MacBook won't start up

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  1. ThatGirl macrumors regular

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    HI,
    I'm hoping someone can help me. My MacBook has suddenly decided not to start up, at all. It has not suffered any physical damage. It was working fine about two hours ago, and now it will not start, by battery alone or by charger. I tried switching the battery with an extra, new battery, but that had no effect. I thought maybe I could start up from the system disc, but it won't even slide in and stay.

    I would appreciate any help with this.

    Thanks!
     
  2. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    no nothing? does it go so far that you hear the startup sound? i suppose not, maybe you could check if your RAM is seated properly.
     
  3. ThatGirl thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for answering! No, nothing. A couple of times I thought I heard a sound like the disc drive turning, but there is no disc in there. (Yes, I checked.)

    When you say to check if the RAM is seated properly, is that something that could become "unseated" when it's just sitting, unused, on a table, and it worked fine only a couple of hours before?
     
  4. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    normally no, but i don't have any other idea right now, sorry.
     
  5. ThatGirl thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. ThatGirl thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi, Thanks for answering!

    Do you mean these instructions?

    I have tried this several times. The computer just won't start up. I can hear something like a motor starting up, but there is no tone, and the screen remains black.

    Are any of the small holes, on the side with the ports, a reset button?

    Thanks
     
  7. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

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    no, there's no reset button on mbook's as far as i know of. there used to be on older models. the instructions is all there is. i think you should call apple or go to an apple store.
     
  8. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Good advice from "deadpixels"

    FJ
     
  9. ThatGirl thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, I will tomorrow. I just thought I'd try you guys first.

    Thanks anyway! :)
     
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  11. ThatGirl thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for the link. I will give it a try.
     

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