A couple of weeks ago my girlfriend accidentally spilled a whole glass of water into my Powerbook Titanium 1ghz. It was turned on at the time and running from the power adapter.
I let it dry out for a couple days and then turned it on.... and all worked fine! Except for now it won't run/charge off the adapter No lights on the connector at all.
I borrowed a friends adapter and that didn't work. Then I replaced the Power DC-In Board and that also didn't work. So it is almost certainly the logic board which shorted out somewhere.
Anyway I was hoping someone might know if it is possible to repair the logic board? Failing that I was thinking of buying an old battery pack, gutting it and then connecting an AC Adapter with a voltage divider - so it would run from AC via the battery slot. Make sense? Possible?
You have a couple of choices here. You could sell it as is. You could part it out. You could buy a new/used logic board. You could get out a volt meter, magnifying glass, and digital camera. To elaborate on that last one I mean find the bad part of the board. Sometimes there are no signs of distress, but then again, i have seen some obvious ones too. Using a catalog like Digikey, you may be able to replace the bad part if you are handy with an iron.
I didnt list your idea cuz you did, but I don't know if that is such a good idea. If you are a electo wiz, by all means go for it, if not, its risky and could make things worse. Maybe now is a good time to just sell it and upgrade.
Good luck and let us know what you decide and how it comes out.
Yeah you may be right about the AC via the Battery slot idea... I think for now I will get out the volt meter and sniff around, nothing to loose. Even if I do manage to locate a suspect component, getting a replacement part might not be so easy.
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The original poster hasn't logged in since March, so I'd assume there is no news with their laptop.
If you have the same problem, then your power module probably fried. They are usually a separate board that can be replaced. Your best bet would be to either dig out the old multimeter and test it OR take it to an Apple certified (or competent) technician. You would loose some money in the later for diagnosis, but you'd at least find out if that's the issue and worth fixing. Maybe cheaper that way too.
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