Early 2011 13" - water damage

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by michael_aos, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. michael_aos macrumors 6502

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    I have a base-model early 2011 13" MacBook Pro that was left outside overnight and rained-on around August 2013.

    Hooking it up to an Apple Thunderbolt Display, it apparently won't take a charge.

    I've opened it up and knocked some of the gunk off, but I haven't completely disassembled it.

    Any suggestions? Is there any hope for it?
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  2. GSPice macrumors 68000

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    It was soaked in rain 4 months ago?

    :eek:

    I guess you're not the only one..
     
  3. michael_aos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Link didn't work for me, but yeah...

    At this point I don't know if it's simply that the battery is shot, or that there are additional issues.

    Figure replacement is around $1100.
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  4. GSPice macrumors 68000

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    There are a million and one things water can damage on a notebook. The forums are riddled with a myriad of situations.

    It's unfortunate. You'll probably have to purchase a new one.
     
  5. michael_aos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I probably should have included the detail that I got this for free.

    The RAM is still good. HD is still good.

    Battery and motherboard are unknowns. The one-and-only estimate I receive on a new motherboard was ~$600. Probably not worth that to me.
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  6. GSPice macrumors 68000

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    Bummer. Well maybe you can part it out on eBay.
     
  7. ecschwarz macrumors 6502a

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    Nice find though - an Apple Store might be able to test the battery, but as for the logic board, it's a 50/50 shot. You might have some luck thoroughly cleaning it and looking for any corrosion...
     
  8. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Gunk?? This sounds worse and worse....you may have already got the useful parts off it in RAM and HDD if they work. Worth offering the screen maybe...
     

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