Macbook Pro not waking up or responding

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dirgeforfreedom, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. dirgeforfreedom macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2010
    I closed the lid on my 2008 Macbook Pro for about five minutes, and when I came back, it wasn't responding at all after opening the lid. I tried every button on the laptop, nothing worked.

    I was left with no choice but to forcefully shut it down by holding the power button.

    When I pressed the power button to turn it back on, the screen was black and nothing happened. I tried resetting the SMC/PRAM, and nothing works. It's just a black screen and I hear the fans running normally, but nothing appears on the screen.

    What should I do? :(
  2. Cammer macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2011
    Something similar happened to me yesterday. I went through the troubleshooting process on the website (using my wife's computer) and it finally recommended that I make an appointment at the Apple store.

    End result - complete HDD failure. I hope you have your data backed up.
  3. dirgeforfreedom thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2010
    I got all my data backed up. Mostly resumes, school work and music.

    The thing is, my Macbook is an early 2008 model with no warranty. I don't even have Applecare. :/

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