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Current version by: Jay S ,

Title:

What's wrong with my logic board?

Text:

Hey. I recently got a broken MacBook Pro 13" 2009 model. When the charger was in, an orange dot was displayed, as usual. However, the laptop wouldn't turn on at all. I tried the battery on a different macbook pro and it worked a little. It couldn't really hold any charge, but if I kept it plugged in pretty much all the time, then it was functional. I also tested the HDD separately and it worked fine.
 
So I thought it may be something to do with the logic board. I took it out, soaked it in 91% isopropyl alcohol, scrubbed it well, and then let it dry for a while. I then cleaned off the old thermal paste and added new paste and put everything back in. After all this, it still wont turn on. The keyboard ribbon looks like it may be slightly damaged (it was extremely hard to get it), but other than that the inside of the computer looks really nice (no obvious signs of corrosion, but then again my eye is pretty untrained).
 
The guy who sold me the laptop told me he spilt coke (I think it was coke) on it. He said it worked for three more weeks, then stopped working.
 
My question is, do you think this is something fixable, or should I just sell this for parts at this point. Also, I am considering the 'baking the logic board' idea that I've seen around. Any thoughts?
 
Thanks
 
Here is a link to the specs of the model:
 
[http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2.53-aluminum-13-mid-2009-sd-firewire-800-unibody-specs.html]
 
Here are some pictures.
 
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[image|376321|align=left]
 
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And another note on the keyboard ribbon cable: it was extremely hard to get in. I don't know how easy it is to see in the picture, but left end of the cable looks almost a bit crumpled.
 
UPDATE:
 
DC-In board pictures
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Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009

Status:

open

Edit by: oldturkey03 ,

Title:

What's wrong with my logic board?

Text:

Hey. I recently got a broken MacBook Pro 13" 2009 model. When the charger was in, an orange dot was displayed, as usual. However, the laptop wouldn't turn on at all. I tried the battery on a different macbook pro and it worked a little. It couldn't really hold any charge, but if I kept it plugged in pretty much all the time, then it was functional. I also tested the HDD separately and it worked fine.

So I thought it may be something to do with the logic board. I took it out, soaked it in 91% isopropyl alcohol, scrubbed it well, and then let it dry for a while. I then cleaned off the old thermal paste and added new paste and put everything back in. After all this, it still wont turn on. The keyboard ribbon looks like it may be slightly damaged (it was extremely hard to get it), but other than that the  inside of the computer looks really nice (no obvious signs of corrosion, but then again my eye is pretty untrained).

The guy who sold me the laptop told me he spilt coke (I think it was coke) on it. He said it worked for three more weeks, then stopped working.

My question is, do you think this is something fixable, or should I just sell this for parts at this point. Also, I am considering the 'baking the logic board' idea that I've seen around. Any thoughts?

Thanks

Here is a link to the specs of the model:

[http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2.53-aluminum-13-mid-2009-sd-firewire-800-unibody-specs.html]

Here are some pictures.

[image|376311|align=left]

[image|376316|align=left]

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[image|376314|align=left]

[image|376313|align=left]

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[image|376317|align=left]

[image|376309|align=left]

[image|376323|align=left]

[image|376321|align=left]

[image|376322|align=left]

And another note on the keyboard ribbon cable: it was extremely hard to get in. I don't know how easy it is to see in the picture, but left end of the cable looks almost a bit crumpled.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Repair
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Repair

Status:

open

Edit by: oldturkey03 ,

Title:

What's wrong with my logic board?

Text:

Hey. I recently got a broken MacBook Pro 13" 2009 model. When the charger was in, an orange dot was displayed, as usual. However, the laptop wouldn't turn on at all. I tried the battery on a different macbook pro and it worked a little. It couldn't really hold any charge, but if I kept it plugged in pretty much all the time, then it was functional. I also tested the HDD separately and it worked fine.
 
So I thought it may be something to do with the logic board. I took it out, soaked it in 91% isopropyl alcohol, scrubbed it well, and then let it dry for a while. I then cleaned off the old thermal paste and added new paste and put everything back in. After all this, it still wont turn on. The keyboard ribbon looks like it may be slightly damaged (it was extremely hard to get it), but other than that the inside of the computer looks really nice (no obvious signs of corrosion, but then again my eye is pretty untrained).
 
The guy who sold me the laptop told me he spilt coke (I think it was coke) on it. He said it worked for three more weeks, then stopped working.
 
