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Broke a small capacitor or component after cleaning

My Macbook air did not turn on after a water spill on the keyboard. After doing some research I decided to clean the logic board and the i\o board. I was very careful, but not careful enough. After trying to clean some corrosion a small component, I think a capacitor, broke (see attached picture, taken from another source), and the capacitor is too small for me to attempt to re-solder it. I reassembled the laptop and it turn on and it worked fine. Should I leave it like this? or should I take it for someone to fix it for me? What does that area or component pertain to? Thank you in advance.

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RooPri, that is C5007 which is a 0.1UF 10V 10% capacitor in a 0201 package. It is part of the SMC circuitry. Like Dan said, if it works, leave it alone:-)


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Sometimes not knowing is better ;-}

If your system is working without any issues then I think its safe to say don't worry! Capacitors are often used to manage signal noise as likely the case here.

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