Hello all, this is my first post here. I have spent a long time reading and can't find any help on my specific issue so thought i'd try a post. Computer is a Early 2008 MacBook Pro. After not using the computer for a few weeks I tried to turn it on but it would not power up. After resetting the SMC and trying a few other things there is only one way to make it boot. With the battery removed I need to hold down the power button for a few seconds, then connect the magsafe, then after a few more seconds let the button go. Then when I press it again it will boot. If i don't follow those steps it will not boot. I believe the post that suggested trying this said it bypasses the SMC or something? When it boots the fans run at full. I can then shut down and turn back on with one push of the power button. If the magsafe gets unplugged it will not boot again until i do the hold down power button then plug in magsafe trick. I have windows 7 installed in boot camp and it will not load due to a major hardware change it says. I have taken the computer completely apart to see if any sensors have become unplugged but didn't notice any. Does anyone have any ideas of anything else I can try or do I need to take it in to a repair place?