My question is, do you think this is something fixable, or should I just sell this for parts at this point. Also, I am considering the 'baking the logic board' idea that I've seen around. Any thoughts?
 
Thanks
 
Here is a link to the specs of the model:
 
[http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2.53-aluminum-13-mid-2009-sd-firewire-800-unibody-specs.html]
 
Here are some pictures.
 
[image|376311|align=left]
 
[image|376316|align=left]
 
[image|376315|align=left]
 
[image|376314|align=left]
 
[image|376313|align=left]
 
[image|376312|align=left]
 
[image|376310|align=left]
 
[image|376308|align=left]
 
[image|376317|align=left]
 
[image|376309|align=left][image|376323][image|376321][image|376322image|376309|align=left]

[image|376323|align=left]

[image|376321|align=left]

[image|376322|align=left
]
[image|376309|align=left][image|376323][image|376321][image|376322image|376309|align=left]

[image|376323|align=left]

[image|376321|align=left]

[image|376322|align=left
]
 
And another note on the keyboard ribbon cable: it was extremely hard to get in. I don't know how easy it is to see in the picture, but left end of the cable looks almost a bit crumpled.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Repair
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Repair

Status:

open

Edit by: Jay S ,

Title:

What's wrong with my logic board?

Text:

Hey. I recently got a broken MacBook Pro 13" 2009 model. When the charger was in, an orange dot was displayed, as usual. However, the laptop wouldn't turn on at all. I tried the battery on a different macbook pro and it worked a little. It couldn't really hold any charge, but if I kept it plugged in pretty much all the time, then it was functional. I also tested the HDD separately and it worked fine.
 
So I thought it may be something to do with the logic board. I took it out, soaked it in 91% isopropyl alcohol, scrubbed it well, and then let it dry for a while. I then cleaned off the old thermal paste and added new paste and put everything back in. After all this, it still wont turn on. The keyboard ribbon looks like it may be slightly damaged (it was extremely hard to get it), but other than that the inside of the computer looks really nice (no obvious signs of corrosion, but then again my eye is pretty untrained).
 
The guy who sold me the laptop told me he spilt coke (I think it was coke) on it. He said it worked for three more weeks, then stopped working.
 
My question is, do you think this is something fixable, or should I just sell this for parts at this point. Also, I am considering the 'baking the logic board' idea that I've seen around. Any thoughts?
 
Thanks
 
Here is a link to the specs of the model:
 
[http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2.53-aluminum-13-mid-2009-sd-firewire-800-unibody-specs.html]
 
Here are some pictures.
 
[image|376311|align=left]
 
[image|376316|align=left]
 
[image|376315|align=left]
 
[image|376314|align=left]
 
[image|376313|align=left]
 
[image|376312|align=left]
 
[image|376310|align=left]
 
[image|376308|align=left][image|376317][image|376309image|376308|align=left]

[image|376317|align=left]

[image|376309|align=left][image|376323][image|376321][image|376322
]
[image|376308|align=left][image|376317][image|376309image|376308|align=left]

[image|376317|align=left]

[image|376309|align=left][image|376323][image|376321][image|376322
]
 
And another note on the keyboard ribbon cable: it was extremely hard to get in. I don't know how easy it is to see in the picture, but left end of the cable looks almost a bit crumpled.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" 2009

Status:

open

Edit by: Jay S ,

Title:

What's wrong with my logic board?

Text:

Hey. I recently got a broken MacBook Pro 13" 2009 model. When the charger was in, an orange dot was displayed, as usual. However, the laptop wouldn't turn on at all. I tried the battery on a different macbook pro and it worked a little. It couldn't really hold any charge, but if I kept it plugged in pretty much all the time, then it was functional. I also tested the HDD separately and it worked fine.
 
So I thought it may be something to do with the logic board. I took it out, soaked it in 91% isopropyl alcohol, scrubbed it well, and then let it dry for a while. I then cleaned off the old thermal paste and added new paste and put everything back in. After all this, it still wont turn on. The keyboard ribbon looks like it may be slightly damaged (it was extremely hard to get it), but other than that the inside of the computer looks really nice (no obvious signs of corrosion, but then again my eye is pretty untrained).
 
The guy who sold me the laptop told me he spilt coke (I think it was coke) on it. He said it worked for three more weeks, then stopped working.
 
