Mid 2009 Model A1278 / 2.26 or 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo processor EMC 2326

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How to fix dim screen due to water damage?

I spilled water on my laptop about 2 months ago. Long story short, the screen is so dim I cannot use it without connecting it to my TV. I'm not too tech savvy at repairing but I might be able to figure it out if I have instructions and which parts to buy. I managed to open the bottom of the computer and took pictures. Is there a way for me to fix it? Thank you.

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after you clean it, I'd take a close look at the display connector. I would not be surprised to see some corroded and shorted out pins. Clean it as suggested and then repost images of what it looks like.


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See all that turquoise stuff in the picture? I'll bet that has something to do with it.

You'll have to clean it off to start, Electronics-Grade Rubbing Alcohol would be the best in my opinion.


There's a link to the stuff.

Although you have a macbook pro, this ifixit guide does a fine job of discussing the elements of water damage you'll encounter in your cleaning journey:

Repairing iPhone Liquid Damage

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