Model A1502 / 2.4, 2.6, or 2.8 GHz dual-core Intel processor / Released October 2013

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Water damage- still works but shuts off

I spilt a very small amount of water on my Mac, I immediately flipped it over and then turned it off. I let it sit for a couple days, under a fan, then in a hot car. Then I took it to an apple technician (so the certificate said on his wall anyways).

He said the battery and the display were not working, and that he opened it up and cleaned it out (I'm assuming with iso propyl alcohol). I went home all depressed, and turned it on as a joke, it came on...

Weeks later, the computer still works, but after I turn it on, it will shut down after about 10-30 mins...

Is there a fan in the computer, could the water have caused some oxidation around the cooling mechanism, and it shuts off because of it's inability to keep cool?

Also it only turns on when I have it plugged in (most of the time)

the battery is still taking charge.

Everything seems to work fine, except it shutting off all the time

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The thing about water damage is it should be addressed immediately. The longer you leave it the more damage from corrosion that occurs. Its actually best to not let it dry out. The proper course of action would have been to do an ultrasonic bath to clean anything off the board . This gets in under the chips and cleans everywhere. this is usually done with distilled water and a cleaning solution . With IP alcohol and a brush you can only clean what can be seen you cant get under chips thats were the damage grows as the corrosion expanded . what you can try is to visually inspect the board and anywhere you see any sign of corrosion use a flux and a hot air station to clean and reflow solder . This has worked for me in the past but is not a guaranteed solution. Hope this helps

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