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macbook pro 2009 wont turn on


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when my computer is turned on it just comes up with a bright white screen of nothingness, this started happening after i shut down my computer using the power button, how do i fix this issue
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Give this a try (SMC reset):

Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)

If this doesn't help...then give this a try (PRAM reset):

About NVRAM and PRAM

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- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
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thanks but neither worked, the apple startup sign never comes up on mine
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thanks but neither worked, the apple startup sign never comes up on mine
Could be a dead hard drive then.

Try booting the computer from an OS install DVD. If this works...then open "Disk Utility"...and have a look at the hard drive. Maybe it can be repaired...and maybe not.

But if the computer can successfully boot from an OS DVD...then at least the computer is ok...and then just need to replace the HD.

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- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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