MacBook Air A1466 won't charge, No Light!

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  1. cap2587 macrumors regular

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    I have a MacBook Air A1466 that started acting strangely a few weeks ago. Sometimes the fan would run very loud for sometime and then it would run normally. The charger would show green instead of orange, even though it wasn't fully charged. Sometime it would not turn on. Now it won't turn on and there is no light on the charger. I have tried to reset the SMC, but this has not worked.

    What kind of hardware problem could I be facing and how to correctly diagnose. I/O Board, Battery etc. come to mind as possible problems. Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    Could it be the charger itself, and not the laptop? Borrow someone else's power brick and see if it charges with that.

    -- Nathan
     
  3. cap2587 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried a different working charger and that still did not work. No light on the charger port connection. I guess there is an internal problem that is probably not worth fixing. Thanks for your help
     
  4. Willo34 macrumors regular

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    Could be logic board, battery....any other hardware faillure. Very hard to tell.
    Suggest you have someone look at it. Good luck.
     
  5. cap2587 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for your input. Can the battery just die and then there will be no charging lights on. Or is it more likely a slow battery death and you will still see a charging light. I think I may try to get a replacement I/O board and New battery to see if either options works. I don't think a replacement Logic Board is worth it. I'm guessing there is no way to test either the battery or I/O board once they are out of my Mac. Would you start with the battery replacement before or after the I/O board? Appreciate your help.
     
  6. Willo34 macrumors regular

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    Difficult. But, yes, I would start with the battery, but that is a long shot. Logic board is not worth it, cause that will set you back hundreds of dollars.
     

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