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Title:

MBP not powering on

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Hi,
 
I was hoping you could give me some advice?
 
I did something very very stupid to my MacBook Pro 2011. My gfx card on the original logic board had decided to no longer work, later found this was a design fault, anyway ask I work this computers I felt confident enough to take on the take of replacing the logic board myself. I changed the logic board and powered up the MBP. The logic board I had purchased was working and I was very happy, for about a week, then it wend back to the same problem.
 
Not wanting to have to do this process on a weekly basis, I did some research and found that others who had the same issue said you can upgrade the logic board to a mid 2012 logic board.
 
After scouting the internet for more information and gathered enough information to upgrade the logic board. I went ahead and ordered the board. all excited on its arrival I went to fit the board with all the little bits than go with it.
 
I booted the MBP and it works and I was ecstatically happy! So while the laptop was booting up I was impatient to wait for the laptop to finish booting to then power it down. I had the little metal guard left to screw in, only dropped the screw on the logic board and sparks came out and everything went dead. (I know, I'm not feeling proud at the moment) I tried to revive the laptop with no success and came to the conclusion that I have fried the logic board.
 
So I ended up buying another 2012 logic board (arrived today) I have very carefully swapped out the logic boards (made no errors this time) and went to turn on the MBP and noting not response, so I plugged in the MagSafe power adapter, the little green light comes on, I go to power the MBP and still not sign of life. I disconnected the power and then removed the battery, reconnected it and plugged in the MagSafe cable back in, the green light comes on but again I have no response. I pressed the battery indicator on the side and that isn't responding either.
 
Is it possible that the battery could be fried or the logic board is faulty?
 
I bought the logic board for this site and it has the QA sticker on it.
 
I would be grateful for any trouble shooting ideas
 
Thanks
 
Embarrassed Munro
 
=== Update (09/13/2017) ===
 
Hi,
 
Thanks for responding. I have included a photo of my logic board
 
[image|1192400]
 
With in the red square is roughly where I dropped the screw.
 
But also my new logic board isn't working either.
 
thanks
 
Munro
Munro
 
[image|1193564]

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

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open

Accepted Answer:

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Edit by: munrocullum ,

Title:

MBP not powering on

Text:

Hi,
 
I was hoping you could give me some advice?
I was hoping you could give me some advice?
 
I did something very very stupid to my MacBook Pro 2011. My gfx card on the original logic board had decided to no longer work, later found this was a design fault, anyway ask I work this computers I felt confident enough to take on the take of replacing the logic board myself. I changed the logic board and powered up the MBP. The logic board I had purchased was working and I was very happy, for about a week, then it wend back to the same problem.
I did something very very stupid to my MacBook Pro 2011. My gfx card on the original logic board had decided to no longer work, later found this was a design fault, anyway ask I work this computers I felt confident enough to take on the take of replacing the logic board myself. I changed the logic board and powered up the MBP. The logic board I had purchased was working and I was very happy, for about a week, then it wend back to the same problem.
 
Not wanting to have to do this process on a weekly basis, I did some research and found that others who had the same issue said you can upgrade the logic board to a mid 2012 logic board.
Not wanting to have to do this process on a weekly basis, I did some research and found that others who had the same issue said you can upgrade the logic board to a mid 2012 logic board.
 
After scouting the internet for more information and gathered enough information to upgrade the logic board. I went ahead and ordered the board. all excited on its arrival I went to fit the board with all the little bits than go with it.
After scouting the internet for more information and gathered enough information to upgrade the logic board. I went ahead and ordered the board. all excited on its arrival I went to fit the board with all the little bits than go with it.
 
I booted the MBP and it works and I was ecstatically happy! So while the laptop was booting up I was impatient to wait for the laptop to finish booting to then power it down. I had the little metal guard left to screw in, only dropped the screw on the logic board and sparks came out and everything went dead. (I know, I'm not feeling proud at the moment) I tried to revive the laptop with no success and came to the conclusion that I have fried the logic board.
I booted the MBP and it works and I was ecstatically happy! So while the laptop was booting up I was impatient to wait for the laptop to finish booting to then power it down. I had the little metal guard left to screw in, only dropped the screw on the logic board and sparks came out and everything went dead. (I know, I'm not feeling proud at the moment) I tried to revive the laptop with no success and came to the conclusion that I have fried the logic board.
 
