Startup sound, black screen-is my battery shot, or something worse?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JasmineF, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. JasmineF macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2010
    Hoping one of you more experienced users can help and apologies in advance for my limited hardware/software knowledge.
    I've had my Macbook Pro for a few years. Still on same battery. It's been weak for a while (running out sooner than before), but I've tried to practice good battery health since I bought it.
    It was fine when I last used it a few days ago. Today, it won't turn on. I hear the startup sound, and then nothing happens. Black screen.
    When I press command-control-power button, after a few seconds I hear this awful beeping sound. I'm a freelance editor, and desperately need a file on my desktop. What do you recommend?
    Do you think my batter is just shot, or is it something worse?
    Thank you in advance.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    So the MBP won't even turn on when the battery is removed and the power adapter plugged in?

    Have you tried any of the steps in the following guide?
    Mac doesn't boot
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    ...the obvious thing to do next is to see if it works plugged into mains or with another battery.

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