So I just bought a MBA... It doesn't SWITCH ON! Help!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by oulala, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. oulala macrumors newbie

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    After reading through pages and pages of information, hesitating and pondering whether I'm ready to say goodbye to PC, I've finally bought a Mac Book Air.

    I'm at home. The thing won't start. I pressed the power button, a white thin rectangular light flicks on in the front, but the screen doesn't lit up. Nada. Zilch. I checked the apple behind the screen, not litting up either.

    I opened my guide, tried the 'Press those keys together' business. Nothing.

    Should I just go back to the store? What's wrong with my laptop?

    OULALA
     
  2. golemite macrumors newbie

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  3. DaveOZ macrumors regular

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    Is it charged? if the battery is dead flat (most new ones are not) then it will not start until is has charged for a few min.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  5. saisrujan macrumors member

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    That's exactly what happened to me when I tried to start up my MBA. And this was my first mac. I was hoping for a drammatic boot-up, but the small light just blinked on me. Then it dawned on me that I needed to power this puppy up!
     
  6. mr.light macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. Plug it in. Return it if it does not work after that.
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    knowledge is power, power runs your fridge (or in this case, you MBA).
     
  8. saisrujan macrumors member

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    Naah... knowledge is harder to find than crude oil. Can't find enough of it to bring down gas prices!
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    true, but knowledge is cheaper at the moment. i wish we could run stuff of knowledge, or even consciousness.
     
  10. oulala thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Of course I had the power cord on... It didnd't help. I went to the store the following morning: That MBA was a stillborn! Dead. They gave me a new one that works. Don't they try their machines before packing them? I was slightly disappointed
     
  11. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    Looks like you've been damn unlucky. Still, I'd be fairly devastated on getting the new Appley goodness home.... and not having a happy ending
     
  12. Chundles macrumors G4

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    They sell millions of these things - no way could they test every single one before it hits the shelves. They take samples.
     

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