09' Macbook wont turn on after my cat walked on it?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by GriffinW, May 7, 2012.

  1. GriffinW macrumors newbie

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    Last night my cat walked across the keyboard of my macbook and the whole thing shut down. It was on the charger at the time and working fine. Now the charger light doesn't illuminate and it won't turn on or show any signs of life.

    I have 2 years of applecare, but if you guys have any suggestions I would love to spare myself a trip to the mall.

    Thanks,

    Griffin
     
  2. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

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    Plug the cat into the USB and reinstall your Mac's soul
     
  3. GriffinW thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, this is one of those forums, thanks for the useful advice.
     
  4. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

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    No, I'm just one of those posters. I'm sure you'll live until someone who can help appears. :D
     
  5. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Give Apple a call before going to the store. They might be able to trouble shoot via phone.
     
  6. logana macrumors 65816

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    AppleCare/Apple warranty does not cover accidental damage so probably no point in contacting Apple.......
     
  7. dylin macrumors 6502a

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    Sell cat and use the profit to purchase a new mac?

    lol on a serious note, just call or bring it into the store to see if they can trouble shoot the problem.
     
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  9. blueroom macrumors 603

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  10. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    Do not mention to Apple that a cat stomped on your MacBook's keyboard. Just say you were pecking away on www.typeracer.com and it shut off and showed no signs of life.
     
  11. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

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    I believe this is a known issue at Apple. Apparently the cat hair fries the circuits or something.
     
  12. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Ha

    Your sense of humor is limitless apparently. Apparently you're one of those people. ;)
     
  13. mykweb macrumors member

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    wow first time I have heard of this. My cat who is 4KGs jumps onto my late 08 macbook keyboard on a regular basis. I usually end up with the odd application opening up.

    One day I went to make a cup of tea and came back to find my cat had opened Mac Mail and had composed and email to my partner. I think he was wanting some cat treats. lol

    Mike
     
  14. Major.Robto macrumors 6502

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    Wow Funny,

    When my cat was a kitten he jumped on my old pc laptop and some how formated my usb drive. I was mad but it was funny, any ways I had a backup of the stupid stick.

    Well its kind of my fault the format window was open.


    also some times my cat now that he has grown up jumps on my desk to give me a hello, He likes to tap my screen where ever I point the mouse.


    Also for OP, Bring the computer in, Best bet, Sounds like something may be just not be conecting because of the cat hair in on the keyboard system.
     

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