Water Damaged Mac, Can I Fix It By Just Replacing The Battery?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SerenaSydney, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. SerenaSydney macrumors newbie


    Jan 3, 2017
    Hi guys,

    My water bottle broke in my bag and caused water damage to my mid-2014 Macbook Pro with Retina Display

    After drying out it seems to be pretty much fully functioning. However, it does not power on unless it's connected to power. I ran a hardware diagnostic and it seems like my battery and battery sensor are out (photos of results below). My question is if I just get a replacement battery will it fix the sensor as well?

    [I understand I should just get a new laptop, like they told me at the Genius Bar, but being a struggling Uni student I'd like to leave that as the last resort]

    Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated!



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  2. Etela macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2016
    Vancouver, BC
    My children spilled a large amount of water on my MacBook Pro 17", when demonstrating a water purifying device to their sister on Skype. The first Apple certified tech told me it was beyond repair. So I let it sulk for 2 weeks and then I took it to London Drugs Computer guy, who brought it back to life the next day, by removing the battery and putting it back in.
  3. Sedulous macrumors 68020


    Dec 10, 2002
    If it is a simple as unplugging the battery and plugging it back in, that would be great. If the battery is the only permanently damaged component, then that is good news because you might only need to replace the battery as the worst case scenario. In the long term, other things may eventually go bad because components may corrode... depends on what the liquid was, how much got in, and what it contacted.
  4. Etela macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2016
    Vancouver, BC
    I would like to thank you for forwarding this information to me. I am not used to get help, so it is appreciated.


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