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Macbook Liquid damage Repair in Adelaide

Macbook Liquid damage repair is one of the trickiest to be solved. It’s mainly due to multiple areas of impact caused by the oxidation.

Macbook Liquid damage Repair in Adelaide
Macbook Liquid damage Repair in Adelaide

When liquid reaches Macbook’s logic board, it forms oxidation spots on the components causing shorts circuit and burning components. This renders Macbook unstable or results in Macbook won’t not turn on problem. Alternatively Macbook may turn on, but with no picture – resulting in only black screen.

Some of the scenarios and symptoms we have seen are:

  • Macbook Pro is not turning on
  • Macbook turns on with black screen repair
  • Black screen on Macbook Pro
  • Macbook Air is not charging
  • Macbook Air is not turning on
  • Black Screen on Macbook air
  • No Sound on Macbook air
  • Liquid spillage on Macbook
  • Macbook keyboard is not working
  • Macbook trackpad is not working
  • Repairing Macbook with water damage
  • Repairing Macbook left under a rain
Macbook repairs with 
liquid damage

Liquid is one of the worst enemies of electronics and particularly Macbook laptops. Reason for that is their design – containing less holes compared to normal laptops.
If unfortunate event of liquid spillage occurs, there is no way how liquid can drain out quickly without passing through and shorting any of the components on the motherboard.  

We have seen this situation so many times so far and only advice we can give prior to the repair is:

If liquid spills don’t turn blind eye on it, even if it works!

Macbook spilled with water/beer/etc. can be repaired only with immediate response by Macbook Repair service here in Adelaide. Any time wasted, leads to heavier oxidation on the logic board and higher repair costs.

 

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Intermittent Macbook

If your Macbook turns on, but is intermittent. Probably there is a liquid damage on the logic board causing shorts. 

Intermittent Macbook can include a variety of symptoms,
but not limited to:

  • Macbook Jumping trackpad or Mouse
  • Macbook Mouse moves randomly
  • Macbook Keyboard types randomly
  • Macbook Turns on and shuts down after period of time

These issues are caused by liquid damaging connectors and other logic board components. If untreated for long period of time, oxidation patches start forming around the component traces and electricity flow shorts the components. Causing signals not to pass correctly between components and pushing them into a intermittent working state.
What is even worse is that even if Macbook is left inside of a rice sack (as advised on the internet), due to battery being constantly attached to the Macbook. It keeps feeding the logic board with electricity and warmth, which is great place those oxidation spots to grow and create more damage.

Such repairs can be in the range of $129, including labour and some parts. Depending on the damaged areas, parts such keyboards/trackpads may be an additional cost if can’t be repaired and needs replacement.

White or Black Screen Macbook

If your Macbook turns on, but the screen stays White or Black. Probably there is a liquid damage on the screen connector. 

White or Black screen Macbook can include a variety of symptoms,
but not limited to:

  • Macbook Screen stays White
  • Macbook Screen stays Black but faint image can be seen on the back
  • Macbook Screen not displaying any picture
  • Macbook Turns on but screen stays dark

These issues are caused by liquid damaging the screen connector and burns the backlight IC, these are the cases where you may not have backlight. Other cases are shorting and damage LVDS screen connector, this is 40 pin connector to which screen is connected.
If treated quickly these repairs can be done quickly and for reasonable cost.

Such repairs can be in the range of $199, including labour and some parts. Depending on the damaged areas, parts such screens may be an additional cost if can’t be repaired and needs replacement.

Mistyping or Faulty Keyboard on Macbook

If your Macbook turns on, but the keyboard is not typing or some keys are stuck. Probably there is a liquid damage on the keyboard. 

Keyboard liquid damage on Macbook can include a variety of symptoms,
and not limited to:

  • Macbook Keys are typing randomly
  • Macbook Keyboard is not functioning
  • Macbook Not turning on
  • Macbook Stuck key on keyboard

These issues are caused by liquid damaging the keyboard of the Macbook. Against the wide belief that letting it dry may cure it, more than 80-90% of the cases liquid damage on the keyboard (depending on sugar and alcohol content of the drink) are devastating to the keyboard. Even if it works at the beginning, after a while some keys may stop functioning. And due to the design of the keyboard, it needs to be replaced. Replacement keyboards and labor cost depends on the model of the Macbook, due to the complexity of the installations.

