Only powers on when upside and almost closed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ijen0311, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. ijen0311 macrumors 65816

    ijen0311

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    Yes, that's the problem I'm having.

    I have an older MBP (1.83 Intel Core Duo)

    When I push the power button, I hear a little electric noise, then a fizzle noise. It won't turn on. However, if I close it almost all the way and turn it upside down, it powers up fine. Once it's running, no issues.

    Any idea where to start with trying to correct this problem? I don't know what part could be making this happen. And yes, it has to be both upside down and almost totally closed. :rolleyes:
     
  2. mulo macrumors 68020

    mulo

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    sounds like a loose connector somewhere.
    is it any different if its hooked to the wall?
     
  3. ijen0311 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ijen0311

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    Nope, if nothing else... it's consistent.
     
  4. aimbdd macrumors 6502a

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    How did you find what way it would turn on? :confused::confused: Thats very.... unique to say the least. I second the last post.
     
  5. ijen0311 thread starter macrumors 65816

    ijen0311

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    I noticed it once after pushing the power button, I started to give up and put it away. I heard the chime as it was almost closed. :eek:
     

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