Logic Board

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by LittleMiss10, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. LittleMiss10 macrumors newbie

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    Well long story short, I spilled sprite on the keyboard of my husband's Macbook. Took it to Apple they said they could take it in for a flat rate of $755 to fix it or I could take it to another Apple Authorized place to just have the keyboard fixed since everything still worked when they plugged in a external keyboard. So I took it to the place, told them what Apple said, had them just fix the keyboard and they just called and said that did not fix the problem so it must be the logic board. I don't know ANYTHING about computers so I decided to come here for an honest answer because I am wondering if it worked fine with an external keyboard, could it really be the logic board? I don't know how these things work at all so please excuse me if I sound dumb...:D
     
  2. Hally231 macrumors member

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    Hi, i spilt shampoo over my macbook pro - resulting in me having to get a new logic board! The problem you are having with the keyboard is most likely a corroded section of the logic board that deals with the keyboard.

    If you are thinking Apple is lying about a new logic board i hardly doubt it, they shouldn't of really carried out any work on the machine anyway as the liquid damage voids the warranty, so i would be grateful for their diagnosis!
     
  3. rufftackle macrumors newbie

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    Sorry to hear that >:-(

    It does sound like it could be a logic board issue. I had an issue with my MB where it wouldn't charge. When I took it into the Apple Store, they determined it to be a logic board issue and kept the computer overnight. Luckily, it was still under warranty. I asked how much it would have cost had it not been under warranty and they said about $700. After hearing that, I signed up for AppleCare.

    Personally, I would think that it would be better to invest the $700 in a new computer instead of getting a new logic board.

    Good luck!
     
  4. LittleMiss10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! It's definitely the logic board, and it's only affecting the keyboard so I think I may sell it "as-is" on ebay or something and use some of that money and just buy a new macbook. It works just fine with an external keyboard but we like the portability of it right now so we don't want to go that route.
     

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