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Apple MacBook Air A1304 wont turn on, won’t power on, no display, black screen problems

Laptop Apple MacBook Air A1304 won’t turn on, won’t power on, there is no display, just a black screen. This is a general diagnostic and repair steps to fix those problems.

Troubleshooting laptop Apple MacBook Air A1304 won’t boot, won’t power on, no display just black screen

When you push on the Power Button the Power led lights ON or NOT, your Apple MacBook Air A1304 won’t start up, and there is no display just a black screen. Possible problem and the fixes steps:

Battery has no charge left + AC adapter failed; you press the power button on laptop Apple MacBook Air A1304 nothing happens, laptop won’t turns on and there is no display, the battery has no charge left, the motherboard doesn’t receive any power, laptop cannot turn on. You plug in the AC adapter but that doesn’t help, your laptop Apple MacBook Air A1304 still won’t power on, there is a chance you have failed AC adapter. In this case try with another charger or check AC adapter with a Multimeter. If it’s dead, replaced with a new one.

Power circuit in wrong state or Over volt protection trips; you press the power button but nothing happens, laptop Apple MacBook Air A1304 won’t turns on and there is no display just a black screen, your laptop has static electric charge made power circuit in wrong state. Unplug AC adapter, take out the battery and hold down power button for 30 seconds, the static charge will dissipate. Plug in the AC Adapter and turn on your laptop Apple MacBook Air A1304. This should restore the system to normal operating mode.

Hardware failure; the laptop powers on, but there is no display just black screen with Power led lights ON or your laptop Apple MacBook Air A1304 stock on logo or restart. In this case, it’s possible one of the Hardware failed. You can try to disassemble the laptop to bare minimum and try to reseat the hardware one by one and power on the laptop every time you reseat a hardware, to know the failed one, replace the faulty hardware.

Screen faulty or bad video cable connection; laptop Apple MacBook Air A1304 turns on, but screen is black, with Power led lights ON. Test the laptop with an external monitor connected to the HDMI port, VGA port, press the appropriate key to switch to it. If the external monitor works fine and load the operation system, most likely you have a faulty screen or bad video cable connection. Check them and replace the faulty one.

BIOS failed; Laptop Apple MacBook Air A1304 won’t turn on at all, if the voltage 19V, 3.3V, 5V OK  and electronics components on the motherboard are good, there is chance you have failed BIOS. There is a signal test confirmation on EC/SIO pin name RSMRST# . This pin must available 3.3V(tolerance 10%) than Bios Confirmed OK. If the test failed reprogram or replace the BIOS chip.

Laptop Power System has problem: Laptop Apple MacBook Air A1304 won’t turn on at all, probably some electronics components or chipset on the motherboard failed;  Disassemble the laptop and take out the motherboard. Ceck No burnt marks visible on the mainboard. Check chepset temperature (CPU,  GPU, Power-Supply IC …). Check power jack. Check motherboard receives 19V. with a Multimeter measure voltages on coils, check for any components shorted to ground.  checked 3.3v/5v is up and running?

If you  have 3VALW And 5VALW at coil. 3VALW should go to sio and from there you should get 3v at power button. Check SIO for corrosion,shorting or any componenets which looks suspect. Check 3 & 5v SUS voltage.

Will need an electronic boardview or Schematic Diagram for Laptop Apple MacBook Air A1304. The failed electronic component has to be replaced.

Note: (In the comments we will be updated electronics components failure).

Motherboard dead; The Apple MacBook Air A1304 motherboard has to be replaced.

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Toshiba satellite shut down when plugged in

Laptop Toshiba Satellite that will shut down almost as soon as you plug it into AC. If you run it off the battery, it won’t lock up at all and runs fine until the battery runs out.

You tried a brand new ac adaptor and still has the issue. Tried BIOS updates didn’t help. Doesn’t seem to be overheating. And you didn’t find anything noticibly wrong with the motherboard.

Troubleshooting

This is one of the most common problems with Toshiba laptops we deal with, is caused by a super capacitor called a Tokin chip. A big one – NEC/TOKIN located on the underside of the laptop mobo in the center of the cpu socket.

You can fix this problem by replacing this super capacitor with four 2.5v tantalum low esr capacitors, the value of each Tantalum must be 330 uf.

also if the laptop freezes while in use or powers down or restarts once windows has loaded the Tokin chip needs to be replaced.

If you do a Youtube search you will see for yourself, on how to replace the Tokin chip with four 2.5v Tantalum smd capacitors at 330uf rating.

If you have the right tools and knowledge  you can proceed and have the Toshiba repaired by yourself .
This should be done with a IR Soldering station, but can be also done with a Hot air station or Hot air gun.

If your not good with a soldering iron, then take it to a good repair shop.

It is the only sure fire way to fix the problem ok.