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Screen failure after water damage?

I split a small amount of water on the keyboard. Machine boots up but nothing is showing on the screen.

Took it in for repair, they replaced the screen, but it still doesn't work. If ax external monitor is plugged in the external monitor works fine. Shop advice is to buy a new computer!

Is it possible to fix this? It is an older model but has very god spec and replacement looks around £2,500 (groan)


Hi Dan,

You are amazing! Yes, shining a light through the Apple Logo shows a faint image of the screen.

It is a Macbook Pro 10,1 Core i7 2.3 15" Retina 2012 2.3 GHz

Intro 2012 Disc Feb 13 Model A1398(EMC 2512)

  • 8GB RAM 1 GB V RAM
  • 256 GB SSD

I did send this via email earlier, but for some reason it didn't show up here!

Thanks, Jo

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We really need to know which of the many MacBook Pro models Apple as made to help you here.

Using the external monitor open 'About This Mac' and copy off the systems S/N. Then past it into here: EveryMac - Lookup. Then copy your systems information pages URL into your question so we we know which model you have.


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You might have not needed the replacement display! Depending on your exact model you might have only needed to replace the fuse link that powers the backlight.

Do this shine a flashlight though the Apple logo, do you see a faint image of your desktop and its icons? If you do thats what is likely needed.

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