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Water Damaged Mac, Can I Fix It? [W/ hardware diagnostic photos]


Hi guys,

My water bottle broke in my bag and caused water damage to my mid-2014 Macbook Pro with Retina Display

After drying out it seems to be pretty much fully functioning. However, it does not power on unless it's connected to power. I ran a hardware diagnostic and it seems like my battery and battery sensor are out

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here). My question is if I just get a replacement battery will it fix the sensor as well?

[I understand I should just get a new laptop, like they told me at the Genius Bar, but being a struggling Uni student I'd like to leave that as the last resort]

Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated!



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Best solution is to buy and try a test battery. If it is showing the percentage top right, it will most likely be the battery. If it is showing an X, it could still be the battery, but it could be the logic board, where the battery power is not making it through properly.

Be aware the batteries are glued in on the Retina's, so I would recommend looking at some videos first, to see if you will be able to replace this. If not, go with a 3rd party company (with good reviews of course), since most will just replace the battery instead of the whole palmrest, which is more expensive.

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