Knife the Mac
January 1, 2013 4:04 PM Subscribe
The Apple Store Genius fixed my Macbook's problem while I was in the store, but now that I'm home again I'm back to square one. Help.
posted by mudpuppie to Computers & Internet (22 answers total)
My computer battery drained overnight and I couldn't get it to start this morning, even after it was plugged in for an hour. (Tried removing the battery, resetting the SMC, doing ctrl+opt+P+R, nothing worked.) Took it to the Apple Store ~30 minutes away. It was unplugged and not charging for that travel time.
When I got there, Genius plugged the computer in, pushed the power button, and it started right up.
His explanation, which I only partly remember, is that removing the power cord and letting it sit for a while essentially 'reset' the power supply. Or something like that. He did a bunch of other diagnostic stuff -- 45 minutes worth or so -- and sent me home.
Now that I'm back home, I can't get the computer to start.
What did he do that worked, and how can I boot it up again? (Already tried all the same things I listed above.)