MacBook will not boot at all
I received a Macbook 2.1GHz, model A1181, from a friend who couldn't get it to work, and I hoped I'd be able to do something with it.
Well, it won't power on at all. The battery was bulging out to the point that it no longer fit into the computer. When I put a known working Magsafe charger into it, it won't even light up. I've taken it apart and don't see any apparent damage. I also borrowed a working, charged battery from the friendly neighborhood Apple Store geniuses and it won't boot from that either. I tried the suggestion of removing the battery, holding down the power button for 10 seconds, then plugging in the magsafe adapter, then holding another 10 seconds, then trying to power on, and nothing.
So, does this rule out it just being a magsafe DC-in board away from being fixed? I know logic boards for this are probably going to cost a couple hundred bucks, which I'd like to avoid. Any other ideas on what to try to get it working again? I'd be willing to try a new magsafe part since they're cheap, but if the experts here believe that's a waste of my time, I'll believe them!
Is this a good question?