How you been? Me again.
Well i got a Macbook off of Craigslist that needed a little work. I am having some power issues now.
Long Story Short-
I had to replace the keyboard because it got fried. A few minutes ago the computer was working excellent. I tested all the keys on the keyboard and the power button to make sure everything was working. All was well. All the sudden I started having power issues. The computer would turn on and then suddenly shut down like it was shorting. I unplugged the keyboard and started the computer by jumping it. Sure enough it was the keyboard that was causing the computer to shut off. After examining the keyboard connecter I noticed that one of the pins on the connecter was broken. (I will include a pic)
I'm pretty sure that is what is causing it to short.
What doesn't make sense is why the computer was working long enough for me to test the keyboard (about 15 minutes) and now it won't stay on long enough to even fully boot OS X. Again, it does work fine when I unplug the keyboard.
I am unsure if the connecter was broken before I replaced the keyboard, or if I broke it during replacement.
Do you think a new connecter would fix the issue or do you think it is a deeper issue? I am thinking a new one might fix it because I know for a fact it cannot work properly when one of the pins on the keyboard is broke. Thanks
Update: The computer will no longer turn on with the keyboard plugged in. Neither by the power button, nor by jumping it. It still works fine with the keyboard not plugged in though.
You can tell in the picture that the third pin is missing.
PS: If you are getting tons of emails about me posting it is because I keep narrowing down the issue, and updating it on here. Thanks again.