Keyboard and Trackpad are dead but power button still works?
Hello everyone I picked up a 2008 Macbook 2.4 A1181 with the last 4 of the serial number being DOP1. The keyboard and trackpad are dead. Power button still works however. I thought it was the topcase so I tried a known good working topcase that I had lying around. It was from a 2006 Macbook. After putting on the 2006 topcase it powers on the Macbook but the keyboard and trackpad are still dead. The Caps lock button will not come on. A usb mouse and keyboard work fine.
Is the connection on the logic board bad?
Apple MacBook "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 13" (White-08) Specs
Identifiers: Early 2008 - MB403LL/A - MacBook4,1 - A1181 - 2242
If the computer is powering up fully from the 2006 keyboard, try using an external USB keyboard (any brand will do). Sounds like you may have liquid damage. Let us know how the external works and we can go from there. Do you get a good picture on the screen?