MacBook Air Not Charging

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  1. m500sesp, Mar 6, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2017

    m500sesp macrumors newbie

    m500sesp

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    MacBook Air A1466 - 2632
    Liquid was spilled on the unit.
    The user said it was working fine until the battery ran down to nothing after the spill
    When you first put the charger on it turns green then goes to orange.
    Tried a second charger..same result.
    Took the Logic board and IO board out and went over them with alcohol. There were no apparent burn marks etc. Same result
    If I do a SMC reset I see the power light, on the battery charger go to green then back to orange each time. So this tells me the power button is for sure working.

    Kind of wondering what to try next or is this for sure telling me the Logic board is dead.
    FYI I do a lot of repairs on Windows style laptops..not a lot of Mac laptops
    Thanks,
    Sam
     
  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    Did you test the battery?

    Since the machine "ran down" rather than quit immediately, damage from a high-current discharge isn't as likely as failure of a more subtle nature. Can't be sure at this point whether it's the battery, I/O Board, or MLB that might be dead, or some combination - any of those could pull the machine down.

    The Magsafe chargers will reset if disconnected from the wall for 60 seconds - it's worth a try. Reset, then let it try to charge for at least an hour.
     
  3. m500sesp thread starter macrumors newbie

    m500sesp

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    Thanks for the reply,
    I did try a second charger as well as what you suggested, leaving it unplugged for an hour.
    I did also try turning it on with the battery disconnected. Thinking this would rule out the battery? Or do these need a battery connected to even boot up.
    Thanks,
    Sam
     
  4. ktsanf macrumors newbie

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    Same exact problem here on a mid-2013 MBA. Small amount of tea spilled on it, same exact symptoms as described above.
     
  5. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    I had a similar issue with my 2011 Pro. The water spill was near the laptop but not a direct hit. It was the MagSafe connector part that had broken.
     
  6. ktsanf macrumors newbie

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    In addition, it runs fine when plugged in. Battery states not charging. Shows at 44%, slowly running down, won't run if unplugged.
     
  7. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    Ah, ok, that's different than my issue. Sorry. :(
     
  8. ktsanf macrumors newbie

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    Hey, just had my MBA inspected by local Apple store. I have similar issues as you. In my case, they saw no evidence of liquid damage and said it is most likely the I/O board. Quoted my like $17 or so for the part and $80 in labor.
     

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