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One of the repairs we have got this week was this 13″ Macbook Pro Retina 2015 A1502 model. These are very popular models and last of the kind with the nice keyboard before Apple transitioned to butterfly keyboards.

Naturally, customers want to keep these Macbook laptops as long as possible, but accidents happen regardless of how careful one is.

Macbook Retina water spilled repair
Macbook Retina water spilled repair

Macbook water spilled repair is a type of repair we do on regular basis. We have noticed that faster customer reacts to the liquid damage higher are chances for a successful repair. Longer Macbook Retina stays with water spilled, repair difficulty exponentially increases due to the corrosion building up inside of the Macbook.

Inspecting Water damage Macbook Retina before the repair
Inspecting Water damage Macbook Retina before the repair

We took the bottom cover off and could see the traces of the liquid around the screen connector all the way to the battery connector.

Both sections are high voltage and high current sections. Screen backlight of this Macbook model operates at 50V boosted voltage, while the battery is capable to deliver 8A of current. That’s powerful enough to destroy chips and traces if there is an oxidation or water spillage.

Repair Process

Heavy oxidation of battery charging section of water spilled Macbook Retina
Heavy oxidation of battery charging section of water spilled Macbook Retina

We start with the most important area of concern, the power rails. In particular battery and charging circuit sections. A short here would completely disable the power on this Macbook.

And that is exactly what happened, just after a day of the water spillage we could already see massive chunks of oxidation on high power rails.

Macbook Retina water spilled repair - Replacing capacitors causing short
Macbook Retina water spillage repair – Replacing capacitors causing short

Most of the capacitors in this area had lost some of their pads due to the corrosion and were not making good contact. While others were shorting causing water spilled macbook to do not turn on.

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.

Macbook Retina water spillage repair - LVDS connector repair
Macbook Retina water spillage repair – LVDS connector repair

Another area of concern on this Macbook was the LCD backlight circuit. Looking at the damage we could see badly corroded pins of the connector and burned out area. Corrosion was on parts so small that only can be, seen under a microscope.

Macbook water spilled repair - Loose LVDS screen connector pin due to corrosion
Macbook water spilled repair – Loose LVDS screen connector pin due to corrosion

Macbook water spillage 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.
Macbook Water spillage repair - Resoldering LVDS Screen connector pins
Macbook Water spillage repair – Resoldering LVDS Screen connector pins

We have resoldered the LVDS screen connector and had to run a trace across the board due to the damaged traces caused by the corrosion.

Macbook Water spillage repair – Repairing damaged trace

We ran a wire across the board to be able to bring the high voltage lines for the screen backlight to function.

Successfully cleaned and repaired Macbook Retina after a water spillage
Successfully cleaned and repaired Macbook Retina after a water spillage

The Result

This Macbook Retina with a water spillage was repaired successfully within just a day.

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

Do you need Macbook water spillage 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.