Mid 2009 Model A1278 / 2.26 or 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo processor EMC 2326

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Power Button doesn´t work


I think my power button doesn´t work. Is there any possibility to start my MBP without the power button?


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You're in luck, I came across this video a few months ago which allows you to use the MacBook Pro's power pads to turn it on:


The 15" and 17" models have pads right next to the ram slot but this one, being a 13", has a little different layout.

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thanks a lot, but it is a 2008 MBP, my MBP looks different inside.. :(


It will work if you have those contacts. What are the last 3 digits of your serial number? There is no 2008 MBP so the guy must be mistaken. I tried it on a 2010 model and it worked and if you want I can go find a 2009 model and test it. (If your MacBook Pro looks different then it must be a 15" or 17") Does your MBP have a removable cover for the battery and hard drive?


my serial is WQ0215PRATM, I´, sorry I have to correct me ones again, it´s a 2010 but it looks different. It´s a 2,4GHZ 13,2". I can make a photo of the logic board?!


can you see this http://min.us/mt5PrPUKV ??


Sorry I misled you, I actually had a 2009 model with a 2010 bottom plate because I was switching cases, yours doesn't have those power pads. I will try to find my 2010 model and see where the power pads are and get back to you.


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Here are the Power-On pads on the MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009)


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