Water Damage Indicators

awayk

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I received a macbook pro 15" late 2013 retina from my friend who spilled water on it. He hasn't tried testing it for a while now and basically thought it was a loss, so he gave it to me and I wanted to see if I can repair it myself. I opened it up and I'm looking at the white circles on the logic board and none are red, the only one that is red is on the battery. I was hoping if someone can look at the photos I posted to see if I'm correctly reading all the water indicator marks and seeing if it's only the battery that got water damage on it. Thanks!

Album: http://imgur.com/a/LlasZ
 

tubeexperience

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Those liquid submersion indicators (LSI)s have nothing to do with whether the components work or not: they are only there for warranty reasons.
 

awayk

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Those liquid submersion indicators (LSI)s have nothing to do with whether the components work or not: they are only there for warranty reasons.
So what would be a way to approach this then? A new battery and see if that works?
 

awayk

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So, what's the problem right now? It doesn't turn on?
Yup, press the power button and nothing comes on. I stupidly didn't ask for the charger, I'll most likely get that from him when I see him this weekend.
 

tubeexperience

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Yup, press the power button and nothing comes on. I stupidly didn't ask for the charger, I'll most likely get that from him when I see him this weekend.
The power button is on the keyboard and if the keyboard is bad, the laptop might not be able to turn on.

Try to turn it on using the power pad.
 

awayk

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The power button is on the keyboard and if the keyboard is bad, the laptop might not be able to turn on.

Try to turn it on using the power pad.
Any idea where that is? The guide I found doesn't show for the 2013 model.

nvm, I have to short the #5 pin on the keyboard pins. Now how do I short it lol.
 
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awayk

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I don't know where it is. Try poking around.

You can also try to short pins on the keyboard connector to try to turn it on.
I found the keyboard connector, I'm not sure which pins to touch actually as I haven't found a direct answer for my specific year and model. Plus the pins are so damn small and pushed together it's near impossible to use like a paper clip to touch both of them to short it.
 
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