Hey all, Summary: My GF's Macbook Pro (Early 2008, non-unibody I believe) "died" earlier this year without notice or a cause for why, then last week I fixed it (months later), and now it won't boot again. Symptoms: It stopped booting, with the only signs of life are: The annoying boot sound that you hear right-away, like a winding sound. "Weeeeah woooo" A fan turns on immediately after the sound. The front light (on the open button) is solid. The battery will light up and show how much juice is left. The only thing to do from here is to hold down the power for 10 seconds. Don't worry, my story gets more interesting... Now, I had another computer and my GF didn't need her macbook seriously for a while, so I didn't research the problem or how to fix it, until last week. Perusing the various help forums and communities, I came across the reset SMC suggestion, so I decided to try a few things on Apple's SMC reset page. I tried a couple things, including taking the battery out, and LOW AND BEHOLD: IT CAME ON, like nothing happened! The screen was fine, the performance was fine, it updated (to the new Safari and iTunes, as an example) fine, and it restarted fine multiple times. One of the main reasons I wanted to get it working was to save some family pictures we had saved, so I started uploading the images to an image cloud site. I'm sending them at full-res so it takes a while and I go to sleep around 2 am so I'm not too late into the office in the morn. When I wake up, I go to check the image upload progress and the laptop is Off. I figure it just went into standby after finishing, so I hit the power button... And it doesn't boot again. It's back to the same issue as before. I try doing what I did last time, then resetting the SMC, but nothing has worked this time. Any ideas? It's out of warranty of course, which is why I'm here. Thanks in advance!