So I ended up buying another 2012 logic board (arrived today) I have very carefully swapped out the logic boards (made no errors this time) and went to turn on the MBP and noting not response, so I plugged in the MagSafe power adapter, the little green light comes on, I go to power the MBP and still not sign of life. I disconnected the power and then removed the battery, reconnected it and plugged in the MagSafe cable back in, the green light comes on but again I have no response. I pressed the battery indicator on the side and that isn't responding either.
 
Is it possible that the battery could be fried or the logic board is faulty?
 
I bought the logic board for this site and it has the QA sticker on it.
 
I would be grateful for any trouble shooting ideas
 
Thanks
 
Embarrassed Munro
 
=== Update (09/13/2017) ===
 
Hi,
 
Thanks for responding. I have included a photo of my logic board
 
[image|1192400]
 
With in the red square is roughly where I dropped the screw.
 
But also my new logic board isn't working either.
 
thanks
 
Munro

[image|1193564]
Munro

[image|1193564]

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

Status:

open

Edit by: Dan ,

Title:

MBP not powering on

Text:

Hi,
 
I was hoping you could give me some advice? I

I
did something very very stupid to my MacBook Pro 2011. My gfx card on the original logic board had decided to no longer work, later found this was a design fault, anyway ask I work this computers I felt confident enough to take on the take of replacing the logic board myself. I changed the logic board and powered up the MBP. The logic board I had purchased was working and I was very happy, for about a week, then it wend back to the same problem. Not

Not
wanting to have to do this process on a weekly basis, I did some research and found that otherothers who had the same issue said you can upgrade the logic board to a mid 2012 logic board. After

After
scouting the internet for more information and gathered enough information to upgrade the logic board. I went ahead and ordered the board. all excited on its arrival I went to fit the board with all the little bits than go with it. I boot

I booted
the MBP and it works and I was ecstatically happy. sohappy! So while the laptop was booting up I was impatient to wait for the laptop to finish booting to then power it down. I had the little metal guard left to screw in, only dropped the screw on the logic board and sparks came out and everything went dead. (I know, I'm not feeling proud at the moment) I tried to revive the laptop with no success and came to the conclusion that I have fried the logic board. So

So
I buyended up buying another 2012 logic board (arrived today) I have very carefully swapped out the logic boards (made no errors this time) and went to turn on the MBP and noting not response, so I plugplugged in the powerMagSafe power adapter, the little green light comes on, I go to power the MBP and still not sign of life. II disconnected the power and then removed the battery, reconnected it and plugged in the lighting cableMagSafe cable back in, the green light comes on but again I have no response. I pressed the betterbattery indicator on the side and that isn't responding ethereither.
I was hoping you could give me some advice? I

I
did something very very stupid to my MacBook Pro 2011. My gfx card on the original logic board had decided to no longer work, later found this was a design fault, anyway ask I work this computers I felt confident enough to take on the take of replacing the logic board myself. I changed the logic board and powered up the MBP. The logic board I had purchased was working and I was very happy, for about a week, then it wend back to the same problem. Not

Not
wanting to have to do this process on a weekly basis, I did some research and found that otherothers who had the same issue said you can upgrade the logic board to a mid 2012 logic board. After

After
scouting the internet for more information and gathered enough information to upgrade the logic board. I went ahead and ordered the board. all excited on its arrival I went to fit the board with all the little bits than go with it. I boot

I booted
the MBP and it works and I was ecstatically happy. sohappy! So while the laptop was booting up I was impatient to wait for the laptop to finish booting to then power it down. I had the little metal guard left to screw in, only dropped the screw on the logic board and sparks came out and everything went dead. (I know, I'm not feeling proud at the moment) I tried to revive the laptop with no success and came to the conclusion that I have fried the logic board. So

So
I buyended up buying another 2012 logic board (arrived today) I have very carefully swapped out the logic boards (made no errors this time) and went to turn on the MBP and noting not response, so I plugplugged in the powerMagSafe power adapter, the little green light comes on, I go to power the MBP and still not sign of life. II disconnected the power and then removed the battery, reconnected it and plugged in the lighting cableMagSafe cable back in, the green light comes on but again I have no response. I pressed the betterbattery indicator on the side and that isn't responding ethereither.
 
