Is my macbook dead?

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

  1. AcousticDoc macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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 this...im so sad! Do you think maybe the harddrive is just dead??? Is there anyways to find out?
     
  4. wh!plash macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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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