Repair MacBook Air 2013

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  1. Bigdrago, Jan 16, 2015
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    Bigdrago macrumors newbie

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    Hi.
    Someone spilled coca-cola on my Macbook air mid 2013 and destroyed it...

    I delivered it to a shop and they ment that I have to change logic board, ssd, wifi and battery.

    But... I think I only need to chang the logic board. How can I test the other parts to see if they work somehow...

    Is there a online shop to buy cheap/refurbished spare parts?
     
  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    Why did you bother getting it checked out if you had already decided what was wrong with it? If they said that's what it needs, then that's what it needs.

    It is very difficult to find decent Apple parts. I would suggest eBay or iFixit.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I would say if all that is ruined to save the funds and put it against a new MBA.
     
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Reading your post, I am struck firstly by the passive tense ("someone spilled water on my MBA") do you, by any chance know this 'someone'?

    Given the content of the rest of the post, the verb you subsequently used which is 'destroyed' - is also interesting.

    If the computer is 'destroyed' how do you know that you only need to change the logic board?

    More to the point, why discard the (perhaps professional) advice you have already been given (which suggests that the logic board, SSD, wifi and battery may all need to be replaced) in favour of you own advice, especially when you have already written that you, yourself, are of the opinion that the computer may indeed be destroyed?

    Anyway, my advice, for what it is worth, would be that you get the computer fixed professionally, or sell it for spare parts and put the money towards a new one. And keep any new one well away from water….
     
  5. motrek macrumors 68020

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    A person or shop that repairs anything has an incentive to do more work than necessary. It's normal to be skeptical.
     
  6. Bigdrago thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In Norway we need to deliver it to a repairshop to get a valuation report so that we can get money back from travel insurance.

    Anyway. I asked him if all the parts are defect or just the logic board. He answered "all the parts is damaged".
    Real meaning: The parts isn't tested. He just think they are damaged. He don't care. He wants the money from insurance:)

    I got back 1200 dollar and could keep the machine. My parents buy my sister a new mac pro and I keep this to repair it. To buy a new logic board seems like a cheap way to fix it (prices on ifixit and ebay).
     
  7. gregr209 macrumors newbie

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    This happened to me this week as well. I have a Genius appointment on Saturday. I thought I had purchased AppleCare but it doesn't look like I did. They did repair (replace) the logic board about a year ago so hopefully that might extend the warranty a bit.

    But this is interesting that the exactly same thing has happened to me as well. Won't boot up and won't charge anymore. The lights go from Green to Orange but no charge.
     
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Then you need to get a second opinion from another shop that isn't motivated by insurance money, and who thinks you'll be paying out of pocket, at least to check the battery. A maybe-corroded LiIon battery is not something I would mess around with.

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    AppleCare on a MacBook Air doesn't cover water damage. Nor does the warranty.
     
  9. Bigdrago thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can get cheap parts from an 2011 macbook air, will these fit?
     
  10. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    I don't believe so. Check ifixit.
     
  11. Bigdrago thread starter macrumors newbie

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  12. Hacks macrumors member

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    "If they said that's what it needs, then that's what it needs."

    Yes, because no one has ever ripped someone off by selling them extra products and services that they don't really need. Not ever, it just doesn't happen. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Bigdrago thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Macintosh is now repaired

    I did it! I have repaired my macintosh. Cleaned all circuit boards. Starting up, working like a dream with newest Yosemite and Win10. Even the battery is working and charging :) Been using it for a week.
     
  14. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I was gonna' suggest putting your MBA in a giant RICE BAG!!! lol ;)
     
  15. Bigdrago thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hehe, well... the macintosh was soaked in coca-cola in october 2013. It was already dry..but very sticky ;)
     

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