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Sleep sensor problems / Battery connector, possible water spill?

Hi there ifixit-Team,

my macbook stopped functioning properly. Maybe there was a water spill - I'm not sure though, since the water spilled was pretty far away from the notebook and the notebook was turned off for a few days.

Similar to this No backlight, sleeps after 3 seconds.: when I try to boot the computer, it automatically goes into hibernation mode after a few seconds. Each time I press the power button, it will continue the (existing) boot for 3 seconds, then the backlight will be turned off and it goes back to hibernation - I can continue doing this and even get to the desktop.

After a little bit of reading I have removed the Sleep sensor and the battery and the computer works again, but I noticed some strange marks at the contacts of the sleep sensor and a burnt smell. Since a notebook without a battery isn't very practical, this isn't a great solution ...

Here are some photos of the board with the removed battery conector / sleep sensor: #1, #2, #3 close up. To me it seems like one or two of the contacts have molten, since the copper goes over the engraved letters (BAT/S?P SW) ... or is this supposed to look this way?

Is there anything I can do? Should I try to scratch away the copper on the board so the contacts won't be connected to each other?

Thanks for your help!

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Thanks for the advice and the examination of your board, mayer! Since I'm living in Germany, I won't be able to send it to DT&T. I'll try to clean the board from the metal and see what will happen.


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I had this problem with a macbook logic board. I sent the LB to a shop in Peterborough, Canada where it was repaired for $200. They restored the battery/sleep board socket. The board 20 pins were glued inside the socket but it worked fine. Don't know what kind of glue they used.

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I took a look at your type of logic board. There is no metal on the surface of mine. Yours has certainly been burned. There is a connector chip on the other side I would like to look at. As for trying to repair yours, I'd clean off all that metal. I don't hold out much hope for this board. DT&T services might be able to repair it for $250:

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