Wow brand new uMBP dead?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XP Defector, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. XP Defector macrumors 6502

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    My Mattbook all of a sudden refuses to boot. Literally I just drove up from my fathers house, unpacked it and opened it - nothing happened. It was in sleep mode. The battery indicator on the left is showing all green (should this be there constantly?). I'm quite puzzled... Any ideas?
     
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  3. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Have you tried holding the Power button down for 8 seconds? Hold it and then try to start it afterward.

    No, the green lights should not be on, and if the notebook is off the white light on the front (next to the black infrared receiver) should be off as well.
     
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  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Then enjoy your windows box because we know those are never faulty.
     
  6. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for advice but no good apparently. I wonder why the battery lights are constantly on? Maybe something shorted, I don't have power adapter with me now so I can not try booting from the wall. Oh lord how utterly disappointing Apple :(
     
  7. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Hm, this is certainly odd. My only advice is to unplug the battery for 20 seconds.

    To my knowledge the battery is held in with one phillips screw. When you start up the only issue you may have is it may warn you that the date is set before 2008. =\
     
  8. angusslo macrumors regular

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    he said that he has unibody MBP. unibodies don't have replacaple battery. and since laptop is new, i wouldn't play with warranty.
     
  9. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    -.-'

    The unibody models have INTEGRATED batteries, which simply mean they're not considered "user replaceable" by Apple. They are removable just as the hard drive and optical drive are, so again it can be removed and replaced to allow the MacBook Pro to decomatize, which I recommend in this case.
     
  10. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks but voiding warranty on an apparently brand new and broken 1300 pound machine is not within my best interests.

    I did replace the HD which to my understanding does not void warranty. I actually sold the stock on eBay to pay for the upgrade. Do you think Apple will request the original HD if I ask for a replacement?

    thanks.
     
  11. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Um...it's new but you've already replaced the hard drive and sold the old one? Just how new is it?

    Give Apple a ring up and explain that it simply isn't booting and they will offer a course that WON'T void your warranty then.
     
  12. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As I said, a couple of weeks. As soon as it arrived I replaced the stock drive to a WD 500GB. I wonder why the battery levels are constantly illuminated? Maybe the battery has a problem here? I'll go back home and plug it in and see if it boots.
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You should have your power cable with you and I would have avoided selling the original drive to be honest. At least right away.

    Like I said, take it back but it is not "brand new", your title is misleading.
     
  14. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    sounds like your smc just needs to be reset
     
  15. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi just had the power adapter brought - ok so it booted straight from sleep and went back into OSX when I connected it to the wall. In OSX it says "No battery Available" - ??? I will try reset now.
     
  16. XP Defector thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes seems to be fixed now lol!!! I reset the smc and instantly the battery LEDs died. Then I booted, seems fine - any idea why this happened? Does it happen frequently?
     

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