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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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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.

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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
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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?

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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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