MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Early 2013

2.6 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz) with 3 MB shared L3 cache.

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Where are the power pads on this early 2013 MacBook Pro Model?

Since this Macbook Pro model is so new, I cannot find any pictures/information on where the power pads on the Model A1425 (early 2013) Macbook Pro logic board... Any help (especially with pictures) would be greatly appreciated!

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UPDATED: Here are the photos of my logic board that I added below in my post. If someone could point out the two specific locations where a short is needed to power my MacBook on, it would be a godsend!!

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I don't know where the keyboard connector is on the logic board. Do you have a photo? I don't have the exact configuration shown in the link you gave me on my logic board.

ADDED: Photos are from my MacBook's logic board below. If anyone can point out where I need to short to power my MacBook on, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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See this Answer. Be aware that force starting a machine can cause damage.

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John, just like machead3 mentioned, this can cause damage. Anyhow you need to shorten pin 5 (keyboard on/off) to ground. On the connector ground is pin 29 but you can use the metal standoffs since they are easier to touch and locate. Hope this helps, good luck.

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How do you shorten the pin ?

by joshhohaia96

I use a jumper lead (a wire with clips at the ends) which is holding a sewing pin as its probe on one end to touch the solder pad as needed and the other in this case a metal frame stand off.

by Dan

If you are also working on an A1425 retina, you're asking the wrong question because this machine turns itself on automatically when you attach a functioning charger. The charger is your power button! If you plug the charger in and it does not instantly turn on - something is wrong. Start by unplugging everything besides the dc in board and the fan, now plug the charger in. What happens? What's on PPBUS_G3H? PP3V42_G3H? PP5V_S4? What led up to it not turning on?

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