My Macbook died then came back to life. Do I take it to service?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ramius, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Ramius macrumors 6502

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    My Macbook from october 2008 just died completely.

    It would not turn on, no matter how many times I pressed the on button.

    I took the battery in and out, charged it fully, but still nothing. Despite me using the machine yesterday and nothing special happening over night.

    Then I realised the machine was dead. So I took the hard drive out, put it in the bag, and was ready to deliver it for repairs tomorrow.

    Then suddenly, two hours later, I hear the discdrive startup sound from my bag. Keep in mind I hadn´t touched it for hours! The machine turned on.

    Without the hard disc, the machine powered on, on its own, several hours after I had pressed the powerbutton.

    This is ****ing crazy if you ask me. But is there a logical explenation? Should I still take it to service?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you should. Your HDD may be dying.
     
  3. Ramius thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I dont think thats the case. The machine can still power on without the hard drive, obviously - I just learned this.

    The power switch was not responding. But I´m going to back up my files tomorrow, just in case.
     
  4. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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  5. Ramius thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But what is the reason for the two hour delay in powering up?

    How is that even possible? Is there a dwarf inside that is like "hold on, give me two hours, my stomach is liquid today, go be social instead".
     

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