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Postby Arpangel » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:25 am

My partners son has a Mac Book Pro A1398 2014.
He's spilt some beer over it :headbang: the screen looks like there’s a black cloud behind it, and there’s moisture there.
Apple have quoted him £1,500 to fix it, a secondhand screen is about £600 excluding fitting, a secondhand machine is around £500.
He uses it for DJ work sometimes, and Photoshop, I said just plug it into an external screen, problem solved, but it seems he’s not happy doing that, any advice appreciated.
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Re: Mac Book liquid damage?

Postby Sam Spoons » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:35 am

Loads of liquid damage repair specialists on ebay, I have no experience of any of them but they've gotta be cheaper than Apple. FWIW Apple would not even look at my 2011 MBP as it was 'obsolete'.

Or there's as screen here that's a bit cheaper https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A1398-LCD-Screen-Replacement-MacBook-Pro-Retina-15-4-Mid-2013/233713154486?hash=item366a63b9b6:g:fBwAAOSw5vJfKYtr They are frighteningly expensive though aren't they?
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Re: Mac Book liquid damage?

Postby Chromeman » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:59 am

Similar issue here, my son had his 2015 Macbook in a rucksack, forgot it was there and later sat on it. Now the screen is full of horizontal and vertical lines lines. I was quoted £380 plus VAT for a new screen which is only slightly less than I paid for the Mac secondhand :( . At least it still works with an external monitor.
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Re: Mac Book liquid damage?

Postby Arpangel » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:22 pm

Thanks folks, looks like it’s going to be cheaper to get a used one, my partners brother has volunteered to look at it, but not sure what he’ll be able to do.
Apple have stopped supplying screens to independent dealers, I spoke to our local chap this morning Sam, he pointed me to Ebay too, he said he’d fit it for £90.
But he said, he’d be very reluctant, as the beer could have gone anywhere, and it may not be worth it, just get another machine.
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Re: Mac Book liquid damage?

Postby Howdy Doody Time » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:32 am

I spilled Coke into my MacBook Air. I promptly ripped the back off (no time to look for a compatible screwdriver) disconnected the battery and dropped the whole lot into a sink full of water.

After drying, and re-assembly, the Mac powered up no problem. Still works to this day.

What I'm saying is these things are remarkably resilient. I'd carefully dismantle and clean it, then dry it and put it back together. What have you got to lose. Worst case is you need a second hand screen.

Good luck with it.
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Re: Mac Book liquid damage?

Postby desmond » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:00 pm

I killed my 2008 MBP completely with a few small drops of tea spillage.

In the week or two without a computer, I found it very weird to be able to say "No" to people without feeling guilty... :shrugs:
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