820-3115 board- Can I remove Q3880 and U3890 on the logic board?
I’m kind of new to board-level repair. I have an 820-3115 macbook pro board here, it had no power due to water damage. After replacing a few capacitors, I found that removing Q3880 allowed the machine to function properly again. The schematic shows that Q3880 is on the T29 boost circut, and when I replaced Q3880 it caused U9410 to blow. I am fine with not having thunderbolt on this machine, and it looks like Q3880 is a transistor for thunderbolt. My question is: Can I remove Q3880 and U3890 which is the thunderbolt controller once I replace U9410 and still have everything but thunderbolt work properly? U3890 is very corroded around the edges.