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Title:

MBP Late 2013 won't power on after sitting for months

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Macbook Pro 15" Late 2013

Hello,

My MBP had a shattered screen which I was not able to replace for some time. So it sat for many months without being used. I was using it with an external monitor, but it went into some weird power save mode and would only turn on for like 2 seconds then turn off. It wasn't enough time for the external monitor to come on so I could never see what the issue was, even after disconnecting the battery and resetting the laptop.

SO, after many months of no use, I finalle putchased and replaced the screen, and I also had to replace the internal magsafe power connector and I had to purchase a new power supply because something happened to my stock power supply.

While I had it open, I accidentally broke one of the levers that lock down the ribbon cable next to the battery.  But I shoved a piece of paper in there to get it snug but I'm not sure if it's snug enough... If anyone knows how I can order a new one of those, that would be awesome as I don't know what they are called. Here is a pic of where it goes:

[image|934237]

Anyways ... with everything put back together, when I connect the power supply, the light on the connector goes green for a quick moment, then goes orange. I have left it connected overnight and it never goes back from orange to green, so its obvious that the battery isn't being charged.

So I checked the voltages on the battery connector. The attached photo  shows what voltage readings I am getting from the connector. I have no idea what they should read. Basically I'm getting 2 volts on some pins and 1.9 to 1.8 volts on some others. Here's a pic.

[image|934238]

Does anyone know what that small plastic fitting is called - the one that clamps down on the ribbon cable?

Finally, if anyone has any ideas on what the problem might be, I would appreciate any feedback.

Thank you,

Mike Sims

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Late 2013

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

350321

Edit by: Mike Sims ,

Title:

MBP Late 2013 won't power on after sitting for months

Text:

Macbook Pro 15" Late 2013

Hello,

My MBP had a shattered screen which I was not able to replace for some time. So it sat for many months without being used. I was using it with an external monitor, but it went into some weird power save mode and would only turn on for like 2 seconds then turn off. It wasn't enough time for the external monitor to come on so I could never see what the issue was, even after disconnecting the battery and resetting the laptop.

SO, after many months of no use, I finalle putchased and replaced the screen, and I also had to replace the internal magsafe power connector and I had to purchase a new power supply because something happened to my stock power supply.

While I had it open, I accidentally broke one of the levers that lock down the ribbon cable next to the battery.  But I shoved a piece of paper in there to get it snug but I'm not sure if it's snug enough... If anyone knows how I can order a new one of those, that would be awesome as I don't know what they are called. Here is a pic of where it goes:

[image|934237]

Anyways ... with everything put back together, when I connect the power supply, the light on the connector goes green for a quick moment, then goes orange. I have left it connected overnight and it never goes back from orange to green, so its obvious that the battery isn't being charged.

So I checked the voltages on the battery connector. The attached photo  shows what voltage readings I am getting from the connector. I have no idea what they should read. Basically I'm getting 2 volts on some pins and 1.9 to 1.8 volts on some others. Here's a pic.

[image|934238]

Does anyone know what that small plastic fitting is called - the one that clamps down on the ribbon cable?

Finally, if anyone has any ideas on what the problem might be, I would appreciate any feedback.

Thank you,

Mike Sims

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Late 2013

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

350321

Edit by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

MBP Late 2013 won't power on after sitting for months

Text:

Macbook Pro 15" Late 2013

Hello,

My MBP had a shattered screen which I was not able to replace for some time. So it sat for many months without being used. I was using it with an external monitor, but it went into some weird power save mode and would only turn on for like 2 seconds then turn off. It wasn't enough time for the external monitor to come on so I could never see what the issue was, even after disconnecting the battery and resetting the laptop.

SO, after many months of no use, I finalle putchased and replaced the screen, and I also had to replace the internal magsafe power connector and I had to purchase a new power supply because something happened to my stock power supply.

While I had it open, I accidentally broke one of the levers that lock down the ribbon cable next to the battery.  But I shoved a piece of paper in there to get it snug but I'm not sure if it's snug enough... If anyone knows how I can order a new one of those, that would be awesome as I don't know what they are called. Here is a pic of where it goes:

[image|934237]

Anyways ... with everything put back together, when I connect the power supply, the light on the connector goes green for a quick moment, then goes orange. I have left it connected overnight and it never goes back from orange to green, so its obvious that the battery isn't being charged.

So I checked the voltages on the battery connector. The attached photo  shows what voltage readings I am getting from the connector. I have no idea what they should read. Basically I'm getting 2 volts on some pins and 1.9 to 1.8 volts on some others. Here's a pic.

[image|934238]

Does anyone know what that small plastic fitting is called - the one that clamps down on the ribbon cable?

Finally, if anyone has any ideas on what the problem might be, I would appreciate any feedback.

