Macbook Air Charging Repair

A straightforward repair we had was this Macbook Air 2017 model which was not charging due to water damage on the DC-IN board.

Apparently, the customer spilled some water on the table which seemed like initially haven’t reached the Macbook which was sitting on the table.

But after a week, it suddenly stopped charging. And she called us for advice.

Macbook Not turning on due to flat battery
Macbook Not turning on due to flat battery

When it came the Macbook was not even turning on. But the customer assured us that it was working fine until it drained the battery and because it was not charging customer could not charge it.

Macbook Not Charging - Macbook Charging repair
Macbook Not Charging – Macbook Charging repair

When we connected it to our power supply we could see that PPG3_HOT was not engaging the online circuit and refusing to let the charger release power. This is usually when the logic board goes into a protection mode and tries to limit the power to prevent any more short circuits and potential damage.

Macbook Not Charging Repair Process

Oxidation on the coil of Macbook DC-IN board
Oxidation on the coil of Macbook DC-IN board

We start poking around the DC-IN board and measured a couple of hot spots. Immediately we have noticed under the microscope what was causing the short circuit. There was oxidation (Blue-Green sport on the component) on one of the coils, causing the power rail to short.

Failed DC-IN board due to water damage - Macbook Charging Repair
Failed DC-IN board due to water damage – Macbook Charging Repair

As these power boards are affordable we could replace them with a new one in no time.

Macbook & Laptop Repair in Adelaide include a couple of simple steps:

  1. Quote for the repair before any work is done, online or over the phone.
  2. Free pick up in Adelaide for eligible repairs. Alternatively, book an appointment to drop in for a quick assessment while you wait if happy with the received cost idea.
  3. Have a look in front of the customer and confirm the repair cost while the assessment is done.
  4. Diagnostic while repairing the equipment. This involves part testing/replacing and component repairing as we progress through the repair.
    If the repair cost has to change, we confirm with the client and give an option to cancel the repair if exceeds the customer’s budget. Diagnostic fees apply!
  5. Repairing the device within the initially agreed or approved amended cost and ensuring everything works as expected. Plus 30 Days warranty and support.
  6. Returning repaired system back, or pick it up from our workshop at the pre-arranged time.

Please note: This is not educational material. It is rather a showcase of the services we offer.
Therefore, it should be used as general guidance on what to expect of such repairs.
In case you have a similar device and need the repair, always rely on professionals. These are sensitive electronic devices, and small mistakes may cause irreversible electronic damage. Which may require whole part replacement for 2 or 3 times the cost.

Successfull Macbook Not Charging Repair

Replacement DC-IN board for Macbook Air
Replacement DC-IN board for Macbook Air

This was a straightforward repair. We would have wished at least some of our Liquid Damage Macbook Repair or Macbook charging Repair to be simple as this.

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

Macbook Battery charging after Macbook Charging Repair
Macbook Battery charging after Macbook Charging Repair

Do you need this Repair in Adelaide?

If your Apple Mac or Macbook is causing trouble and need a Macbook Repair Service in Adelaide, give us a call, and we will advise on the best scenario to get your device repaired.

Interstate? Why not Send IT for a Repair. Repairs take under three weeks, including forward and backward postage. Contact us to get an idea of cost and turnarounds.

We at IT-Solve, specialise in Apple Mac and electronics repairs. We will do our best to repair your Mac quickly without involving high costs and long waiting times in repair shops. Our average repair takes under a week!

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Repaired, not Replaced!

We are committed to reducing e-waste in Australia. How we do it is by educating our customers on the reparability and longevity of their devices, as well as providing affordable Macbook Repairs here in Adelaide.
Although our best intentions and hard work, this is not an easy task. Customers must accept that cost of high-quality electronic repairs, is between a third and half of the price of a new device. However, with the current trend of planned obsolescence in electronic design, we see more and more Macbooks having shorter lifespans. To tackle that, while we do our repairs we target common planned obsolescence engineering design mistakes to ensure we extend the life expectancy of the Macbooks we repair. Check some of our Macbook Repair Cases to get an idea of the process.

That said, if we buy a new one or write it off via insurance, it does not guarantee that the new one will not meet the same fate as the older one pretty soon.
As matter of fact, quite often we see accidents reoccurring within less than 2-year gaps. If we can save 2000$ or even 1000$ today by repairing our faulty Macbook is brilliant. That’s an extra half Macbook cost ready to be spent on another one when the time comes or our need for performance increases.
When that time comes is up to us to buy a new one or keep pushing the one we have, but delaying it by a year or three is always a good starting point and saves another abandoned Macbook from polluting our one and only Planet.