Macbook Pro (Santa Rosa) in a "permanent" state of sleep with ceased blinking

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by GStreakT, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. GStreakT macrumors member

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    I have a Santa Rosa Macbook Pro (Leopard, 15 inch, 2.4 GhZ, 250 GB, Geforce 8600) which was purchased in 2007.

    It's been serving me pretty well until a few weeks ago when I left it to sleep, and the battery eventually drained (the blinking ceased). Now, if I plug in the charger, the light is always green (so are the little LED lights near the battery panel). If I hit the power on button, it doesn't respond.

    I've resetted the PRM, and taken the battery out for 10 minutes and so on but it hasn't helped.

    Would this call for a change in battery? I described it to a member of the Apple team at the Apple store (since I didn't have my laptop at the time we went to the mall) and he said it didn't sound good, but that's all he said.

    It has once been in repair for a faulty logic board which Apple covered under an extension program, but that was a year and a half ago. Besides that it was working like a dream until this happened.

    I have no warranty and I'm especially worried about the data I might lose because the external HD that Time Machine used died a few days ago.

    Any tips/suggestions (to save my data) would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Most likely, it needs to go back to Apple again for the same repair extension as before. The graphics cards on these are defective. http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2377
     
  4. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Bring it back in, it sounds like you need your logic board replaced again. I believe they extended the warranty to 4 years on that part.
     

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