Is my macbook dead?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by AcousticDoc, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. AcousticDoc macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2005
    I have a first generation macbook...that sudddenly just died on me. The power button doesn't even respon anymore. Does this mean its not a harddrive problem? Did the logic board or whatever fail? How do I fix?
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    Does the charger light turn on when you connect the magsafe to the macbook? The battery has still some charge?
  3. AcousticDoc thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2005
    Yes! the charger still lights up but i don't hear the bootup sounds and the screen is blank. however i do hear something moving inside during so sad! Do you think maybe the harddrive is just dead??? Is there anyways to find out?
  4. wh!plash macrumors member

    Mar 5, 2008
    Sarasota, Fl
    hold down the power button or take the battery out to turn it all the way off.

    once its off, hold down these four keys: apple, option, P, R. now put the battery back in, plug it back into power, and turn on the laptop while holding these keys. after you hear the ::bong:: twice, let go.

    Give that a shot.
  5. 7031 macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2007
    I highly doubt that will help at all.

    Try an SMC reset instead. Turn it off. Take out the battery and unplug the magsafe. Hold down the power button for 8 seconds and let go. Then put the battery back in and try to reboot.
  6. AcousticDoc thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2005
    I tried both methods and no dice :-( What sort of problem do you think it is? I don't have applecare :(

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