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MBP A1226 won't power on


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Fixing a MacBook Pro A1226 that was replaced/repaired under warranty a year ago for the (big surprise) NVidia GPU failure. It's been working flawlessly, aside from getting really hot. I replaced the thermal compound several months ago and more recently helped the owner upgrade his RAM.
About a week ago, it decided not to turn on. I managed to get it working again after applying pressure on the keyboard, thinking the cable might have come loose. Eventually it started and was working fairly consistently, but a few days later he called me back and couldn't get it to start again. I removed the top case and inspected for loose cables, but everything looks clean and kosher. It doesn't even give me a blinking power LED to indicat error, but the power adapter LED goes on and off.

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What can happen is the SATA cable with heat and over time becomes brittle. Removing the drive can cause fractures which results in very spasmodic operation.

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What can happen is the SATA cable with heat and over time becomes brittle. Removing the drive can cause fractures which results in very spasmodic operation.
I doubt it's the SATA cable, otherwise it might freeze or crash but everything works just fine...until it's powered off and then it's a brick and doesn't want to start.

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