finally managed to fix the water-damaged 2015 MacBook Air 😁 thanks to dosdude1 for the boardview and extreme patience with my questions!


ended up being a broken connection between an 8.6v line and this resistor connecting to a chip which (i think) makes some of the cpu voltages. the water/corrosion probably shorted it to ground (e.g. right side of the capacitor directly below) and burned the trace?

not completely sure, but it was lifeless until i soldered the wire, and now works perfectly!

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