apple store on furlough - need help with MBP...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by feyd_ehway, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. feyd_ehway macrumors regular


    Mar 10, 2005
    okay, you guys are geniuses [yes, i am kissing up but i am also very earnest in my awe] so please help if you can.

    i was using my MacBook Pro monday at school and it just went blank/turned off.
    power source was battery [i had forgotten my ac adaptor but still had 33% power at the time of failure]
    had word, trial version of photoshop cs3 and trial version of bridge cs3 open.
    so to restart, i tried pressing the power button and nothing. i waited a few minutes then pressed it again and it made this 2-3 second tone then went blank again.
    waited a few more minutes and it worked for a couple minutes then went blank again.
    i rushed off to the apple store but it turns out they are remodeling for a week (and of course they started that very day :mad: )
    i gave it yesterday off [along with my depressed self]
    i am typing from it now but with great trepidation. i just ran disk utility and it said volume passed. are there any other apps/utilities i should use? the next nearest apple store is 4+ hours away. so any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated. also, a week or so ago i used a western digital fire wire that i later learned was bad for MBP. ACK. i dont know if that is important. but my mac, however sad this may sound, is my life.
    thanks in advance for any help [or pity] you can give...
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Sounds like your battery is toast. Try reseting the SMC by unplugging the power, removing the battery, pressing the power button for 5 or more seconds then replace the battery.

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