MacBook air pop and dead but no obvious culprit - help please
My daughter’s 2017 Macbook Air made a clear popping noise, no smoke, and then died. No power up or response to SMC or PRAM key sequences. I tried to find a blown component on motherboard or power connector mini-board but everything looks fine. Any suggestions before we head over to Apple store? I have uploaded pictures - thanks!
Pictures after cleaning
Passive components seem ok, I wonder if an integrated circuit can fail with a pop that doesn’t show…