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macbook A1181 13" white 2.2ghz will not power on.

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macbook A1181 13" white 2.2ghz will not power on.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  David replied 4 years ago.
Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do whatever I possibly can to help answer your questions.

In the steps you tried, you say you tried reset with battery out. Can you tell me exactly what that step was in detail?

Thank you,
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I removed the battery, and magsafe, held power button for 20 seconds. Plugged magsafe back in a pressed power again.

Expert:  David replied 4 years ago.

Thanks for your reply.

This is unlikely, but worth a try.

The Mac may have downloaded a firmware update, and it is in the middle of that process.

Connect the MagSafe and insert the battery.

Press and hold the power button until the power indicator light flashes, there will be a loud long tone.

If this is heard, then the rest of the firmware install will happen and your Mac will be back to normal.

This only will happen if your Mac is stuck in a firmware update, so please let me know how this goes.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

how long do i hold it? its been about a minute and nothing

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I am also certain that my wife had not started and updates upon leaving the machine and I also did not.


BTW held the power button for about 3 minutes and nothing.

Expert:  David replied 4 years ago.

In that case you have been as thorough as can be, and there is nothing else for this but a hardware repair i'm afraid.

I could just be a power connection, up to being the main logic board.

Do you need any help finding the closest authorised service provider?