Macbook won't turn on... Have tried everything.

char.lotte

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 11, 2009
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So yesterday my keyboards didn't want to work. So I reinstalled everything again and then it worked, but the letter O was showing only capatalized and when I pressed shift it would give the letter O and when I tried to type a question mark or quotation marks using the shift keys the windows would minimize.

Then, researching on what to do next I found that some people found reseting the RAM should help. So I did, I removed the batteries, held down the power button for 5 sec..and so on. After that my MacBook didn't want to turn on. I've tried everything on the Apple Support page, but still nothing.

I was wondering if anyone had this problem before and what to do.
 

teksurv

macrumors regular
May 25, 2008
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San Diego, CA
Was there any liquid spilled on the MacBook? If so that can lead to logic board failure. If not, reset PRAM, and SMC again.
 

char.lotte

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Original poster
Dec 11, 2009
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Was there any liquid spilled on the MacBook? If so that can lead to logic board failure. If not, reset PRAM, and SMC again.
No, I don't think it was a liquid problem... Though another question: After reseting the PRAM would the computer turn back on if the power adapter wasn't working? I just noticed that the light is very faded. You only see it in complete darkness.
 

kelving525

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Jul 21, 2008
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NYC
No, I don't think it was a liquid problem... Though another question: After reseting the PRAM would the computer turn back on if the power adapter wasn't working? I just noticed that the light is very faded. You only see it in complete darkness.
My best suggestion is to take it to the Apple Store. I had the same problem last week and it turns out the power port was dead. The Genius sent my MacBook to the repair center in Tennessee and I got a free power port replacement as well as a new top (keyboard/trackpad). Even though I was out of warranty, they replaced both parts for free (of which would've probably cost me at least $499). :)
 

char.lotte

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 11, 2009
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My best suggestion is to take it to the Apple Store. I had the same problem last week and it turns out the power port was dead. The Genius sent my MacBook to the repair center in Tennessee and I got a free power port replacement as well as a new top (keyboard/trackpad). Even though I was out of warranty, they replaced both parts for free (of which would've probably cost me at least $499). :)
Thank you, I plan to. And you were very lucky. lol
 

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