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Current version by: Ron Davis ,

Title:

My MacBook won't boot, no start chime, just the DVD spinning sound.

Text:

I had to take my computer to work to be inventoried. I didn't turn it on. I brought it back home, and now it will not start. When the power button is pressed, I can hear the DVD spin, but there's no startup chime. The status light in the front is on solid, but dim. I inserted a boot disc, but it won't boot from that either—and now I can't get the disc out. Any ideas? Thanks.
== Update ==
For what it's worth, I was just able to fix mine with the help of this list.
For me, the key was trying to start the computer with no RAM installed. After that succeeded, I went ahead and put a single RAM chip back in, and it started up.
-What started the problem was that the main battery just got too depleted, which seems to have an impact on other parts of the system.
+What started the problem was the main battery getting too depleted, which seems to have an impact on other parts of the system.
Thanks, everyone!

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

6273

Edit by: Ron Davis ,

Title:

My MacBook won't boot, no start chime, just the DVD spinning sound.

Text:

-I had to take my computer to work to be inventoried. I didn't turn it on. I brought it back home and now it will not start. When the power button is pressed I can hear the DVD spin, but no start up chime. The status light in the front is on solid, but dim. I got a boot disc in but it won't boot from it either and now I can't get the disc out. Any ideas????
-
-THANKS
+I had to take my computer to work to be inventoried. I didn't turn it on. I brought it back home, and now it will not start. When the power button is pressed, I can hear the DVD spin, but there's no startup chime. The status light in the front is on solid, but dim. I inserted a boot disc, but it won't boot from that either—and now I can't get the disc out. Any ideas? Thanks.
== Update ==
-For what its worth, I just was able to fix mine, with the help of this list.
+For what it's worth, I was just able to fix mine with the help of this list.
-For me the key was trying to start the computer with no RAM installed. After that succeeded, I went ahead and put a single RAM chip back in and it started up.
+For me, the key was trying to start the computer with no RAM installed. After that succeeded, I went ahead and put a single RAM chip back in, and it started up.
-What started the problem was the main battery just got too depleted, which seems to have an impact on other parts of the system.
+What started the problem was that the main battery just got too depleted, which seems to have an impact on other parts of the system.
-thanks everyone!
+Thanks, everyone!

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

6273

Edit by: billyT ,

Title:

My MacBook won't boot, no start chime, just the DVD spinning sound.

Text:

I had to take my computer to work to be inventoried. I didn't turn it on. I brought it back home and now it will not start. When the power button is pressed I can hear the DVD spin, but no start up chime. The status light in the front is on solid, but dim. I got a boot disc in but it won't boot from it either and now I can't get the disc out. Any ideas????
THANKS
+
+== Update ==
+
+For what its worth, I just was able to fix mine, with the help of this list.
+
+For me the key was trying to start the computer with no RAM installed. After that succeeded, I went ahead and put a single RAM chip back in and it started up.
+
+What started the problem was the main battery just got too depleted, which seems to have an impact on other parts of the system.
+
+thanks everyone!

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

6273

Edit by: ABCellars, Brian, originalmachead, and oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

My MacBook won't boot, no start chime, just the DVD spinning sound.

Text:

I had to take my computer to work to be inventoried.  I didn't turn it on.  I brought it back home and now it will not start.  When the power button is pressed I can hear the DVD spin, but no start up chime.  The status light in the front is on solid, but dim.  I got a boot disc in but it won't boot from it either and now I can't get the disc out.  Any ideas????

THANKS

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

+6273

Original post by: Mark Mikulski ,

Title:

My MacBook won't boot, no start chime, just the DVD spinning sound.

Text:

I had to take my computer to work to be inventoried.  I didn't turn it on.  I brought it back home and now it will not start.  When the power button is pressed I can hear the DVD spin, but no start up chime.  The status light in the front is on solid, but dim.  I got a boot disc in but it won't boot from it either and now I can't get the disc out.  Any ideas????

THANKS

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Core 2 Duo Models A1226 and A1260

Status:

open