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Frustrated not being able to power on your MacBook

MacBook with power button logo and text not able to turn on.

Frustrated not being able to power on your MacBook. Try these methods:

1️⃣ Check your power adapter: Ensure it’s functioning properly. A faulty adapter can prevent your MacBook from turning on.

2️⃣ Borrow a compatible charger: Consider borrowing a similar voltage power adapter from a friend and try charging your MacBook. This could help determine if the issue lies with your original adapter.

💡 Successfully powered on your MacBook with a different adapter? Great News! If you have confirmed that the issue lies with your power adapter, you can easily obtain a replacement power adapter from us or the Official Apple Online Retail Store.

3️⃣ Reset SMC (System Management Control)

M1 and M2 Macs: Not Applicable to M processor Macs because Apple has integrated all the functions of the SMC directly into the processor. This means that functions like power management, thermal management and other related tasks are now handled internally by the processor itself.

MacBook Pro keyboard with four keys highlighted

All MacBook models from 2009 with Intel processor:
Shut down the computer (ensure it is completely off).
Disconnect the power adapter.
Press and hold the Left Shift, Control, Option keys and power button simultaneously for 10 seconds.
Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.

4️⃣ Reset PRAM / NVRAM

M1 and M2 Macs: Not Applicable to M processor Macs because the system will test it during startup, if there is an issue, it will be automatically reset during startup.

All MacBook models from 2009 with Intel processor:

Shut down the computer (ensure it is completely off).
Disconnect the power adapter.

MacBook Pro Keyboard with Power Button Highlighted

Press the power button and release, then hold down Command, Option, P key and R key for 20 seconds.

MacBook Pro keyboard with four keys highlighted

Then release the keys and allow the Mac to proceed with its normal startup process. If you own an older Mac that emits a startup chime, keep holding down the keys until you hear a second chime during the startup.

Still not able to power on your MacBook?

Battery drain possibility:

If you have a faulty battery, it may have completely drained, leading to the inability to power on your MacBook.

Logic board faulty possibility:

If your MacBook still won’t turn on after trying different power adapters and troubleshooting the battery, there might be an underlying issue with the logic board (motherboard) components. This includes crucial elements like the processor, RAM, power chipsets, and processing chipsets.

To pinpoint the exact cause and provide an effective solution, a thorough check and diagnosis of the logic board is necessary.

🏢 Free battery health and logic board check at our office. You may visit us today for a complimentary check, completely free of charge. Our skilled technicians will assess your MacBook and provide you with detailed insights into it.

🚛 Pick-Up and Delivery Service (Currently available in KL and Selangor): If you prefer a hassle-free experience, simply let us know and we will arrange a pick-up and delivery service.

🇲🇾 Customers residing in other states can contact us to discuss special arrangements.

FAQ Not being able to power on your MacBook

Is it ok to use a third-party charger to test the MacBook? For a short period of time yes acceptable and it is crucial to ensure that the charger is compatible and meets the necessary voltage and power requirements for your MacBook model.

Can I bring it to any computer shop for them to check my MacBook? It’s a good idea to choose a reputable computer shop that has experience with MacBooks and not treat your MacBook as a “test subject”.

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