Water Damage- Battery Works while plugged in

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by margotlanham, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. margotlanham macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2015
    Hello- I purchased a 2011 13 Inch MacBook Air new and about two weeks ago spilled water on the keyboard. The computer immediately turned off. I freaked. I laid it upside down over a box fan with a towel for 3 days and didn't touch it. After that it would power on (only when connected to the power cord though) without issue. I don't have the money to have it repaired at Apple so I want to try to do it myself. Any idea if I need a battery replacement or the whole logic board?
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Difficult to say. The battery interface or other components could be corroded on the MLB, so even if a replacement battery does fix the issue, there could be a problem that surfaces a number of months down the line.

    Do you have home insurance? This will be the best way to get it sorted.
  3. Helpfixit, Aug 19, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2015

    Helpfixit macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2015
  4. SusanK macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2012
    If the purchase was made with a credit card there may be some protection there. Good luck!
  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    1st post says the OP purchased the 2011 MBAir new. So unlikely that credit card will help after 3 or 4 years.
    Liquid spills are bad news. Even without visible damage, problems might occur very quickly, or delayed for weeks or even months.

    People often mention rice, which might work if the conditions are exactly right, but mostly just a myth.
  6. SusanK macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2012
    Sometimes old stock is available for purchase as a new unit. No the norm but it does happen. My post was just a suggestion.

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