Is it possible that the battery could be fried or the logic board is faulty?
 
I bought the logic board for this site and it has the QA sticker on it.
 
I would be grateful for any trouble shooting ideas
 
Thanks
 
Embarrassed Munro
 
=== Update (09/13/2017) ===
 
Hi,
 
Thanks for responding. I have included a photo of my logic board
 
[image|1192400]
 
With in the red square is roughly where I dropped the screw.
 
But also my new logic board isn't working either.
 
thanks
 
Munro

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

Status:

open

Edit by: munrocullum ,

Title:

MBP not powering on

Text:

Hi,
 
I was hoping you could give me some advice? I did something very very stupid to my MacBook Pro 2011. My gfx card on the original logic board had decided to no longer work, later found this was a design fault, anyway ask I work this computers I felt confident enough to take on the take of replacing the logic board myself. I changed the logic board and powered up the MBP. The logic board I had purchased was working and I was very happy, for about a week, then it wend back to the same problem. Not wanting to have to do this process on a weekly basis, I did some research and found that other who had the same issue said you can upgrade the logic board to a mid 2012 logic board. After scouting the internet for more information and gathered enough information to upgrade the logic board. I went ahead and ordered the board. all excited on its arrival I went to fit the board with all the little bits than go with it. I boot the MBP and it works and I was ecstatically happy. so while the laptop was booting up I was impatient to wait for the laptop to finish booting to then power it down. I had the little metal guard left to screw in, only dropped the screw on the logic board and sparks came out and everything went dead. (I know, I'm not feeling proud at the moment) I tried to revive the laptop with no success and came to the conclusion that I have fried the logic board. So I buy another 2012 logic board (arrived today) I have very carefully swapped out the logic boards (made no errors this time) and went to turn on the MBP and noting not response, so I plug in the power, the little green light comes on, I go to power the MBP and still not sign of life. I disconnected the power and then removed the battery, reconnected it and plugged in the lighting cable back in, the green light comes on but again I have no response. I pressed the better indicator on the side and that isn't responding ether.
 
Is it possible that the battery could be fried or the logic board is faulty?
 
I bought the logic board for this site and it has the QA sticker on it.
 
I would be grateful for any trouble shooting ideas
 
Thanks
 
Embarrassed Munro
 
=== Update (09/13/2017) ===
 
Hi,
 
Thanks for responding. I have included a photo of my logic board
 
[image|1192400]
 
With in the red square is roughly where I dropped the screw.
 
But also my new logic board isn't working either.
 
thanks
 
Munro

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

Status:

open

Original post by: munrocullum ,

Title:

MBP not powering on

Text:

Hi,

I was hoping you could give me some advice? I did something very very stupid to my MacBook Pro 2011. My gfx card on the original logic board had decided to no longer work,  later found this was a design fault, anyway ask I work this computers I felt confident enough to take on the take of replacing the logic board myself. I changed the logic board and powered up the MBP. The logic board I had purchased was working and I was very happy, for about a week, then it wend back to the same problem. Not wanting to have to do this process on a weekly basis, I did some research and found that other who had the same issue said you can upgrade the logic board to a mid 2012 logic board. After scouting the internet for more information and gathered enough information to upgrade the logic board. I went ahead and ordered the board. all excited on its arrival I went to fit the board with all the little bits than go with it. I boot the MBP and it works and I was ecstatically happy. so while the laptop was booting up I was impatient to wait for the laptop to finish booting to then power it down. I had the little metal guard left to screw in, only  dropped the screw on the logic board and sparks came out and everything went dead. (I know, I'm not feeling proud at the moment) I tried to revive the laptop with no success and came to the conclusion that I have fried the logic board. So I buy another 2012 logic board (arrived today) I have very carefully swapped out the logic boards (made no errors this time) and went to turn on the MBP and noting not response, so I plug in the power, the little green light comes on, I go to power the MBP and still not sign of life.  I disconnected the power and then removed the battery, reconnected it and plugged in the lighting cable back in, the green light comes on but again I have no response. I pressed the better indicator on the side and that isn't responding ether.

Is it possible that the battery could be fried or the logic board is faulty?

I bought the logic board for this site and it has the QA sticker on it.

I would be grateful for any trouble shooting ideas

Thanks

Embarrassed Munro

Device:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

Status:

open