my macbook thinks its the frikkin messiah.
January 14, 2011 11:31 AM Subscribe
why would my macbook decide to power on some days, but play dead with me on others?
posted by sammich to computers & internet (5 answers total)
i have a white macbook (circa 2007). maybe about once every few weeks it will decide to not turn on. and i'm talking about no fan noise / chime / screen / sleep light. however it will still recognize when there is a battery and the power adapter will charge it. i never spilled anything on it, it gets hot when i use it but i dont think it's unlike other macbooks (it has never shutdown from overheating).
i'll do things like the smc reset, use a different power adapter and battery, switch the memory around, i've even taken the ram out entirely since macbooks should at least power on with no ram. nothing helps except one thing
and that is to just wait. sometimes 15 minutes, sometimes a few days. then it will power on as if nothing has gone wrong. it's like i make it angry, gives me the silent treatment then come back around when its tantrum is over.
it's frustrating that i can't pin what's going on. i've read a few forum posts around the web of the same problem but after their ressurection the discussion ends there. my question is not so much what must i do to fix it but what would be causing the mac to not turn on and then automagically fix itself.