Mid-2012 MacBook Pro died?

TheSkywalker77

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My 2012 MacBook Pro (non-retina) was charging for about an hour and I took it off the charger (I noticed the light on the charger wasn’t on either) and it’s not turning on, the lights on the side of the computer (to show the battery life) don’t turn on if I press the button, and my charger’s light isn’t turning on if I plug it in. I also can smell a faint burning smell if I stick my nose near the hinge / vent in the back. Any advice? I’m thinking it’s a failed / shorted out logic board.
 

vince22

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possibly fried logic board imho, you can try replace DC-in board, it took me less than 1 hr to replace logic board.
 
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TheSkywalker77

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possibly fried logic board imho, you can try replace DC-in board, it took me less than 1 hr to replace logic board.
For what it’s worth, would it be better for me to attempt replacing the logic board? Or just buy a new computer and transfer my data to it? I’m not too familiar with taking apart computers and fear messing something up and ruining any hope I have of reviving that computer.
 

Fishrrman

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I'm thinking "DC in board" -- small and I understand that it's not too difficult to replace.

Go to ifixit.com to see what's involved.

They'll have the part number and you can probably order it from them, or online.

One other thought:
If you get this done, you might also consider replacing the original platter-based hard drive with an SSD. It will make it feel much faster!
 

TheSkywalker77

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I'm thinking "DC in board" -- small and I understand that it's not too difficult to replace.

Go to ifixit.com to see what's involved.

They'll have the part number and you can probably order it from them, or online.

One other thought:
If you get this done, you might also consider replacing the original platter-based hard drive with an SSD. It will make it feel much faster!
I’ve been wanting to upgrade it to an SSD for quite some time now, so I see this being a great opportunity to.