SOS help please. Macbook Pro won't turn on. Blinking Light

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by antonisalb, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. antonisalb macrumors newbie

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    Hello to everyone this is my first post here and sadly its about a problem with my macbook pro.
    The notebook in question is a 17'' Macbook Pro I bought in September 2008.
    I simply closed it (without turning it off, just let it go on sleep) and took it with me as usual and when I tried turning it on again, it would not turn on.

    I press the power button and I hear the hard drive/superdrive (not sure which of the two) start up and I see the sleep light turn on but after a few seconds its turns off again. If I hold the power button down for a few seconds the sleep light starts blinking and then the notebook turns off once more. In all cases the screen is black.

    I tried everything here http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1365 and tried removing and re-installing the RAM and nothing changed.
    Short of trying to re-install the RAM again I have no idea what to do. I won't be able to visit a Genius until after the 5th so any ideas/suggestions?
     
  2. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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  3. sharkync macrumors regular

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    Are you sure your charger is working correctly - i.e. there is nothing wrong with the male mag safe connector. Try checking the pin outs with a volt ohm meter (if available). Try someone else's ac adaptor.
     
  4. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816

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    Do the batteries have a charge? If not, try plugging it in.
     
  5. Jerr0328 macrumors newbie

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    I have the exact same problem. I put my Early 2008 15" MBP to sleep New Year's Eve, and when I tried waking it up on New Year's day it wouldn't respond. Exactly like described here. I'm trying with the original RAM (I had upgraded the RAM over a year ago) and still getting it. I'm trying one stick at a time in each port but it's not working either, and I doubt all 4 sticks of RAM I have are bad. I have an appointment for the Genius Bar tomorrow (1/2) which I had scheduled last week luckily due to another issue (noisy fan), and will let you know what they suggest. Anyone else have this issue?

    Edit: And there is no problem with the battery. It's rather new (replaced it not too long ago) and has a full charge. Tried it on battery, plugged in, and plugged in without battery. No difference between any of that so I doubt it has something to do with the charge.
     
  6. fluffyx macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like you'll need a repair. Hopefully your local Apple Store will be able to help when you can make it in.
     
  7. antonisalb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry to hear that Jerr, please do let me know how it goes.

    DNH, SHNYC: Interestingly with mine when I remove the battery and plug the charger in and then press the power button it does not respond at all, not even a sound or blinking light like with the battery. Battery is fully charged btw and the charger had been working fine. I'll try with another charger but I don't know if it will help.

    I don't think an external monitor would do the job because its not just the screen that isn't responding its the whole thing that goes quiet after a few seconds
     
  8. Jerr0328 macrumors newbie

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    Brought in my MBP to the Apple Store today and they took it in for repair. I should know more later in the week, but it seems like there's no other option but to bring it in for repair...
     

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