macbook wont power on, any ideas?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Anarchy99, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Anarchy99 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2003
    i bought a used 13" 2008 unibody macbook
    that supposedly had a dead battery but worked fine with the power cable... not so much
    it wont power on, i hear no noises or feel/see any indicators that it powers on but i do see the little green lights when i press the button on the side near the ports when it is plugged in so i know its getting power

    any ideas?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Re-seat the battery? Use a different charger?
  3. DrakkenWar macrumors 6502


    Nov 7, 2010
    San Antonio,Texas
    Check the ram as well.

    It's a long shot, but check the ram, see if it's seating correctly. Have you tried giving the PRAM an ol'zapper? Probably will not help, but eh can't hurt either.
  4. Anarchy99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2003
    yeah ram was a long shot, didnt work :(
    also zapping the pram didnt work but im guessing the lack of power caused that

    im wondering whats apple's return policy?
    maybe il just run down to my nearest apple store buy a replacement cable and battery
    if those dont work, return them and cut my losses on the macbook selling it for parts because wouldnt it be the logic board at that point and they are pricey?
    if not im still open to suggestions

    thanks again

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