My Nïgger died

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Am3r1ca16, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. Am3r1ca16, Jul 12, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015

    Am3r1ca16 macrumors 6502a

    Am3r1ca16

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Location:
    New York City
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

    T5BRICK

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Location:
    Oregon
    #2
    It's possibly worse than a dead battery; the computer should still work without it. Whatever sparked when you were trying to disconnect the battery could have damaged something on the logic board.
     
  3. Am3r1ca16, Jul 12, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015

    Am3r1ca16 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Am3r1ca16

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Location:
    New York City
    #3
    Delete

    ----------

     
  4. ecschwarz, Jul 13, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2014

    ecschwarz macrumors 65816

    ecschwarz

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    #4
    Disconnect the battery connector and see if it starts up when you connect the MagSafe connector - I've seen a few "dead" MacBook Pros (no power, no lights on MagSafe - SMC or PRAM resets don't help) that miraculously start up when the battery is temporarily disconnected. Once started, I shut them off, reconnect the battery, and they work fine (and the battery still has a reasonable charge).

    Otherwise, you probably cooked something - with the broken USB port, you probably can use a new logic board anyway. I knew someone that fried their USB ports (both of them) and did the flat-rate repair from the Apple Store to get a new logic board out of warranty - if you look around the Internet, it seems to be a thing, but not advertised or offered in every situation:

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/18502618
    https://discussions.apple.com/message/21314162
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1495270

    I'd just make a Genius Bar appointment, explain what was going on, and just see what they can do for you. Since your machine is still being sold, you might have more luck.
     
  5. ABC5S Suspended

    ABC5S

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2013
    Location:
    Florida
    #5
    This ^

    Lesson learned
     

Share This Page