The March 2015 update of Apple's 13" MacBook Pro Retina Display, model A1502, features fifth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and introduces the Force Touch trackpad.

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Where are the power pads to short it on?

I’m looking for the pads to touch to short it on to check to see if my keyboard is broken.

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David Molinari you can do this by either shortening pin 5 of the keyboard connector briefly to ground. You can also use the debug pads as pointed out.

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Thank you very Much oldturkey03!


Hey! When I short the two pads it turns on but the fan goes on at full speed and doesn't stop. Where is keyboard connector 5 by the way? Thanks in advanced!


Hi, thank you so much!!!! I've been searching these power-on pads for so long...

I "only" have to replace the keyboard now.


Must i disconnect the keyboard in order to power up with power pads ?


francoisvdc no you do not.


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