>>>> help please macbook pro wont start up<<<<<


macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 15, 2013
Can anyone please help.

i returned from holiday. tried to turn my mac on and there was nothing. so i thought the battery was dead.

i plugged in the charger the charger goes green as if it is fully charged when i press the power button, the sleep light flashes once then goes off. it sounds like the fans start then it stops.

its a 2010 17inch 2.53 i5 if that help.

any help will be greatly appriciated as i am at a complete loss.

ps i have bought a new charger as i thought it was that but no joy :confused:

thanks in advance
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macrumors G3
Jul 23, 2002
Sol III - Terra
Since anything else that could be wrong is internal, you should bring it to an Apple Store and ask about the cost of repairing it.


macrumors 65816
Feb 7, 2013
Could of told you it wasn't the cable likely because the light was coming on.

Try an SMC Reset. It can solve this problem sometimes.

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macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 15, 2013
sorry guys. should have though about that a bit more. just a little stressed here.

will try the SMC reset. hopefully that will work.