Macbook Pro 13″ Repair – Not turning on after a liquid spillage

Macbook Pro with a Liquid spillage is a common repair we get. This 13″ Macbook Pro was one of those cases.

Liquid spilled over the keyboard has damaged the Macbook to a state where it was not turning on anymore.

Macbook Pro not turning on after liquid damage
Macbook Pro not turning on after liquid damage

Firstly we checked if there was a current consumption by the system. As seen on the picture, we provide 18.7V but the mAcbook is not pulling any current, hence not charging the battery nor letting system to turn on

Macbook Pro liquid spillage Repair Process

Next step was to take it apart and investigate the damage inside. As seen of the picture, Macbooks with a liquid spillage if left untreated start creating oxidation. Which then Shorts through the components and corrodes traces.

Liquid spillage on Macbook Pro
Liquid spillage on Macbook Pro

We start measuring and detected a faulty MOSFET of this Macbook Pro which needed a repair of a liquid spillage accident.

Schematic following on a Macbook Pro Liquid Spillage repair
Schematic following on a Macbook Pro Liquid Spillage repair

Located faulty MOSFET is responsible for controlling current flow into the MacBook. Due to liquid shorting the chip, it could not operate properly. We had to clean the area where the corrosion had damaged the contact points as well as replace faulty chips.

Replacing faulty MOSFET and a corroded diode on a Macbook Pro with a liquid spillage
Replacing faulty MOSFET and a corroded diode on a Macbook Pro with a liquid spillage

Additionally, we noticed that battery was not providing correct voltages, due to the liquid damage to the electronics of the battery charging circuit.

Shorted and corroded battery circuit, caused battery cells to expand
Shorted and corroded battery circuit, caused battery cells to expand – Macbook Pro liquid spillage repair

Macbook wont turn on 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.

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.

The Result of the Macbook Repair

After a successful repair of its logic board, replaced faulty SSD drive and faulty battery, this Macbook is turning on now and working as expected. It is unbelievable how this overlooked liquid spillage has corroded the system so badly and damaged so many components.

If the liquid was treated as soon as it happened, instead of being left for that long. We would not have that many damaged components. Although we replaced so many parts of the system, the repair cost was still under a third of the cost of a new Macbook Pro with the same specs as this great machine.

Macbook passing all tests and left on overnight streaming to ensure stability
Macbook passing all tests and left on overnight streaming to ensure stability

Would you like to read more about our Macbook not turning on Repairs? Check out some of our published repair cases.

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.