MagSafe Light Orange But No Battery Connected

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  1. iFix Centre macrumors newbie

    iFix Centre

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    Hello,

    This is my first post on this site, so hopefully will get some good info from you guys.

    We have a clients 15" Macbook Pro Mid 2012 A1398 in with us for repair.

    Initially the Macbook would turn on intermittently, with times not turning on when pressing the power button. We would have to disconnect the battery and reconnect in order for it to turn on again. The Macbook was completely full of dust and clogged up, we suspected overheating may have caused this to happen.

    The client has come back now with the Macbook not turning on at all, disconnecting the battery doesn't work, SMC doesn't work, shorting the power pads on the logic board doesn't work and the weirdest thing is the MagSage charger turns orange as if it is charging the battery even when the battery connector has been disconnected. This is the first time I have seen this.

    Wondering if you guys can shed some light on it.

    It's either a logic board/GPU isse we think.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. iPad Retina macrumors 6502a

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    Apple may not take it for the recall now since it's been opened by a third party person.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    That particular Series of MacBooks had an apple guide on opening to upgrade ram so opening in general wouldn't be an issue
     
  4. iPad Retina macrumors 6502a

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    This is a retina version ram is not user replaceable
     
  5. TheIguana macrumors 6502a

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    I'm gonna guess from the symptoms you describe that there is something seriously wrong with the SMC chip or surrounding electronics on that logic board. SMC is critical for power management and thus charging.

    TLDR: it is probably time for a new logic board.
     
  6. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Indeed. Glanced at the model not year.
     

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