Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Bad reed switch wire cause of dead laptop?

Macbook had bad logic board, which I'd changed over the weekend. Booted up fine twice yesterday as I tested the unit. But today, there's no response whatsoever when I press the power button. I removed the top case to inspect my work and found the wire to the reed switch hanging on by a thread. In fact, it easily broke off completely from the reed switch as I handled it. Is this the cause of my laptop's dead condition?

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Yes, the power is really off. I've reseated the keyboard cable twice already, still no go. Sigh.

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Press the Caps Lock and if it lights up, then it's asleep. This sounds more like a keyboard to logic board cable problem and the cable may need to be reseated.

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If the battery had some charge it would boot up with out the AC charger working but if the battery is now drained and the AC bad it wouldn't start. Use a multimeter to test the AC charger. Then check the output of the DC IN board. Also try starting without the battery.

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Yes, I've tried it with the battery (90% charged) alone, the adaptor alone (green light on the connector), and with both battery and adaptor in connected (green light on, battery LEDs indicate charging is ongoing). Still no joy.

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