Spilled juice on 2015 MacBook, how much would Apple charge to repair?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by futurejetblackowner, May 28, 2018.

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    I’d like to know because I’m about to just take it to a third-party salesman. It’s not under warranty.
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    The repair, if Apple would even do it, would likely be replacing the logic board, and probably the top case, which includes the keyboard. I will guess somewhere between $900 and $1,300.
    It will depend on how much liquid, and where it went inside. If it was only a few drops, and some sticky keys, and not so much to get inside, with all the sugar and acids that are part of most juices that quickly will disable your laptop, then a shop may just be able to clean the keyboard (although that's really iffy, too, on the newer keyboards.)
     
  3. futurejetblackowner thread starter Suspended

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    So I’d be better off just buying a new labtop instead of going to Apple?
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    I think you should find out what Apple can do.

    Was there a lot of liquid? I would say more than a teaspoon = a lot of liquid (for electronics, anyway)
    If it was only a few drops, and maybe just needs some alcohol to wipe up the stickiness, then you should try that.

    In my experience, liquid spills almost never turn out well, unless the spill is really tiny, or you are incredibly lucky.

    And, it won't hurt anything to try that non-Apple shop, they might give you some encouragement.
     
  5. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    I would cough up and buy a refurbished or a good shaped 2015 model then try to fix it.
     

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