Macbook only works on mains power

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ebt, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. ebt macrumors newbie

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    Jan 19, 2011
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    So, since i know how to turn a light switch on, Im clearly the 'expert' and have been stiffed with sorting a Macbook 4.1 with a power issue.

    Its only working with the charger plugged in and won't charge the battery.

    Diagnosis steps taken:

    1. Charger swapped
    2. battery swapped
    3. NVRAM & SMC reset
    4. visual inspection of magsafe pins.

    Im assuming since it works when plugged in that the magsafe board is operating ok, so I presume that only leaves a logic board issue?

    Any other advice/guides on diagnosis....and if it is the logic board, any idea of probable repair cost?
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    Elkton, Maryland
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    Could be the battery connector cable. My guess is the Logic Board but start at the cheapest and work your way up.
     

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