Power Issues with MacBook
Iam having some issues with my sister-in-laws MacBook pro. Long story short, water was spilled on the keyboard. I was given the MBP when the battery expanded to twice its size. I replaced the battery and that appeared to fix any problems. While I was searching, I looked for any sign of corrosion in the mobo and there was none. There was minor staining on th ebottom of the trackpad. After rebooting, the trackpad functioned normally.
About one month later I got the MBP back, it would not turn on. Battery indicator just blinked rapidly. When I plugged in the power cord, the green light came on, but never changed to orange. I have tried resetting SMC, PRAM and NVRAM. Nothing worked. The computer would not turn on.
I then tried unplugging the power adapter, holding the power button, while holding the power I plugged in the power cord and the light didn't turn on. I let go of the power button, and pressed it ... It turned on. Fans were running high, green light on power cable. It was a black screen and beeped three times with five second delay. I removed one ram stick, same thing. Removed the other and replaced it with the first one. It booted.
It went to a grey log in screen (no log in tone by the way). I tried logging in and it wouldn't let me, a progress bar would pop up ... Go half way then reboot. I rebooted in safe mode and I could log in.
I have tried a new power cord, but that didn't work.
This is where I am at now. The battery icon shows that there is no battery, yet it's new. I am avoiding taking it to the Apple Store as mainly I would like to try to resolve myself first, also to save on costs.
Any thoughts and recommendations are greatly appreciated!
2.0 GHz Core i7 (I7-2635QM)
Intro. February 24, 2011 Disc. October 24, 2011
Order MC721LL/A Model A1286 (EMC 2353-1*)
Family Early 2011 15" ID MacBookPro8,2
RAM 4 GB VRAM 256 MB*
Storage 500 GB (5400 RPM) Optical 8X DL "SuperDrive"
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