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Macbook Pro won't charge

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by dl8860, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. dl8860


    Joined: Jul 25, 2010

    Posts: 2,795

    Location: Surrey

    Wife's macbook was on the kitchen table the other day and got water spilt by it, whipped it off the table and put it in an upside down v position on the carpet to dry out for a bit, but it now won't charge.

    Charger gives an orange light when plugged in, but after hours it just gives the out of battery screen when you press the power button.

    It's about 6 years old, any idea if it might be an economical fix or might it be a write off?
  2. Alpherah


    Joined: Jun 24, 2008

    Posts: 7,978

    Sounds like logic board to me, which will probably include top case also.

    Price from Apple will be over £600ish, probably non economical
    Some third party repairs will be able to get it working cheaply however these repairs tend to be short term fixes (sometimes you get lucky, but usually not)
  3. Biz.Kid09


    Joined: Oct 14, 2009

    Posts: 8,479

    Location: UK

    Have you put it in some rice?

    It was probably best to leave it unplugged for a good few days before trying to turn it on again, when you powered it back on you may have shorted something.

    You could try dry it out for a few more days and then try your luck, otherwise it is probably dead.
  4. Feek


    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 27,525

    Location: In the radio shack

    All that will do is get rice stuck in the ports.
  5. Praz94

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 28, 2018

    Posts: 1,170

    Location: London

    leave it to dry fully while switched off. Maybe keep it in a fairly warm spot and then try again. if it still doesnt work then its probably most done for