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FAN spins a short while then stops, Cannot power up

After water spilled and power button pushed, it shutdown itself and never can power up again, but everytime it tries to turn on, the FAN spins a while and stops. Can anyone help to address which part is damaged? Please help it's my father's last gift to me before he passed away. desperate.

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You need professional help... this is not the sort of thing a DIY board can solve. From your description of the problem you've most likely damaged components by getting/running them while wet. If you use the "spill" tags at the right you can see some possible causes/solutions, but there is no "magic" fix.

At the least, a complete logic board replacement is probably needed, worse case scenario you'll need a top case with keyboard also. The good news is the machine is failing only part way through the POST (power on self-test) sequence so the contents of your SSD might still be retrievable.

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Thanks for the nice answer. I was kind of prepared for such news regarding serious damage. The 'Genius Bar' at Apple repair center confirmed my bad luck as well. I appreciate if someone can give me a pointer to where I can get a logic board replacement with relatively lower price comparing to what Apple repair center offers. I do want to get it fixed with a limited budget as this is such a precious gift from my father.


Google and the internet would be the best source for a reasonable price used working logic board specify Mid 2011 in your search. FWIW I would replace it with an i7 model (even if it's currently an i5) since you intend to use it for a long time. If you purchase the required tools, go slowly, and keep screws & other parts sorted out for reassembly you might be able to DIY. If your not sure about that, providing the parts to a good computer repair shop may save you some money, but I'd ask the repair person about that first... they may even have a source for lower priced parts.


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