Cleaned Dust from MacBook Pro and now it won't turn on

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jane555, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Jane555 macrumors newbie

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    I have been given a 2008 Macbook Pro and there was a slight vibration coming from the right hand side where the hard drive is. As it was second hand I opened the back and removed all the dust, quite carefully with a small brush and a can of air duster. Now it won't turn on at all. When I push the power button a small hyphen of light appears at the front coupled with a slight clicking noise. That is all.
     
  2. strukt macrumors member

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    Can you boot from a CD? Do you hear the boot chime sound when you press the power button?
     
  3. Jane555 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm afraid there's no chime sound, just the slight click when I press the power button.
     
  4. gr8whtd0pe macrumors 6502a

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    Did you use a wire brush? Better yet, why a brush at all. You could have knocked something loose. Double check everything.
     
  5. Jane555 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did not use a wire brush, I used a small soft artist paint brush. Naturally I double checked everything. I was just wondering if anyone had had a similar experience and whether there might be a simple solution before I take it to a repair shop.
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    did you check if the SATA cable was pulled from the hard drive?
     
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  8. Jane555 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    SATA in place. I didn't remove anything other than the back cover. Careful as I was I am thinking something minute has been dislodged. Thanks all for your help, shall take it for repairs and report back in case what they find can help others in the future :)
     
  9. gr8whtd0pe macrumors 6502a

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    It's possible this is just an unfortunate coincidence.
     

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