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    Question Macbook A1181 will not turn on
    I have a macbook A1181 that was just given to me that will not power on at all. Absolutely nothing happens when I push the power button. I have tried it with and without the battery in place. The light on the power supply is green when battery is inserted and orange when it is not. Any suggestion??

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Suggestions? Not really sounds like you have received a machine with a failed logic board.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    There's a possibility that the DC input board on that machine has failed. At least that's what it sounds like. The ifixit web site has some good trouble shooting tips to check out. Since you got the machine for free, it won't hurt to take it apart and check it out. A new DC input board is not expensive.

    Troubleshooting a MacBook A1181

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Quote Originally Posted by ryknow27 View Post
    I have a macbook A1181 that was just given to me that will not power on at all.
    Sometimes getting a computer for free/as a not always the "great deal" it may appear to be.

    Both suggestions by harryb2448 and chscag are two definite possibilities for why the computer will not power on.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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