Battery Fried -- external battery an option?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cora.teacher, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. cora.teacher macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2010
    Actually, the battery is not fried; but when my son dumped liquid on the macbook, something terrible happened. It will not charge. It does work just fine while plugged into a power sources.

    The Apple guy said we'd need a new motherboard ($800!) or we can continue to use it as the world's smallest desktop.

    Would an external battery solve this problem? I really miss the portability (duh, why else get a laptop!).
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    What is "the problem" ? Buying an external battery is essentially the same as plugging it into mains, so that's not solving "the problem" of the charging system not working.
  3. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2007
    e.b.a.y. lol
    you could try replacing the battery yourself to see if that would take care of the issue at hand.
  4. cora.teacher thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2010
    Thanks guys

    When I went to the Apple Store, the guy took the battery out and tested it and said that it was fine. He said the problem was something with the motherboard. So, I guess you're right -- if the motherboard is bad, then adding another battery won't change that.

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