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  • Fans not kicking on, and other issues

    Tea was spilled and the fans sucked it into the machine. Right before it died, the fans were running full bore. When trying t...

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  • Answer to: Fans not kicking on, and other issues

    I know it has been a while since I worked on this... We just moved and now that we are settled back in I can get this sorted out. To set the stage here is the way I would describe a normal start up from a modern Mac laptop. 1) Press the Power button 2) The Apple appears with a spinning wheel 3) The spinning wheel stops 4) Split second of a blue screen 5) The desktop appears My tea-stained laptop 1) Press the Power button 2) The Apple appears with a spinning wheel 3) The spinning wheel stops 4) Split second of a blue screen 5) All goes black I connected the laptop to an external monitor (a projector) and had to restart as it did not recognize the projector. 1) Press the Power button 2) The Apple appears with a spinning wheel - through the projector only 3) The spinning wheel stops - through the projector only 4) Split second of a blue screen - through the projector only 5) The desktop appears - through the projector only The machine works!! However, only through the projector. It does not do any type of dual d...
  • Answer to: Fans not kicking on, and other issues

    Thanks for the replies from everyone. Here is the update. I used an external keyboard/mouse and monitor. This did work. I can navigate around, click on things, everything seems fine. Because it has been a while since I worked on this, I zeroed the hard drive & reinstalled the OS so I am starting from a 'clean slate'. Disconnected the keyboard & monitor, restarted - back to square one. Upon restart I get the Apple logo with progress wheel. About the time the progress wheel should stop/go-away, the screen goes black. Anyone have any ideas on this?