - my Magsafe doesn't show any light when plugged in (neither orange nor green). My Macbook Air worked just fine in the morning, I even closed it with it's battery fully charged, and when I wanted to use it in the evening I couldn't turn it on. I don't have an Apple Service Center near by, and I have tried EVERYTHING on it (except to open it up and remove the battery.. I'm not sure I know how to do that well) ... nothing seems to work. And the fact that the Magsafe lid doesn't work worries me a lot... Any ideas?

  • marilazar Level 1 (0 points)

    UPDATE: after trying again your suggestion (clicking on all keys on the keyboard) it came back to life!!!

    Hmm... I used to think rebooting hardware used to be more techy business

      So thanks again davidfromlyons!!

  • Andrew Stivelman Level 1 (20 points)

    THANK YOU Mjolnir, that did the trick!  Nothing else worked.  Amazing.


    However, I wonder if this means that there is something potentially wrong with the MBA power module(s) that should be looked at while the machine is still brand new.


    Thank you again.  Very grateful.

  • MFawadFarooq Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried  everything in this forum my mac does not turns on one thing one i press power button and attach mobile through data cable mobile starts charging

  • ewrecka Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks everyone for their responses! I don't have a Macbook Air 2013, but I have a 2008 Macbook Pro 15 in" that I have taken absolute great care of, including maxing out RAM and installing a 500gb ssd/moving original 750 gb apple hd to the optical bay. I mainly just use this computer to watch movies on, so at night I just shut the lid when I'm done with the movie to put it in sleep mode instead of "shutting down".  Every day when I need to use it i just wake the computer up by opening the lid and pressing the trackpad.

    However, about a week ago, I tried to wake it up and it just would not wake up. I tried SMC resetting all sorts of ways. I opened up the computer and cleaned the fans (which I admit were very dusty). The LED light would indicate it was fully charged, and then sometimes it would be amber and charging, but it wouldn't power on.


    I even tried the shake like a mad person and alas, no sign of life, fans would not even make a sound. I began ordering hard drive enclosures to prepare my new move to a new computer.


    So then after hearing about how some people "cook" their mother board, I figured I would try that with my own twist. My computer (no protective case on) was resting in a tote bag on my backseat floor vertically standing up, sort of leaning diagonally. It was pretty hot outside today, so I thought, *hey I'm not going to put my mother board in the oven, but let me see if leaving it in the car for a few hours will help bring it back to life.* I left it in the car, went about my day, then 5:40pm I took out my computer, did a control-option-p-r just for the heck of it, plugged in the the magsafe charger, pressed the power button, then 2 seconds later, the white screen, then my login screen I always see when my computer has woken up from sleep!!!! I couldn't believe it!!!


    Now I'm afraid to turn it off, and will do a harddrive clone/time machine/complete back up of every single probably on multiple drives!!! But if you feel like you have no hope -- try leaving it in your car on a warm day for a few hours and see if it works (AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION OF COURSE!). Good luck!

  • LexSchellings Level 6 (8,707 points)

    What about your battery???

    Go to SystemInformation in Applications->Utilities and at left click "Power" and at right look up the values in BatteryInformation->HealthInformation: post the Health info and the Cycles number.

  • perrysan Level 1 (0 points)

    Another troubleshooting step for those stuck with an MBA that won't power on.  Open the lid, face the keyboard and screen down so you're looking at the seam where the lid and body connect *but from the back* (keyboard not visible), and do short burst of air in a harmonic-like fashion between that gap in the seam.  What you're doing is reversing the air flow and cleaning out dust/stuff that may be blocking the fan or other components/sensors from working.  No promises but it worked for me!

  • perrysan Level 1 (0 points)

    A more clear explanation:


    Another troubleshooting step for those stuck with an MBA that won't power on.  Open the lid, face the keyboard and screen down so you're looking at the seam where the lid and body connect *but from the back* (keyboard not visible), and do short bursts of air in/out in a harmonica-like fashion between the small gap in the seam between screen and keyboard/bottom of the MBA.  Obviously try not to expectorate while doing this - as dry a mouth as possible.  While doing this reach your hand around and press the power button every seconds.  Hopefully you'll hear the "gong" that tells you the MBA is booting.


    I believe this works because it reverses the normal direction of air flow and cleans out dust/stuff that may be blocking the fan or other components/sensors from working.

  • onebluehaze Level 1 (30 points)

    I had to reset my NVRAM and then it was all better.  I tried everything that was posted here too.  To reset your NVRAM do this "Press Option-Command-P-R until you hear startup sound a second time."


    Hope this helps some of you that have tried everything with no luck.

  • hunterengle35 Level 1 (0 points)

    omg i acctually tried this and it worked all i did was open the mac book air and shook it and it booted up when i pressed the power button while shaking it... hmmm this is odd but kinda cool at the same time...