Released October 2008 / 2.4, 2.53, 2.66, 2.8 or 2.93 GHz Core 2 Duo Processor

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Device was dropped, rarely powers on

Was dropped on its left back corner, where the DC in is. I disassembled the whole laptop, and checked the DC in board. Seemed ok. When reassembling, I made sure all the connections to the logic board were solid.

However, it still has the same problem - it simply won't power on. I reseated the ram too, and tried individual sticks on each slot. Still no change. When it's plugged into power, and I press the battery level indicator, it'll flash full.

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Hi, Try resetting the SMC. Link on how to do this provided. Good luck.

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964

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I forgot to mention that I tried the SMC reset. I just tried it again, and still nothing. And response to the other commenter, when I took everything apart, all the connectors looked like they were connected properly, and as I was reassembling, I double checked it all.

The computer turns on every once in a great while, but it's rare.

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reseat flex connector from the keyboard and power button to the logic board maybe its not fully connected or intact....

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