2013 Mac book Air Dead

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Deepsdaddy, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Deepsdaddy macrumors newbie

    Deepsdaddy

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    Mid 2013 shut down. Will not turn back on. Went to bed it was fine charging my iPhone. Watched movies all day on battery about six hours. Woke up nothing, no green light on charger. Checked my charger on friends Mac, ok. My charger on mine, nothing. His charger on mine green for a minute and then eventually goes out. I live in Brazil and closest apple is 3000km away. Any help would be appreciated. Removed back and didn’t see or smell anything out of the ordinary. Pulled battery plug out and left unplugged all night. Nothing. Tried reset keys, nothing. Anybody????
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 68040

    Audit13

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    Leave the battery disconnected and connect the charger. Don't touch anything and see if the air turns on by itself.
     
  3. prisstratton macrumors 6502a

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    It might be the I/O board. This board is a separate card from the motherboard and it has a headphone jack, a USB port and the MagSafe charger port.

    Here is an interesting post for you to read through and try some of the options they suggest:

    https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/2073956-early-2015-macbook-air-won-t-power-up

    But, in one of the replies in this post they talk about a known good MagSafe charger not lighting up and point directly at the I/O board as the problem.

    It is not difficult to do this yourself and I guess you have limited options given your location. I am not saying that this will fix your problem, but from what you have said it sounds as if it is a likely cause and therefore a good starting point.

    The part is not too costly, $100 from iFixit but you can probably find cheaper on eBay. In the above post people talk about finding replacements for $30.

    Here is the replacement guide from the iFixit web site, you did not say exactly which model you own, but this is the guide for the 13” MacBook Air.

    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Air+13-Inch+Mid+2013+I-O+Board+Replacement/15229

    If you decide to try this then make sure that you purchase the right tools for the job.

    I hope this helps.

    Good Luck
     
  4. Deepsdaddy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Deepsdaddy

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