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    Wont start!
    Hi!

    I have a 2009 era Macbook pro. After I connect it to the power (the green light is lit up) and then press the power on button, the laptop does not power up. I tried long press, short press, nothing works. No lights light up on the laptop when i press the power button, and there is no startup music or anything like that. This is the same whether I am starting with a battery or without a battery.

    As background info, I would like to add this; my laptop had the 'warping' battery issue; the battery became so warped, it was physically impossible to place it on a table. At that point I took it to Apple service, and they advised me to take out the battery and use without a battery till i purchased a replacement battery. At that time, and for a few days more, the laptop worked fine, without battery when connected to mains power. Then a few days later, it just wouldn't start. Thinking a new battery would solve the problem, I purchased a battery. Sadly, and as described above, the laptop does not power up, with or without the battery.

    Any ideas and suggestions, will be much appreciated!

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    My 07' MBP had the same problem quite often, i just bought a new battery and it worked.
    Is the charge indicator full on the battery? I often had to let mine charge up before it came to life.

    Hopefully this helps, if not though i recommend you go to the nearest apple store of talk to them because that is not normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatguy16 View Post
    My 07' MBP had the same problem quite often, i just bought a new battery and it worked.
    Is the charge indicator full on the battery? I often had to let mine charge up before it came to life.

    Hopefully this helps, if not though i recommend you go to the nearest apple store of talk to them because that is not normal.
    I 've been charging the new battery for days, still wont start. When I press the little button on the battery, all 5 lights light up, does this mean the battery is charging?

    I dont have a Apple store anywhere close to where I live, I am still hopeful someone can help me here.

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    Alas sure looks like bigger problems that a battery. Either a failed power supply or logic board are first diagnosis.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by macsonnew View Post
    I 've been charging the new battery for days, still wont start. When I press the little button on the battery, all 5 lights light up, does this mean the battery is charging?

    I dont have a Apple store anywhere close to where I live, I am still hopeful someone can help me here.
    I think harry is right, sounds like a hardwear problem
    Here is the link for aplle suport: Apple - Support - Contact Apple Support

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    There is no more warranty for this, so apple support wont cover it.

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    Well they will do the work at a cost. No water spills or anything like that?
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by macsonnew View Post
    Hi!

    I have a 2009 era Macbook pro. After I connect it to the power (the green light is lit up) and then press the power on button, the laptop does not power up. I tried long press, short press, nothing works. No lights light up on the laptop when i press the power button, and there is no startup music or anything like that. This is the same whether I am starting with a battery or without a battery.

    .....Sadly, and as described above, the laptop does not power up, with or without the battery.

    Any ideas and suggestions, will be much appreciated!
    I have this same problem with my early 2008 MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz Model 4,1. This actually sounds like the same machine you have. Does yours have silver keys?

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