Very Happy with Logic Board Replacement - Zeotomic

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hally231, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Hally231 macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2010
    As you may already know, my 1 month old 13" MacBook Pro 2.4GHz laptop got ruined when i spilt shampoo over the keyboard (dont ask). It required a new logic board and the cheapest i could find on eBay was $1000+ postage. After hours of searching i managed to find which actually specialise in logic board replacements. I was a bit sceptical at first as i had to send my logic board to them before i received the brand new replacement one, but they were actually really helpful and kept me upto date via email. So anyway - new logic board arrived about a week after sending my faulty one in and with the help of ifixit manuals i successfully installed the new logic board SUCCESS!!

    I am so happy as a lot of members on here said it was best to just scrap the mac for parts. If you have a liquid damaged laptop i would strongly recommend checking out as they are the cheapest around (for me anyway)

    Sam x
  2. docal97 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2006
    Wow they really do offer competitive prices. I wonder what they could possibly do with a broken liquid damaged logic board? Did u get a new board or a refurb?
  3. Hally231 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2010
    Hi, from what i could tell it was a brand new board - also the macbook pro model had only been out for 2 months so i doubt it was a used board.

  4. skidmarc macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2011
    Personally, I would never tell anyone to scrap a new MB/MBP over self-inflicted shampoo damage to a logic board. Most of the time it is always best to replace the damaged item. It's too much money to waste.

    But I've been swapping boards and other parts in laptops for years. It can get complicated but as long as you have the initiative and drive (and can remember where screws go) your GTG. A little more to it....

    You did the right thing, congrats on the newly working MBP.
  5. Hally231 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2010
    Thanks bud, i might go and get one of the signature 'zeotomic' hoodies now - as a kinda thankyou present.
  6. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    The trick with spills is it's usually possible to actually recover the board with some flux remover. I've had friend's "dead" laptops that had heavy duty water spills I've managed to bring back to life.

    Water is actually the best liquid for these sorts of spills (when it evaporates, it leaves nothing behind), but other liquids could be dealt with as well.

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