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URGENT MacBook won't turn on without battery- Solved

Mid 2010 unibody macbook a1342

The battery was bulging so I took it out. Then I Try to power with power cable only but it's not turning on. The cable is making contact it's green. I need to edit a project and the bulging battery makes the trackpad not work it's that bad. Help me please.

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If you have removed the battery, you can still run the MacBook by connecting it to an AC outlet with the included AC power adapter.

Unplug the power adapter, Ethernet cable and any other cables from the MacBook. Wait 10 minutes if you have been using the MacBook to allow it to cool off.

Plug one end of the power adapter into the power adapter port on the MacBook and plug the other end of the power adapter into an AC outlet. Turn the MacBook back over and put it on a table.

Press the power button and hold it for up to one second, until you hear the startup tone, to turn the MacBook back on.

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I figured it out. I disconnected the keyboard somehow and didn't realize. I plugged it back in and it's fine. Thanks


Had the same issue, turned out to be the keyboard connector as well, thanks for the info. I assume there was dirt inside the connector or it wasn’t plugged in correctly, but to be fair, that one is a bit difficult to get seated right anyways


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