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MacBook Pro - almost-new macbook pro won't turn on!!!


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my macbook pro is close to a month old, and it is a 2.2 core 2 duo 15" 120GB one. recently, i was running it on battery at work, and it still had an hour's battery life on it. when i got back from work, and tried to switch it on, nothing happened!! i checked the connections, verified whether the ac adapter was securely plugged in the wall-socket, and tried again-nothing happened! the battery was charging(i could see the progress on the battery below) and the fan was spinning fast as i could literally hear it spin, but it would not power on!! impatient, i called up customer service, and was asked to disconnect the battery and re-connect it, which worked!! it's working fine now and i haven't had any further problems with it. later i logged on to the support section of the apple site and navigated to macbook pro troubleshooting sub-section of the site...i figured that what i did to get it started the other day is referred to as "resetting the SMC". but should such a problem happen to a new computer? does this mean my laptop has a manufacturing defect or is refurbished(i bought it directly www.from apple.com)? is this a major problem? any help would be appreciated!!
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I'm pretty sure that if it happens once, don't worry too much.
If it happens again, then i'd be concerned.
Three times, send it back.

I've got a new MBP, its done a few weird things, but each thing has happened only once.

I know how ya feel though man, its like my baby, if she sneezes, i panic.

Good old Apple Support though eh! Easy!!
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thanks for the reply...i'll do as you mentioned, watch out for such weird things!..i feel exactly the way you said- i baby this computer(i have a speck case protecting it from scratches, a screen protector protecting the monitor and i'm now considering a keyboard protector)! if something goes wrong, i get frustrated, disappointed!..and this happened when i just have a mac partition, only god knows what will happen when i use a windows dual partition using boot camp!!!
thanks once again!!
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