MacBook Water Damage Repair in Dubai
Before we get to that it is imperative you understand what happens when liquid is spilled on your MacBook. You might have some questions on what a water damage repair on a MacBook entails, and we will try our best to explain as much as we can on this page.
This is what corrosion looks like after a MacBook logic board has been exposed to liquid
So, what happens when you spill any kind of liquid on a MacBook? Well, MacBooks are complicated machines that have hundreds if not thousands of circuits on them. These circuits work together to bring your computer to life.
When you spill any kind of liquid on your computer, there usually is a surge of power along these circuits which can cause capacitors to explode. Now, this may not always be the case. Sometimes the oxidation from the water can just cause corrosion on these capacitors (or resistors) and just break the circuit that way too.
The latter is usually much easier to fix (and costs less too). So now that you know what happens when your MacBook is exposed to water, you’re probably wondering how much it will cost to get it fixed.
Apple will quote you between $850 to $1,600 to repair MacBook water damage. What they usually do is just replace the whole logic board which is very inefficient. Think about it, if your car has a broken alternator, you don’t replace the whole engine! Apple is more interested in selling you a new computer rather than letting you use your existing one.
Every computer and repair are different so we will ask that you leave your MacBook with us for a little while and we will give you an estimate as to what it will cost.
Our estimates for MacBook’s that do not have the thunderbolt ports (Older than 2016) are free! Newer models also free So, what should you do after your MacBook has been exposed to liquid?
The first thing you should do is stop using it. Do not try to turn it on, do not charge it, and for god’s sake do not put it in rice (this will just cover everything in rice residue).
Rice simply absorbs water and you can achieve the same thing by flipping your MacBook upside down and leaving it to try — it’ll do the same thing but without coating everything in rice residue.
Next book an appointment with us or just stop by during our operating hours. We will take your device in and then give you a call with an estimate.
If you approve we go ahead with the repair and get your MacBook back to you in 2-5 business days depending on our workload at the time.
You might be wondering what our success rate is. Well, we’ve been doing this for a very long time now and can get your device repaired more than 95% of the time.
We also offer a 1-month warranty on our MacBook water damage repair.
As soon as you spill something on your machine you should stop using it! Turning it on will make it worse; electricity and water cause corrosion like the board in the picture. Even when damage is this extensive, we can repair it, but it is best to minimize damage.
If you are comfortable doing so, we suggest you pull out the battery. Do not try to turn on your MacBook because turning it on can cause a short inside the MacBook and make the water damage repair much harder.
We also suggest that you don’t plug your MacBook into the charger after you have exposed it to water. Charging your MacBook in this state will also short-circuit it, making water damage repair very difficult and could also damage some of the internal components of your MacBook.
Just bring it into MacBook Repair Dubai and we will have a look at it for you. Our initial diagnosis of the water damage (or any other kind of diagnosis) is free so you have nothing to lose by bringing it in.
We cannot guarantee a specific time period for the MacBook water damage repair service as every spill is different. Depending on our workload, it could take anywhere from 2 to 5 business days to fix the water damage. However, we aim to finish MacBook liquid damage repairs faster than that.
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