Why is the battery not recognised by the computer?
Macbook Pro 15 A1286 Model 5.3 2.8ghz
I bought this computer off a friend for £100. He had spilled a bottle of Orange drink in his laptop bag and thought the computer was toast. I opened it up and let it dry for 6 months and recently fired it up. This is what I get:
Connect powerlead - bright green light.
press power button immediately chimes and starts up and runs great.
sound,airport (internet), camera, backlit screen, all buttons, usb ports (all ports) work fine.
BUT - it doesn't recognise the battery at all, and if I accidentally pull out the power lead while the computer is on and try to put it back in it will show a dim green light and will not start. I then have to leave it for a few hours and it will run fine again. ( I can however force it to start by holding the cmd key and the power button, but this makes the fan run really fast and the backlit keyboard is off)
Also, the optical drive doesn't work - I think most of the liquid was down at that end of the computer.
So, my question: (I'm typing on the computer now) - if I changed the battery would this (maybe) solve the problem? is the logic board damaged and causing the charging / battery problem?
This is a top end machine and had hardly ever been used so it would be great to get it fully repaired.