2008 MacBook Pro won't start

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by drsarg, May 2, 2012.

  1. drsarg macrumors newbie

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    Hi, my friend gave me his laptop to fix because I am an IT student. Although I am not a hardware specialist, I understand the basics.

    Basically you press the power button and nothing happens. I have tried reseting the SMC but the problem still persists. Therefore there must be something wrong with the hardware, but I need advice on what it could be.

    I did take it apart the other day, however I am unaware of what I need to be searching for. If there is anything I can do while taking it apart to know what could have gone wrong, then this advice is greatly appreciated. I assume that either a component on the motherboard or the power button (watch size) battery is broken.

    Thank you in advance for any advice :)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. drsarg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply. I have actually already looked at that article before posting this reply. I had no luck with it. I can confirm that it is not the power or battery.

    There must be some sort of hardware that has gone wrong with it. Whether that is one component on the motherboard, the whole motherboard, the power button battery or the graphics card, I am unsure. I was just wondering if there was a way to find out without contacting Apple e.g. if there were any tests with multimeter that I could do.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Not really. A trip to Apple is most likely your best option at this point.
     

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