Water Damage, Cleaned with Alcohol Doesn't Start. What Else Can I Try?
I had a Water Damage Double Whammy (WDDW) when I was doing some yard work a couple of weeks ago. It started to rain about an hour into what I was doing. I forgot about my electronics and long story short, my iPhone and MacBook Pro suffered water damage. I powered off the iPhone. The MBP was off (shorted out?) when I set it up on the counter to dry. There was quite a bit of water that came out of the MBP when I tilted it. I opened up the case, dried it off as best as I could and let it dry for a couple of days. It wouldn't start so I started searching the forums here for solutions. The iPhone started up two days later but had sporadic sound issues. I replaced the dock connector after reading the forums, and successfully fixed the iPhone!!
I cleaned the logic board per instructions on this site for water damaged electronics with 91% isopropyl alcohol, let it dry, reassembled, adding thermal paste, etc. It did not start up.
Prior to my attempt to fix the MBP I took it to Apple store. They wanted $800 to fix with no guarantee of saving data. They said there was some corrosion. $200 more will get me a new MBP.
I double checked all my connections. I don't have the expertise or equipment to diagnose individual components, i.e., capacitors, chips, etc with a multimeter or whatever is needed. Is there anything else I can try? Thanks in advance!
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