Thank you,

Mike Sims

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Late 2013

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

350321

Edit by: mayer ,

Title:

MBP Late 2013 won't power on after sitting for months

Text:

Macbook Pro 15" Late 2013
 
Hello,
 
My MBP had a shattered screen which I was not able to replace for some time. So it sat for many months without being used. I was using it with an external monitor, but it went into some weird power save mode and would only turn on for like 2 seconds then turn off. It wasn't enough time for the external monitor to come on so I could never see what the issue was, even after disconnecting the battery and resetting the laptop.
 
SO, after many months of no use, I finalle putchased and replaced the screen, and I also had to replace the internal magsafe power connector and I had to purchase a new power supply because something happened to my stock power supply.
 
While I had it open, I accidentally broke one of the levers that lock down the ribbon cable next to the battery. But I shoved a piece of paper in there to get it snug but I'm not sure if it's snug enough... If anyone knows how I can order a new one of those, that would be awesome as I don't know what they are called. Here is a pic of where it goes:
 
[image|934237]
 
Anyways ... with everything put back together, when I connect the power supply, the light on the connector goes green for a quick moment, then goes orange. I have left it connected overnight and it never goes back from orange to green, so its obvious that the battery isn't being charged.
 
So I checked the voltages on the battery connector. The attached photo shows what voltage readings I am getting from the connector. I have no idea what they should read. Basically I'm getting 2 volts on some pins and 1.9 to 1.8 volts on some others. Here's a pic.
 
[image|934238]
 
Does anyone know what that small plastic fitting is called - the one that clamps down on the ribbon cable?
 
Finally, if anyone has any ideas on what the problem might be, I would appreciate any feedback.
 
Thank you,
 
Mike Sims

Device:

MacbookMacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Late 2013
MacbookMacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Late 2013

Status:

open

Edit by: mayer ,

Title:

MBP Late 2013 won't power on after sitting for months

Text:

Macbook Pro 15" Late 2013
Hello,
 
My MBP had a shattered screen which I was not able to replace for some time. So it sat for many months without being used. I was using it with an external monitor, but it went into some weird power save mode and would only turn on for like 2 seconds then turn off. It wasn't enough time for the external monitor to come on so I could never see what the issue was, even after disconnecting the battery and resetting the laptop.
 
SO, after many months of no use, I finalle putchased and replaced the screen, and I also had to replace the internal magsafe power connector and I had to purchase a new power supply because something happened to my stock power supply.
 
While I had it open, I accidentally broke one of the levers that lock down the ribbon cable next to the battery. But I shoved a piece of paper in there to get it snug but I'm not sure if it's snug enough... If anyone knows how I can order a new one of those, that would be awesome as I don't know what they are called. Here is a pic of where it goes:
 
[image|934237]
 
Anyways ... with everything put back together, when I connect the power supply, the light on the connector goes green for a quick moment, then goes orange. I have left it connected overnight and it never goes back from orange to green, so its obvious that the battery isn't being charged.
 
So I checked the voltages on the battery connector. The attached photo shows what voltage readings I am getting from the connector. I have no idea what they should read. Basically I'm getting 2 volts on some pins and 1.9 to 1.8 volts on some others. Here's a pic.
 
[image|934238]
 
Does anyone know what that small plastic fitting is called - the one that clamps down on the ribbon cable?
 
Finally, if anyone has any ideas on what the problem might be, I would appreciate any feedback.
 
Thank you,
 
Mike Sims

Device:

Macbook Pro 15" Late 2013

Status:

open

Original post by: Mike Sims ,

Title:

MBP Late 2013 won't power on after sitting for months

Text:

Hello,

My MBP had a shattered screen which I was not able to replace for some time. So it sat for many months without being used. I was using it with an external monitor, but it went into some weird power save mode and would only turn on for like 2 seconds then turn off. It wasn't enough time for the external monitor to come on so I could never see what the issue was, even after disconnecting the battery and resetting the laptop.

SO, after many months of no use, I finalle putchased and replaced the screen, and I also had to replace the internal magsafe power connector and I had to purchase a new power supply because something happened to my stock power supply.

While I had it open, I accidentally broke one of the levers that lock down the ribbon cable next to the battery.  But I shoved a piece of paper in there to get it snug but I'm not sure if it's snug enough... If anyone knows how I can order a new one of those, that would be awesome as I don't know what they are called. Here is a pic of where it goes:

[image|934237]

Anyways ... with everything put back together, when I connect the power supply, the light on the connector goes green for a quick moment, then goes orange. I have left it connected overnight and it never goes back from orange to green, so its obvious that the battery isn't being charged.

So I checked the voltages on the battery connector. The attached photo  shows what voltage readings I am getting from the connector. I have no idea what they should read. Basically I'm getting 2 volts on some pins and 1.9 to 1.8 volts on some others. Here's a pic.

[image|934238]

Does anyone know what that small plastic fitting is called - the one that clamps down on the ribbon cable?

Finally, if anyone has any ideas on what the problem might be, I would appreciate any feedback.

Thank you,

Mike Sims

Device:

Macbook Pro 15" Late 2013

Status:

open