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How to bypass the power button on a 2012 MacBook Pro

How to bypass the power button on a 2012 MacBook Pro

After a spill my (13 inch, mid 2012) MacBook Pro won't boot. I wanted to by pass the power button to see if the logic board is still good and I only need to replace the keyboard.

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mcgyver89 [Entry]

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mcgyver89 [Entry]

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mcgyver89 [Entry]

"I had same problem and answers above didn't help me. It turns out that new macbook pro's doesn't have power on pads anymore.

The solution is:

Shorting Pin #5 on the keyboard connection (#5 from the right with battery facing up) of the logic board to a ground point will boot the laptop.

This is true for most late model macbooks and macbook pros from 2008~present.

Some models have different ways to do this, however this will work for 90% of the newer unibody laptops.

Found it from here: source of solution"