Macbook boot issue

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  1. fletcher

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    So I have had a Macbook Pro from about 2008 and never had an issue with it. The screen blew out but other than that I have never had a problem. In the last week or two the keyboard, trackpad, and mouse button have gone unresponsive but a quick reboot solved the problem. Same thing happened today but the reboot just shut the system down and it wont boot out of what seems like sleep mode. Before I start wading through the Mac forums does anyone have any ideas?
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    Pop in the OSX cd and reboot. Hold down the c key to force boot to the dvd. Run disk utility to make sure your hard drive is OK. Then reboot and see if that fixed it.
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    Uh oh, looks like Hudson might have a virus.

    I checked it before it went down and it was clean. The trojan probably wouldnt have killed it anyway.
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    Danesy Cute but psycho, it all evens out.

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    Perhaps this is a stupid question, but if it "went down" as you say then how are you here and typing to everyone?
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    Danesy - I dug up an older laptop. iBook G4. Its like using a Startac (or whatever its called) cell phone to watch youtube videos. I cant even reply with quotes here, the box gets all screwed up.

    Stellar - No dice. Now I have a shot MBP with an OSX disc stuck inside. Guess its off to the genius bar for me.
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    Danesy Cute but psycho, it all evens out.

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    Damn, that sucks.

    Well, if you need it, my laptop works, you can hang out and use mine, I even have Rum here... so there's that.

    ;)
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    Danesy - You bump it up to something worth drinking and move out of the hood and you might have yourself a deal ;)
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    Does it power on and chime at all? Is the screen dark? Checked the obvious: battery charged, screen brightness isn't turned down, etc? Could be a dead logic board.
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    pull the battery, then fire up holding down the P R Apple and Option keys

    keep holding them down till it chimes 3 times

    that is zapping the PRAM

    not as effective as with older macs

    then keep holding the option key down until you get the screen that will give you an option to boot from either the main disk or the OS DVD

    choose the DVD and run Disk Utility

    the genius bar may not want to work on a Mac that old
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    It doesnt chime, the screen is dark. Battery is almost fully charged. I can hear the HD fire up but it just seems that it stays in sleep mode. I have a feeling this is going to cost me. Fuck.
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    I have to be honest, weenie, that sounds like a total goof. Ill try it in the morning, maybe zombie jeezoos will be my wingman with that one.
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    I meant to pull the battery to make sure it is totally off, then reinstall it and start ut the way I mentioned

    also have it plugged into the wall when you try to start it

    do you have any other macs around?

    you could try to do the target disk mode

    where you plug a firewire cable into both macs and fire up the broken one and hold down the "T" key and it will go into target disk mode

    and on the good mac you can see all the drives and pull info off of the bad one

    also here are the instructions to boot into safe mode

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455
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    Cant get safe mode to work, I dont even get the startup tone. Ill dig up a fire wire and try to get it in target mode but I have a feeling that wont work either. Thanks for the advice!

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