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Swapped lower enclosure now mac wont boot, fans twitch, help!

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I dis assembled and swapped the lower aluminum enclosure on my a1150 MacBook Pro. I followed the instructions meticulously and now upon reassembly the computer will not turn on.

the battery takes a charge and displays full, i have tried with and without power adapter.

When I press the power button, the two fans attempt to spin and appear to twitch. Then nothing, I have tried removing the hard drive with the same results.

Please help!

Thanks,

ANDY

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Reset the RAM and make sure it is all the way in. Try it first with just one module.

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thanks, tried this. No change. i still get the two fans trying to spin and no other signs of life from the mac. I carefully dis assembly the computer again and re assembled it to double check all connections with no change in results. i don't know what else to try...

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Tell me about why you replaced the lower enclosure. Was it working before you started?

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computer worked fine before lower enclosure swap, except for a dead superdrive. my intent was to replace the superdrive and while i was at it swap the enclosure as it was dented in the superdrive corner - likely the cause for superdrive failure.

Thanks for your responses so far, I am not sure how to proceed. I would love to be able to tell if the motherboard is dead.

Thanks,

ANDY

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Tell me about the replacement drive. Are the part numbers the same? Where did you get the part?

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The replacement superdrive part number matched exactly. I bought it off ebay - seller guaranteed it would work. i did attempt to turn on the computer with the hard drive and the optical drive disconnected and removed from the MacBook Pro. I got the same results - when i press the power button the only result is that both fans try to spin as long as i have my finger on the power button, but do not fully rotate - they kind of stutter.

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Hi,

It seems this same case [URL|Fans bumping not spinning not powering on]

Did you find a solutions to your case?

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it looks like he did. it was faulty drive. i still would try different ribbon cable, as that is commonly cause for the same problem.

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Would the MB start without the HHD Ribbon cable (without the HDD connected)?

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Yes

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