macbook 2009 no power

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  1. karaz macrumors newbie

    karaz

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    Hi all,

    My macbook 2009 suddenly will not turn on one day.
    -no response at all when pressing power button.
    -plug in power adapter to magsafe does not show any light (no green / yellow)

    I went to apple store and they told me they don't have parts for this and cannot fix it for me. They suggested its the issue with magsafe dc-in board since they tried with a new power adapter and still there is no led.

    So I did bought a new magsafe dc-in board from 3rd party, changed it, but still dead. Tried smc reset didnt help. What should i look into next? Would it be just dead battery or something else?

    Any advise would be great.

    Thanks.
     
  2. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    Which model 2009 MacBook - aluminium Unibody, white Unibody or older style A1181 with a removeable battery on the bottom ?

    Should work fine even if no battery in it and the most likely problem is the Magsafe board (but you have changed that)

    Chances are that it is a logicboard problem - presumably the MacBook was charging fine before this happened
     
  3. karaz thread starter macrumors newbie

    karaz

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    its white Unibody with the battery non-removable.

    I tried remove battery still no signs of led on magsafe.

    just wondering whats the percentage of logicboard problem. I dont want to spend $70 + dollar and still dead =( like what happen with magsafe board.

    thanks.
     
  4. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Are you sure the charger is good? I've had issues with mine in the past. Another thing is to check the MagSafe port for any sort of debris, I had a piece of pencil lead in mine which prevented it from charging
     
  5. karaz thread starter macrumors newbie

    karaz

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    Yes its all clean.

    Also, I just tested the charger on my friends macbook and its bright green charging.
    Now whats interesting is when i use his charger I now see a faint dim green on mine, but still wont start.

    Is this certain a logic board issue? thanks.
     
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