Apple announced the Retina MacBook 2015, model A1534, on March 9, 2015 to launch on April 10. It has a new unibody construction and includes an updated trackpad, keyboard, and Retina display.

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My 2015 12-inch MacBook is not charging. I need the data.

My 2015 macbook was all fine. Then all of sudden it won't charge. I went to Apple Store, they said they can repair it since it is under warranty, but the data will not be backed up.

Then I open the back lid while charging it. I can only see the light that I circled in picture is on:

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Any guru here? I don't need to fully fix the macbook charging issue, I will let Apple do that. But I really need some data in there. What I wish is that I can turn it on in any way. Copy/send the important files to my Google Drive. Then let Apple do the rest part.

Anyone even knows what that light on is for? Maybe I can try to turn it on by any chance? I try SMC reset thing. No luck:(

I appreciate if someone can answer. Thank you.

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Use an external hard USB hard drive and run Time Machine before your battery goes south.

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my battery is dead already

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At ths point it's time to go to an ASP (Authorized Service Provider instead of Apple. They can do the warranty work. Your data is on an integrated chip on the logic board and thus can not be removed. If you were using iCloud, your data will be stored there or and external backup. An ASP will go farther with you than Apple. They can hook up a battery (which you may have to buy as a spare since the 2015 batteries have not started failing in most cases. Get the battery in first so diagnostics and possible recovery can be done. They will probably charge you $50 for this extra service as Apple will not reimburse them for data recovery time but you at least have a shot. They can then do the warranty work. The smaller the shop the more personal service you can get. Look for a shop that has a high reputation for customer service. Apple is just a massive corporation and they don't really care.

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Mayer, thanks a lot! I did go to an asp this afternoon before I see your comment. Thanks anyway! Hope people don't buy MacBook 12-inch. Definitely a bad idea!

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A) Swap the logic board and get the data backup

B) Spend 90$ - 100$ and order the battery pack for a1534 and you have around 4-5 hours to get data backup.

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You can just take out your hard drive and give it to apple to fix. after they done fix it, you can put in your hard drive and you have all your data!

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MacBook 12inch hard drive is integrated on the chip. Cannot do that

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Is it like an SSD?

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No, it's not removable, it's integrated into the logic board.

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Hi,

did you find the cause?

regards

Fahad

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