after liquid damage, MBA starts up and then shuts down login attempt
So, I spilled a liquid on my late 2010 MacBook Air. Between the liquid and the age, i know its got no warranty. As soon as i spilled it, i shut down and let it dry out (big ziploc and rice) until i could get the pentalobe screwdriver to open it up.
before opening it up, i wanted to see if the non-invasive drying worked. it starts up, but not by pressing the power button. when i pressed that, i got no response. so i just touched all the keys just to test the keyboard and it randomly powered on.
when i got to the login screen, i picked the account and was able to enter 3 letters of my password, then it stops and a few seconds later, shuts down.
any ideas what part needs to be cleaned/replaced? the magsafe port seems ok, it goes bright green and then amber to indicate its charging. SSD seems fine since it boots and appeared relatively unscathed. my guess would be logic board, but for obvious cost reasons, i am hoping there are simpler/cheaper fixes i can attempt first
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Agree with SecondByte757 and the very first thing I suggest is that you clean your logic board, as well as all connectors and take a close look and see if there is any missing, burned components on the board.
I took everything apart, cleaned the obvious spots with rubbing alcohol and let it sit for another day +. put everything back together, and now....completely dead.
like, i plug in the magsafe cord, and i dont even get it to light up. went from bad to worse.
any ideas? my main one right now was to take it apart again and re-do it to be sure everything went back to where it should be and hope i just missed something.
otherwise....i am staring at a dead air, and probably selling it for parts.