Regularly we get liquid damaged faulty Macbooks needing logic board repairs. Quite often also we receive Macbooks which experienced liquid damaged multiple times through their lifespan. This was one of those cases. We remember clearly when last year we fixed this Macbook Air after spilled beer caused it not to turn on anymore. Now we see it needing Macbook Liquid Damage Repair again after just a year.
Is it worth Repairing Liquid Damaged Macbooks?
Often we hear people trying to replace their faulty Macbooks with a new one. Especially when an accident such as Macbook Liquid Damage occurs, thinking that it is perhaps time to upgrade. Or often, that repair cost will be as expensive as the cost of a new one. However, what we see quite often is that sometimes accidents happen in a row. Additionally, older Macbooks have a higher success repair rate due to the widely available interchangeable parts and modules. With the new trend of slimming down and jam-packing components within, it’s much harder and costly to repair new generation Macbooks.
Repairing Liquid Damaged Macbooks is a much better option! In this case, for example, if the customer had bought a new Macbook Air last year instead of repairing it, that would have cost nearly 2000$ then, plus an additional 2000$ now in replacing the recent liquid damage. In comparison, we have repaired it last time for 600$ as it required logic board repair after the liquid damage. However, this time he was much more aware of liquid damage implications and brought it straight after the liquid spillage. That way, we did not have to do logic board repair, as the components were still performing well. Rather we had to clean the board from the liquid residue to prevent future failures. In total, he spends a quarter of that cost over 2 years in Liquid Damage Macbook Repairs. Plus, we had to deal with a less complicated and highly repairable Macbook model.
Macbook Liquid Damage Repair Process
As we have covered so many times in our repair cases, the liquid is the worst thing that can happen to any Macbook. Seen on our sheer amount of documented Macbook Liquid Damage Repair cases. It is the aftermath of the liquid damage we need to worry about. The residue left after the liquid dries the components corrode and lose functionality.
Cleaning the liquid residue on time is crucial. Because like rust, the longer it stays heavier, the damage gets. Unlike rust, though, it doesn’t take years to eat through the parts. Depending on the impact area, we have seen a couple of hours being enough to corrode away components and render the Macbook unresponsive.
We completely disassemble the Macbook and remove the logic board for further inspection. Under a microscope, it is more clear where the liquid landed.
Macbook Liquid Damage Repair we offer here in Adelaide includes a couple of simple steps:
- Get a Quote for the repair before any work is done, even over the phone.
- Free pick up from the client’s location in Adelaide. Or alternatively, drop in for a quick check while you wait.
- Confirming final cost and “Go” from the client.
- Repairing and ensuring everything works as expected.
- Returning repaired system back to the client. Or the client can pick it up from our workshop.
Successful Macbook Liquid Damage Repair again
After cleaning every bit of residue on the logic board and on each part of the system, we can now rest assured that this Macbook will not fail.
Due to a small area affected by liquid damage, we didn’t need to run the whole board via an ultrasonic cleaner. Instead, we managed to clean the residue of the affected area only. We also checked the consistency of the capacitors’ solder joints, and they looked fine.
Would you like to read more about our Macbook Liquid Damage Repairs? Then, 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.