My MBP wont power up, after SSD installation
After 1.5 years of use, my hard drive suddenly failed. This was later confirmed by Apple Genius Bar.
So I purchase a new SSD from OWC which was instructed to be compatible with my laptop model ( MBP 13'm early 2011).
It arrived today and I did the installation carefully and successfully.
However, after putting the back panel back in place I was unable to power up my laptop. It was as if the power button is not working.
Then I opened up the back panel one more time to realise that everytime I click the power button (turn on), the fan started running, this can only be stopped by pressing the power button and held it (turn off).
I tried placing my old hard drive and it doesnt work as well.
I tried reset the SMC by holding power-shift-option but same result.
i am very confusing right now my laptop is out of warranty and i know if i go to Apple they will charge me a lot just to open up and look into my MBP. I'm a student i would like to solve problem on my own if possible.
Please, please help me :( thatd be much appreciated
If your fans are turning on and off with the power button, then your computer is most likely starting. Have you double checked to ensure all the cables, wires, and connectors were properly routed and re-connected upon re-assembly? It seems your display may have disconnected from your logic board, leading you to believe your computer is not turning on when it actually is.
Make sure your Hard Drive/Sleep cable is connected fully. Also make sure your battery indicator sensor is plugged in completely. If the computer turns on, then your keyboard cable is likely plugged in properly, but it wouldn't hurt to check and make sure. I've had the hard drive and battery indicator cables on this model cause sleep/non-boot issues quite a few times when it seems like there's no other cause. Good luck!