MBP Boot problems

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  1. Browzilla, Nov 21, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010

    Browzilla macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2007
    I got my 2007 MBP back from the Apple Store today, where they fixed a fan that was spinning out of control. When it got back home, it would connect to my network but couldn't get an internet connection, even though everything else on the network was fine. Trying to fix that led to the revelation that System Prefs would stop responding every time I loaded the Network prefpane.

    Tried a safe boot to see if some app or other prefpane was causing the crash, and midway through Safe Mode's disk check, the screen just went black. The system wasn't plugged in, but had ~50% battery. Now it doesn't boot. Plugged it in, just in case something went weird with the battery, to no avail. Doesn't light the screen, spin up the drives, nothing. Just stays off.

    Solutions or tips much appreciated, or this'll be it's third time to the Apple Store in as many months.
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2007
    You can unplug it, remove the battery. Open it up with battery out and not plugged in, and hold the power button for about 15 seconds. Replace the battery, and plug back in. Let it charge for at least an hour. See if it will boot.

    Not sure it will help, but worth a shot.

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