Retina MacBook Pro (Early 2013) not turning on at all

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by seafowl, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. seafowl macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2011
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Hey guys,

    I was just on the plane back home and after I put my laptop to sleep (by closing the lid), it wouldn't turn back on at all. The MagSafe connector is orange, and when I do a SMC reset, it turns to Green for a few seconds then back to orange (I assume this is normal because my battery isn't full so it wouldn't be green anyway).
    When I press the power button, nothing happens, not even the fans. The laptop has SSD so I can't hear if the HDD is spinning or not.
    Any advices? It's out of warranty and the people at the AASP quoted me up to $1000. I really don't wanna or am unable to spend $1000 on a laptop that originally costed marginally more than $2000.

    Thanks so much.
  2. helix8 macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2014
    [Fixed] Retina MacBook Pro (Early 2013) not turning on at all

    I was experiencing exactly the same issue with my beautiful :apple: Macbook Pro MID 2012 Retina. I've been watching this post for the fix. Finally my mac is alive again after battery drain and smc reset.

    One Youtube video suggested to do SMC reset after battery drain.
    Another video suggested to open the backpanel unplug & plug battery cable. I didn't had pentalobe screwdriver and didn't want to mess up anything that is working. So decided to wait until battery drain.

    Waited around 10 days for battery drain. Connected the magsafe, did smc reset nothing happened. (Orange,{SMC reset}green, orange again) I guess the battery was not completely drained or i pressed wrong way or pressed only for few seconds. Don't know what really happened.

    Went to a local shop, they said it might be faulty logic board, I couldn't believe that and didn't had money to replace the logicboard. Again decided to wait.

    My Brother suggested to charge for 30 mins and try option+power factory reset. There was no change.

    Again waited for 12 days,
    1. Connected the magsafe,
    2. SMC reset, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time for 10 sec's.
    3. Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.
    4. Pressed the power button to turn on the computer.

    Taaadaaaa!!, the startup chime... Finally mac is alive!! :eek:
  3. NathanA macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2008
    Man. After the first few days, I would've just broken down and ordered a pentalobe screwdriver. :eek:

    Glad to hear your Mac is back up and working, though.

    -- Nathan

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