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My old macbook stopped turning on... the battery is charged

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My old macbook stopped turning on... the battery is charged but when I press the button, no sign of life. What should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Try powering on the MacBook whilst it is connected to the wall power supply.

If that doesn't work, let me know if:

  • You can hear a startup chime.
  • You can hear fan or drive noise.
  • Pressing the Caps Lock key on the keyboard causes it to light.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No chime, no fan noise.
Keyboard caps does not light up
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Ok, in that case you are looking at a motherboard fault.

If the MacBook is more than a few years old then it is likely beyond economical repair.