Dead macbook battery?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TRVIE, May 10, 2012.

  1. TRVIE macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    There's an X in the batter icon where it's supposed to show that it's charging, and it won't start up unless plugged in. Although after it's on, it's okay to unplug it and it won't shut off.

    I don't know if it's because I haven't replaced this battery in years or because of the recent water damage that it had last week. I let it dry out and then put it in a bag of rice for a few days and it started working again. The only damage I could tell so far are the "water stains" behind the screen. (Which aren't as bad now, as how they were when I first turned my macbook back on.) The light indicators on the battery still work. Help?
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Probably not the battery, but more likely the battery connector board and/or logic board (depends somewhat on the model). Water damage will do that easily.

  3. TRVIE thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    I'll have to look into that, thanks!

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