Such repairs can be in the range of $229, including labour and parts. Although due to the wide variety of models, these keyboards may be different cost to be supplied and fitted. Contact our engineers today to get your personalised quote depending on your model.

Completely dead or Not Turning ON Macbook

If your Macbook does not turn on, probably there is a liquid damage on the logic board cutting the power. 

Logic board liquid damage on Macbook can include a variety of symptoms,
and not limited to:

  • Macbook does not turn on
  • Macbook charging but no response
  • Macbook power button not working
  • Macbook turns on and cuts off

These issues are caused mainly by liquid damaging the logic board of the Macbook. Against the wide belief that letting it dry may cure it, over 90% of the cases liquid damage on the logic board (depending on sugar and alcohol content of the drink) are devastating. Even if it Macbook works after the liquid spillage, when time goes by corroding components stop functioning. This leads to major short on the board and rendering power chips faulty.

Such repairs can be in the range of $300-$500, including labour and parts. Although due to the wide variety of liquid damages, parts such as keyboards, trackpads, screens may be faulty too. Not all of these parts can be tested prior to the repair, as some are unique to that model and only way they can be tested are after logic board is repaired and Macbook turned on.

Contact our engineers today to get your personalised quote depending on your model and damage.

Have you notice any of the symptoms above? 

If you have noticed any of the symptoms above, give us a call and we will advise for best scenario to get your Macbook repaired in Adelaide.

Would you like to book your appointment today? Go ahead do it here

We in IT-Solve specialise in electronic repairs in Adelaide and will do our best to repair your Macbook for reasonable price without involving cost of new logic boards or whole keyboard assembly reaching 2/3 of the price of the Macbook itself.

Call us now at 0469317177 or drop us an enquiry through the contact form or support@it-solve.com.au.

You can alternatively use the chat button on the side to chat directly with our engineers.

How we do it?

Quote over the phone

You can get an idea what is wrong with your Computer by speaking directly with our technician and receive estimate price over the phone based on the issue you are experiencing.

 Diagnostic and check up procedure

Our high qualified computer engineers will visit you at your home or office and do the complete diagnostic on your system to identify the reason behing your troubles.

Report of the faults

We will provide you with a breakdown of the necessary repairs and parts.

If upgrades are available and requested we will offer best match to your circumstances.

Repair of your computer

Once you agree with the repair, we will attempt repair at your place.

If onsite repair is not possible, we will take your Computer to our repair centre where we can carry out the repair.

Advice for preventing future issues

Once repair is completed our engineers will advise you on how to prevent such a breakdowns in future.

How it happens?

These Photos below shows how devastating liquid damage on Macbook can be and Repairing Macbook after liquid damage proves it is not an easy task.

Firstly let us explain, what results can be from this unfortunate “Macbook spilled with water” scenario.

Once Macbook logic board has impact with water, it starts shorting all those tiny black components soldered on it. Due to sophisticated Apple design, these chips usually have short-circuit detection and initially turn off themselves to prevent any further damage. However, battery which stays constantly connected to the motherboard  keeps feeding the system with electricity and this leads to chemical reaction. Also exhausting and burning the chips.

Macbook liquid damage repair
USB ports of Macbook liquid damage repair

Exactly this chemical reaction is our worst fear in repairing Macbook with liquid damage. Longer this oxidized spots stays on the motherboard, bigger area of components gets damaged.

On this photo it can be clearly seen dark orange spots, where oxidation dissolves the components and traces. If you take a look at the black top square chip on the right side of the photo it’s 2 legs are already dissolved by the oxidation. This chip is one of the USB power controller chips, which was responsible to provide power to the USB ports. Once we cleaned the oxidation from this board and start troubleshooting we realised that one of the USB’s wasn’t receiving power due to this malfunctioning chip.

Of course once replaced with a new one, issue was resolved and all USB ports returned to their normal operational mode.

Macbook liquid damage repair
Oxidized USB power IC of Macbook liquid damage repair

Very often we receive Macbook with liquid damage which results in black screen – on first instance it seems as it works okay. But when turns on there may be are symptoms such as Macbook turns on with no picture repair or Macbook turns on with black screen after liquid damage repair.

As seen on the photo below, screen connector is relatively close to this Macbook’s liquid damage repair area. This caused screen connector to short and burn backlight IC on this laptop and damage screen connector of this Macbook.

Macbook liquid damage repair
Black screen Macbook liquid damage repair