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Problems starting laptop

Hello, i have a Macbook pro laptop and haven't had any problems so far, however in the past couple of days my macbook doesn't turn on properly. I press the on button and i hear the initial noise the start the laptop up but the screen just stays black and doesn't load up. After turning off the laptop and attempting to turn it on several times it finally turns on but it is very temperamental. I have also noticed whilst charging the laptop it seems to get very hot- i don't know if this is related to the problem. Any advice would be great many thanks. Judith

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Your first recourse is to reset the power controller. Since I don't know the exact model and vintage of your MacBook Pro, I will post the reset procedure that applies to most of them.

  1. If the computer is on, turn it off.
  2. Disconnect the power adapter and remove the main battery.
  3. Hold the power button down for five seconds, then release.
  4. Install the main battery and connect the power adapter.
  5. Press the power button to restart the computer.
If this does not solve your issue, your machine will need professional service.

Posted on May 16, 2010

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