Macbook Pro will not boot after sleep mode

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  1. Abeyta85 macrumors newbie

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    I apologize in advance if this has been covered, I was unable to find a thread with the problem I was having.


    My wife's Early 2008 Macbook Pro stopped working yesterday. The system went into standby or sleep mode after being idle. She went to wake the system, however, no dice. They unit was completely off, no light dimming or anything. She went to turn it on, the LED Light comes on, you hear the DVD drive turn on... and than you hear the Hard Drive shut off, and LED goes dark as well.

    Here is the youtube video I created to show. please watch...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxp1LzdIavM

    Thank you!!:apple:
     
  2. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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  3. Abeyta85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, Did that last night, nope.

    I also, took our the ram, pushed the power button for 5 seconds. waited, also had the Charger unplugged as well. Than reinserted the ram, battery back in, and no dice.

    I am hoping I can find a solution, I will not have any money for another month. I feel bad for her. I do not know what else to do.
     
  4. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried to pull the HD and then turn on the computer? Does it do the same?
     
  5. Abeyta85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't get the screws off that require the T6 screw driver. Ill have to stop by Ace Hardware and pick one up today. It sounds like the Hard drive is jammed? is that possible?
     
  6. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    Well, the hard drive may not be stuck but it could be damaged or dead. If it is then it could be 'holding' down the rest of the system and not letting it boot normally.

    Did you try resetting the PRAM?

    (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379)

    If that doesn't work...How about this?

    1. Remove the Battery
    2. Remove the HD (or just unplug it from the motherboard)
    3. Only connect the power adapter

    Try turning the computer on then? Any difference?


    There isn't anything in the DVD drive is there?


    I would like to get your computer to boot normally and then we can add everything back one at a time to see what is causing the problem.

    I know removing the HD is a mess on that model of MBP so I feel for you (I owned one). If you have the top off you might also unplug the DVD drive as well.

    Let us know what happens...

    Again, good luck! :)

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  7. Abeyta85 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    First, Thank you for all your help!!

    The reset of the Pram was a no go.

    I will be home again tonight around 4pm MST with the t6 driver, and disconnect the HD. There is nothing in the DVD Rom, or so i can tell.

    I will update you asap when I get the cover off and the HD disconnected.


    Again thank you so much!
     
  8. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    No problem, I know how hard it can be when something like this happens.


    I think that if we can disconnect your HD and your DVD we will be able to tell if its a logic board problem or one of those devices.
     
  9. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    Does this not kinda look like an 8600 failure?


    I recall having mine boot with no sound/keyboard/mouse/display and being able to remote into it though.

    So maybe not.
     

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