Power button doesn't work - can my MBA be turned on?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Mikegs, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    MBA 2010. The power button doesn't work for no obvious reason and it is shut down using the mouse - stupid. Can't do SMC reset or anything that involves that button. Can it be turned on...??

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Is it physically damaged?

    Also, just to confirm, try holding it harder than normal for 5-10 seconds. Maybe the switch is a bit finnicky, or possibly the mac didn't fully shut down and is in a locked state. Holding the power button for longer than 10 seconds should force a cold boot.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    It isn't physically damaged.

    I was unable to shut down with the power button, no reaction. So I did it with mouse using the menu.

    That's why any suggestion involving the power button doesn't work for me. Anything else?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Can you get hold of a desktop Mac keyboard? Some of the older versions have a power button on them, maybe that would work.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    You have to fine wine it and dine it...
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Open it up and disconnect the battery, connect the charger to the computer then connect the battery back. Hope that works.
     

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