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Accidents happen, and they happen usually at the worst time possible. When everyone relies on their computers at these difficult times, Macbook water damage is the worst can happen.

When this lady’s Macbook had water damage, she got worried that it may damage her 2019 model Macbook Air and called us for advice.

Macbook Air water damage repair
Macbook Air water damage repair

Although Macbook was still turning on, we knew that we had to act quickly. We advise her to bring it for a free assessment, so we can have a look inside and check if water reached the electronics.

Once back lid removed, we could see the extent of the damage. Although it was just a couple of hours only since this Macbook Air had water damage, it was already spread over components. Light blue oxidation spots were over the charging chips and may short components. If left untreated this could lead to damaged traces and short components. This will most likely result in the whole Macbook to do not power on correctly.

Repair Process

To repair this water damaged Macbook within reasonable cost we offer to repair the logic board, instead of replacing it. Which is the default go-to option with Apple Genius Bar when they spot water damage.

Heavy liquid damage around charging ports and charging chips of Macbook Air A1932
Heavy liquid damage around charging ports and charging chips of Macbook Air A1932

Once customer agreed for the repair cost, we dived straight into the repair. We knew that we had to have this water damaged Macbook repaired as soon as possible, so she can continue with her tasks.

Corrosion around charging chips of Macbook Air with water damage
Corrosion around charging chips of Macbook Air with water damage

Corrosion reached the thunderbolt charging chips. This was quite dangerous as these charging chips were not even on the market yet. If they had shorted we would not be able to repair this Macbook for another 6-12 months until chips were released for mass production.

Re-soldering traces and replacing corroded components on Macbook Air A1932
Re-soldering traces and replacing corroded components on Macbook Air A1932

We have cleaned the corrosion and replaced a couple of capacitors which start losing contact due to the corrosion.

Charging socket of Macbook Air A1932 with water damage
Charging socket of Macbook Air A1932 with water damage

Macbook Air water damage repair we offer here in Adelaide includes a couple of simple steps:

  1. Get a Quote for the repair before any work is done, even over the phone.
  2. Free pick up from the client’s location in Adelaide. Or alternatively, drop in for a quick check while you wait.
  3. Confirming final cost and “Go” from the client.
  4. Repairing and ensuring everything works as expected.
  5. Returning repaired system back to the client. Or the client can pick it up from our workshop.

We have sophisticated equipment in our workshop with high accuracy microscope, ultrasonic cleaning bath, reflow machine and tools for micro soldering to achieve high-quality logic board repairs. With hundreds of components in stock, we can quickly locate and replace faulty chips, resistors, and capacitors in Macbooks.

The last step was to run the board through the ultrasonic cleaner to ensure that oxidation and corrosion get cleaned even under the chips and tight places.

Repaired and ultrasonic cleaned Macbook Air A1932 logic board
Repaired and ultrasonic cleaned Macbook Air A1932 logic board

The Result

Once the repair is completed, we assemble back the Macbook and run overnight tests. These tests are much heavier than the usual usage of these computers. And if repair is not stable, we would catch issues during these tests.

Would you like to read more about water damage repairs? Check out some of our published repair cases.

Do you need Macbook Air Water Damage Repair service in Adelaide?

If you have Mac or iMac causing troubles and need a Mac repair service in Adelaide, give us a call and we will advise for the best scenario to get your Asus repaired.

We at IT-Solve, specialize in computer and electronics repairs. And we will do our best to repair your Computer quickly without involving high costs and long waiting times in repair shops.

Call us now on 0469317177 or drop us an inquiry through our contact form or support @ it-solve.com.au – Our engineers will respond quickly to your inquiry.

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