Please Diagnose MacBook Power Issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Cobraz41, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. Cobraz41 macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2017
    So I spilled some water on table next to my 2014 MacBook Air. I noticed some had contacted it, so I wiped it off and went about my business not thinking it had caused any issue. Later that day I was using it and noticed battery would not charge. Days went on with no change. The battery eventually died and it would not power up. I eventually took the battery out and got it to power up and work without the battery connected. So here are the particulars:

    MagSafe Adapter light does not come on and battery will not charge

    Does not power up with battery connected

    Computer works fine when powered up

    Could it be as simple as battery was ruined and I need a replacement or am I looking at a bigger problem?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.
  2. Macgyver1 macrumors member


    Oct 18, 2016
    -Try a different MagSafe charger, and check contacts on both sides for damage.

    -Diagnose at Apple is probably your best bet.

    -If water permeation happened at MagSafe connector it may have fried the board. If you look at the area of potential water damage with a magnifier it may be readily apparent.

    -Best scenario is no damage to board and battery just went to short or open at the same time of potential water damage(Very unlikely).


  3. Cobraz41 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2017
    I tried another charger with no luck. Why would computer operate with the MagSafe connected? Would that not mean there was power going through that port? I'm also confused as to why the computer works without the battery attached, but will not power up with it.

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