Need a MBA part, where to buy?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by xFerrr, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. xFerrr
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    Hi

    I've almost got a heart attack yesterday when I accidentally spilled LEMONADE (omg) on the top of my BrandNew MBA 11" 1.8ghz u.u... And now the battery and speakers stopped working... plus my keyboard is sticky ¬¬ because the sugar.

    Which sites (instead ifixit, ebay, or amazon) are nice to check prices and get the parts?

    I've made a budged to a local autorized server and the cost goes over $300 dollars for the Upper case part... (only that!)... so... any recommended site?


    Thanks in advance :D

    Ill keep GooOOOgLeing ^^

    ferrr
     
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    iFixit is the only one I can think of that might have the part. It's possible that the keyboard is only available as part of the top assembly.
     
  3. xFerrr
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    Thanks... will keep searching then u.u
     
  4. lc25
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    try fleeBay sometimes people break them for parts
     
  5. bossxii
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    The problem you will find is the only parts will be OEM/Original Apple parts at a cost that is nearly what the Apple store will charge (less the labor).

    I work for a parts company and everything we sell for MBP's, MBA's etc... are original Apple parts. We get a nice discount but for the end user it's nearly the same as the Apple store.

    Personally, if you own a home and have it... file a claim with your homeowners insurance as I would take the machine to Apple and tell them what happened. It's not going to be a cheap fix when dealing with cleaning out a sugary mess like lemonade.

    Best of luck, whichever way you go though.
     
  6. brandon8u
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    Watch out for further damages. You symptoms sound like a failing logic borad due liquid damage. I accidentally got less than an ounce of water on my mbp 15" (June 2011) and it destroyed the whole logic board. I had the same problems, speakers blew first, trackpad died, then battery died, and lastly the machine was un-bootable. The repairs cost over $800 with Apple. However, since the liquid was soo little and didn't make the liquid sensors go off, Apple repaired everything for a flat rate of $350.
     

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