MBP died: Need some advice

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  1. topmounter macrumors 68020

    topmounter

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    I have a pre-unibody 15" MBP that seems to have died. I typically only use it for work-related travel, so getting ready for a trip last weekend I found that it wouldn't boot. I assumed the battery was dead, but when I plugged it up the LED on the power adapter was not as bright as normal. I did a SMC reset and when I plugged the power back into it, the LED came on bright green (normal) and the laptop booted just fine.

    So a day later while traveling, the same thing happened, MBP wouldn't boot and the power adapter LED was a dim green. Now it is not responding to a SMC reset.

    Any ideas on what else I might try? And if not, is this something that can be repaired for a reasonable sum? Or should I just move on to a new MBP/MBA?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    Are you sure it is dead and not only the monitor that stays dark? Can you hear the hard drive spinning?

    If yes, check out this Apple Support document.
     
  3. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    I would just buy a maxed out 15" pro but thats me..
     
  4. topmounter thread starter macrumors 68020

    topmounter

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    Yeah, it's definitely not booting.
     
  5. topmounter thread starter macrumors 68020

    topmounter

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    I made a Genius appointment today and as soon as I do, of course, my MBP fires right up like nothing is wrong :mad:
     

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