MacBook 2007 - Need Help Regarding Water Damage

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by DomTom, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. DomTom macrumors newbie

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    Back in august my macbook was declared beyond economical repair after a spillage that led it to be water damaged. Since, it has been on a shelf. Today I wanted to sell it for parts.

    Out of curiosity, I plugged the macbook in the mains (without the battery). The green light came on, and I couldn't believe it but the laptop powered up. It made the noise, displayed the little apple logo and started booting.

    I told my housemate straight away and he tilted the laptop and it immediately switched off, and I haven't been able to turn it back on again.

    Is my macbook alive? Can I fix it? I know its difficult to tell without showing you pictures, but does anyone have any experience like this?


    I rang the apple store, they don't want to touch it because its water damaged and is a health hazard.
     
  2. DomTom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i've taken it apart again, wiped it and plugged the keyboard back in, it works! where can i get a cheap laptop battery? don't want to splash out £100 on a genuine battery
     
  3. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    Had you tried the dry rice trick to absorb all the moisture from inside your Mac?
     
  4. DomTom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the waters completely dried, i've had the laptop powered on now for about an hour. or do you mean for the battery?


    wrt the battery, on ebay i can get a genuine battery with 180 cycles and 89% health, is that ok? it seems like pretty poor health but for £30 might be better than a fake?
     

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