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Current version by oldturkey03 (vote details),

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Won't power on with charger or battery

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A while back, my Macbook stopped powering on (after going to sleep). There's no boot whatsoever--no fan noise or anything. I took it to the Genius Bar, and they wouldn't touch it because it was "vintage." I replaced it with a Macbook Pro this summer, and it's sat on a shelf since then.<br /> <br /> Fast forward to now, and I'd love to get it up and working again for my kids to use for Minecraft and some web-based games. Basically, before I order a new logic board, I'd like to make sure I've exhausted my troubleshooting options.<br /> <br /> This is what we've done:<br /> <br /> 1. Tested it with and without battery. The Magsafe adaptor glows a bright, solid green.<br /> <br /> 2. Reseated the RAM.<br /> <br /> 3. Taken the case apart and checked ribbon seatings.<br /> <br /> 4. We checked the power pads with the multimeter and they weren't getting a reading at all. I cleaned the terminal on outside of the case with rubbing alcohol, and now we're getting 0 and 3.42. (That all being said--it's possible my husband was doing the multimeter wrong.)<br /> <br /> 5. Bridged the jumper pads to short it and start it up.<br /> <br /> It's an A1181, by the way.

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MacBook Core Duo

Tags:

boot, macbook, power

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Accepted Answer:

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Original post by Stacey Kerr,

Title:

Won't power on with charger or battery

Text:

A while back, my Macbook stopped powering on (after going to sleep). There's no boot whatsoever--no fan noise or anything. I took it to the Genius Bar, and they wouldn't touch it because it was "vintage." I replaced it with a Macbook Pro this summer, and it's sat on a shelf since then.<br /> <br /> Fast forward to now, and I'd love to get it up and working again for my kids to use for Minecraft and some web-based games. Basically, before I order a new logic board, I'd like to make sure I've exhausted my troubleshooting options.<br /> <br /> This is what we've done:<br /> <br /> 1. Tested it with and without battery. The Magsafe adaptor glows a bright, solid green.<br /> <br /> 2. Reseated the RAM.<br /> <br /> 3. Taken the case apart and checked ribbon seatings.<br /> <br /> 4. We checked the power pads with the multimeter and they weren't getting a reading at all. I cleaned the terminal on outside of the case with rubbing alcohol, and now we're getting 0 and 3.42. (That all being said--it's possible my husband was doing the multimeter wrong.)<br /> <br /> 5. Bridged the jumper pads to short it and start it up.<br /> <br /> It's an A1181, by the way.

Device:

MacBook Core Duo

Tags:

boot, macbook, power

Status:

open