How to repair a 15" MacBook Pro motherboard?
I bought this computer on ebay because they said it had been dropped and the screen broken so I figured that it would be a simple display swap to get it working again. The computer model is a 15" Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.8Ghz Unibody mid 2009.
However that did not work and upon further investigation it looks like a capacitor on the motherboard has blown. It is right by the optical drive you can see the location of it in my zoomed out picture. It looks like its just one cap and its very obvious it even left a little smoke trail that I've circled.
So my question is does anyone know what value that cap is or how to find out without having to buy a broken board on ebay for 150 just for a 10 cent part.
I welcome any thoughts about if that would even fix it. Currently the display is the only thing that doesn't work. When hooked up to an external display it works like a champ.
Is this a good question?