How to test power button / keyboard?

Is there a way to power this on without keyboard, similar to what is possibly on older macbooks by shorting two connectors on the Logic board?

Mine suffered a liquid spill and now will not turn on. I cleaned corrosion, etc from logic board, but still will not turn on.

Logic board could be bad, but want to rule out keyboard/power switch first.



Tried dishwashering the upper case, but no difference


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Thanks RJ. Somehow when I searched I think I must have thought that one was talking about the 1181 instead of the 1342, when it was the other way around...

Anyway, thanks for the link.


Still no luck with this 1342, but I did notice that the power cord flashed the green LED briefly when I first connected it, then flashed orange several times, then remained dark... not sure what that could indicate, so about to do some research.


HMMM, cleaned the magsafe port on the 1342, then connected power to it, green light lit steady for about 2 minutes, then slowly faded to black, probably about 25 seconds to fade... disconnect and reconnect and it stayed black.

Weirder and weirder. (at least to me)


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Here is a link to a previous question that answers your question with pictures. Choose the one that fits your computer. Good luck.

Where on the logic board are the power-on pads?

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connect pin 5 to pin 6 on the keyboard ribbon cable jack. You can remove the ribbon cable first to eliminate the keyboard.

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