Hey guys, I have an Early 2008 (Penryn)MBP 15", 2.4Ghz. A month or so ago, I pulled the mbp off the magsafe and it shut off immediately. wouldn't power back on, reset SMC, tried different batteries, different magsafes, no luck. Swapped the small power board with one from my donor MBP, still no luck. Was searching around here and read about the SMC bypass method (hold power, connect magsafe, then hit power again) and it worked, it boots up with full speed fans, no temp info in istat, etc. Where do i go from here? my RAM isn't the issue, SMC bypass works with a single OEM samsung 1Gb, and with my 4gb Patriot stick. Where is the SMC chip itself? It might have some oxidation that needs cleaning? Any and all replied definitely appreciated!!