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Liann62

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I was checking connections on the Logicboard of my MacBook pro. Also checking that both fans were working. When I pressed the power button nothing happened. I unplugged the track pad cable and tried again and it powered up and both fans were working. Totally forgot that the MacBook was plugged in and I tried to plug the track pad cable back in and it sparked and created a small fire that I put out. Now it won't do anything. 😩😩 Is the Logicboard fried? What should I do?
 

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JPack

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You can probably start shopping for a new MBP.

Nobody is fixing the traces on that board given the burns through all the layers.
 
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maflynn

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and it sparked and created a small fire that I put out. Now it won't do anything. 😩😩 Is the Logicboard fried? What should I do?
Here's the choices, in the order of least expensive to most.
1. Find a logic board on eBay and replace it yourself.
2. Send the laptop for repair to a company that can repair logic boards - look up Lou Rossman (he's in NYC).
3. Buy a new MBP

Sorry about your loss, I can understand how gutted you must feel. Good luck
 

Liann62

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Here's the choices, in the order of least expensive to most.
1. Find a logic board on eBay and replace it yourself.
2. Send the laptop for repair to a company that can repair logic boards - look up Lou Rossman (he's in NYC).
3. Buy a new MBP

Sorry about your loss, I can understand how gutted you must feel. Good luck
Thank you! I've watched a lot of his videos but they're no longer in my history and I could not remember his name. I appreciate your answer and your compassion.
 

Fishrrman

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"it sparked and created a small fire that I put out. Now it won't do anything. 😩😩 Is the Logicboard fried? What should I do?"

Start shopping for a new MacBook Pro.

Or replace the logic board, as maflynn suggests above.

You didn't tell us WHICH MBP you have, or how old it is.
That could make a difference.
 
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Liann62

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Dec 2, 2022
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"it sparked and created a small fire that I put out. Now it won't do anything. 😩😩 Is the Logicboard fried? What should I do?"

Start shopping for a new MacBook Pro.

Or replace the logic board, as maflynn suggests above.

You didn't tell us WHICH MBP you have, or how old it is.
That could make a difference.
It's a 2019 16". Thank you for your answer. If I could rewind the last 24 hours....🤢
 

JPack

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Rossmann has a page specifically explaining why logic board replacement for a late model MacBooks doesn’t make economic sense. He offers free estimates, so you can send it to him if you’d like.
 
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Liann62

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try dosdude if he has the time or a local repair shop
they are looking for work now!

but getting a new MacBook would be a better option, the new processors are worth the price!
Thank you for the suggestion. I will look into it. I get that the newer ones are better but this one was FREE. All I had to do was make sure both fans were working and fix the screen (black). UGH! It happened at like 2:30 am... Should have gone to bed when my better judgement told me to. 😩😩😩
 
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Liann62

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Rossmann has a page specifically explaining why logic board replacement for a late model MacBooks doesn’t make economic sense. He offers free estimates, so you can send it to him if you’d like.
Thank you! Not sure what I will do. I don't think it will hurt just to see how much it will cost.
 
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