Macbook pro wont turn on .. tried everything.. 2 Questions I have

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zoe5ive, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. zoe5ive macrumors newbie

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    I have a friend who is in a 3rd world country and her pro wont turn on.

    I found another known working pro adapter and plugged it in and it displayed the same symptom... dim green and amber light blinking on the mag indicator light.

    I tried "almost everything" to get it to turn on.. The main thing I wanted to try was to remove the battery but it seems to be glued on and had a warranty sticker on it which said do not remove so I didnt remove it. The notebook has been left unplugged for a few days and still wont turn on.

    Situation is that she has limited nightime access to the web with her iphone. I was there in Haiti for a few days I would of took the macbook home and fixed it but there is no mail so I wouldn't be able to return it. She has a warranty on it but she cant claim it cause of her location.

    I tried everything listed here and still no-go:
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Things-to-Do-if-Your-MacBook-Does-Not-Turn-On-133615.shtml

    What is this white stuff on the main board? Or what does that indicate?:
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    What is this black plastic piece which was found inside the unit.... I could not find where it could of broken off from:

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    Info:

    Was never dropped
    OEM Iphone cord is used to charge Iphone
    OEM Macbook adapter is being used
    Was never wet

    Sorry if maybe TMI?
     
  2. 1madman1 macrumors regular

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    No idea on the plastic bit, but the "white stuff" is corrosion from a liquid spill, there could be a bunch more of it on the other side of the PCB. Cleaning it off with alcohol could get things going again.
     
  3. zoe5ive thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks madman....

    so only one reply?.... no one else has any input?
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    White stuff looks like the type of corrosion you'd get from a liquid spill.

    If I was a betting man, I'd say liquid was spilled on the laptop or near the rear vent and corroded/shorted out the power section of the logic board. That computer is done for without a new logic board, plain and simple,
     
  5. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Yep, I +1'd to the liquid spill post.
     

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