Won't power on, totally unresponsive.
Ok, so this machine has has a liquid spill (looks like coke) and won't power on at all. No fans, no noise, nothing.
When I plug in the charger, the light jut goes green, does not charge.
The battery indicator button does nothing.
I've taken the logic board and used pure isopropanol to clean the whole thing top to bottom as well as the case etc. No change.
Tried resetting SMC, no change. Also tried tricking the SMC into booting the machine by holding the power button and plugging in the adapter afterward which DID work the first time. I didn't have RAM installed so it beeped as you would expect but after putting the RAM in I can't get it to repeat this. Dead as a doornail.
Is there anything I can check on the motherboard? Like points to test with my multimeter for power or where the pads are to power on without the keyboard? Maybe there is something I missed?
Is this a good question?