MacBook dead after hibernation in Windows XP

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sharptooth, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. sharptooth macrumors newbie

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    Hello.

    I have a current generation white Macbook. Today I installed Windows XP for the first time via Boot camp.

    After using Windows, I sent the laptop into hibernation. Now it won't turn on again. Nothing happens, no light, no sound, nothing. Just dead.

    Is there anything I can do or should I try to sell it for parts. I cannot afford to get it fixed.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If it's less than a year old I'd take it to the Apple Store or the Mac Experience if you're in Indianapolis. Does anything light up on the Magsafe?
     
  3. sharptooth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The light on the Magsafe is indeed turned on. And yes, I do live in Indy, in Pike Township.. but I do not have AppleCare. Isn't that required to have it fixed?
     
  4. kingsal macrumors member

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    Windows XP is a common virus. Take it to the Apple Store.
     
  5. sharptooth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah, yes. I guess I sinned a little but I wanted to play a couple of games..
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You'd hopefully still be under your first year warranty since it's the current Macbook.

    http://www.themacexperience.com/home/
     
  7. sharptooth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Macbook is only 3 months old. Thank you for the link.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Mac Experience has treated me very well at their Downtown store. They're much more helpful and closer than heading to the Apple Store in my opinion.
     
  9. sharptooth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I'll take it to them. Thank you for recommendation! Hopefully this is not anything really serious..
     
  10. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    A simple thing to try is take the battery out and unplug it and then pit it back in see if it boots.
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I was going to suggest that at first but then I remembered the integrated battery.
     
  12. steve knight macrumors 68020

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    oops never owned a macbook so I did not know.
     
  13. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    I'd bet it's a problem with Windows hibernation. Try holding down the power button for about ten seconds to make sure the Macbook has been forced to power off fully. Then release it and try to turn it on again.

    It's a longshot, but it's worth a try.
     

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