Macbook pro 15 2009 - won't turn on

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  1. iwantapple, Sep 12, 2012
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    iwantapple macrumors newbie

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    Hello
    I bought a macbook pro 15.
    The computer won't turn on. The charger led is a dim green.
    The seller told me that placing a new battery will turn on the computer, but it will not charge the battery.
    Can you please help me fixing it? I'm new in the apple mac repair world.:eek:
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Try resetting the SMC.

    See the link for troubleshooting MagSafe adapters at the bottom of the CHARGING section of the following link.

    Use iStat Pro (free) or iStat Menus ($16) to get accurate readings of your battery, temps, fan speeds and much more.

    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.

    This may help, if you haven't seen them already:
     
  3. andymac2210 macrumors regular

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    Eh, sounds like you should of tried it before you bought it? :confused:
     
  4. iwantapple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did the smc reset, still the same dim green.
    The reason I bought it is because I'm learning to repair mac.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There are three major components of the charging system: the battery, the MagSafe adapter and the logic board. If you've eliminated the first two, you could be facing an expensive logic board replacement, unless it's something simple, like a loose connector. If you take it to Apple, they can diagnose the problem and give you a quote for repair costs, if any.
     
  6. iwantapple thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Dc in board works, because I tested it in another computer. The battery is empty. I'm thinking that maybe a fuse is dead. Can anyone help me locate it?
     

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