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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Replaced Retina display, but MacBook won't power up . . .

Recently replaced my early 2015 MacBook's retina display. Press the power button but nothing happens.

Have hooked it up to a 5 watt charger as indicated in one of the comments, but still no results.

Ideas on where to start on a trouble shoot?

Any ideas are welcome . . .


Update (12/19/2017)

Okay! I think the display cable was loose. I reattached it and now it boots normally. Now, there is a milky haze around the border of the screen. Could this be the display cable, or should I get another retina display?

I have rebooted and adjusted display settings . . . External monitor looks fine , , ,

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What happened to it that caused you to replace the display?


LCD screen fell. Got cracked after falling. Still worked, but was like looking through a stained glass window. Now won’t power on at all with the new screen.


ANYTHING happen? lights? sound?


Just reopened the case. Last night, dead, no sound, nothing. Reconnected the charger and heard a single chime! At least it's something.


It unscrewed the battery retaining screw and pressed the gold LED button , then reconnected the screw,


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It was a display cable connection. If your MacBook won’t respond, try reattaching the display cable.

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