Macbook won't power on after swollen battery

  Drorb 17:56 09 Aug 2017

Hi, I have an old (mid-2008) white macbook that has been going strong until now.

I noticed that the battery had swollen so removed it and tried to boot up just with the power cable but nothing happened. I ordered a replacement battery and it is charging fine but the macbook still won't boot.

It turns on briefly, I here some whirring inside, what sounds like the cd drive making a noise and the white led comes on for a few seconds, then a click and off it goes.

I've tried numerous reset options...holding cmd, option, P, R etc. and power button 30 secs but still nothing.

Is there anything else I can try or is it fried as I suspect?

  wee eddie 20:13 10 Aug 2017

There's a slight possibility that the swelling battery has deformed some part of the interior and loosened, or even cracked part of the works.

I think that a visit to your local Apple Dealer is called for.

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