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F2117LP = SMC ? 17" Unibody won't charge

tbsmacrumors

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Jan 12, 2012
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My 17" unibody won't charge anymore but will work off the wall charger. A local repair place that works on windows machines more than apple products says the bad part on my machine has this on it.

F2117lp
2h v
ACO3137
0914jpn

Is this the SMC and where can I find one? Thanks
 

tbsmacrumors

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Jan 12, 2012
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Thanks for replying. I tried the smc reset, and I tried another charger that works fine on my mb pro 15. No luck. I was playing around with an aftermarket external battery and their connector and got a brief spark or arc at the magsafe connector , since then it won't charge. I have a local shop that repairs logic boards but I need to help them find the part , they mostly work on Windows laptops.
 
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GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Thanks for replying. I tried the smc reset, and I tried another charger that works fine on my mb pro 15. No luck. I was playing around with an aftermarket external battery and their connector and got a brief spark or arc at the magsafe connector , since then it won't charge. I have a local shop that repairs logic boards but I need to help them find the part , they mostly work on Windows laptops.
Personally, I wouldn't let anyone but Apple touch my Macs. I especially wouldn't let a repair shop that isn't intimately familiar and experienced with Macs do any work on mine, but that's your call. Good luck!
 
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tbsmacrumors

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Jan 12, 2012
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i hear ya, they already repaired a mb pro 15 my kids spilled milk on so i know they can do the work. They are local and their prices are reasonable so I don't mind trying to help them locate the part.
 
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GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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i hear ya, they already repaired a mb pro 15 my kids spilled milk on so i know they can do the work. They are local and their prices are reasonable so I don't mind trying to help them locate the part.
I don't know if it'll help, but you might try searching the iFixit.com site, since they do teardowns of Macs.
 
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tbsmacrumors

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Jan 12, 2012
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thanks i will look into that too, meanwhile if anyone can tell me if that part # is an smc and where to get one that would be great
 
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binz

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Jan 13, 2013
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My 17" unibody won't charge anymore but will work off the wall charger. A local repair place that works on windows machines more than apple products says the bad part on my machine has this on it.

F2117lp
2h v
ACO3137
0914jpn


Is this the SMC and where can I find one? Thanks

Yes, it's SMC, and you can get it from mouser.com, BUT it won't work, because it has to be programmed before you can put it back.
 
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