Mac Liquid Damage Repair

MacBook Liquid Damage Repair Services IN PHILADELPHIA

Our team offers MacBook liquid damage repair services that go beyond what other companies offer. With our state-of-the-art micro-soldering equipment and extensive experience, we can repair even the most challenging board issues. We offer a free diagnosis, so come on by or mail your device in!

Affordable Mac Liquid Damage Repair

There are few feelings worse than realizing the liquid that dropped onto your MacBook is causing issues. The search for affordable liquid damage repair can leave you even more frustrated. Well, your search is over! Our liquid damage repair services are what you need to get your water logged Mac back up and running. We also offer data recovery if you need the data off your device.

Don’t let a little liquid on your Mac drain your wallet – choose our expert component-level repair services instead.

Not only does component-level repair save you money, but it’s also an environmentally-friendly option. We can often salvage undamaged parts of your Mac and reduce the amount of electronic waste produced. By choosing our repair services, you can help reduce your environmental impact while getting your MacBook fixed at a more affordable price.

Our Repair Process

1) Contact us

Let us know your MacBook liquid damage repair needs and we’ll provide a quote and estimated turnaround time.

2) Drop-off

Ship your MacBook to us or drop it off at our location.

3) Repair Started

Our expert technicians will diagnose the issue and repair your MacBook with quality replacement parts.

4) Repair Complete

We’ll thoroughly test your MacBook to make sure it’s working properly before returning it to you.

MacBook Liquid Damage Repair Services

There are a few common issues we see across liquid-damaged Macs. If your computer is exhibiting one of these issues after a liquid spill, we can help!

No Power – One of the most common symptoms of liquid damage in MacBooks is the complete lack of power. When your MacBook shows no signs of life, it could be a result of liquid seeping into the internal components. Here’s what you need to know about this symptom and how to address it:

Possible Causes:

  1. Corrosion and Short Circuits: Liquid can cause corrosion on the electronic components of your MacBook like the logic board, leading to short circuits that prevent the device from powering on.
  2. Component Damage: Key components like the logic board, DC-in board, or the power button on the keyboard could have sustained damage due to the liquid, rendering the MacBook unable to power up.

Steps you should do before bringing your computer in for repair:

  1. Disconnect Power Source: If your MacBook has come into contact with liquid, the first step is to disconnect it from any power sources, including chargers and peripherals. Either disconnect the battery or bring it in to us so we can disconnect the battery. This helps prevent further damage caused by electrical currents.
  2. Don’t Attempt to Power On: Do not attempt to power on the MacBook after liquid exposure. This could exacerbate the damage. Instead, bring it in so we can open it up and clean up any liquid before testing the computer.
  3. Professional Inspection: It’s recommended to seek professional help as soon as possible after liquid damage occurs. The sooner you can have the issue addressed the better the chance of a successful repair.

No Charging – Experiencing difficulty charging your MacBook after a liquid spill can be frustrating. This symptom indicates potential damage to the charging system or components. Here’s what you need to know about the “no charging” symptom and how to handle it:

Possible Causes:

  1. Corrosion on Charging Ports: Liquid can lead to corrosion or residue buildup on the charging ports, preventing proper connection between the charging cable and the MacBook.
  2. Damaged Charging Circuit: The liquid may have affected the charging circuit on the logic board, disrupting the flow of power from the charger to the battery.
  3. Faulty Charging Cable or Adapter: While less common, it’s possible that the charging cable or adapter has been damaged due to the liquid exposure.

Steps you can complete before bringing it in for repair:

  1. Disconnect Power Source: As with any issue related to liquid exposure, disconnect your MacBook from the charging cable and any power source to prevent further damage.
  2. Inspect Charging Ports: Carefully examine the charging ports for any visible signs of liquid residue or corrosion. If you see any, do not attempt to insert the charging cable until the issue is resolved.
  3. Alternate Charging Cable: Try using a different, undamaged charging cable and adapter to determine if the issue is with the cable rather than the MacBook. This is almost never the case unless the damage was primarily on the charger itself.
  4. SMC Reset: A System Management Controller (SMC) reset can sometimes help resolve charging issues, but if the symptom started as a result of liquid damage, it is best to have the computer professionally evaluated.
  5. Professional Evaluation: If you suspect damage to internal components due to liquid, bring your computer in for a thorough evaluation. We can diagnose the problem and recommend appropriate solutions.

