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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Why did it die?

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I purchased a 2015 MacBook 12" Retina for a trip to Asia. I was traveling extensively via Plane, Train and Boat so I wanted something compact.

It arrived used from eBay, but working perfectly.

I was in and around China for 1 month and had absolutely zero issues with the unit.

I arrived back in the states and still, zero issues.

I was leaving for NY for a few days and placed the MacBook on my kitchen table, plugged in to charge.

After arriving home I unplugged the unit and attempted to turn it on and nothing. No bleeps, bings or flashes... absolutely nothing.

I believed it may have been improperly plugged in so I left it to charge again... nothing. Changed charger and cord... nothing.

Something was obviously wrong and all Apple Support Documents say remove the battery. So, I opened the unit and displaced the battery from the logic board. No luck.

I replaced the KeyBoard Ribbon Cable, USB-C Port and even a new Battery... nothing.

So my question is, what happened? How does a unit go bad just sitting on a kitchen table?

Before any rants - I live alone, so no my kids didn't spill anything on it nor did anyone touch it while I was away. I tried all the SMC and PRAM reset methods too. Nothing works.

Please Help.

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This has happened to me as well. What you can do is replace the DC in power adapter (this is an internal circuit board) and you can order it from eBay for about 10 bucks.

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what do I search for on eBay? Are there instructions on how to replace the DC in power adapter?

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Dam! I wish this was posted sooner. It sounds like the right solution, but I listed the unit on eBay as busted and it already has bids.

Thanks, but there comes a point when you spend so much on replacement parts that don't work... you need to cut your losses and that's where I was when I listed it last night.

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