A1342 Model won't start up or even charge
This question was asked and the answer didn't solve my problem thus asking it again.
I got this Mac (A1342) from a friend who was told by the local Apple Store that the 'battery was swollen' and should be replaced. It will not turn on or charge. Simply dead.
My first thought was the battery thus I have checked and OEM batteries are not available. Not sure if iFixIt non-OEM batteries will sustain the unit. I previously bought a 3rd party battery for a 15" MacBook and it died within two years.
I also hate to replace the battery if it is something as simple as the DC in board needing to be replaced.
I have a similar MacBook as the A1342 and that uses the same Power Supply (P/S) and that Mac charges fine so I know the P/S isn't the issue.