Mac won’t turn on after screen replacement
I was fixing a friend’s MacBook Pro 13” 2017 with TouchBar. I’ve worked on Macs and iPhones hundreds of times. I opened up the bottom cover and undid the pancakes screw to disconnect the battery and bent the flex cable back a bit to make sure it doesn’t contact the battery during repair. I went ahead and replaced the screen and then replaced the battery connector and screw.
After, I tried turning on the MacBook and I got nothing. No backlight on keyboard, no chime when I plug in power adapter, and no response from trackpad.
I went ahead and did the SMC reset and PRAM reset, but I got nothing. I then went back and replaced the new screen with the old one thinking the new one was defective or shorting out somewhere.
Nothing with the old screen either. So I put the new screen back on. I did some trouble shooting and found out if I leave the battery connector disconnected, the MacBook powers on with the power adapter plugged in. when I connect the battery back to the motherboard, it doesn’t power on even with the power adapter plugged in.
I think it’s safe to say it’s the battery or battery connector to the motherboard. Not sure if that connector piece is replaceable or not.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Curious what @danj has to say, but thinking maybe something with the battery connector?
由 Alex Robinson 完成的
did you follow the guide? 2017款MacBook Pro 13英寸带触控栏版本屏幕更换指南. Did you disable Auto Boot?
由 Dan 完成的
@danj I did not disable auto boot unfortunately, I did everything else however. Is the MacBook only useable with the power cable now or can it be fixed?
由 Khawaja Shah XI 完成的