Really dead MacBook Pro
Ok, i was brought this Macbook pro A1229 17" model and it's not doing anything. The battery was swollen so i had a friend take it in to Apple to see what they say, but he hasn't gotten back to me.
As for the laptop, it's dead. And i mean dead dead.
It came with a 60W magsafe adapter, and from what i read from Apple, i need an 85W but a 60W will still power the mac up.
So far this is what i have done.
- SMC reset = no response.
- PRam reset = no response. Machine doesn't boot period.
- Pressing key combos = no response. IE Shift+Ctrl+Alt+Power, Shift+Power
All of these i have done and the magsafe has a green light on it. doesn't change, still green and the macbook doesn't boot.
I read on these forums that if i unplug the magsafe, hold power for 30 seconds, plug in magsafe while still holding the power for 10 more seconds, then releasing and pressing the power again, i get some sort of life.
The fans roar on high, the mac appears to boot, i hear hard drive spinup, cd spinup, but no chime, no display, no other activity. And the magsafe has no light. No green and no amber. Just fans running at freakout speed. I hold the power button again to power it off and it does. I press the power again and it starts up and same thing all over again with hd activity, cd, no display and fans on high.
Now if i unplug the magsafe, plug it back in, i get a green light and the mac won't power on at all.
Is this a sign of a dead logicboard, or what?
There was no battery present for all of these tests.
Forgot to mention, all of this was done before swapping out the ram trying to figure out if that was the problem. And no change. Still dead.
Also took off the original Apple catastrophe they call thermal paste and redid all that by cleaning off the cpu, northbridge and gpu dyes with 70% isopropanol alcohol, and reapplied Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste.
All of this done and still the same symptoms described above.