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?