No Display – Encountering a situation where your MacBook powers on, but the screen remains blank, can be indicative of liquid damage affecting the display or its related components. This symptom can be distressing, but understanding the possible causes and steps to take can help you address the issue effectively:

Possible Causes:

  1. Liquid Exposure to Display Components: If liquid has reached the display area, it can damage the T-Con board portion of the LCD panel. This circuit board is vital to the computer being able to display any image on the screen.
  2. Corrosion on Display Connectors: Corrosion on the connectors that link the display to the logic board can disrupt the communication between the two, resulting in no display.
  3. Logic Board Damage: In severe cases of liquid exposure, the logic board (motherboard) itself may be damaged, impacting its ability to send signals to the display.

Steps you can complete before bringing it in for repair:

  1. Shut Down and Disconnect: Turn off your MacBook and disconnect it from any power sources. This is crucial to prevent further damage. Bring your computer in for a liquid damage diagnosis.
  2. External Display Test: If your MacBook supports it, you can connect it to an external monitor or display using the appropriate adapters. This can help determine whether the issue is related to the MacBook’s display or other components.
  3. Check for Visible Damage: Examine the MacBook’s display area for any signs of liquid residue, corrosion, or physical damage. If you find any, it’s advisable not to attempt powering on the MacBook until the issue is addressed.
  4. Professional Assessment: If you suspect internal liquid damage, seek assistance from professionals. Our shop has qualified technicians who can assess the situation accurately.

No Backlight – When your MacBook powers on and you can see faintly that there is an image on the screen, but the screen remains dark with no backlight, there are a few things that can be causing the issue. Here’s what you should know about the “no backlight” symptom and how to approach it:

Possible Causes:

  1. Liquid Damage to Backlight Components: Liquid entering the MacBook can damage the backlight module, LED drivers, or other components responsible for illuminating the display.
  2. Corrosion on Backlight Circuit: Corrosion or residue on the backlight circuit, which controls the backlight’s power and intensity, can disrupt its functioning.
  3. Faulty Backlight Fuse: The backlight circuit includes a fuse that can blow due to a power surge caused by liquid exposure.

Steps you can complete before bringing it in for repair:

  1. Shut Down and Disconnect: Turn off your MacBook and disconnect it from any power sources. This is crucial to prevent further damage. Bring your computer in for a liquid damage diagnosis.
  2. Check for Visible Damage: Inspect the display area for any signs of liquid residue or corrosion that might be affecting the backlight circuit. Do not attempt to power on the MacBook if you spot such issues.
  3. SMC Reset: Sometimes, a System Management Controller (SMC) reset can resolve backlight-related issues. It is not recommended to complete an SMC Reset if you believe the issue was caused by liquid damage.
  4. Professional Assistance: If you’re unable to resolve the backlight issue, especially if you suspect internal damage due to liquid, bring your computer to us for a diagnosis.

Keyboard or Trackpad Issues – Experiencing unresponsive keyboard keys or trackpad gestures after liquid exposure can be a frustrating issue. Liquid damage can affect the delicate components responsible for these input methods. Here’s what you need to know about addressing the “keyboard or trackpad not working” symptom:

Possible Causes:

  1. Corrosion and Short Circuits: Liquid can corrode the connections between the keyboard/trackpad and the logic board, leading to unresponsiveness or erratic behavior.
  2. Damage to Flex Cables: The flex cables that connect the keyboard/trackpad to the logic board can be damaged due to liquid exposure.
  3. Logic Board Damage: Severe liquid exposure can affect the logic board, which controls all input functions, leading to non-functioning keys or trackpad.

