Dropped in snow, battery sometimes not recognized
My laptop was dropped in snow due to an unfortunate ripped bag accident. Everything seemed ok except that there was a tiny snowball in the ethernet input that I quickly removed. Even the magsafe connector appears unaffected.
My computer can boot with or without the power adapter and can be charged for about 20-30 minutes before the battery is suddenly no longer recognized, giving me the message "no batteries available". The computer continues to operate until I unplug the AC adapter, at which point the computer goes to sleep until the AC adapter is plugged back in.
ADDED NOTE: If I shut off the computer, remove the battery and put it back and then push the power button, the computer will turn on and operate as normal. The battery sometimes becomes immediately unrecognized when the AC adapter is plugged in and at other times takes 20-30 minutes.
The battery button tells mehow much the battery is charged and the battery in fact is still chargeable. The only problem is that after 20-30 minutes is that I get the "no batteries available" message. (the adapter light goes green at this point, btw)
I have already attempted to reset the SMC and I do not think that the battery is the problem. What do I need to do to fix this problem?
Is this a good question?