Macbook problem

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Hey all,

My Macbook won't turn on and I'm hoping that someone may have an idea for some simple solution. Before it stopped working, the battery indicator would say "not charging" (even though if you would watch over time, it would be charging up VERY slowly). The LED light on the connector for the charger would either not come on at all or be VERY dim (so much so that you would have to be looking very closely to tell that it was on at all. Now (and for several months now), it won't power up at all. I took it to a friend of a friend to look at, and they tried switching out the battery (which had been my assumption), but still no luck.

I'm trying to avoid taking it in to a "genius bar," as the closest Apple store is a couple hour drive away. Just to clarify, it's the kind of Macbook that you have to take the screws out and remove the bottom panel to get at the battery.

Any ideas would be much appreciated. Please let me know if there are more questions I can answer to help get a better diagnosis.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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Did you try using a different MagSafe Charger adapter unit? It's possible your original one is defective.
 
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Yes, that was one of the first things that I tried. Mine worked on my wife's computer, but neither of them worked on mine.
 
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i dont know the problem but try holding in the power button for like 8-9 seconds it'll shut down and it will probably be better once you press the power button agian.
 

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