Steps you can complete before bringing it in for repair:

  1. Shut Down and Disconnect: Turn off your MacBook and disconnect it from any power sources. This is crucial to prevent further damage. Bring your computer in for a liquid damage diagnosis.
  2. External Keyboard and Mouse: If you have external peripherals, connect a USB keyboard and mouse to assess whether the issue is limited to the built-in keyboard and trackpad.
  3. Check for Physical Damage: Inspect the keyboard and trackpad areas for visible liquid residue or corrosion. Avoid powering on your MacBook until you’ve addressed any such issues.
  4. SMC and NVRAM Reset: Reset the System Management Controller (SMC) and Non-Volatile Random-Access Memory (NVRAM) settings. These resets can sometimes restore functionality but it is recommended to have the computer checked professionally first if you suspect liquid damage.
  5. Safe Mode Boot: Attempt to boot your MacBook into Safe Mode by holding down the Shift key at startup. This can help diagnose whether the issue is software-related.
  6. Professional Repair: If the problem persists or if you suspect liquid damage, bring your computer in for a free diagnosis. We can identify the exact problem and recommend suitable solutions.

Created by Hello worldfrom the Noun ProjectHigh Fan Speed – If your MacBook’s fans are running at an unusually high speed, it can indicate that the system is trying to cool down components that may have been affected by liquid damage. Here’s what you need to know about the “high fan speed” symptom and how to manage it:

Possible Causes:

  1. Overheating due to Reduced Cooling Efficiency: Liquid damage can hinder the cooling system’s effectiveness, leading to elevated temperatures and increased fan speed to compensate.
  2. Corrosion on Temperature Sensors: Corrosion or residue on temperature sensors can cause inaccurate readings, triggering the fans to run at high speed.
  3. Logic Board or CPU Damage: Severe liquid exposure can damage the logic board or the central processing unit (CPU), causing the system to heat up and the fans to work overtime.

Steps you can complete before bringing it in for repair:

  1. Shut Down and Disconnect: Turn off your MacBook and disconnect it from any power sources. This is crucial to prevent further damage. Bring your computer in for a liquid damage diagnosis.
  2. Check for Obstructions: Ensure that there’s nothing blocking the MacBook’s vents or fans, as this could restrict airflow and lead to high temperatures.
  3. Cool Environment: Use your MacBook in a well-ventilated, cool environment to help prevent overheating.
  4. Activity Monitor: Use the “Activity Monitor” utility to identify any processes or applications that might be using excessive CPU resources, contributing to high temperatures. Close unnecessary applications.
  5. SMC Reset: Reset the System Management Controller (SMC) to potentially resolve fan-related issues. Follow Apple’s instructions for performing an SMC reset.
  6. External Factors: Ensure that your MacBook is placed on a flat surface and not on soft materials that could block airflow.
  7. Professional Assessment: If high fan speed persists, consult professionals who are skilled in MacBook repairs. They can diagnose the issue and determine whether internal damage is causing the problem.

Artboard 30Boot Loop – Experiencing a boot loop, where your MacBook continuously restarts without successfully booting up, can be concerning and may be linked to liquid damage affecting critical system components. Here’s how to approach the “boot loop” symptom:

Possible Causes:

  1. Corrupted System Files: Liquid exposure can lead to the corruption of essential system files if the computer experiences a sudden loss of power, causing the MacBook to get stuck in a loop while trying to boot up.
  2. Logic Board Damage: Severe liquid damage can harm the logic board or its components, preventing the MacBook from completing the boot process.
  3. Short Circuits or Component Malfunction: Liquid residue causing short circuits or damage to components can lead to boot issues.

Steps you can complete before bringing it in for repair:

  1. Shut Down and Disconnect: Turn off your MacBook and disconnect it from any power sources. This is crucial to prevent further damage. Bring your computer in for a liquid damage diagnosis.
  2. Safe Mode Boot: Attempt to boot your MacBook in Safe Mode by holding down the Shift key while powering it on. Safe Mode loads minimal system extensions and may help identify the source of the problem.
  3. Recovery Mode: Boot into Recovery Mode by holding down Command + R during startup. From there, you can perform disk repairs, reinstall macOS, or restore from a backup.
  4. Reset NVRAM and SMC: Resetting the Non-Volatile Random-Access Memory (NVRAM) and System Management Controller (SMC) settings can help resolve boot-related issues if they are not due to liquid damage.
  5. Professional Assessment: If you’re unable to resolve the boot loop issue, especially if liquid damage is suspected, bring your computer to us. We are experts who specialize in liquid damage MacBook repairs. We can perform in-depth diagnostics and repairs as needed.

MacBook Logic Board Repair

We are one of the few shops to offer component-level logic board repair for MacBook laptops. The logic board is one of the most expensive components inside your MacBook, so if it stops working properly, the cost to replace the part can sometimes be close to the value of the computer. With our component-level logic board repair services, we replace just the components that are bad on the motherboard, saving you $100’s.

Our logic board repair services are available for MacBooks that have just stopped working or that have been liquid damaged. Liquid-damaged logic board repair is one of our most common board repair services. We have a no repair, no charge guarantee, so bring your computer in for our logic board repair service before paying a ton for a logic board replacement.

Logic Board Repair ServicePrice*
MacBook Pro 2008-2012 (Non-Retina)$250-$300 +tax
MacBook Air 2010-2017 (Non-Retina)$250-$300 +tax
MacBook 12″ 2015-2017 (Retina)$250-$350 +tax
MacBook Pro 2013-2015 (Retina)$250-$350 +tax
MacBook Pro 2016-2018 (w/ Touch Bar)$300-$400 +tax

*In some cases the logic board is not repairable in which case a replacement logic board can be ordered. Prices vary and will likely cost more than the above quoted rates for your specific model. Rates will also vary for liquid damage repair services as there can be more parts affected by the damage than just the logic board.

What Sets Our MacBook Liquid Damage Repair Services Apart

Save money on MacBook with component level repairs

Understand the problem with your MacBook before committing to a repair

Get your MacBook repaired from the comfort of your own home with mail-in service

Have peace of mind knowing your repaired MacBook is protected with a 90-day warranty.

Get back to using your MacBook as soon as possible

Reduce your environmental impact

Real customer experiences

What We Offer

Fast turnaround times: Our expert technicians work quickly to repair your water damaged MacBook so you can get back to using it as soon as possible.

Affordable pricing: We offer competitive pricing options for our MacBook liquid damage repairs to help you save money.

Component-level repair: Our skilled technicians are trained to repair individual components of your MacBook, saving you money on costly logic board replacements.

High-quality replacement parts: We use only high-quality replacement parts to ensure that your MacBook is fully functional and lasts for a long time.

Free diagnostic evaluations: Our team provides free diagnostic evaluations so you can understand the problem with your liquid damaged MacBook before committing to a repair.

Convenient mail-in repair services: Our mail-in repair services make it easy to get your water-damaged MacBook fixed from the comfort of your own home.

Experienced technicians: Our team of experienced technicians has the expertise to diagnose and repair any issue with your MacBook.

Same-day repair services: We offer same-day repair services when possible to ensure that you don’t have to go without your MacBook for long.

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers!

What is component-level repair, and how does it differ from Logic board replacements?

Component-level repair is when you repair just the part of the logic board that is broken, rather than replacing the entire logic board.

How long will it take to repair my liquid-damaged MacBook?

Most Mac liquid damage repairs are completed within 2-4 days, but we also have rush services available if you need it back faster.

How much will it cost to repair my water-damaged MacBook?

Bring your computer in for a diagnosis and we will be able to provide you with a quote for repair.

Do you offer a warranty on your MacBook liquid damage repairs?

We do. Our 90-day warranty covers the part we installed against defects for 90 days. Note that our warranty does not cover physical damage that occurs after our service.

Do you offer expedited repair services?

We have a rush service available for most models. Give us a call with your serial number or model number to verify we are able to rush your repair.

How do I know if I need a MacBook repair after liquid damage?

It is best to bring the computer in for a diagnosis if you suspect liquid came into contact with your Mac. Even if the Mac is still working properly, it is best to have it diagnosed.

Do I need to back up my data before sending in my MacBook for repair?

We always recommend backing up any important data.

What shipping options are available for mail-in repairs?

We accept packages from all carriers, so feel free to use any service you want.

How do I pay for my MacBook repair?

Once the repair is complete we accept payment via any major credit card or cash. We also accept Apple Pay.

Will the replacement parts used in the repair be of the same quality as the original parts?

Yes! We use quality replacement components in our repairs.

What do I do if I have additional questions or concerns about my MacBook repair?

Just contact us and we will answer any questions you have about your Mac repair.