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Mac laptop will not turn on

Battery light is turning on

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    Daniel Herd May 11, 2010

    quit wasting people's time. If you were a doctor, could you do anything if someone left a phone message stating: "I'm dying, I'm breathing, what's wrong?"

    Describe Symptoms, onset, anything that happened that started the problem. Anything you have done so fart o fix it (that was an unintentional mistype, but I had to leave it). I'm going to quit typing because you've probably forgotten that you even posted this and posted the same useless fragment of a question on 12 other sites and are still baffled as to why no one has fixed your problem for you.


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1) Try your battery in another Mac.
2) Try a different battery in your Mac.
3) Try your power adapter on another Mac.
4) Try another power adapter on your Mac.

Go to an Apple Store if you don't have a friend you can borrow equipment from.

If your battery and power adapter work perfectly on another Mac, and working power adapters and batteries do not make your Mac turn on, then your Mac is broken internally and you need to take it to the Apple Store to get it repaired.

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

  • Jay Brown Sep 20, 2011

    You may have overlooked a very important step. The first thing that should be done, because it requires no extra hardware and is very quick, is to reset the System Management Controller (Intel Mac) or Power Management Unit (PowerPC Mac). URLs to steps:

    Intel Mac:http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3964

    PowerPC Mac:http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2183

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