Why won't my MacBook Pro recognize my battery?
Before diving in to the question, it is important to note that the laptop was water damaged...
The laptop works perfectly fine with the exception of it not recognizing the battery, thus the laptop only turns on while being connected to the power cord. The battery icon on the top right displays an X with "No battery available". This is mirrored in the System Information interface under Power, where all values for this section display "No" and "0" (as in the battery is not recognized). I have tried SMC Reset and this made no difference. Apple says to replace the motherboard, but I am skeptical as I've helped fix 2 of my friend's macbooks by simply replacing a cable instead of getting a new motherboard as apple suggested them to do.
* http://imgur.com/a/WKEdS * The board stemming from end of the battery cable that attaches to the macbook appears to have a hardened white substance and some darker hardened substance in other areas; these are not seen on pictures I've seen of this part on the internet.
I know that it is near impossible to diagnose what is wrong with the laptop via the forum, but what are the options? Battery/Battery Contact Board/Battery Connector (board from the battery that attaches to the laptop/ or is it likely that it actually is the motherboard as apple has said?
Thank you in advance.