It's my school computer given to me by my school district, but since it's a long holiday weekend I can't get a hold of any of our it people. It's a 2009 Macbook Pro I believe. No it doesn't have a latch to remove the battery.
I did all of that with the cord, but again it is not the cord...I have tried two cords. The cord I am currently using works perfectly fine when plugged into my personal computer. My husband just got it to light up green when plugged into the Macbook Pro. Is that a good sign? What do we do now?
I did check the port as well and cleaned it with a q-tip and toothpick. It took quite a bit of finagling to get it to even light up green in the first place when plugged back in even after checking and cleaning the port and cord end.
The green LEDs light on the side, but it's only one of the lights blinking.
The plug color is still green. I'm not sure what a SMC is?
I tried the SMC reset, but it doesn't seem to have worked? The fifth step says to turn the computer on? I did press the power button after following the previous four steps, but nothing happened? Is that because the battery is too low? The LED on the power cord is still green and has not changed to the orange light for charging.
I don't have the MacBook Pro charger, but I've used my Macbook charger with it before....My macbook is an '08 I think if that helps? The charge port in the sides of the computers seem to be the exact same size.
I can run and get the pro charger and try it, I'm just nervous to take this one out because it took quite a bit of messing around to get the LED to light up on the cord in the first place.
The plug led color is still green and the power LEDs still show one blinking light.
Okay I'll run and get that cord then...What do I do if it won't light up like it was yesterday then? Even after I've cleaned it etc.?
We had some success with the Pro cord....the LED on the cord is now orange! The side LED's are still just the one blinking light.
Sounds good. Should I do the SMC reset when it has more charge, or just try to start it?
How long do should it take to get the initial charge? The side led is still only one blinking light.
I tried the SMC and got nothing.....
What's the verdict if it still won't turn on after that? :S