Is there anyone who can help with the placement of of power logic components on main logic board? My macbook air is totally dead.

  • Are you asking in order to short it in an attempt to power on?
    – Mr Rabbit
    Oct 25, 2013 at 20:12
  • That is not an A1369 - it's some older kind of mac (1st gen). Those solder pads do not exist on the A1369... (Either that - or - there are more than 1 different kind of A1369 - mine for sure looks nothing like that on the inside, and it says A1369 in the cover)
    – user74276
    Mar 28, 2014 at 9:25

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I assume you're looking for a way to bypass the power button to power it on? If so this should help.

The power pads, two slightly raised solder points, are found just above the keyboard flex connection on the logic board. See the circled pads in the picture below. Bridging these two pads while power is provided to the Mac should power it on. Be sure to use a metal tool with a non conductive handle to bridge the two points.

13" MacBook Air Mid-2011 power pads Source picture can be found in iFixit's 13" Mid-2011 MacBook Air logic board replacement guide, used and modified under a CC license.

Something to keep in mind, a stuck power button will prevent a Mac from powering on even when the power pads are shorted. To verify that the top case (it houses the power button) is at fault you should disconnect the top case flex cable (silver flex in the photo) and try again if the Mac doesn't first power on with the power pads. If it still doesn't power on with the flex disconnected then the logic board is likely at fault although you could still dive deeper and disconnect components (SSD, speakers, display) to further isolate the logic board.

Good luck! Hopefully it's something simple/cheap.

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