Linux bricked my MacBook2,1 after firmware-resetHi, I just reset my firmware (Alt+Cmd+R+P) hoping my new battery will get calibrated. After the reset, the MacBook...
Antwoord op "Removal of just the keyboard not the whole top case?"I’d like to re-use a black top-case because it looks pretty new-ish and well cared about. But there is the Power-Button that doesn’t work. Just for the fun and if I ever will find some spare time, I’d like to replace the Power-Button only.
Antwoord op "Linux bricked my MacBook2,1 after firmware-reset"The Hard-disk already is pulled out (I just built it into the replacement-MacBook, in which it works fine). And yes, also the memory is replaced (the 2x2GB now work fine in my replacement-MacBook, while I put the former working 2x1GB-RAM into the broken one). Still the screen (as well as an external monitor) remains black and the LED stays bright. There is no way to boot any CD or DVD or USB-drive, booting is not possible anymore. I cannot even get the CD out of the Optical Drive. The thing that makes me wonder the most is that - if it'd work or not - the LED blinks like 10x fast, when I try to use the Firmware-Restoration-CD (holding down the Power-Button, until the LED should blink 3x fast, 3x slow, 3x fast).
Antwoord op "Linux bricked my MacBook2,1 after firmware-reset"Asking here is already the third step! I already tried booting - the MacBook does not do any attempt to boot at all. Neither Alt, nor C, nor anything works, as I guess this all have been firmware functions. And of course I swaped the RAM. The former RAM is perfectly working in my not so nice looking backup-MacBook, I recently saved from the dump. There even is no start-sound. After resetting the PRAM / NVRAM / w/e RAM with this stupid combination ALT+CMD+P+R, the MacBook booted perfectly exactly ONE TIME! Into Linux! Which must have wiped out the firmware - that is the only explaination I see. After the reboot(! ... I didn't even turn off and on the computer), nothing worked anymore. That is why I ask for help restoring the firmware even by opening and flashing the firmware w/e chip by hand, violently, in any Apple-unsupported method necessary.