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My MacBook Pro will not start up. Is there anything that I can do to see if I can start it up before I need to go in for an appointment?

Time:October 11
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My MacBook will not start up. The only response I can get out of it is the battery light on the side which shows it as being full. Is there any wizardry that will magic it back to life by a sequence of buttons or something?
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Try holding the power button down for ten seconds and then try booting it.
Try to reset SMC.     http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964
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