Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Water damaged computer still turns on but doesn't open OSX?

The computer will simply turn on, the LED light shining and the initial screen flicker.

I noticed that the vast majority of the water damage is around the RAM.

What do I need to do to get this thing running again?

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It has been cleaned with alcohol and no blow dryers. The LED light is steady. I'll do the other suggestions and update in a bit.


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Try holding down Option and see what shows up, if anything.

Try putting the install DVD into the MacBook and as you start up, press and hold D

Is the LED light steady? or does it blink a certain amount of times?

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Remove the battery, power chord and topcase and let it dry. Remove the RAM and harddrive. Clean any suspected area with isopropyl alcohol. Don't use a blow dryer! Put everything back together and start it from the system disk - good luck.

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