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820-2850-A Diagnose No Fan / Power without frame?

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  • 820-2850-A Diagnose No Fan / Power without frame?

    Got a customer who sent me only the motherboard and said it will not boot, no fans. Is it possible to "Prompt to boot" this board? I have an 80W adapter and battery here, but no shell to put it in. Just need to make sure I fix the fans not kicking on apparently.

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    Yes it should autopower on being it's an Intel Core. For sure known good 85 watt OEM Magsafe 1 adapter? Any history liquid drop etc?

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    • #3
      Not sure honestly. Was just sent in and customer said it would not turn on.... just died. Board looks clean, no water damage or broken off components. I get a green light when connected to the OEM AC adapter and no battery and the same solid green light when connected to a battery.

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      • #4
        Do you have a fan to plug in by chance? If not, measure if CPU VCore is present.

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        • #5
          If you detect a little drop on VCORE, few seconds after starts, board should work.
          I normally test the boards with USB mouse and OSX pendrive (with Link LED).

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          • #6
            I connected the MB to the battery I had in stock from a used system and let it sit plugged in over the weekend.... came in this morning and the fans were spinning at 100%. Still have too hook up a screen and keyboard, but there is life.... Charging light stays green no matter what though. May try an SMC reset to see if it changes anything.

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