Can the logic board go dead after a new pci card install?

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  1. yespi macrumors member

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    Hi all

    I recently purchased a PCI CARD for my MacBook Pro model A1261.

    After installing it at night (with instructions from iFixit) the next morning the computer will not turn on.

    A visit to the Apple store made it clear that the problem is with the logic board and they said it's not worth fixing.

    So my question is if this could be caused by installing a false pci card BCM94321MC. And if there is a cheap fix for this.

    Thanks in advance for any helpful answers.
     
  2. pricej636 macrumors 6502

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    Anytime you install something in a computer there is a chance of shorting something out, either by static electricity from you or a faulty part. Most people don't take the recommended steps of using a grounding strap, or not being on carpet at the very minimum. Anytime you open a computer there is a risk.

    Ive worked on computers for years and havent ever shorted anything out. While I do not wear a ground strap, I am careful to discharge any static built up on me before I begin work.
     
  3. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    It's also possible the card is bad. Did you (or they) try removing it?
     
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    I don't follow. A MacBook Pro doesn't have PCI slots. Is it an ExpressCard?
     
  5. yespi thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes.

    Is there a way to check if the card is faulty?
     
  6. yespi thread starter macrumors member

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    They removed it but it didn't helped was dead already.

    How can I check if it's a bad card?
     
  7. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    If the machine were to work after removing the card, then that would mean it was a bad card.
     

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