Why does the charger light stay green or does not turn ON?
I received a beat up MacBook Pro 17" "not charging." Board # 820-2610-A
Here's what I observed after removing the board from the laptop:
With battery connected, the charger will turn bright green then extremely dim green. But disconnect and try again will make the charger light blink once brightly then turn OFF.. try again and I get another erratic response or no light at all, etc.
Without battery connected, no light on the charger.
Either way, the laptop does not start: the fans do not spin.
Owner says he leaves it connected and it will charge very slowly over a few days; after which he can turn the laptop ON, but the battery will drain extremely fast (I believe it drains fast simply because it is 6-years old). I don't have a new battery to test it with.
A new DC-board does not change anything with the issue.
This will be my first attempt at troubleshooting and hopefully repairing a Mac motherboard. Thanks for any help that anyone can provide.
Additional note: I noticed a pink LCI underneath the trackpad, and 2 spots of liquid. One of them near U7000. See pictures.