My MacBook Pro from 2009 restarts itself and doesn't charge, I tried recovery hd but I hadn't used Time Machine so the option is not there and now I'm trying Internet Recovery it give an exclamation mark on the big round web icon.


That Mac is too old to use Internet Recovery.
Computers that can be upgraded to use OS X Internet Recovery

Your choices are …

  • the Recovery Partition
  • a boot DVD
  • a USB key, made on another machine
  • Hardware test

Try retting the System Management Controller [SMC] (instructions here). This may be because some settings may be messed up.

There may also be a short circuit in your charger which may be causing your MacBook Pro to crash since it is the only way to protect its self (this is just a guess)

If this doesn't work please let me know and I will try and find another solution.


It may also be the circuit in your MacBook Pro.

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