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colonydata
08-14-2011, 07:54 PM
anyone have any experience with cleaning and repairing the logic board of a mac book pro that has water damage?

little brother spilled water/coke/beer (no telling with those college kids) on his less than 1 year old macbook pro.

needless to say parents are not thrilled with the idea of paying 900 for a new logic board plus 300 in labor to the college bookstore.

comprx
08-14-2011, 09:37 PM
I have done it once using QD Electric contact cleaner (made by CRC sold at NAPA)

I have my best results with a company that charges about 175-200 for the work though.

http://laptoprescuer.com/ I have used them about 20ish times for various MB issues and they are a pleasure to work with. (about half of the time I use them it is for a bad liquid spill on a Mac)

colonydata
08-15-2011, 02:38 AM
I have done it once using QD Electric contact cleaner (made by CRC sold at NAPA)

I have my best results with a company that charges about 175-200 for the work though.

http://laptoprescuer.com/ I have used them about 20ish times for various MB issues and they are a pleasure to work with. (about half of the time I use them it is for a bad liquid spill on a Mac)

i'll probably just send it there. i must say my first foray into macs was pretty interesting, as far as packaging everything is pretty accessible except for apples need to use 2 or 3 different types of security screws that i dont have in my security bit kit.

comprx
08-15-2011, 05:51 PM
Sounds like you are referring to the "pentalobe" bit. Which is not something that is easily found. www.ifixit.com has a kit that will let you remove the screws and replace them with standard philips or hex screws. Here is a link to the tool: http://www.ifixit.com/Tools/5-Point-Torx-Plus-Pentalobe-MacBook-Pro-Battery-Removal-Tool/IF145-070?utm_source=ifixit_guide&utm_medium=wiki_text&utm_term=if145-070&utm_content=product_link