MBA Repair

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by oldhifi, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. oldhifi macrumors 65816

    oldhifi

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    I sent my MBA A1466 to get it repaired and the tech sent me this photo of logic board. It looks corroded. I bought it from Apple Refurbished. Never abused or water damage by me..
     

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  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    In all fairness that could have been caused by starting the laptop up outside its temp range
     
  3. madrich macrumors 6502

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    you mean condensation?
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Yes
     
  5. oldhifi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well I don't know, it did stay in my truck on the weekends when I came home from work..
     
  6. oldhifi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is the repair:
     

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  7. oldhifi, Jan 8, 2018
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    oldhifi thread starter macrumors 65816

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    the guy fixed my MBA, he is on eBay:

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  8. interessiert, Jan 11, 2018
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    interessiert macrumors member

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    This focused oxidation has nothing to do with condensation (theoretical change with COLD MBA into HOT air, comparable with the effect at ones glasses, but nearly not possible because the exchange of inner air in MBA will not happen at once) - more likely because of getting just some drops of... water or juices - we see that "refurbished" can include some secrets :(

    But for the sake - performance of repair is perfect! :) thumb up!
     
  9. Maxx Power macrumors 6502a

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    Repair looks good to me. A quick look suggests that all oxidation was removed (probably chemically), the traces are preserved, some joints and traces are re-flowed with solder, and then a layer of lacquer or epoxy was laid on top of the bare traces to prevent further oxidation. Hopefully it will last.
     
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