Bad Logic Board

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by PumpkinSpitter, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. PumpkinSpitter macrumors newbie

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    My brother has a 2010 Macbook that he spilled Monster on while it was in his backpack.

    Long story short, the computer still works, but the display is out and the power cord will not give power to the computer. He was told he needed to replace the logic board and that it would cost him $700.

    Looking for some alternatives.

    Is it possible to remove the battery and splice the power cord into it to provide power? It seems logical that this should work. The laptop would just think that the battery was 100% charged all the time.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Not a chance. You have to buy the logic board.
     
  3. PumpkinSpitter thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why?

    It makes sense that there would be a positive, a negative and a ground on the power cord as well as on the battery terminals. Why wouldn't that work?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    There is a LOT more to it than that. The power flowing to the battery is strictly controlled by your Mac. Bypassing that is not possible.

    http://www.apple.com/batteries/

    This should answer most, if not all, of your battery questions:
     

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