MacBook Pro Won't Use Power Adapter. Bad MagSafe Board?
Howdy everyone! I bought my 13-inch MacBook Pro on eBay for parts, and it included a MacBook Unibody display that was attached to it. Naturally, the MacBook one didn't work well, and I wanted to change it to the correct MacBook Pro screen. However, when it had the MacBook display on it, it would not power without the power adapter plugged in, and it would not power with only the battery even though it would charge when it was plugged in. I removed the battery to see if it would power with only the MagSafe in, and it wouldn't. So, it needed both things attached to power the computer.
Now, however, for some reason, after I bought the new display and attached it, the MacBook Pro won't use the power adapter! It will now power with the battery, though! The MagSafe LED doesn't even come on. So, my problem has sort of reversed. Now, the battery won't charge and I don't know what to do! I'm assuming that the MagSafe board has suddenly gone bad for some reason. I tried removing the battery to see how it would behave, and when I do that, the MagSafe LED blinks! It will not power the computer though.
If it's any help, my MacBook Pro had had its display torn off, and the original owner had replaced it with a pretty ugly MacBook screen. I assume that the connector on the logic board that goes to the iSight/Bluetooth/AirPort/ALS components of the screen is bad because of the terrible damage done to the screen. In any case, it looks fine, and I can't really imagine that there's something wrong with it, but the iSight, Bluetooth, AirPort, and ALS (therefore the keyboard backlight) won't work. I don't really know if this is a result of the power problem, or if it's somehow related, but I thought I'd give as much information as possible.
Thanks for looking at my terribly long message. It's a pretty desperate situation considering I have limited life for my battery. Hopefully someone can help me! Thanks so much again!
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