My question is, do you think this is something fixable, or should I just sell this for parts at this point. Also, I am considering the 'baking the logic board' idea that I've seen around. Any thoughts?
 
Thanks
 
Here is a link to the specs of the model:
Here is a link to the specs of the model:
[http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2.53-aluminum-13-mid-2009-sd-firewire-800-unibody-specs.html]
 
Here are some pictures.
 
[image|376311|align=left]
 
[image|376316|align=left]
 
[image|376315|align=left]
 
[image|376314|align=left]
 
[image|376313|align=left]
 
Here are some pictures. [image|376312|align=left]
Here are some pictures. [image|376312|align=left]
 
[image|376311][image|376316][image|376315][image|376314][image|376313][image|376312][image|376310][image|376308image|376310|align=left]
[image|376311][image|376316][image|376315][image|376314][image|376313][image|376312][image|376310][image|376308image|376310|align=left]
 
[image|376308|align=left][image|376317][image|376309]
 
And another note on the keyboard ribbon cable: it was extremely hard to get in. I don't know how easy it is to see in the picture, but left end of the cable looks almost a bit crumpled.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" 2009

Status:

open

Edit by: Jay S ,

Title:

What's wrong with my logic board?

Text:

Hey. I recently got a broken MacBook Pro 13" 2009 model. When the charger was in, an orange dot was displayed, as usual. However, the laptop wouldn't turn on at all. I tried the battery on a different macbook pro and it worked a little. It couldn't really hold any charge, but if I kept it plugged in pretty much all the time, then it was functional. I also tested the HDD separately and it worked fine.
 
So I thought it may be something to do with the logic board. I took it out, soaked it in 91% isopropyl alcohol, scrubbed it well, and then let it trydry for a while. I then cleaned off the old thermal paste and added new paste and put everything back in. After all this, it still wont turn on. The keyboard ribbon looks like it may be slightly damageddamaged (it was extremely hard to get it), but other than that the inside of the computer looks really nice (no obvious signs of corrosion, but then again my eye is pretty untrained).
So I thought it may be something to do with the logic board. I took it out, soaked it in 91% isopropyl alcohol, scrubbed it well, and then let it trydry for a while. I then cleaned off the old thermal paste and added new paste and put everything back in. After all this, it still wont turn on. The keyboard ribbon looks like it may be slightly damageddamaged (it was extremely hard to get it), but other than that the inside of the computer looks really nice (no obvious signs of corrosion, but then again my eye is pretty untrained).
 
The guy who sold me the laptop told me he spilt coke (I think it was coke) on it. He said it worked for three more weeks, then stopped working.
 
My question is, do you think this is something fixable, or should I just sell this for parts at this point. Also, I am considering the 'baking the logic board' idea that I've seen around. Any thoughts?
 
Thanks
 
Here is a link to the specs of the model:
[http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2.53-aluminum-13-mid-2009-sd-firewire-800-unibody-specs.html]
 
 
Here are some pictures.
 
[image|376311][image|376316][image|376315][image|376314][image|376313][image|376312][image|376310][image|376308]
 
 
And another note on the keyboard ribbon cable: it was extremely hard to get in. I don't know how easy it is to see in the picture, but left end of the cable looks almost a bit crumpled.

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" 2009

Status:

open

Original post by: Jay S ,

Title:

What's wrong with my logic board?

Text:

Hey. I recently got a broken MacBook Pro 13" 2009 model. When the charger was in, an orange dot was displayed, as usual. However, the laptop wouldn't turn on at all. I tried the battery on a different macbook pro and it worked a little. It couldn't really hold any charge, but if I kept it plugged in pretty much all the time, then it was functional. I also tested the HDD separately and it worked fine.

So I thought it may be something to do with the logic board. I took it out, soaked it in 91% isopropyl alcohol, scrubbed it well, and then let it try for a while. I then cleaned off the old thermal paste and added new paste and put everything back in. After all this, it still wont turn on. The keyboard ribbon looks like it may be slightly damaged, but other than that the  inside of the computer looks really nice (no obvious signs of corrosion, but then again my eye is pretty untrained).

The guy who sold me the laptop told me he spilt coke (I think it was coke) on it. He said it worked for three more weeks, then stopped working.

My question is, do you think this is something fixable, or should I just sell this for parts at this point. Also, I am considering the 'baking the logic board' idea that I've seen around. Any thoughts?

Thanks

Device:

MacBook Pro 13" 2009

Status:

open