Macbook Air water damage?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kwatramoe, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. kwatramoe macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2015
    I water damaged my macbook air 2012 a1466 about a year ago nothing worked when it got water damaged. I placed it in rice and replaced the battery, and my laptop started working perfectly no glitches. But now after a year I am having trouble with this laptop sometimes when I plug it in to the power source the screen goes blank and there is no light on the macbook charger but when I pull out the charger the laptop works fine. Sometimes when I tap the laptop from the back around the I/O board area the charger starts charging and everything works fine.But after my laptop is physically moved around a little the problem will occur again and the laptop will screen will go blank and the laptop itself will be unresponsive when I plug in the charger?
    Everything in the laptop works perfectly except that issue of the battery not charging sometime.

    Tapping the laptop from the back does not always work so I open the laptop and just disconnect the I/O flex wire and after a while it will sometimes work but when I move it again it will stop.
    Also the laptop has a 3rd party battery and a 3rd party charger

    What is wrong with my laptop?
    what part could it be?
    I think its the I/O flex cable? or the entire I/O board ?

  2. Airboy1466 macrumors 6502


    Feb 23, 2015
    Sounds like faulty I/O cables you should try running the apple hardware test (power off macbook) ‘Press the power button then immediately hold down the “D” key until you see a spinning globe. Make sure the power cable is plugged in while running the test.

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