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The larger of Apple's MacBook Air laptops featuring dual microphones and 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity.

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MacBook Air has power, but does not boot nor chime

I got a 2013 macbook air. It does not boot.

Resetting the smc causes the magsafe led to blink a bit, but nothing else happens.

I tried following this: MacBook Air not turning on

The sponaneous boot does not work either.
I stuck the ssd in another (same model) mac, and it boots just fine.

I connected a usb superdrive, pressing the power button does make the drive turn on (no discs being accepted though). But it proves to me that it attempts to turn on.

Are there any other troubleshooting steps i can take?

Thanks in advance!

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Did you see if it boots up using any of the startup options? Like pressing the D key to enter into Target Disk Mode or the D key to enter into the onboard diagnostics?


None of them work: Startup disk, recovery, internet recovery, diagnostics, target disk mode.


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Let’s give this a try, disconnect the battery, with nothing plugged in press and hold the power button for a good 15 secs to fully discharge the logic board and then plug In only the MagSafe charger in did it boot up this time if not you need to get the logic board repaired or replaced.

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No signs of life, i might get a macbook air with broken screen to get that one fixed. Thank you for your help!


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