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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:29 pm 
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Just got a 2007 MacBook Pro 15” 1st gen (the first MacBook model), The MagSafe shows an orange as charging, But doesn’t boot? No noise, no fans, no display. What should I do? Sorry for posting so much.. ah! :?:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:45 pm 
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There's no reason to worry about posting so much.

Leave it charging at least overnight.


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BDAqua wrote:
There's no reason to worry about posting so much.

Leave it charging at least overnight.


Oh wait.. It made a moving drive sound for a second with a couple of clicks and then failed. It’s like that old macbook startup noise except it doesn’t go fully :(

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:38 pm 
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You ,ay be onto it, but still charge it overnight,


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What's the model number?

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What's the model number?

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A1260. Early 2008, it’s the big one. The battery’s fully charged. I’ll let it charge overnight. Still I get the two sounds, somethings moving.

Still won’t turn on without battery while plugged in.

I’ve already reset SMC, PRAM..

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Anonymous wrote:
What's the model number?

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That’s the MacBook.


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After troubleshooting since 5 PM, I hear whirring and everything and i see the white sleep light, and only stays on for as long as you hold the power button until 5 seconds when everything just shuts down. happens every time. Thoughts? I think I am making progress ;)

Soo frustrating. It has the battery and MagSafe! Ahg!

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Macbook - Only turns on when power button is held down.

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This was the most frustrating issue I ever had with my 2.4 Intel Macbook 10.5.8.

I had exactly the same issue the Macbook would only power on if I held down the power button until reaching the blue screen, if I released anytime prior to the blue screen zip.

Additionally, once on my Macbook would work perfectly until it went to sleep then it would also power off. After two frustrating days, I found an unbelievable solution and I remain completely gobsmacked. I turned the computer off, I CLOSED THE LID, I unplugged the power, plugged in the power and powered on as normal and everything worked, closing the lid was the trick, i couldn't tell you if it's necessary step to unplug.

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/ma ... n.1285597/
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Hi all. After taking it to an Apple store to have an engineer sort it, they have confirmed it was the power supply and replaced it for £56, more than half what I was expecting.

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/fa ... d.1396774/

https://macreports.com/macbook-wont-turn-on-fix/

https://www.digitaltrends.com/apple/app ... arting-up/


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Macbook - Only turns on when power button is held down.

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This was the most frustrating issue I ever had with my 2.4 Intel Macbook 10.5.8.

I had exactly the same issue the Macbook would only power on if I held down the power button until reaching the blue screen, if I released anytime prior to the blue screen zip.

Additionally, once on my Macbook would work perfectly until it went to sleep then it would also power off. After two frustrating days, I found an unbelievable solution and I remain completely gobsmacked. I turned the computer off, I CLOSED THE LID, I unplugged the power, plugged in the power and powered on as normal and everything worked, closing the lid was the trick, i couldn't tell you if it's necessary step to unplug.

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/ma ... n.1285597/
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Hi all. After taking it to an Apple store to have an engineer sort it, they have confirmed it was the power supply and replaced it for £56, more than half what I was expecting.

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/fa ... d.1396774/

https://macreports.com/macbook-wont-turn-on-fix/

https://www.digitaltrends.com/apple/app ... arting-up/


:upset: NOTHING WORKS :upset:

Very frustrating. Any other suggestions? I can hear it.. Is there a magnet in the MacBooks where it needs to stay there or else it will sleep or is that in older Apple computers?

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Yes, good call...

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203315

People even had trouble laying their phone next to a Laptop.


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BDAqua wrote:
Yes, good call...

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203315

People even had trouble laying their phone next to a Laptop.


Yeah the thing is I don’t have ANYTHING near it!

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BDAqua wrote:
Yes, good call...

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203315

People even had trouble laying their phone next to a Laptop.


Er I meant the internal magnet

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:18 am 
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Yes, it can get detached & mess things up.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:23 am 
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BDAqua wrote:
Yes, it can get detached & mess things up.


Should I go look inside? Oh and don’t I have to take the shell off to see the magnet?

I just changed the CD drive with a combo drive in the iBook and to get to the magnet it was SO HARD! Ahg :x having 8 computers is killing me.. heh.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:25 am 
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Yes, top cover & KB if I recall.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:27 am 
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Yes, top cover & KB if I recall.


KB?

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KB = Keyboard, please excise me, I'm a one finger typist with poor vision... boys weren't allowed to take Typing when I went to school.


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KB = Keyboard, please excise me, I'm a one finger typist with poor vision... boys weren't allowed to take Typing when I went to school.


Nah, it’s me. Sorry, I’m not good with text abbreviations LOL- Yikes, on one of the iBooks when I took the shell off I cracked it.

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I think Apple designs them to be difficult on purpose.


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BDAqua wrote:
I think Apple designs them to be difficult on purpose.


That’s why Apple Care is so expensive :lol:

I really should look at iFixit.

So when I look inside the MacBook, what would be the red flags?

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iFixit or Anon or MB would be a better source for that info. :)


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BDAqua wrote:
iFixit or Anon or MB would be a better source for that info. :)


iFixit it is :)

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BDAqua wrote:
iFixit or Anon or MB would be a better source for that info. :)


UGHHH- After optical drive replacement, iBook won’t turn on! Ughhhhhh!

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BDAqua wrote:
iFixit or Anon or MB would be a better source for that info. :)


UGHHH- After optical drive replacement, iBook won’t turn on! Ughhhhhh!

That's probably an easy fix: take it apart and put it back together again. Look for anything that's unplugged or out of place. Then take out the battery, unplug the power adapter, hold down the power button for 20-ish seconds, reconnect power and battery, and power back up.

Also, when you're working inside the computers be careful of static electricity. It will damage stuff. Avoid wool and synthetic fibers. Ideally work in a reasonably high humidity environment, and work on either conductive or at least non-plastic surfaces, and try not to move around too much while you're working. Avoid contact with conductive traces and pins on chips. Before you touch the insides of the computer, touch something that's conductive and grounded (like a computer or appliance that's plugged in nearby). Static doesn't always kill things immediately, but it certainly can. The little zap you get when you walk across the carpet and touch the door knob is at least 3000V, and a bigger spark can easily top 10,000V. Sure there's not much current, but when the circuits are that tiny it doesn't take much.

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