Power Issues Power Adapter Dead No Power

Make sure that power adapter connector is fully inserted. 2. Remove any connected peripherals. 3. Try known-good power outlet. 4. Try known-good power adapter and power cord. 6. Press Caps Lock key to see if light on key comes on. If it does, hold power button down for six seconds to shut down the computer and restart. 7. Reset the power manager. See Knowledge Base document 303319, Resetting MacBook Pro Power Management Unit PMU Warning Make sure you do not hold down the fn key when...

Part Location

With the computer upright, remove the two identical 5.5-mm long shoulder screws from the right side of the computer. Replacement Caution When installing these top case screws, do not press on the area over the slot drive. The slot-drive bezel could be damaged with too much pressure. 2. Important Notice the two screws at the left side of the computer. Although they can be removed, they exist for cosmetic purposes only and do not require removal. If they are removed, however, be sure to...

Unit Unusually

This computer runs hotter than previous models. However, the normal operating temperature is well within national and international safety standards. Nevertheless, customers may be concerned about the generated heat. To prevent an unneeded repair, you can compare a customer's computer to a running model, if available, at your repair site. 1. Verify that the customer uses the MacBook 13-inch placed on a flat hard surface. 2. Verify that the MacBook 13-inch is hotter than expected for normal...

Applying Thermal Grease

Macbook Heatsink

Warning Whenever the logic board is separated from the heatsink even if you are installing the same board or heatsink , the thermal grease must be completely removed and replaced. Failure to do so can cause the computer to overheat and be damaged. 1. With the logic board installed in the bottom case and the heatsink removed, use a black stick to remove as much thermal grease as possible from the two chips on the logic board and the two pads on the heatsink. 2. Use an alcohol wipe to completely...

Preliminary Steps

Macbook Black Battery Bay

Before you begin, remove the battery. 1. With the computer closed and upside down on a soft cloth, touch a metal surface inside the battery bay to discharge any static electricity. 2. Loosen but do not try to remove the three captive screws along the RAM door. 2. Loosen but do not try to remove the three captive screws along the RAM door. 3. Holding the long end of the L-shaped RAM door, pivot it out from the battery bay. If necessary, use a black stick to tilt it up and out of the battery bay....

Macbook Pro Battery Pinout

Edge Board Cable

Disconnect the optical drive flex cable from the logic board. 2. Without straining the optical drive flex cable, note the position of the LVDS cable beneath it. Pull the pull-tab to disconnect the LVDS cable from the logic board. 4. Lift up the LVDS cable to locate the Bluetooth antenna cable at the edge of the logic board, and disconnect the Bluetooth antenna cable. 6. Disconnect the inverter cable and microphone cable from the logic board. 7. From the lower left corner of the logic board,...

General Information

The kinds of problems you might see when troubleshooting a MacBook 13-inch include Microsoft Office Applications Will Not Open Windows XP Will Not Install Correctly Computer Will Not Start, LED Blinks Optical Drive Does Not Work Power Issues, Power Adapter Dead, No Power In the next section we will discuss the individual troubleshooting steps as they apply to this product. As a reminder, the troubleshooting steps are Note If you are not familiar with the Apple General Troubleshooting Flowchart,...