What to do next with 2008 MBP, won't turn on!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iTryhard, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. iTryhard macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2013
    So a couple months ago I had a very tiny amount of water spilled and it rendered 2 buttons useless. Well as my luck would have it, those two are the shift key and the damn power button! So I essentially can't let it die, or I have to take it apart and attach the power pads on the back with a screwdriver or paper clip. Anyway, I had misplaced my charger for a couple hours yesterday, and it died. After getting it back and charging the computer to full, the power pads method no longer works. I know the battery is fully charged. Is there anything I can do with this? Is it time to throw in the towel and buy a new computer? I really need this for school.
  2. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2012
    Spaceball One
    Try unplugging the keyboard connector and trying the pads, could be your power button is shorting out. I recommend replacing the keyboard (or top case) and cleaning the board with isopropyl alcohol.
  3. revalationist macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2011
    I'd suggest taking it apart and using it as a fish-tank decoration
  4. chakdey macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2008
    Try removing the battery for couple mins? Long shot, but you never know.

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