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Discussion in 'Computers' started by OutOfPhase, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member
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    I just finished replacing the screen on my sister in-laws macbook pro that broke a month after she bought it 5 years ago. The laptop was working great until...... Being that it has not been used in 5 years there were quite a few updates one being the Intel firmware. While it was installing the firmware update the dog knocked the power cord out and the laptop shut down. We found out the hard way the battery was bad. :( I have tried everything I know to get it going but nothing works. I posted at the apple site but nobody has answered. Before I bring this to the "genius" bar I wanted to see if anybody here had ideas.

    Thanks in advance

    Dan
     



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  2. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    Maybe you should move this thread into the computers and it forum to see if anyone the had an idea. We have a few tech junkies for Macs here
     
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  3. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer

    EarlyMon. He works with a Mac. Not sure how much he knows, but I'll stab in the dark and say a lot. Hit him and see. :)
     
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  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Is the MacBook like totally dead, or is it trying to start? - i.e. the screen lights up? Have you tried another Apple MacBook power-brick with it? It could be that the logic-board(as Apple calls the mainboard) had died. If it is, a new board is likely to be extremely expensive and not really worth it for a five year old MacBook.

    Probably best thing to do is take it to the Genius Bar, see what they got to say about it.
     
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  5. ninadchaudhari

    ninadchaudhari What's up !

    sure ! I would go with SMC reset ! and PV ram reset ... and i guess that will do the job !

    but What exactly is your problem ?like What exactly happens when you plug in and then try to turn on the pc ?
     
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  6. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Android Expert

    If a NVRAM flash job gets interrupted, it usually bricks the computer. Once it's bricked, only a trip back to the factory or repair center will restore it to normal operation. Yes that can be costly, but with socketed ICs being a thing of the past (especially with laptops) that's usually your only choice.

    Get a quote or two, and see if it's worth fixing.
     
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  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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  8. huh

    huh Android Expert

    try holding the control+ command+power buttons down at the same time for about 3 sec to restart

    if that doesnt work try to reset the smc remove the ac power take out battery hold down power button for 5 sec

    good luck!!!
     
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  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Or command-option-P-R during startup until the start sound repeats, but I think we should find out if the 9 beeps happened or not.
     
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  10. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member
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    Thank you all for the responses, i tried them with no luck. I am currently sitting at the genius bar while they repair the firmware.
     
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