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Does't power on Magsafe goes green to amber

My Macbook Pro doesn't turn on but the Magsafe 2 light when you plug it in goes green then to amber. when i press the keys shift Control alt power the magsafe light goes green

after i release it goes back to amber

this also happens with the battery plug removed

The logic board had a little water damage and was cleaned up

So i want to see if any one had or has this issue to see were what Im going to do to fix this myself.

I would take it to the apple store but i dont have the founds to pay for what ever the come up with...

Yes I have searched google up and down but only one Person had it but fix it by going to the Apple store... thats not what i want to do

Answer this question I have this problem too

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A little water damage is like saying "a little pregnant".


Mayer - I agree… but someone (not me) might accuse you of being rude =8^p


Someone would accuse you of being rude mayer but im not going to touch that any more....

Ill show pic later


And see link for what i call Damaged board



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I believe you have a damaged DC-in board. Orange can signal bad/no ground (also signals "charging"). I would at least replace that part.. it's not that difficult nor expensive.

There is no key combination to "reset" from a liquid spill… that's a damaged hardware problem and requires much DIY cleaning, drying (not minutes or hours) and often multiple part replacement.

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Machead3 thanks

Yes i have cleaned and dried the parts

So I have a store near by that will sell me the part for cheap to so ill try replaceing the Magsafe DC-in Board first

Now i was looking online for anyone that had this problem... and i came across this

"Magsafe I/O board USB for MacBook pro 15" A1398 Retina laptop"

some places like ifixit calls it just I/O board USB for MacBook pro 15" A1398 Retina laptop

Its weird why would they call it that when its not even near the Magsafe DC-in

Any comments to that?

if that is the answer I will return the and mark it!


Some call all soft drinks coke, some say soda, some say pop… The descrition of what you want should match all (or most of) the following: MagSafe 2 DC-In Board for your machine type. When in doubt I insist that the vendor will guarantee a replacement or accept a return without a restock/handling fee or I go find a vendor that will.


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