Macbook Pro dead?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cj1171, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. cj1171 macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2007
    Hi everyone, so here's the deal. I was using my macbook pro at a client, working fine. I put it in my back and head back to the office and one hour later when I go to wake it from sleep, I notice the pulsing light is not on. The battery still had a charge, so I tried turning it on and all that would happen is a brief blip of the white light and then it would power off. If I held down the power button, I would hear the DVD drive starting up but as soon as I let go, it would power off or if I held it long enough, the light would flash rapidly and then it would power off. I tried resetting the SMC controller, reseating the RAM, different RAM, and even taking the top case off to make sure no cables were loose.
    Any ideas? Anyone seen this behavior before? I'm just hoping it's not the logic board or AC board or something cause I'm not under applecare anymore...
  2. tofagerl macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2006
    Could it have switched itself on your backpack and overheated?
  3. AnotherFanBoy macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2009
    Did it take any knocks or come into contact with moisture when it was in the backpack?
  4. Techhie macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2008
    The hub of stupidity
    It looks as though you have the signs of a dead logic board. Sorry mate :(
  5. cj1171 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2007
    It was nice and dry and did not feel warm when I pulled it's the Early 08 model..I've barely ever seen this model get hot compared to the older ones...
  6. cj1171 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2007
    Ah cripes...maybe I'll just try getting a new one off the eBays
  7. Rampant.A.I. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2009
    What happens when you try to start it up plugged in to the power adaptor?

    Can you restart using the Hardware Test CD and holding the C key?
  8. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Before you try buying one on eBay try running the Apple Hardware test in the DVD drive, if that doesn't yield any results try starting up from your OSX install CD/DVD.

    If that doesn't work you've got a dead logic board :(
  9. cj1171 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2007
    same thing happens when plugged in or without battery in...
    It never gets far enough to even boot anything, the screen doesn't come on and it literally shuts off as soon as I let go of the power strange
  10. anzo macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2008
    gah same problem happened to me this morning after i put it to sleep...
    brought it to a repair center...but damn gotta wait for 2 -3 days for a diagnostic..

    mine is 2.4 penryn
  11. cj1171 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2007
    Strange...that's the same model I have...

    please let me know what the repair center says!
  12. anzo macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2008
    meh should be the inevitable 8600 death or logic borad failure XD
  13. 7031 macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2007
    My Macbook's logic board is fried too, but it's the 2.6Ghz Santa Rosa, so not Penryn.

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