Another high profile A1707 Macbook Liquid Damage Repair case we have received this week was this 15 Macbook Retina 2018 model. It appeared to have a liquid spillage through the charging ports and kept working for a couple of days. Then suddenly one morning this Macbook refused to turn on and needed a repair.
The customer called us and we have arranged for her to come around to our workshop in Adelaide for a diagnostic of her liquid damaged late 2018 Macbook Pro.
When the Macbook arrived it was not turning on anymore. We knew that water damage was extensive and must be shorting components inside.
Taking it apart confirmed our suspicions of present short on the components inside. We can see in the above picture that liquid damage sensors on this A1707 Macbook turned red alerting for liquid damage.
Under a microscope, the damage was even more clearer. The charging port had water leaked into and shorted power feed lines.
A1707 Macbook liquid Damage Repair Process
Firstly we had to carefully disassemble the A1707 Macbook which had liquid damage for repair. Due to the liquid being there for a couple of days now, we had to be extra careful not to know off loose components on the board. Generally longer the corrosion stays on the board looser the components gets at the affected area.
Secondly, we needed to carefully examine and check which parts of the Macbook Logic Board had liquid damage. We could run it through an ultrasonic cleaner straight away or use a brush and alcohol as many Macbook repair shops do.
But we want to ensure that we are not having a corroded or missing connection between components or an interrupted damaged trace. Which may be very hard to trace and locate later on.
With that in mind, we start measuring around in the hope to locate what has shorted and why this A1707 liquid damaged macbook came to us for a repair.
Going into Macbook Component Level Repairs
We have noticed lower resistance in this area of the Macbook, where the MOSFET on the right is connected to a series of filtering capacitors.
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!IT-Solve
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.
Another section that had a resistor losing connection was this pad. It is connected to multiple elements on the other side of the board. That said it does not seem to measure a correct value and we had to replace it and rebuild that connection pad underneath.
Once pads were restored we just had to resolder a new resistor on the place and we were ready to do a test run.
A new resistor went in place and we have consistent measurement and connected line as it should be.
Successfull A1707 Macbook liquid Damage Repair
Quick Test Run and we had 20V and half amp pulled from the power supply. We knew we are ready, the last step was to run it through the ultrasonic cleaner and assemble it for testing
Would you like to read more about our Macbook Liquid Damage 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!
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.