Accidents & Macbook Liquid Spillage Repairs
Have you just had a accident with your Macbook? Its all too often heard how a spillage over the Macbook has accidentally occurred. It could be teas, coffee, juice, wine, beer, milk, coke, or plain old water. Once liquid gets into the Macbook it can cause a whole load of problems. Here at iFixExpress we are specialists in liquid damage repair and recovery. In the worse case situation it should still be possible to recover data. If liquid has just got into you Mac then hers what we suggest (follow the steps below).
What to do if liquid/water gets into your Mac
- Immediately Shut down your Mac by the power button, unplug the magasafe mains adaptor right away.
- Keep the Macbook open and turn it upside down (the best option is to lay it flat on a towel.
- Next your going to need to remove or disconnect the battery. If its the pre unibody Macbook or Macbook pro then you can easily remove the battery from the bottom with a small coin. If however you have a Macbook unibody (this is a macbook with black keys) you will need to remove the bottom plate with a philips screw driver then disconnect the battery from the logic board. Unfortunately you will not be able to remove the battery in these models as you would need Apple’s issued Penelope screw driver.
- Store your Macbook in a warm dry place like an airing cupboard for 24 hours.
- Finally Contact us with full details of what has happened and we can arrange for a full inspection.
What Not To Do! It is important not to try and switch on the Mac once this has happened, do not shake it as this could make it worse. Finally do not do what a lot of people do and use a hair dryer. You may have also heard about putting it in a bag of rice (this is mostly a myth). After liquid damage believe it or not there is a good chance of your Mac working again, however it is more than likely new parts will be in needed and in some cases it could work out none economical to get it repaired.
Does This Affect Apple Care Warranty? Another big question we get asked is if the mac will still be covered under Apple Care. Unfortunately not as Apple do not cover accidental damage within this policy.This kind of repair could also be very costly with Apple as there will more than likely just change parts at full price and possibly not take there time with a dry out and restore procedure.
I Tired To Turn It On! Did uo try and turn you Macbook on again? You may find that it is not powering on at all, it maybe that you plugged the power cable in and the LED on the magasafe power supply is dimly lit. If you Macbook did come on some or all of the keys on the keyboard are not working, or the chime is hear when you turn it on but the screen is black. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms its very important you not follow the “what to do if liquid gets in my Mac” above procedure. Once you have followed this then give us a call.
Macbook Liquid Damage Repair
The possibility of repair is based on where actually the liquid has made contact on the logic board. It only take a very small amount to cause major damage to the internal logic board (circuit board). The Macbook logic board has many small components that play a vital role in the running of the Mac. Here at iFixExpress in London we have seen, repaired, salvaged data from many a liquid damage macbook.
We understand the pain of having a damaged Mac That’s why our certified iFixExpress technicians look after each and every detail of the repair process. Water damage repair includes diagnostic and ultrasonic cleaning. Contact us today on 0845 8340933 and key in ext 7 for our Mac repair team in London.
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If you are in any of the areas above throughout London and Essex and have accidentally spilt water orlquid on your Macbook then contact us right away for swift and reliable advice. You can call us on the number above or use or contact page to send us a message.