Battery problem or logic board?

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  1. NoUseForANick macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I tried scouring the forums for threads that were identical to this one but couldn't find anything exactly like what I'm facing. Here are the details:

    -2 wks ago: spilled water on my 13-inch, Mid 2012 mountain lion MBP while it was plugged in (yea, I know... dumb..)
    -Whole machine was dead at first. Nothing powered on.
    -Took machine apart, dried it forever, accidentally murdered the battery indicator cable while pulling the Logic Board out. (FML; comedy of errors)
    -Pieced everything back together. It all works fine except for:
    1) It doesn't sleep when I close it.
    2) It doesn't wake up when I open it.
    3) It recognizes battery, says it's charging, but can't actually charge the battery and won't run off of battery power.
    4) Magsafe cord LED starts out green for a second, then turns amber and stays Amber. Like it thinks it's charging.

    Here's where it gets odd:
    Battery icon says 0% with a lightning bolt
    Says "Calculating time until full...
    Power source: power adaptor"

    Battery Information:

    Model Information:
    Serial Number: W02395D0ED3LC
    Manufacturer: SMP
    Device Name: bq20z451
    Pack Lot Code: 0
    PCB Lot Code: 0
    Firmware Version: 201
    Hardware Revision: 000a
    Cell Revision: 165
    Charge Information:
    Charge Remaining (mAh): 0
    Fully Charged: No
    Charging: Yes
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 4427
    Health Information:
    Cycle Count: 506
    Condition: Normal
    Battery Installed: Yes
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 10760

    System Power Settings:
    AC Power:
    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 0
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Wake on AC Change: No
    Wake on Clamshell Open: Yes
    Wake on LAN: Yes
    AutoPowerOff Delay: 14400
    AutoPowerOff Enabled: 1
    Current Power Source: Yes
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
    PrioritizeNetworkReachabilityOverSleep: 0
    Standby Delay: 4200
    Standby Enabled: 0
    Battery Power:
    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 2
    Wake on AC Change: No
    Wake on Clamshell Open: Yes
    AutoPowerOff Delay: 14400
    AutoPowerOff Enabled: 1
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
    Reduce Brightness: Yes
    Standby Delay: 4200
    Standby Enabled: 0

    Hardware Configuration:
    UPS Installed: No

    AC Charger Information:
    Connected: Yes
    ID: 0x0100
    Wattage (W): 60
    Revision: 0x0000
    Family: 0x0085
    Serial Number: 0x00077389
    Charging: Yes
    -------------------------------------
    I preformed an SMC reset; ( SMC Version (system): 2.2f44),
    but everything stayed the same.
    So I'm wondering:
    Does the battery indicator light actually relay charging info to the logic board?
    Can I charge the MBP without the indicator?
    Is it a necessary part or is my problem way bigger?
    Either way I ordered that part off of ebay and will install it once it arrives but am trying to figure out if perhaps I fried a leg on the SMC chipset or the Hot3 thingy...?
    Side note: I live in the middle of nowhere and there are no apple stores around here + I need this computer for law exams-- so letting go of it for a while would royally screw me up.
    Also, red submergence indicators = I'm probably screwed on applecare despite the fact that I paid my 349 for the whole 3 years.

    In other words: If I can solve this alone (solder it, whatever) I absolutely will. Here's where you guys come in: Please help me :-( Any advice/ideas/experience? Whatever you throw my way will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you!
    -T
     
  2. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I would replace the battery first. I think that's the first step any time your MacBook, iPhone, iPad gets wet.
     
  3. NoUseForANick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    battery replacement

    I should have mentioned this earlier: the battery had around 15% charge on it when i first managed to power it on- and it ran off the battery. i will order a new battery- and it will probably take a month or so to get here because I live in bumf*ckistan...
    Thing is- it recognizes the battery, is capable of running off the battery, says the battery is in "normal condition" it just doesn't actually charge it. Clamshell/sleep mode issues are making me think its a fried foot issue-- but I cannot, for the life of me, understand if the missing battery indicator has anything to do with it.
    Has anyone tried running their Mbp without a battery life indicator/with a dead indicator?
     
  4. chabig macrumors 68040

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    It sounds like a strange problem, but I doubt there is an easy answer. It will probably require some troubleshooting to fix it, and it's just unfortunate that you live where you live. I think the battery replacement would be my first step.

    When you mention the battery indicator do you mean the green light at the end of the charging cable or the menu extra?
     
  5. NoUseForANick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    battery indicator lights = the 8 little green lights on the side of the mpb, connected to the logic board.. i accidentally broke that cable :(
    pic attached, not my computer, pic taken from gizmodo.
     

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  6. NoUseForANick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this is what my toolbar icon looks like:
    (wtf)
     

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