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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Where are the Power Pads for MacBook 12" A1534

Where are the Power Pads for Macbook 12" A1534?

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@yuna post some good pictures of your logicboard with your question. Use Adding images to an existing question this guide for that. That way we can see what you see and could try to identify the pads for you.

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@oldturkey03 thanks for your help. didn't know how to add pictures. Now here they are :)

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In a forum was written that Pins 5 and 29 on the keyboard connector could be the power pins... am an not sure how much damage i do when i just try random connections.... don't even know were pin 1 starts and Pin z ends....

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As @mayer said, this model will boot as soon as you plug the charger in, no matter if it has the battery connected or not (after disconnecting the battery first). There has been no need to use power pads to boot a MacBook logic board since the Core 2 Duo days

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@Reece, so when my power button is broken, i always have to unplug the battery and reconnect the charger? this would be much effort. :(

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@yuna here is the location of the power-on pads.

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You should not have to use those if you follow the advise given by @mayer

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@oldturkey03 A big Thanks, this is what i was looking for! i find it hard to disconnect the battery while the power button might be broken. Where do you get this information? is there any manual about it? BIG THANGS! i will try that :)

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To do a reset without the power pads (which I don't know where are), disconnect the charger, disconnect the battery from the logic board, press and hold the power on button for 5 seconds, reconnect the battery then the charger and you should get a spontaneous reboot.

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