Had exact same issue, MBA (early 2015, A1466) does not switch on at all & charging light on the magsafe cable remains orange.
After trying everything including remove battery etc tried switching it on after removing the Trackbad/Keyboard cable (from any one side, either from the logic/mother board or from the trackpad side.
MBA boots up fine now and battery etc everything shows ok in about screen. FYI, it also boots up fine with external keyboard mouse connected over USB or bluetooth.
Probably need to replace either the keyboard or the touchpad ? (Though its strange that even fan wont turn on if kbd cable is attached)
Any way to know which one to replace - kbd or touchpad ? The keyboard cable connects to touchpad which in turn connects to the main board so i can eliminate them by connecting one by one.
Or maybe just the touchpad cable ? The moment i insert it into the zif connector system shuts off at once.
It seems instead of replacing keyboard its better to replace keyboard+top-cover; Is that correct ?
I’m having the same issue with the same early 2015 MacBook Air. MagSafe stays orange and it won’t turn on. I tried removing the battery and the MagSafe stays Orange and still won’t turn on. So I don’t think it’s the battery. When I try to do the SMC reset the MagSafe light flashes green before going back to orange and nothing other than that happens. Nothing seemed to cause the issue. Any help troubleshooting is appreciated.
por Brent Fowler
I have the exact same issue. I think the comment above where he mentions it might be humidity issue may apply. Did you expose your board to any humid environment (it can even be in an are where the nights are very cold and the days are hot).
If disconnecting the battery fails to allow the system to boot your systems logic board has a problem in its charging logic.
Having the exact same issue. Early 2015 MacBook Air (A 1496). MagSafe stays orange and it won’t turn on. I tried removing the battery and the MagSafe stays Orange and still won’t turn on.
por Random Purpose
I am also facing the same issue. I have a 2013 MBA which does not turn on & the charging light stays orange only for days & weeks. When I have it checked at one of the local shop, they said motherboard needs to be replaced which costs around 26000 INR. Could anyone please help me what should I do to fix my McBook Air?
por HARDIK PATEL