Macbook 2,1 dim charger light, no boot

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  1. GodsOtherHand macrumors newbie

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    Hello.
    I have an old macbook 2,1 (late 2006). The battery is long dead, and i have been using it plugged in.(I recently got it as a browsing laptop for my parents).

    Since i got it, the charger had a dim green light. I thought that this is because it didn't had a battery.
    It worked fine until a few days ago, when it didnt boot up. When i press the power button, the LCD flashed for a split second then turns of. The fans start up, and the light indicator in the bottom of the laptop stays on.

    I tried removing the RAM modules, and the light still stays on (it should normally blink).

    I tried the charger with a similar laptop (early 2007) with no battery, and the green light on the charger is not dim, indicating my laptop had a problem even before.

    Any idea on what the problem might be? Is it the logic board, or could it be a corrupt firmware, or a problem with the power connector?

    Tried SMC reset, did not help.
    This problem (laptop not booting) happened a couple of times before. The solution was to unplug the laptop and wait 15-20 minutes. After that, it would work. But this time, it didn't.
     
  2. bibyfok macrumors 6502

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    You should try with an other charger... Get one from Amazon, if it's not that, send it back.
     
  3. GodsOtherHand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The charger works fine (full light) on a very similar macbook.. I will try to get a hold on a different charger to try it with this laptop, just to be safe. :D
     
  4. GodsOtherHand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Managed to get a hold of a different cherger, but no change.
     
  5. TheBuffather macrumors 6502

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    This sounds like a problem that resetting the SMC will help. See the section entitled "On Mac notebooks with removable battery."
     
  6. GodsOtherHand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried SMC reset before posting here, it did not help..
     
  7. GodsOtherHand, Apr 27, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2015

    GodsOtherHand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Update: The macbook is ok now.
    I did not do anything to it, it just started working after a few days.. weird.

    Ty :D
     

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