will a MB pro power on without a battery indicator flex cable?

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  1. ForthRightAfter macrumors member

    ForthRightAfter

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    I had to open my MacBook Pro (2010), to replace the DC-In power cable and when I was closing it back up, in error I ripped the Battery indicator Flex cable, and now the machine won't power on at all, I've tried SMC, holding down the power & every other trick I have come across on Google, I'm wondering if it simply won't power on because that cable is missing, or if in my repair I ****ed something else up. I have already ordered the replacement cable and should be here within a day or two.
     
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  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Wait for the replacement cable. That BIL cable should only affect being able to check the battery status - and should only be affected by the battery.
    Did you try booting with no battery installed?
    Does your power adapter LED (on the magsafe plug) light up when you plug it into your MBPro?
    Is the plug light orange, or green?
     
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    Yes, I have tried disconnecting the battery and just having the power plugged in. When I attach the power adapter the light turns green & then goes to amber, well now it's solid green as I imagine the battery is fully charged.
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Does _anything_ happen when you press and release the power button?
    Does your sleep LED come on at all?

    Press and hold the power button for 5 or 6 seconds (to make sure that power is really off, despite what you see :D )
    If you then press and release the power button, then wait about 30 seconds, do you get a caps lock key light when you press that key? That light will indicate that there is at least some power on the system.
    There is an alternate power-on contact on the logic board, which might work, suggesting that the power button is stuck, or dead. Look in a service manual to see the location for that troubleshooting point.
     

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