Macbook won't Turn ON!!! :(

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  1. theapplefreak macrumors regular

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    So today, I was trying to swap my new hard drive to my old hard drive. Then I pulled the hard drive out, and tried to unscrew the screws on the side of the hard drive to take the cover off. I actually forced the metal cover thingy off and tried putting it on the old hard drive cause the screw wasn't coming off. Then well...I put the old hard drive in with no screws, then thought it was a stupid idea and pulled it back out. Then this white circle thing popped out. Thought it wasn't a big deal.
    I got my newer hard drive and put it back in and tried to boot it up. Now its not booting up. Theres nothing on the screen and the bottom part of my notebook glows. (The base of the notebook)
    Any ideas? I know its a very long story...

    Video on whats going on: http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=2jwfib&s=4
    Pic of white round thing: http://i37.tinypic.com/ap74pf.jpg
     
  2. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    what white thing popped out, you got a picture? or something seems wierd
     
  3. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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  4. theapplefreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I'll upload a picture and a video.
     
  5. theapplefreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm saying I can't restart it or turn it on
     
  6. zombitronic macrumors 65816

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    It sounds like it turns on, it just doesn't boot up, correct? If something is glowing, you've either got power or an electric gremlin.

    Does it make the startup chime? Have you made sure all cables are plugged in tightly? Have you tried starting up from the Mac OS X Install DVD?
     
  7. theapplefreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just posted a video on what happens. Watch that
     
  8. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    ok i think when the light flashes it means hardware failure, so try old hdd
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Can you provide a picture of where you broke off the computer?
     
  10. theapplefreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just tried. Stil no luck :(
     
  11. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Don't ever force any electronic apart unless the instructions are to do that.

    Sounds like you broke something.

    A $5 torx screw or a $1 torx bit is what you needed to take the HD off the carrier.
     
  12. zombitronic macrumors 65816

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    Do you think you may have accidentally loosened the RAM? I found a post that suggest that this may be the problem.

     
  13. theapplefreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    Holy crap You were right!!
    Thanks a lot dude.
    :D
     
  14. zombitronic macrumors 65816

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    Very glad I could help.
     
  15. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    good call lol never seen that coming
     

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