MacBook wont start

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by MacPC, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. MacPC macrumors regular

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    Hi, I have a old MacBook(the white one). It started fine but I decided to install more RAM to 2G (Max, 2 1G sodimm ) after that it just wont start, when press on the power button ther is absolutely no response, the screen is black, I thought the memory is bad so I put the original 2x 512M memory back, still the same. I did all the PRAM reset SMC reset as Google suggested to no avail, I just cant figure out what could be wrong, any ideas?
     
  2. esmith macrumors member

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    Are all screws back in correctly ? (meaning is there a loose screw somewhere shorting out the board)

    was it unplugged when you installed the ram? (equals bad...)

    any static shocks when installing?

    are you sure you used the correct ram?
     
  3. MacPC, Oct 20, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011

    MacPC thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply.

    "Are all screws back in correctly ? (meaning is there a loose screw somewhere shorting out the board)"

    Yes, I double checked.

    "was it unplugged when you installed the ram? (equals bad...)"

    It was unplugged and with the battery out.

    "any static shocks when installing?"

    I have a wrist band on my arm grounded.

    I did everything obvious, that's why I can't finger what could be wrong. :( Funny thing was after I installed the 2 g memory, It did start, but in the About This Mac, it only showed 1G, so I thought I didn't put in the one of the memory correctly, I went back to check and make sure everything is installed correctly, after that, it never start again. :(
     

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