Spilled coffee on MBA, fixed it for $39

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by morlium, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. morlium macrumors regular

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    Hi guys. A few weeks ago I spilled coffee on my rev A MBA and fried it. Apple wanted $750 to repair it, so I set out to fix it myself. Here's my story.
    Enjoy!
     
  2. Gadgetman99 macrumors regular

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    Great story! It is very satisfying to correct an issue yourself, rather then paying someone 20 times more.
     
  3. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a

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    In my experience, higher quality coffee does less damage -- for computers and people. If you spilled coffee with those "flavor crystals" you would have been hosed.

    But, seriously, congrats. And well done.
     
  4. morlium thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. BanjoBanker macrumors 6502

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    I wish I had seen this before I sent my son's MacBook in for repair. My son too had a spill onto the keyboard, although his spill was an "adult beverage" whilst a group of his fraternity brothers and their dates were drinking in his room. :cool: Luckily for me, the repair Genius at the local Apple store is a bud from way back who knew where to find the parts BEFORE sending it to Apple.
    If it happens again, I will have at it with my set of miniature screw drivers! Thanks for the article, you have given me the nerve to try it next time. After all, I have assembled multiple AR-15 lower receivers, and that is a huge bag of tiny pins and springs.:)
     

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