Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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MacBook wont turn on

I was attempting to open my macbook in order to clean the fan, however two of the screws refused to budge. After trying to unscew these screws for 10 - 15 mins, I gave up. I put all the screws back in without ever having opened the bottom of the mac. But now my mac wont boot. It makes the initial noise as if its trying to boot, and the noise of the fan. The screen stays black and nothing happens. The fan dies down and its as if the mac is shut down completely. Please Help

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Some of the MacBook have different length bottom screws. If you put them in the wrong holes you may have shorted the logic board. Please give us the last three figures of your serial number so we can get you to the correct machine guide.

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I'm certain the screws went back to their origional positions. Also, after leaving the computer overnight, it turned on in the morning, but after 5 mins its shut down again and went back to its black screen and fan noise. Serial is WGP.


Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.0 13" (White/06) Specs

Identifiers: Late 2006 - MA700LL/A - MacBook2,1 - A1181 - 2121


Press the test button on your battery to see if it has charged up. If not, you need to determine why. Try to download and run Coconut battery before it dies:


The battery is about 50% charged. I handed it into a computer repair shop, and they think its overheating and hence fried everything, but im not sure they're right on that


I'm not sure about that at all. Your Book will generally shut down before it allows heat to damage it. I would just get a diagnosis from them, if anything. Get it back and let's continue, it's far cheaper.


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