MacBook wont turn on!

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ckridr

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I need some help! My 2008 MacBook Pro was working fine and I shut it down one day, and now it wont turn back on. I've tried a few of the Apple support tricks but they haven't worked. Now one weird thing is happening and I don't know what it means. When I attach the magnetic charger to the computer, the light goes from green to orange then right back to green. This computer has been off for a while so I know now that the battery has to be dead. Therefore, the charging light should not be green. I've tried a couple different batteries with the same result. Anyone have any idea what this means or how to get it to turn back on???
 

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The charger light going from green to orange back to green, when the battery isn't fully charged is usually a sign that the computer isn't seeing the correct voltage for the charging circuit (that's explaining it in a basic manner). That could be the charging port/board or a multitude of sensors/diodes/etc on the board.

First thing I'd try is a PRAM reset, but I sort of assume you have said since you mentioned you tried some of Apple's suggestions.

After that put a battery in and push the battery meter button on the side of the laptop, if it shows anything try to turn it on, if it still doesn't you have more of a problem then originally thought.
 
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