Is this water damage?
I can’t remember spilling anything on it and this Mac is somewhere around 3-4 years old. Model number A1466
So here’s the story. One time I was on my Mac (at the time running macOS.) and suddenly it just shut down without warning while on the charger and not like hibernate and save your data, it completely turned off. Confused, I booted it up again only to see “no hardware” and no WiFi. But I had Bluetooth just fine. I tried reinstalling Mac, resetting network settings, calling Apple (“bring it in!” Obviously) so then I eventually was able to connect using a USB to Ethernet adapter but only that way. (It was so slow at 10mb/s it was a wii connect adapter!) but after a while we lost that adapter and I ordered a new airport card. Same problem even with airport card replaced.
So It sat in my room gathering dust for 3 or 4 months. Then we bought a USB WiFi adapter from staples. It is not compatible with Mac OS I fed up with all these problems, I install Windows 10. And it works fine (not the airport the WiFi usb) it’s kind of annoying sticking out. In between then and now I replaced the clutch on the MacBook successfully with no issues. Skip forward a bit to today. I opened my Mac to see if I could try to fix the airport card, which still does have Bluetooth, and notice the colorful screw holes. I’m pretty sure that is not normal.
I got some halfway decent photos.
Sorry if there are duplicates.
this is more of a question for @oldturkey03 or @mayer
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it appears that there is a screw missing from the hole and from the scratches on the torx head in the upper left, someone has been inside the computer. Not sure about the water damage because I do not see any kind of deposits or discoloration of the breadboard or the electronic components.
Oh I removed the screw for the picture =p
So the weird color stuff around the screw holes are normal?
Maybe this is normal. Is this normal @mayer?
also @lutherhaynes good eye seeing that scratch! I have done repairs in the laptop as mentioned in the quedtion
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