2007 MB Boot

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by cch123, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. cch123 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2007 MB that doesn't boot. Press the power button and get a brief screen flash and nothing. Drives don't spin and black screen. After a couple of minutes the fans start to spin up and the system is heating up so it's obvious something is powered up. I've gone through the SMC/PRAM reset and still nothing. Dead board?
     
  2. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    When the RAM went bad on my MBP, the same thing happened. However, it could be a long list of things.
    The easiest thing to do would be take it to a tech to spend their time on it. If you want to self diagnose then run the Apple Hardware Test (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509). The results will confirm bad RAM or any other problem.
     
  3. cch123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all of the tips. I'm pretty sure it's a dead motherboard.
     

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