My Macbook suddenly died, please help

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by saadat, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. saadat macrumors member

    saadat

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    Hello All
    Yesterday, my macbook turned off automatically. Now when i press the power button, the isight led light blinks and there is no other indication of any sort. when i let go the power button, the blinking stops. Whats wrong?
     
  2. saadat thread starter macrumors member

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  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Sounds like an hdd or logic Board issue...You may have to consider taking it to Apple for a look.
     
  4. macdatadrive macrumors regular

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    Even though it won't boot - have you tried booting it from a CD?
    Then, go to Disk Utility (if it boots) and see what the SMART status of your drive is.
    If it says failing or failed, you need a new hard drive. If it says verified, try reinstalling the OS and if it boots after that it may have been firmware or software.
    If not, the issue may be logic board.
     

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  5. saadat thread starter macrumors member

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    it doesnt even power on, only iSight led light flickers till the power button is pressed. When its released, that light turns off too.
     
  6. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a

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    If it won’t even boot off of an install DVD my guess is logic board. I would suggest taking it into apple to be looked at.
     
  7. MR.BUTTON macrumors member

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    hope this works

    try hold power button&command for couple of seconds.seems weird that the light dies when releasing the power button:eek:

    mid-2010 macbook
     
  8. saadat thread starter macrumors member

    saadat

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    Thanks people, looks like its time to buy a new one.. Macbook Air, IvyBridge
     

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