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Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

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Originally Posted by shockaaa View Post
1. If I purchase the A1278 logic board from ifixit.com and replace it... will it alone help this problem to restart the macbook?
Hard to say. Many times liquid will run where you'd least expect it.

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2. Can I take out the HDD and put it in my dell laptop to see if the HDD still works?
Sure, I'd recommend using a USB to SATA adapter. You can purchase one at any good computer store for about $20. Be aware that although you should be able to see the drive is Disk Management, Windows will not able able to mount the Mac partition without the help of 3rd party software.

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3. Will I have to replace the RAM and processor because of liquid damage?
Not unless there is damage around the RAM. The processor is soldered fast to the system board and will be replaced with the board.

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4. The HDD.. if I do take it out and format it..it works fine can I put it back into the macbook and reinstall osx?
Yes.

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5. The keyboard doesn't seem to have any liquid residue either..but its actually the only logical place for any liquid to enter from the top that is.
It's easy to clean the key caps. It's hard to clean beneath them. It might look brand new and still not work.

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6. Lastly...why is the type of liquid important in liquid damages? ex: is water damage better than juices/coffee damage?
Really, it isn't. Liquids and electronics don't mix, period.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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