MacBook Pro 17" early 2008 not powering up

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  1. jaeb macrumors newbie

    jaeb

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    i brought my old macbook pro 17" early 2008 from storage to try and use it (bought new ram and ssd to install on it) however i found it wouldnt turn on. firstly i assume the battery after 10 years must be dead already (not very noticeable but bloated) so i try to boot it up from the adapter with the dead battery already removed. the magsafe light is green, and pressing the power button i hear some brief whirring and clicks (im guessing the fans and the optical drive) but it stops there. no keyboard lights, no monitor activity, no beeps. i have tried long-pressing the power button prior to attaching the magsafe adapter while continuing to press the power, then tried normal power on, but no response. any suggestions on i can do next?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  3. jaeb thread starter macrumors newbie

    jaeb

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    thanks for the reply Intell. yup thats the first thing i did. also reseated/resat the ram, no good. im hoping this isnt the nvidia gpu issue...
     
  4. Sanpete macrumors 68020

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    The MagSafe light isn't a reliable indicator of a good connection. You might check the port and the connector to see if they look clean--they often accumulate dirt or whatever. (I suppose you could also try putting the battery back in, in case its lack is confusing the machine. Try letting it charge a little, unless it looks like might leak or something.)
     
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