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Macbook Air not turning on repair in Adelaide

Not turning on Macbook Repair in Adelaide
Not turning on Macbook Repair in Adelaide

We are dealing today with Macbook Air which shows no light on the charger and not turning on. The issue occurred after a customer spilled liquid over the Macbook and kept using it until it stops turning on.

We took the Macbook apart and start investigating the issue preventing it from turning on.

We have spotted the issue immediately, there was oxidation around the SMC area and couple other areas on the logic board.

SMC is a microcontroller chip responsible to allow the system to turn on and start accepting power via a charger. It does that by controlling other chips connected to the higher rails. Having liquid damage around it usually is a sign that we may have damaged components or traces in that area.

Repairing Liquid Damage over SMC area on Macbook Air
Repairing Liquid Damage over SMC area on Macbook Air

Not turning on Macbook repair service we offer here in Adelaide includes a couple of simple steps:

  1. Quote for the repair before any work is done, even over the phone.
  2. Free pick up from 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.
Repairing corroded SMC Power traces on Macbook Air
Repairing corroded SMC Power traces on Macbook Air

When we shine the light under a microscope issue start getting clear. As you can see, some traces are clearly corroded and missing together with the components attached to them.

Retracing the corroded traces and micro soldering components
Retracing the corroded traces and micro soldering components

We start rebuilding traces and replaced couple of components which were faulty.

Replacing a resistor which lost its legs due to corrosion
Replacing a resistor which lost its legs due to corrosion

We have sophisticated equipment workshop with high accuracy microscope, reflow machine and tools for micro soldering to achieve high-quality logic boards repairs. With hundreds of components in stock, we quickly located and replaced the faulty resistor which was interrupting power to the SMC.

Reflowing SMC to get rid of the corrosion caused by liquid sneaking underneath
Reflowing SMC to get rid of the corrosion caused by liquid sneaking underneath
Macbook Air turning on after logic board repair
Macbook Air turning on after logic board repair

Once we replaced all bad components, repaired traces and ensured macbook now accepts power. There were one last step – to dip our logic board in the ultrasonic cleaner. This way we can ensure there is no more liquid residue which may damage other components in the long term.

Macbook Air Board clean in an ultrasonic bath
Macbook Air Board clean in an ultrasonic bath

We also noticed that some keys were not working due to direct spill over the keyboard and offer the customer keyboard replacement.

We finished the repair in record time and Megan had her Macbook Air back just in 3 days with a repaired logic board and replaced keyboard.

Check out Megan’s review – https://goo.gl/maps/HLpuG28Sfwz1kj5a6

In case you have a Macbook which is not behaving as expected and need a repair always rely on professionals, These are expensive computers and small mistake may cause you a fortune. Apple electronics are extremely sensitive to ESD and any mishandling may result in damaged logic board.

Macbook Loading after successful logic board repair
Macbook Loading after successful logic board repair

Once assembled we could see how system loaded and managed to jump into the testing bit.

Please note: This is a showcase of our services, not a tutorial in any sense.  We wouldn't recommend following any of the steps of the article or video to repair your Device yourself! These are sensitive electronics and can get damaged unavoidably! You wouldn't want to be in a situation of your Apple Device worth a lot, being bricked.

Do you need Macbook Repair service in Adelaide?

If you have iMac or MacBook causing troubles and need Mac repair service in Adelaide, give us a call and we will advise for the best scenario to get your Mac repaired. We at IT-Solve, specialise in computer and electronics repairs. And will do our best to repair your Mac quickly without involving high cost or long queue in repair shops. Call us now on 0469317177 or drop us an enquiry through our contact form or support @ it-solve.com.au – Our engineers will respond quickly to your enquiry.



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