MacBook Air 2019 Liquid Damage Repair 2/17/2020
Todays date is Feb. 17 2020 , and today I am working on a 2019 Macbook Air 13.3″ .
It all so has clear signs of a liquid spill. The client came in and told us he was eating
at his dinning table when he knocked his drink over while eating. He assumes most
of the liquid damage happened to the bottom of the unit. Since he got up as fast as
he could to clean it off but it was too late. The glass of juice he was having with his
lunch had spread all over the table, and his precious thousand dollar MacBook Air
already lost power.
And so here it was sitting on my bench. After Receiving as much information as
possible from the client. I set off to complete the repair job I was hired to do. And as
I started to take it apart I already knew what the biggest issues was. This client
waited way too long to bring in his Mac for repair. This can be very very frustrating
since unbeknownst to our clients they are giving a head start to something we call
here at OR-Logic “The killer C,” or “T.K.C” for short A.K.A Corrosion. I am sure
you guys are already aware that certain liquids are more corrosive than others, but
they all do one thing very VERY well, and that is gradually destroying materials.
This board as you can see from the above picture was very well corroded by time I
even got a chance to open it up. The keyboard, trackpad, and interconnecting
cables all were pretty much useless. Not only was the board going to have to
repaired, but the whole bottom case had to be replaced as well. If you took
something like this to an Apple store you mind as well just buy a new MacBook Air.
They will charge you well over $800. Lucky for my client I was not only able to
repair his board for under that price, but also replace his keyboard, trackpad, and
all other interconnecting cables as well.