Mid 2010 Model A1278 / 2.4 or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Locating water damaged component on logic board

My 13" Mid 2010 MBP was not waking up from sleep mode, in order to "re-wake" it I was forced to disconnect the battery for a period of time then reconnect and power it back on.

In order to solve this problem I preformed several SMC resets and even replaced the battery, the problems stopped for a week with my new battery then started back up again.

Then one day it just would not turn on, I took it to simply mac and they diagnosed it

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So at this point I do not want to spend that much to fix it, what is the best way i can locate this so called "water damage"? (this laptop did not go near any liquids at all) or is it something else?

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Normal cost for this type repair would be around $350.

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I usually do liquid cleans on Macbooks for $75. I must be WAY undercharging haha.

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That's not just for a clean but for component failure diagnostics and repair. If you'll do that for $75 I'll send them all to you.

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The board costs about $200-$300. It is only natural for someone who is being raped paying California taxes & store rent to charge $100 to $200 on top of that part cost to install it, particularly when there is a good likelihood of that six year old POS board dying and you coming back for warranty.

99% of the time this kind of thing is liquid, it doesn't happen on its own. Open it up and go hunting, corrosion near U4900 or BIL is first guess.

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As a temporary solution for sleep you could use hibernation. Type in Terminal:

sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25

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