Macbook Air Repair after a spilled wine

Macbooks + Wine is a recipe for disaster. And that’s what happened to this one when got spilled with wine and needed a Macbook Air Repair in Adelaide. A full glass of wine landed straight over the keyboard and splashed towards the screen.

Macbook Air Repair spilled with Wine
Macbook Air spilled with Wine

We did not even turn it on, as every minute counts when the whole Macbook is rinsed with liquid. So the first thing we did was to disconnect the battery to prevent more electricity from circulating within.

Inspecting Water damage Macbook Air before repair

Extend of the damage was apparent. And we had to clean and repair this Macbook Air quick.

Macbook Air Repair Process in Adelaide

Macbook Air disassembled ready for repair
Macbook Air disassembled ready for repair

So we strip it apart and start measuring and poking around. After this much liquid damage on the Macbook board, we would have corroded traces or chips. So we turned on our microscope and start replacing corroded components and recreate traces.

We dig into the problem head-on – the keyboard. We had to replace it, so we start removing the failed keyboard out of the case,

Cleaning and replacing corroded components
Cleaning and replacing corroded components

After replacing faulty components we went and cleaned the whole logic board with an ultrasonic cleaner.

Replacing corroded diode on a Macbook Air Repair
Replacing corroded diode on a Macbook Air

Once the keyboard is removed, we could install the new keyboard on this Macbook.

Macbook Repairs 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 a sophisticated equipment workshop with high accuracy microscope, ultrasonic cleaning bath, reflow machine, and tools for micro soldering to achieve high-quality logic boards repairs. With thousands of components in stock, we quickly locate and replace failed components!

Firing up Macbook Air after a successful repair
Firing up Macbook Air after a successful wine spillage repair

Successful wine spilled Macbook Air Repair in Adelaide

Luckily for this customer, we did not need a new keyboard for this Macbook. This generation of Macbook keyboards is very sturdy and often survives a liquid spillage after a Macbook Air Repair, unlike new butterfly and magic keyboards.

That said our Macbook passed all tests and was ready to be picked up by the owner.

Would you like to read more about our Liquid damaged Macbook Air repairs? Check out some of our published repair cases.

Successfully Repaired Macbook Air after a spilled wine

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.