MacBook Pro appears to turn on but sleep light remains on and no start up screen

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  1. indcrg macrumors newbie

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    This morning, I synced my iPod with my MacBook and upon completion and permission to disconnect the device, I pulled out the USB cord. At that point the computer instantly turned itself off, and when I hit the power button, I could hear the system trying to start up, but the screen remained black and the sleep light glowed continuously. I unplugged the charger, took out the battery and put it back in, and tried all the troubleshooting tips under the Apple Support guide with no success. I also discovered that when I closed the laptop while it was "on," it would seem to boot up a little more before returning to the black screen. I left it alone for a few hours, and when I tried again to turn it on, it booted up normally and as I was searching for updates, it shut down again as it had earlier.

    Does anyone have anything for me to try? I don't want to have to take it into a shop because I can just barely afford to, but I need this computer! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)
     
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  3. indcrg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    celticpride,

    Thank you for the suggestions... I tried both, and it tried to boot up a few times (without me hitting any keys, which was odd) and I'm back to where I was before. I'm starting to get nervous... :-(
     
  4. djasterix macrumors 6502a

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    If it booted ok, then you must have a HDD problem, have you tried booting from an external HDD?
     
  5. indcrg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    djasterix,

    No, I haven't tried that. I don't have one available to me that I know of. Looks like I will have to see what they can do for me at the Apple store. If it is a problem with my HDD, am I at risk of losing everything on it? Sorry if this seems like a silly question, I don't know a whole lot about computers :)
     
  6. aerove macrumors 6502

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    I had a same issue looks like ur logic board is dying...mine was replaced when I took in with the same issue
     
  7. Pax macrumors 6502a

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