Repair guides for the MacBook Air, Apple's current line of consumer laptops.

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Power button not working

How do you turn on the MacBook air without using the power button?

It was fixed before with automatically turning on when plugged in AC but its not working anymore.

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Sounds like someone by-passed the switch shorting it out. The circuit was not designed to be hard wired that way.

Sadly the power switch is part of the upper case assembly so you will either need to take it apart to try to clean it (if something spilled in to it) or replace the upper case assembly which is a big job. As you didn't tell us which model you have here's the MacBook air 11" as reference on the amount of work MacBook Air 11" Mid 2011 Upper Case Replacement

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