Help needed! Mac won't start up

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dougwhip, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. dougwhip, Apr 29, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2014

    dougwhip macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2014
    Hi everyone,

    My 13 inch macbook that I bought last August has given me no problems since I've had it until last night. It suddenly shut off and now it will not turn back on. I tried plugging in my charger, but all that shows up is a dim green light that flickers orange. I plugged the same charger into a working mac and the light was bright green. Immediately after plugging it into the working mac, I plugged it into mine and the light was also bright green and eventually got dimmer. So I am wondering what I can do in order to start up my mac without having to spend money or send it anywhere so I can still be able to get my school work done on it. I found other posts similar to my issues, but nothing too recent.
    Thanks in advance!
  2. Realnanners macrumors member


    May 1, 2014
    I am here to help

    Well first make sure the ram is in it slot fully. If that did not work try using the cd/dvd that came with the machine and boot up using that way. If that did not work bring it to the apple store and try to see if they can get it to boot up. Must likely they will help. (It should be free or cost very little). :apple:realnanners
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    For power or charging issues, try resetting the SMC.
    If the OP bought their MacBook new last August, it did not come with a CD/DVD, since no Apple computers ship with those anymore.
  4. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030


    Jun 12, 2011
    Apple still sells the original 13" MacBook Pro with the optical drive and no Retina display. It even still has a spinning HDD.

    OP, did you buy the machine from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller? If so, the machine should still be under the manufacture's warranty and, if it is, Apple will repair the machine.
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008

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