Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Background: Friend's laptop doused with water. Not well handled, will not turn on.

Current status: Dim green light, scorched battery/sleep board.

Have tried -

Isopropyl scrub and hair dryer

Alternate DC in board

Alternate RAM

Disconnected battery board/cable

At this point I think the board is fried. Just a few questions before I swap it.

Do I need a good battery board to be connected to get a solid green light?

Is there any other culprit I might be missing?

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Possibly the battery connector.

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I tried disconnecting the battery board on a known good macbook and it remained operational with the AC adapter. Are the DC in boards specific to variations of the A1181?


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