MacBook won't boot at all
I have a 2008 White Macbook 13.3 which is the dual core model. My DVD drive broke meaning that every time i booted up and had to go through a series of cluncking noises. So i took it apart and remove3d the drive as i don't really need it. After putting everything back together all booted up sweetly but i lost keybaord and mouse. So I took it apart again and all looked ok - the cable seemed fine? I also plugged in a USB keyboard and mouse and they worked fine.
Here comes the stupid bit - I foolishly plugged the DVD drive back in to see whether there was any type of relation to the keyboard not working but I forgot that the thing was still plugged in and running and in doing so everything stopped. So now it's completly dead :-(
So i'm guessing that i've blown the motherboard - Anyuone got any other views or adeas on what i can do next? is there anything i can do to veryfy this - could there be a fuse somehwere that could have blown?
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Give us the last three numbers of the macbook serial number so we can identify your macbook exact model.
If your macbook is the 1181 one, remove the top case and carefully inspect the optical drive socket on the logic board and the ribbon connector. There a possibility of damage to the internal pins that could be bridged by the short. Report your observations here.
Do you still have a steady green light on the magsafe tip when connected to the macbook ?
Any activity when trying to power up the machine ? (fan spinning, HD running)
There's a fuse near the magsafe connector on the logic board (top left). This is a small white component. You can test it for continuity with a multimeter. Remove the battery and disconnect the AC adapter before testing the fuse.