Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 26, 2013, 04:45 PM   #1
linniephil
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Macbook Air 2012-Sell or Repair?

I splashed some wine on my 8 month old MBAIR. The Apple Store said there was liquid damage and it needed a motherboard. It turns on, the battery charges, it is picking up my emails but when I click on anything, the beachball spins, then goes away and I cannot open anything. Could it be something other than the motherboard? Should I get a second opinion? is it worth fixing, depending on what it is, or should I sell it for parts?
linniephil is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 26, 2013, 06:13 PM   #2
BanjoBanker
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Mt Brook, AL
Get a second opinion. The good folks at Apple have a tendency to replace the main parts and call it fixed. Quite often what they do is expeditious but unnecessary. PowerBook Medic is a good choice in my experience. Also, ask other Apple users you know if there is a local Apple specialist who could take a look at it for you.
__________________
12" 867 PB
C2D BlackMac
iPhone, 3G iPod, iPod Shuffle
Leica IIIc, Nikon D70s and some nice Nikon glass
BanjoBanker is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 26, 2013, 06:31 PM   #3
Bear
macrumors G3
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sol III - Terra
Have you tried a USB mouse to see if the issue is the trackpad? If a USB mouse works fine, it could be the trackpad or the logicboard where the trackpad connects.

Do note that liquid damaged machines can degrade over time.
__________________
-----Bear
Bear is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 26, 2013, 09:13 PM   #4
tey112
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
If you have homeowners or renters you might be able to make a claim for a replacement.
tey112 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 27, 2013, 05:45 AM   #5
linniephil
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
My deductible is 1,000.

I put an ad on Kijiji yesterday for $400.00 -three people want to meet this morning to take a look at it. I don't know whether to take the money and run or roll the dice and repair if reasonable and hope it keeps working long term.
linniephil is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 30, 2013, 02:56 PM   #6
krravi
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Or.. sell it for what you can and get the new ones coming out with Haswell that supposedly has great graphics performance and battery life.
__________________
Lots of Apple,Sony and other gadgets.
krravi is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 1, 2013, 01:35 PM   #7
linniephil
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
I sold it for $400 and he emailed me after that he got it "up and running after a few tweaks"-whatever than means. I had second thoughts as to whether I should have repaired a very new computer-but you roll the dice-you never know if it will stop working down the road due to corrosion.
linniephil is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Price Advice: 2012 macbook air re-sell question Redrum509 Buying Tips and Advice 5 Aug 27, 2013 03:36 PM
Price Advice: What could I sell my excellent condition MacBook Air 2012 13" for? nickprete11 Buying Tips and Advice 2 May 22, 2013 11:23 AM
Air 2012, how long to be sell as Refurbished? DeividGL MacBook Air 4 Jul 15, 2012 08:32 AM
Sell 2010 13" MBP to get 2012 MacBook Air 11" Base Model hypervish89 MacBook Air 9 Jun 18, 2012 09:44 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:47 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC