Macbook Air Original power problems (?)

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  1. ultraxmode macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone,

    I have a Macbook Air Original (2008) and lately I ran on some problems. I will give you the steps from which the errors occured.

    1. I worked for 2 hours on my Macbook Air, at night and I left it on for the whole night (I fell asleep)
    2. When I woke up (at morning) the Macbook Air was turned off.
    3. I tried to turn it on but nothing, the Macbook Air refused to turn on.
    4. The magsafe light was dim-green.
    5. I left it without the magsafe on for some days.
    6. After some days, I plugged the magsafe on, the light turned on (yellow).
    7. I turned on the Macbook Air, everything was working! Did not have problems.
    8. The battery icon showed that the battery was at 0%
    9. Tried to shutdown Macbook Air from the drop down menu.
    10. Macbook Air restarted instead of shut down.
    11. Unplugged the magsafe.
    12. PLugged again the magsafe. Dim-green light. Nothing. Macbook Air did not turn on.
    13. Left it for 3-4 days without plugging the magsafe. Battery swelled up. Removed the battery.
    14. Tried to turn it on again. Magsafe light yellow -> Macbook Air works. --> tried to shutdown -> Restart Loop instead of shutting down.

    The last step (No 14) is the problem I have right now. The Macbook Air does not have a battery anymore (I removed it, it was swelled up). So..

    When I let the Macbook Air for 2 days alone, then, the light of the magsafe turns yellow (bright yellow) and Macbook Air turns on and working in Mac OS X (I reinstalled Mac OS X Mountain Lion just to see if there was an OS problem. The problems remain.). When I try to shutdown the Macbook Air, it restarts instead of shutting down. If I unplug the magsafe and try to plug it again on, the light goes dim-green and cannot turn on. If I let the Macbook Air alone for another 2 days, it turns on without a problem. Still, cannot shutdown. Restart loop. Again and again.

    Tried the Command + Option + P + R when turn on Macbook Air, pressing the keys for a period of time that I hear the "Mac OS chime" twice. The problem remains.

    Can you please help me? What can I do to save my Macbook?

    Thank you very much.
     
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  3. ultraxmode thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I tried the SMC reset in the past with no avail. (I will try it again later, when I go home, cause Im at work right now).

    Thanks mlemonds.
     
  4. ultraxmode, Feb 28, 2017
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    ultraxmode thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK, I tried the SMC Reset. The problem remains. But the magsafe light is bright-green now. MBA is not turning on though.

    Strange things.

    Update : One more thing. The sequence of the things I noticed is :

    1. Magsafe is unplugged.
    2. Magsafe plugged in (bright-green light)
    3. MBA turns on, on each own, working like a champ.
    4. Shutting Down (Restart Loop)
    5. Unplug Magsafe for 1-3 seconds
    6. Plug Magsafe (bright-green light) MBA does NOT turn on.
    7. Unplug Magsafe for 20-30 seconds.
    8. Plug Magsafe (dim-green light) MBA does not turn on.
    9. Leave MBA without the Magsafe plugged in for a day.
    10. Plugging Magsafe on to the MBA (bright-green light)
    11. MBA turns on, on each own, working 100%.
    12. Shutdown --> Restart Loop.

    :(

    (battery is removed. MBA has no battery)
     
  5. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    When you say restart loop, does it successfully boot the OS or does it keep chiming and powering of/on?

    IF it does boot into the OS, do you get a message that the machine recovered from an error?
     
  6. ultraxmode thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It boots successfully the OS. No, I dont get a message that the machine recovered from an error.
     
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  8. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    I am stumped, sorry. Makes me think it is a fault with the power management hardware, but I am not very confidant.
     
  9. ultraxmode, Mar 1, 2017
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    Oh.. thanks.

    Anybody else?

    I dont know what to do..

    ? :(
     
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    Sounds like the Mother Board died! Take it to the store they can run tests.
     
  15. ultraxmode thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you guys.. I will take the logic board to Apple.. (guess they will ask for a lot of €€€ ) :)
     

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