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Won't turn on but some signs of life (fan/status light/battery)

Hi there,

I've just got a macbook pro that is pretty much dead. It doesn't respond to the power button but when the charger is plugged in the status light comes on continuously and the fans start to run. It is also impossible to stop the lights and fans without unplugging the battery.

I'm assuming things like PRAM and SMC resets won't work without the computer booting (though I've tried resetting the SMC).

I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas about trying to bring it back from the dead. I'm assuming my only option is to replace the logic board?

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Either the machine has suffered liquid damage, or, someone has opened it and damaged or not properly connected the top case (keyboard & power button) to the logic board. If the ribbon cable connecting the top case to the logic board is damaged, absent, or disconnected you can not reset the SMC... However you might have some success by using a USB keyboard...

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i would say maybe it has waterdamage and or the magsafe port is faulty.

my macbook pro 2011 13" had waterdamage and i cleaned everything, bought a new magsafe port and it worked. maybe that helps.

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