MacBook Pro wont start, but the battery is fully charged?
First off, I want to mention that the battery in my macbook is old and runs out of its charge after about 1 hour of normal use, I need to get a new one but I don't think that will solve my current issue, which is that it just wont start.
Last night as I was going to turn my computer off, it told me about some updates that could be installed before shutdown, including the Mac OSX 10.6.7 update. So I let it install everything without plugging in the power cable because the battery was fully charged. After installing the updates the computer turned itself off.
Today, it started up as normal, but the meter that shows how much more charge is in the battery showed 20 hours, which is nonsense. I expected it to change and started using the computer as normal (surfing). The battery meter stayed at 20 hours, and then suddenly the computer went into sleep mode and the lights on the battery went from all on to just the one flashing. So I plugged in the cable and waited, and after about 20 minutes the lights on the battery were all on again so I tried to turn it on, but it wouldn't start.
I figured something had gone wrong so I pressed the power button for a few seconds and the computer turned off.
Now it wont start at all, even though the battery is fully charged. I tried restarting the SMC (power button for 5 seconds) but to no luck.
Edit: Just for clarification, NOTHING happens when I press the power button.
I did not mean to sound rude, I was just stating the facts, sorry if I offended anyone.
Anyway: I went to the local mac dealer to let the tech there have a look, explained what was wrong and the tech tried pressing the power button and, of course, it booted normally. This didn't exactly help with my frustration but at least it works now, for whatever reason...
Ordered a new battery though, since I suspect the old one had something to do with it...
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