Best procedure for logic board water damage
I have a macbook pro mid 2012 and not very much water seeped through the back.. the screen then had distorted colours,flickered and it died apart from the magsafe orange light . Stupidly the battery was still connected for some time after.
I took it to the shop and they said it would cost £750 to repair, stating it was the logic board that was damaged.
Firstly could it be the fuse, or something that relates to the display connection as well?
I tried to take some pictures but it could not focus... the damage on the top surface of the logic board doesn't seem that extensive (a few components look like they have a some transparent hard substance around/on them). the top right could have damage, but then again it looks like dust.
So my plan of action was going to be:
- to follow a guide to take out the logic board to see the bottom surface.
- clean in 99% ethanol and use a tooth brush
I'm not sure how to go about this. I was planning on not removing the cpu as I doubt it is damaged and am apprehensive about thermal paste etc.? does that mean i can still bathe the logic board?
I am using another laptop, but would be thrilled to get this one working.
I would really appreciate some tips. how long to bathe etc. and any general opinion.
Is this a good question?