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Hi My Mac Book Pro died on me yesterday and now when I try to start it up the apple logo comes up as normal and the spinning circle starts rotating as normal, then suddenly the screen goes blank and the machine is dead again. I have tried starting with the battery removed and I get the same results, can you help? Regards John

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    any sounds being played? Dings, Crash etc?

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Have you tried booting from an install disc? Or in safe mode?

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4. Reset SMC. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964
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Shut down your Mac and wait 10 seconds.
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• Allow the Mac to continue booting up. Also this may take a little while.
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• Remove all of those folders to the Trash.

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