Not Charging Water damage Macbook Pro Repair

Recently we have received this late 2019 not charging water damaged Macbook Pro for repair. It was fully functional apart than not charging.

Although functional, we knew that if left untreated this MacBook will seize functions.

Water Damage Macbook Pro Repair
Water Damage Macbook Pro Repair

We wanted to see how intense the damage is, so we took it apart and start inspecting.

Inspecting Water damage Macbook Pro before repair
Inspecting Water damage Macbook Pro before repair

It was not visible with a naked eye where the liquid hit. Board seemed okay and none of the liquid sensors was tripped. Apart than little breadcrumb which affected a capacitor on a trace we haven’t notice any liquid on the logic board itself.

Breadcrumb start corroding capacitor traces
Breadcrumb start corroding capacitor traces

We knew that it was not charging and wanted to understand what may have been causing it. Customer confirmed an occurred liquid spillage. We had to take the board out and start investigating around the charging ports and the other side of the board.

It was not long before we have spotted the offenders.

Corrosion around the charging ports due to water damage on Macbook Pro
Corrosion around the charging ports due to water damage on Macbook Pro

Repair Process

We had two areas with water damage: Charging ports and a small blow of organic material over a capacitor. Although it was looking terrifying, the water damage on this Macbook Pro charging ports was not that bad and we could certainly repair it.

Oxidation build up around the charging ports
Oxidation build up around the charging ports

This was easy, with a little bit of scraping around the ports we managed to get the majority of the gunk out and remaining was to be done by the ultrasonic cleaner.

Corrosion around charging chips of Macbook Air with water damage

Our major area of interest was the little breadcrumb blob around that poor capacitor. We could see under a microscope that one of the sides of the capacitor lost connection to the passing trace due to corroded trace.

Replacing the capacitor after fixed trace of water damaged Macbook Pro
Replacing the capacitor after fixed trace of water damaged Macbook Pro

We fixed the trace and replaced the capacitor with a new one.

Replacing a capacitor of water damage Macbook Pro
Replacing a capacitor of water damage Macbook Pro

Water damage Macbook Pro repair 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.

The last step was to run the board through the ultrasonic cleaner to ensure that oxidation and corrosion get cleaned even under the chips and tight places.

Repaired and ultrasonic cleaned Macbook Pro logic board

The Result

Once the repair is completed, we assemble back the Macbook and run overnight tests. These tests are much heavier than the usual usage of these computers. And if repair is not stable, we would catch issues during these tests.

Would you like to read more about water 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!

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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.