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water spill - now fans spin but nothing else

i'd love some help - i spilled a cup of coffee on my MBP a couple of days ago and it immediately went black and shut down.

i took it all apart, removed the logic board and cleaned everything with alcohol.

i waited a few days and put it back together and now when i hit the startup button there's no startup chime and nothing on the screen, but the fans run - they run fast (approx 3500-4000rpm).

the 'running' light at the front glows and the power button will shut it down.

any ideas?

i'm no pro, but this seems to point to a bad logic board. =((



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Sounds crazy, but take the logicboard out again, wrap it in tin foil and put in the oven baking it at approx. 130 degree centigrade for an hour or so. Let it cool down really slow (2-3 hours). This has nothing to do with a reflow job cause the themps are much too low. But it helps to dissolve any resident moist/stain.

I rescued a few dead machines that way.

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wow - interesting! i'll try it, because at this point, really - why not?!?


i'll let you know how it turns out.


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