Water Damage Early 2011 13" MBP, no MagSafe LED

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  1. LuketheDuke11 macrumors newbie

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    A couple of weeks ago, I left my Macbook Pro outside. I did not foresee rain coming and forgot about it. I ran an errand, and came back to my Macbook soaked. In the words of Forrest Gump, I am not a smart man.

    I disconnected my battery, and put the macbook in a sealed container with dessicant. I left it for just over 72 hours and inspected to make sure it was dry (though I did not check for corrosion. Once again, not a smart man). I plugged it in and turned it on. The trackpad was crazy but other than that it was fine. After 10 minutes of use, it shut off. At that point, the MagSafe LED would not show.

    The next day, I cleaned the corrosion off with a toothbrush and rubbing alcohol. The MagSafe LED still will not turn on and the Macbook will not power on or show any signs of doing so. Am I out of luck or is there something else I can try? Thanks.
     
  2. prisstratton macrumors 6502

    prisstratton

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    Winnipeg
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    The MagSafe board in your model is pluggable and therefore replaceable.

    iFixit guide here:

    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBoo...rly+2011+MagSafe+DC-In+Board+Replacement/5152

    Although, you never know if it might be something else, but for a $25 part I would give it a try.

    Also, while you are in the process of taking it apart why not go all the way and remove everything and clean it all with alcohol. The upper case replacement guide from iFixit is just about a complete tear down, maybe give it a look, here:

    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Unibody+Early+2011+Upper+Case+Replacement/6042

    If you decide to do this get the right tools, take your time and follow the guide. I have torn down a couple of Mac’s lately and it is not as difficult as you might think.

    Hope it helps
     

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