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Isight not detected/functioning after lcd water damage

I've bought an Macbook Pro with a lcd with water damage.

Dont worry I've checked the logic board and al the indicators are still white. Before changing the LCD I wanted to test the Isight camera but the macbook said Isight camera not detected. It also did't show up in the hardware list. Should I change the Isight camera or the cable to the camera?

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Water intrusion and damage doesn't always trigger the water indicators. I would use a bright light and see if you can see any corrosion on the board or in the connectors first. The whole screen is fairly easy to remove and with it off you can get a better look at everything, plus it makes you have to disconnect all the connectors and reseat them when you put it back together. I have found the iSights to be really robust units. I would really bet that there is a corroded connector.

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