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Won't turn on but battery charged.

Macbook pro 13" mid 2014 won't turn on but the battery indicator light on Magsafe shows orange. So I let it charge all night and now it shows green. Does that mean the logic board is still working? If so what would be the issue?

More over, when I press Shift, Control, Option and power button while charging, Magsafe turns green for 2 seconds and turn amber again. Which usually means the reset works. So the power button seems to work as well.

Any idea how to fix it? Won't turn on, no startup chime, and no light at all.

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I have the same problem but I didn't spill liquid on it. I was just using and left it for awhile. When I came back, it was turned off and I cannot turn it back on but it's charging.

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Cassandra - in your case, check the monitor cable. I had another one that had the same issue. Try plugging it into external monitor using HDMI cable. And can you hear power on chime at the beginning. If that is the case that's definitely the LCD cable. there are numbers of videos that shows how to replace it on youtube. Hope that's help. And as for my issue. I still have the laptop thinking of selling it AS IS.

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Mine did this recently after spending some time in the tropics. Shift, Control, Option and power button worked fine but it would not power on whatever i tried. Then I left it sitting for a week or so, opened the lid, pushed the power button and was greeted by the start up chime.... Not very confidence inspireing.

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These laptops are soooo badly made. I've got 5 on a shelf, all not turning on, no life. They don't even charge - unless the battery has been charged slightly already in a working macbook.

I only have them here because of my business. I'd not have an apple anything even if it was given to me (well, I'd sell it on instantly lol).

And where's the apple company? living it large stil, after decades of wasting its customers time & money). Stop feeding this monster - choose your equipment carefully :-)

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There are 5 different power states of a MacBook Pro, and different circuits on the motherboard are responsible for these different circuits. The battery definitely seems to be charging (since the light changes colour), and the SMC and associated circuits seem to be functional since the SMC reset is working. So, the G3H and S5 circuit which are the "shut down" states work fine. That means that there is most likely an issue with an S3 (sleep) of S0 (full on) circuit of the motherboard. Have you spilled liquid on your computer? If so, remove the logic board and clean with 99% isopropanol.

The power button is not the issue here as this logic board turns on when the charger is connected automatically when the board is working properly, so no need to use the power-on or jump start pads. A bad battery will never be the the cause of a board not booting. I don't know what Shawn is talking about - there are definitely no "pressure sensors" on the board that requires the bottom case to be seated for the board to turn on. The board should turn on even if it's out of the laptop with nothing but the charger connected.

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Sorry for the late reply. I'll be sure to try that. Yeah laptop has liquid damage. And I'll be sure to post the result later on. Thanks.

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OK I did what you told me and still nothing. Even cleaned the I/O board coz i saw water residue on it as well. But still nothing. Any idea?

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Unfortunately you will need logic board repair if this is the case. The liquid that you spilled on it had corroded or damaged the motherboard to the point that it needs to be replaced.

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@sololay have you tried plugging the charger in with everything disconnected except the charger port and fan? If you have, and it doesn't boot once the charger is plugged in, it will definitely be an issue with the logic board. You can either replace it, repair it (if you have experience and tools to do this) or send it somewhere to repair/replace it.

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Also Sam, the board will only turn on when the charger is plugged in, if the battery is either disconnected or has just been reconnected. It will not turn itself on if the battery has been left connected after 1 boot. Also, a bad battery can definitely prevent it from booting, so always disconnect it when troubleshooting. It can also trigger a battery sensor on the board which will stop it booting at all, or will cause it to turn off when it boots. Something to keep in mind for future :)

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Option 1: Test a new charger.

Option 2: Get repairs for an estimate of under 100$

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This can be a few different things. Power button is bad or its possible that you have a bad motherboard.

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Hi,

When did this happen? Have you ever had any other issues with this laptop?

Try removing the battery and powering it on to see if it will come on. Sometimes when a battery is faulty it will cause the laptop not to come on.

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I just did and still wouldn't turn on. Do you know where is the jump start pad on this laptop model?

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Remove the back plate and verify that all springs or pressure sensors are not damaged. If the back plate doesn't fully engage all the sensors that will also cause the issue

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Please can someone help me. Computers and I don’t get on!

I have a MacBook Air that I use to edit my photography on.

I just went to turn it on, it started then shut down by itself. I think it was flat. I plugged it in, the light went green and then orange (so it’s charging) but I cannot turn it on at all now. (Normally I can work on it while it charges) there’s no beep / noise anything.

Please respond in basic terms for me to follow - I’m lucky I haven’t thrown it yet!

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I've found that 2013 and later MacBook Pros that charge but won't boot actually have a bad battery. The battery fails in a way that keeps the system from turning on, making it seem like a bad logic board. I have run into this over a dozen times on the 2013 and later MBP. Get a new battery.

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Hey I had the same problem I have a 2014 MacBook Pro Retina changed the battery and won’t turn on do I have to wait until the new battery fully charged please help

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I unplugged the battery to see if that was the case. It wouldn't power up with the battery disconnected and the adapter plugged in (case snapped on). Any thoughts?

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There is an extremely high chance that your computer is comletely &&^&@@, best to just buy a windows pc and download macOS onto that.

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