Keyboard/trackpad don't work after water spill - repair?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by skiltrip, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    I acquired a 2015 13" MacBook Air that had a water spill. It boots and works fine, other than the following...

    - Keyboard doesn't work.

    - Trackpad doesn't work.

    - Fans spin up to full speed on boot and never wind down.

    Plugging in an external keyboard and mouse works fine. The USB ports are fine.

    Seeing as I paid nothing for this computer I'm wondering if it's worth repairing. I know only the Apple Store can tell me for sure, but I'm wondering if it's even worth the trip to ask.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    It'll need a new topcase anyway which is a few hundred. It's free for them to check so I would say worth asking.
    EDIT
    that is what they will likely quote you for. I would get a quote from Apple, then assess options from third parties that do component repair, not replacement.
     
  3. triple-tap macrumors 6502

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    I am working to repair a coffee spill on my mother's macbook air (2013, 13") and I just ordered the top case, the I/o board, the i/o ribbon, and a battery from powerbookmedic for ~$169.00 total.

    Just fyi.
     
  4. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thank you. Excellent information to have. Much appreciated.
     
  5. triple-tap macrumors 6502

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    Not a problem. Be sure to update the thread to let us know how it turns out.
     
  6. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Dang. It booted on Friday. Today it won't power on at all. Oh well!
     
  7. aks.icebreaker macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I need help with MacBook Air 11" 2012. I accidentally spilled tang(sweet orange drink) on my laptop keyboard. Then I wiped it off and put it in a rice bag for 2 days. Then I took it out and it turned on. All good. Then when the battery was low it plugged it to the adapter and it was not charging. I tried to reset the SME by pressing shift control option key along with power. I tried 20 times. The light flashed and then about 24th time it started charging. I was super happy. However though the keys and the pad doesn't feel the same what it was, but then again when low battery it tried to charge the same thing. It's not charging. I tried SME resetting but nothing is working. I have to take it to store but I am sure they gonna charge a big time. Please help me. No idea what should I do. I am a student and I really need a laptop.
     

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