Macbook won't turn on.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by megamanbnmaster, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

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    So this morning I woke up and went to press the power button of my Macbook, but nothing happened. I noticed that there is no white IR light and the fan doesn't respond. I checked the battery, it was at full. The power cable was also green when i plugged it into the Macbook. However, it still wouldn't turn on.

    Just a general comment, I use the Macbook as a printer server and to browse the internet, so nothing intensive is forced onto the Macbook.

    So then I tried resetting the SMU, didn't work. I tried turning it on with only battery , and then with only power source, both didn't work either.

    I have never spilled anything on this macbook, never dropped it, smashed it, or abused it in any way. However, it is 2 years old and I never bought Applecare (Usually, if something is defective, it will show within the first 30 days). I assume it's a logic board failure, and it's going to cost around 700 to fix (which i'd rather just get a new macbook).

    I was wondering if anybody know of a reason why the logic board broke, or if there is any remedies that i haven't tried yet?

    Also, I'm thinking of pawning it off on ebay and then save up and wait for the Macbook Pro refresh. Does anyone have an estimate on how much I can get for a broken Macbook (screen is fine, 4gb of ram (i might replace it w/ 2gb instead) 250 gb HD (might replace with 80gb HD instead), 2.0 ghz c2d (prbly useless cuz the logic board is fried)
     
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Think back before this morning. Were there any issues with it? Was it crashing more than it should have, running slow, applications quitting?
     
  3. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Remove the battery and disconnect the power. Wait for a few hours and try it again. Meanwhile, go to ebay and can search for "macbook repair". There are people who repair dead logic board for $2-300. You could contact them and see what they can offer.
     
  4. megamanbnmaster thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't believe it has. There was lag in Dock, where I had to go to terminal and type in 'Killall Dock' but once the dock restarted it seemed to run fine.

    I tried that, but still to no avail. I don't find this macbook worth more than 100 dollars to fix (unfortunately) so I'll see. I wonder if I can sell it for 300 dollars....

    Once I find my tools, i'll take it apart and see if i can see any damage on the logic board. I'll report my findings here!
     
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    You could sell it for scrap and buy a 2008 or 2009 refurb one with good specs :D
     
  6. megamanbnmaster thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I would most likely sell it and keep the money for a new refresh. As much as I love refurbs, the c2d will feel old to me. I still have my iMac and an Acer Timeline so I'm still fine for portability and home use.
     

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