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The March 2015 update of Apple's 13" MacBook Air features fifth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, resulting in slightly increased performance and battery life.

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MacBook air battery not charge, ornage light on charger (water damage)

Hello everybody!

I've been trying to fix water damaged Macbook Air for few months now, and running out of ideas.

So I go Macbook Air 13" Early 2015 what was got lquid (Beer) on keyboard. When i got it, it was total dead. I toke it aparts, clean motherboard and everything else with alcohol and let it dry good. I put it back together and blugged it in, pres power button and it came alive. So good so far.... But...

There is a power problem. MBA stays on with power adapter only. It works fine with it but not charge battery at all. If I unplug it, it will immediately shuts down. Battery Status was before says 83% then 72% and now it is 68%. When plug AC adabter, the led on adapter turns green for second and then goes orange, so it thinks it charge...

Here is battery information:

Charge Information:

Charge Remain (mAh): 4607

Fully Charged: No

Charging: No

Full Charge Capacity (Mah): 7047

Healt Information:

Cycle Count: 17

Condition: Nomal

Battery Installed: Yes

Amperage (mA): 0

Voltage (mV): 7887

AC Charger Information:

Connected: Yes

ID: 0x07a1

Wattage (W): 45

Family: 0x00ba

Serial Number: 0x00a9700d

Charging: No

I have reset PRAM and SMC, not helping. I have connected and disconnected battery many times and no luck with that either.

If somebody have Ideas for that pleas replay


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If this device was liquid damage as you've said, you need to do a proper cleaning of the logic board in a professional-grade ultrasonic cleaner. There is just some places underneath the chips that alcohol and a toothbrush cannot reach and that's probably what's causing your issues.

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Thanks, I'll try that next :)


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