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Macbook Pro Not Powering On

By nickpring ·
Tags: Apple, Mac, Hardware
Hi guys,

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, 13" from early 2015. I was using the Macbook on Sunday evening without any issues, and then when I went to go back on it on Monday, the Macbook was completely dead.

The charger had no light illuminated on the port when connected to the Macbook (It's the one that clicks into place). Tried that in a different wall socket and also a different Mac, and ruled out the charger.

The Macbook however shows no signs of life. When pressing the Power button, the screen remains blank. The touch pad doesn't click when pressed. I tried the CTRL, SHIFT and ALT key to drain the SMC but has made no difference.

Do you think this is more likely to be a battery issue or could it be something more sinister that would require extensive repair?

Any ideas?

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This sounds familiar.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Macbook Pro Not Powering ...

Here's Louis Rossmann's YouTube channel. I won't search it but there are so many examples of this issue there but not one was a battery issue so my answer is it's 99% or greater chance it's a chip failure.

Remember I take it there is no other issue like a non-apple charger, water or such.

Here's the link:

WOW! The 2015 12 inch is highlighted at

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PS. I know sometimes it's something else.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to This sounds familiar.

Recently a client had a laptop power issue. The power bar was turned off. Easy fix.

Other ideas at

The battery item is not a good idea for most owners. Your choice.

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