MBP won't turn on, sleep light blinks once

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by rchalico, May 13, 2010.

  1. rchalico macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I own a MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz and my problem happend like this:

    Last night I stopped playing SC2 and closed my MBP, then this morning I noticed that while it was closed, it had not gone to sleep mode, or at least that's what I thought, because it was too hot and the fans spinning hard. I openned it and showed no video, but remained on. After a 5-sec power button restart, it flashed the sleep indicator once and did nothing else, except for the HD spinned for a sec.

    I took the battery off and gave the computer time to cool off, because I sensed it way too hot.
    After I reinstalled the battery, I was able to turn it on the normal way, it worked just fine, but later I closed it again and when I openned it, it showed no video again.

    I repeated the process of letting it cool down, but with no effect this time.
    The sleep indicator turns on once and it does nothing.
    I tried swapping the memories, resetting the SMC, tried booting pressing control + command + r + p, tried booting without the battery, tried booting without the magsafe, nothing has worked.

    Now what happens when I press the power button is I hear the HD try to spin for half a second and the sleep indicator turn on once.

    What else can I try or what problem would that be?
     
  2. runebinder macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like you've fried something, if resetting the SMC and PRAM hasn't helped then looks like there's a hardware failure. I'd suggest getting it looked at for a repair.
     
  3. rchalico thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I need to get it to service?
     
  4. mac8867 macrumors 6502

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    yes
     
  5. rchalico thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Upon taking it to Apple Service, they tell me that what failed is something power-related, but that it is integrated in the motherboard, so I would need to fully replace it.
    They are charging me $1,042 USD so I'm not gonna have it repaired, I may head out to ebay to get a spare motherboard and do it myself...
     
  6. stillageek macrumors newbie

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    Ouch....I thought about doing the same when my 8600GT video card (2.4 GHz MBP) failed 2 weeks ago. I saw a few motherboards online...cheapest was in the $750 range. Thankfully Apple fixed mine under the extended warranty on the video card. Good luck finding a board.
     
  7. aerove macrumors 6502

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    had the same issue.. but thankfully i was under applecare so got it fixed last week
     

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