MBP retina liquid damaged battery

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  1. wedda macrumors member

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    Hey guys,
    I managed to get liquid on my trackpad and it went into the battery and I can see the white dots turned red.. I put rice on it and a fan for 24 hours.. I can put the computer on using the charger.. First the battery showed 3000 mAh left but didnt chareg.. now it says 1004 mAh but not charging.. Anything I can try to jump start them again?

    How much will apple charge me for replacing the battery?

    Funny thing is I just got to 500 cycles not more than 3 months ago.. After that the battery have went from 91% current max down to about 70% so it was time to change the battery.. Any tips are highly appriciated
     
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  3. wedda thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry.. MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)

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    Should I try to remove the connector to the battery and clean it with some alcohol?
    I guess I can remove the connector to the battery underneath the "warning do not remove this"? =)
     
  4. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    You can do that, but I would suggest replacing the battery.
     
  5. wedda thread starter macrumors member

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    Isnt it possible that the logic board is damaged though?

    As in the start it showed 57% battery power but didnt charge... 3 minutes later it showed 0 battery power... :)
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    It is possible the logic board is damaged you got it wet, that is separate from your battery issue though.
     
  7. wedda thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there any way I can check if my logic board is damaged on the connector?

    The thing is the red dots are only where the battery is not anywhere else..


    Model Information:

    Serial Number: D863397Y3YEF9CP87

    Manufacturer: SMP

    Device Name: bq20z451

    Pack Lot Code: 0

    PCB Lot Code: 0

    Firmware Version: 702

    Hardware Revision: 1

    Cell Revision: 1206

    Charge Information:

    Charge Remaining (mAh): 0

    Fully Charged: No

    Charging: No

    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 1089

    Health Information:

    Cycle Count: 584

    Condition: Replace Now

    Battery Installed: Yes

    Amperage (mA): 0

    Voltage (mV): 11812

    Does this tell you anything? =)
     
  8. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    You got the internals wet their could be damage, it's that simple, there may well not be, but difficult to tell if you can't get it to boot due to the battery issues.

    Apple charge a few hundred dollars to change a battery but they may well insist on a complete logic board change as well due to water damage at which point it's almost cheaper to buy a new machine.

    A third party Apple repair place may well do just the battery for you. So you can give it a try.

    Little anyone can say, you got it wet, there are million guides for how to deal with that online 100's just on you tube alone. You can try all sorts of fixes yourself but there are no hard and fast rules here, you could replace the battery and it's fine for a month and some unseen moisture causes corrosion and it dies in a month or so time. Or you could replace the battery and it's fine for years. There is no way of telling short of a magnifying glass looking for corrosion And hope you don't miss any.
     
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    Only visually inspecting the logic board and/or seeing it not work will determine if you incurred water damage on the logic board.
     
  10. wedda thread starter macrumors member

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    Everything is working.. except battery as showed.. maybe I can buy a used battery to see if I get connection with it?
    IMG_3932.JPG IMG_3931.JPG
     
  11. tubeexperience, Sep 30, 2016
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    tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    It's possible, but try the obvious first, which is the battery.

    If the logic board failed, that's can be repaired.
     
  12. wedda thread starter macrumors member

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    Changing the battery is 550 dollars - probably the only way
     
  13. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    I see the battery on eBay for ~$50.
     
  14. wedda thread starter macrumors member

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    I bought some electronic cleaner - what parts should I focus to clean up? =)
     
  15. theitsage macrumors 6502a

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    I've dealt with a few dozens of these rMBP which got liquid damages. The symptoms you described point to the battery only. That's the good news.

    The bad news is Apple will not simply replace the battery for you. As soon as they see the red sticker on the battery, it's liquid repair charge which ranges from $750 to $1200 depending on the screen size.

    My suggestion is to take the sticker on the battery board off (rectangular shape sticker below the battery connector and above the battery cells). Most likely there's corrosion on this board which is the culprit. The battery board is held in place by two T5 hex screws. Remove those and check both sides of the board. Clean any corrosions you see and hope for the best.

    P.S. It's possible to replace the battery by itself. My method is unorthodox but it's quick - use a thin putty knife to cut through the foam layer between the double side tape.
     
  16. wedda thread starter macrumors member

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    These spots?
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  17. theitsage macrumors 6502a

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    The one with the triangle and exclamation mark.
     
  18. wedda thread starter macrumors member

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    Exclamation mark i just rip that whole off? there is a small black paper textured thing on the batteries should I remove that too?
     
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    Start slow. Spray the cleaner on a tooth brush rather than onto the board.
     
  22. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    How long does it takes you with the putty knife?

    I use a ruler and a credit card. It takes forever. :confused:
     
  23. theitsage macrumors 6502a

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    About 5 minutes. I have used this metal putty knife since the 1st generation Mac Mini so I'm very comfortable with it.
     
  24. wedda thread starter macrumors member

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    I will try under where the triangle is then - i will use something to get the socket to pop up.. that area is the only one needed correct? =)
     
  25. wedda thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried taking the battery socket out of the logic board and cleaning it 2 times with some alcohol.. it looks clean.. I havent cleaned the whole logic board not sure if I need to? Are there any other particular areas I should try to clean? or I have to remove the whole logic board and clean it from the upside (keyboard side)?
     

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