The MacBook family was first introduced in May 2006 and replaced the iBook as Apple's consumer laptop.

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What is the name of part that replaces the power port?

My daughter spilled juice on the seat where the computer (MacBook 13") was sitting with it's ports into the crease. The liquid got into the ports. The computer was opened up and the juice inside was cleaned up with distilled water. The computer then worked, but only with the power cord attached. The battery was fine, but it wasn't communicating. It is my understanding that we need to replace the ports and the device attached to them. What is that part called?

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The MacBook Battery Connector/Sleep Sensor could also be the culprit.

MacBook Battery Connector/Sleep Sensor (non-Energy Star)

Does the MacBook also has a problem with the sleep system ?

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The MagSafe Port. To help you anymore I would need to know the specific MacBook you have. Here's some generic information on the MagSafe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MagSafe

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This is the part from another machine but will give you an idea: http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/MacB...

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