MBP Will only start up plugged in

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by keith moore, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. keith moore macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I've googled this and haven't been able to find an exact duplicate to my issue. My MacBook Pro A1226 machine will only boot when plugged in to the wall. Once it has started up the battery will fully charge and will run off of battery power. The battery has around 170 cycles on it and health status reports normal. If I restart or attempt a start up it will start, chime then go dead. After that the power button won't respond again until it is plugged in.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Keith Moore
     
  2. ct2k7 macrumors 603

    ct2k7

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    Call Apple?

    PS, this is the MBP:

    MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.2 15" (SR) 2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7500)

    Intro Date: June 5, 2007 Disc Date: February 26, 2008
    Order No: MA895LL Model No: A1226 (EMC 2136)
    Subfamily: Mid/Late 2007, 2.4/2.2GHz* Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
    Std. RAM: 2.0 GB Std. VRAM: 128 MB
    Std. HD: 120 GB (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"
    Complete MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.2 15" (SR) Specs
    MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 15" (SR) 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7700)

    Intro Date: June 5, 2007 Disc Date: February 26, 2008
    Order No: MA896LL Model No: A1226 (EMC 2136)
    Subfamily: Mid/Late 2007, 2.4/2.2GHz* Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
    Std. RAM: 2.0 GB Std. VRAM: 256 MB
    Std. HD: 160 GB (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"
    Complete MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 15" (SR) Specs
    MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.6 15" (SR) 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo (T7800)

    Intro Date: November 1, 2007 Disc Date: February 26, 2008
    Order No: BTO/CTO Model No: A1226 (EMC 2136)
    Subfamily: Mid/Late 2007, 2.4/2.2GHz* Model ID: MacBookPro3,1
    Std. RAM: 2.0 GB Std. VRAM: 256 MB
    Std. HD: 160 GB (5400 RPM) Std. Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"
    Complete MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.6 15" (SR) Specs
     
  3. keith moore thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I suppose going direct to apple is an option. I need to replace the LCD on this machine but wanted to get a heads up about this other issue before I start investing. What I described doesn't match the symptoms that's I've read on bad; battery's, left I/O boards, logic boards or power supplies.

     
  4. keith moore thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Seems like battery.
    Maybe a dead battery or a problem with battery connection.
    Call Apple
     

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