Water Damaged MacBook Pro’s Repairs Sydney NSW
Water damaged macbook pro’s and apple macbook airs in Sydney NSW
Once MacBook water damage has occurred, the liquid will likely make its way to the logic board and other components. The liquid’s minerals and salts
immediately begin to eat away at the metal, silicone and fiberglass components.
Macbook Air Liquid Damage and Water Damaged Data Recovery Sydney
Often, the Mac will work for a few days after the spill and then stop
working. This is due to the metals oxidizing and slowly corroding. If there is a power source available, such as a battery, which is supplying power to the
system (even if the computer is off), the electric current will interact with the liquid and accelerate this corrosion process. This causes the copper and
other metals to migrate across the board. If this corrosion process is not stopped, you will likely end up with a very expensive paperweight.
Liquid spilled in MacBook and Corrosion:
The Science behind your DELAYED nightmare
Corrosion is a process, which converts refined metals to their more stable oxide. It is the slow and gradual deterioration of materials (usually metals) by
chemical reaction within their environment, In this case the corrosion occurs when you combine electricity, metal, water and oxygen, creating iron oxide
(or what is more commonly known as rust). There is no reliable timetable for this process to occur; a MacBook’s internal components typically begin
corroding immediately after the spill, but in some cases your Mac can function normally for days or weeks without showing any obvious sign of a problem.
How fast the corrosion process takes depends on a ton of factors we have no control over, like humidity, the severity of the spill, and how long the device
remained in contact with the liquid.
The best practice is to not power on or use the MacBook at all until you can address the damage.
MacBook water damage
It is safe to assume that if you are here then you, or someone you know, has experienced MacBook water damage. If your are like
most folks you packed up your soggy Mac and made your way to your local Apple Store, waited in line only to be told that they won’t touch a Mac that has
been exposed to liquid. They may offer you a “Tier 4 Repair”, to the tune of $1240.00. Understandably, these options don’t sit well with most consumers
and this is ComputerRepairsPro can help you!
Once MacBook water damage has occurred,
the liquid will likely make its way to the logic board and other components.
Apple techs have become experts in detecting MacBook water damage and there are even strategically placed LCIs, or liquid contact indicators, throughout
your Mac. They are designed to change color when directly exposed to liquid. While the LCIs are largely reliable there are many documented cases of “false
positives”. In fact Apple settled an enormous class action lawsuit where people claimed that the LCIs in their iPhones were not functioning properly; thus
customers were denied warranty coverage. While LCIs in MacBooks have yet to be challenged in court…I can tell you after 20 plus years servicing Apple
products these little guys are pretty reliable. So if your strategy is to get one past the Apple Store I would estimate your chances are pretty slim.
Apple has put 10 liquid contact indicators in the new 15″ Retina Display MacBook Pro.
When liquids and electronics meet, the results can be disastrous. At ComputerRepairsPro we can relate to the sheer panic that sets in when MacBook water damage has occurred. First and foremost, Don’t panic! Follow a few easy steps and you can save your data and avoid having to buy a new MacBook.
Power your MacBook down as quickly as possible–
Power off your Mac as soon as you discover that it has been exposed to liquid! The vast majority of spills
occur when the MacBook is powered on and in use, it is imperative that you fight the urge to dry it off and continue working. Do not attempt to power the
MacBook on until a service provider has inspected it.
Unplug any accessories –
This one is important, some devices send electrical current back to the Logic Board thus causing more damage. Additionally having
any hole available so the liquid can escape from is always a plus.
Dry off any and all external liquid – While it will be nearly impossible for you to dry off any of the internal components so make sure you dry of the
outside of your Mac carefully.
When drying of the outer parts of your Mac, avoid rolling it around, doing so only cause the liquid to pitch and roll throughout the unit unnecessarily exposing more internal components to the liquid. Finally carefully flip the unit over keyboard side down and allow
gravity handle the rest. This will direct the liquid away from the main logic board.
Putting your MacBook in rice may give you a false sense of security. Rice does not benefit a water damaged MacBook in any way.
My guess is that this was a tactic used service providers to deter people from attempting to power on the device after the spill, if your Mac is in a big bag of rice then your not trying to power it on.
We all know that it takes every ounce of self control not try to power your Mac on every hour to see if it has come back to life.
Remember trying to power on your MacBook immediately after the spill is a big NO NO
Blow-dryers are Bad idea – Forcing heated air into your make will accelerate the drying process but it will also push the liquid across otherwise dry
components exposing more of your MacBook’s critical internal components to the initial spilled liquid, additionally you may melt the keyboards internal
membrane and rendering the keyboard useless.
If your Mac has a User serviceable Battery Unplug it. Electricity is the catalyst and accelerates the corrosion process. If your Mac is still on, power
down the unit down immediately and remove any power source. If your Mac has a “user serviceable battery” you may want to completely remove the battery,
newer MacBooks this is typically not an option
At ComputerRepairsPro we offer a full comprehensive component level repair service. We actually repair the logic board to full functionality. If the damage is too advanced or the cpu is fried, then we can offer a board replacement.
Please call for more info and pricing. 0408 166 532