Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Boots when charger plugged in

Macbook A1181 2.16 GHz

Rebuilt a Macbook as the bottom case was badly damaged. Everything is connected OK, fan magsafe etc.

The issue is when I plug the magsafe in from the macbook being off it boots automatically without touching the power button.

tried resetting PRAM etc but still have the issue.

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Can you take some hires pictures of the damaged case bottom and the area that got the hit so we can see what happened? It sounds like something got damaged case causing a short.


No damage around magsafe area, damage was superficial and all parts swapped were the ones from before that worked fine.


Please download and run Coconut battery and let us know your results, Thanks:


tried different topcase, checked the sockets, still the same. Then all of a sudden it just started to work normally, no idea why.


What did Coconut battery show?


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When a topcase is not present, a lot of these A1181 boards will power on automatically once connected to power. Is your topcase connected and working? I'd re-seat the connection. If that doesn't do it I'd try a different topcase in order to rule out the original.

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