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dandeco

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I was using my early 2009 MacBook this morning with it plugged into an AC outlet, but then in the middle of doing something the screen went black and the computer powered off. I tried turning it back on but nothing happened. Then I tried resetting the SMC, but that didn't help. The MacBook is a little warm, so I am going to let it cool off a bit.

Any help please?
 

Brian Y

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I was using my early 2009 MacBook this morning with it plugged into an AC outlet, but then in the middle of doing something the screen went black and the computer powered off. I tried turning it back on but nothing happened. Then I tried resetting the SMC, but that didn't help. The MacBook is a little warm, so I am going to let it cool off a bit.

Any help please?

What colour LED are you getting on the magsafe?

First thing I'd try would be to do an old-school style SMC reset by pulling the battery.
 

dandeco

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What colour LED are you getting on the magsafe?

First thing I'd try would be to do an old-school style SMC reset by pulling the battery.

The LED is green.

I tried the SMC reset, but it didn't work. I'm going to take it to an Apple Store this weekend.
 

dandeco

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Well, the Apple Store said it sounded like that the logic board died. :( So it's back to the eMac for me!

And now I sold the downed MacBook for scrap/parts and ordered a mid-2009 white MacBook as a replacement for on-the-go computing and any graphics/media-intensive work! (Reason being, I like the look and design of those old polycarbonate MacBooks, and I wanted one that can run Mountain Lion!) I'll still have my eMac handy for when I need to use a PowerPC-only application...
 

dandeco

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OK, so I got the replacement mid-2009 2.13 GHz MacBook. With a bigger hard drive installation, upgrade to 6 GB of RAM and installing Snow Leopard followed by an upgrade to Mountain Lion, it almost feels like a brand new Mac just purchased from the Apple Store!
 
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