2013 MBA won't boot

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by JustinBW, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. JustinBW macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2009
    I have a 2013 MBA I am trying to fix. It won't boot and I can't seem to jump it (which I've done to MBPs in the past).

    There's no water damage nor accidental drops. When I plug the magsafe into the port it doesn't light up. If I plug the magsafe into my MBP and then into the MBA it will light up (odd, right). I tried unplugging the battery and starting it up as well, but that did nothing.

    At this point I am thinking the logic board is bad, but I've never encountered a bad logic board. This computer just stopped working one day randomly.

    Does anyone have any tips they can offer to try and repair this thing? I plan on going to an Apple store after the iPhone 7 frenzy dies down and I can commit to a couple hour drive.

    Thank you
  2. JustinBW thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2009
    After posting this I went back to try and get it to boot one more time. The charger now lights up, but it wouldn't boot unless I turned it on it's side. Actually, it didn't even "boot", it woke from being asleep.

    I am backing up the hard drive now that I got it to start but something very strange is going on with this computer.
  3. Willo34 macrumors regular


    Feb 5, 2015
    Prob either the Magsafe board or the logic board, hopefully the former....
  4. JustinBW thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2009
    At this point I am not even sure what it is/was. After I got it to boot, I backed up the content and reinstalled el captian.

    It's been working fine since then, so time will tell if it happens again.

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