Model A1225 / Mid 2007 and Early 2008 / 2.4, 2.8, or 3.06 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Mac just shut down, why won't it turn on?


My Mac just randomly shut down yesterday while I was using it and now it won't turn on. I left it unplugged over night and it still won't turn on. Tried resetting the smu and it still won't work. Can someone help??


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Unplug it, press and hold the power button for 10 seconds. Plug it back in and give it a try.

UPDATE 7/2016

This fix is called an SMC reset. Useful when you have one or more of these issues"

Indicators that your SMC might need to be reset

After you perform normal troubleshooting, these symptoms may indicate that an SMC reset could be necessary:

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Does this also work with a mid 2010 21.5?


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I was working on the computer a 24"2.8GHZ Model A1225 EMC no: 2211. I held the start button down for ten seconds after unplugging the power cord. I then plugged it back in and no . Absolutely nothing. I then found a similar power cord on Samsung TV and used that to plug in the A1225. That also did not work. I then tried a new power source (wall plug testing that with a working lamp first. Absolutely no power, no start up noises nothing. Any other thoughts . I have an appointment with the Apple Store in 4 days but would like to resolve this myself.

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