Mac Liquid Damage

You poured your drink into your laptop. Don’t worry – it’s not done for yet!


We will give you an diagnostic to find out what is wrong and what would need to be fixed to provide you with an accurate price for the repair. If the machine is too far damaged to be worth repairing you can take it back having paid only the diagnostic fee. If you are local, come to our store. If you live far away, you can always send your laptop to us for the diagnostic (click here).

Spill damage is serious because it corrodes sensitive electronic components, but it’s not un-fixable. At Apple you will hear quotes of £750 to £1250 citing that they must replace the entire board with an overpriced tier 3 or tier 4 repair. The reality is that they are simply not interested in getting their hands dirty fixing the parts you already have. It’s easier to charge you and replace everything.

As soon as you get liquid in your machine you should stop using it! Turning it on will just make it worse as this allows electricity to flow through shorted wet components. Even when the damage is extensive we can repair it, but it is best to minimise damage so we have a higher likelihood of fixing your board in a reasonable timeframe.

Should I wait for my Macbook to dry out before bringing it to you? Maybe it will work again!

In a single word the answer is No! Drying the board out will not fix anything. Sure the liquid will dry to the touch, but all of the gunk and minerals in whatever it was that you spilt will remain all over the board and under the chips. This will continue to corrode and only get worse. Cleaning this and making circuit repairs is the only way to resolve the problem. To clean the board, it is not a simple case of taking a toothbrush or cotton bud and cleaning the surface of the board as this will achieve nothing. The board needs to be immersed in an ultrasonic bath and then various chips and contacts on the board made good. Besides, I am guessing that if you are reading this – you probably already have let the device dry out and had your fingers crossed it would just work and found that it does not! Another reason why your device probably does not work after the liquid spill is that you tried to turn it on multiple times. This only serves to blow and melt the shorted components. Please do not continue to waterboard your mac and let us fix your mac instead!

When you come to CSD, WE fix it!

What sets CSD apart? Most companies must outsource component level motherboard repair because they don’t know how to do it or they don’t have the necessary tools. This causes long delays and unexpected surprises; the person you are talking to does not work for the company repairing your device. With CSD, the buck stops here. We repair your laptop, we repair your board, and you only deal with us.

We repair your board in-house, and you only deal with us.

Logic board repairs for the most part are done here in our workshop at the rear of our store which gives us an edge over stores that must outsource all of these more complicated repairs.

Top Reasons to repair spill damage with CSD

  • We offer component level motherboard repair.
  • We repair what is broken without high cost motherboard replacement.
  • We ultrasonically clean liquid damaged components, which is leaps & bounds ahead of the “alcohol & toothbrush” method.
  • We guarantee our work for 12 Months

Problems we will fix on your spill damaged machine

  • Not turning on.
  • Freezing.
  • No light/image on the screen.
  • Not charging the battery.
  • Keys not working properly.
  • Trackpad not working properly.

Shocked by Apple’s flat rate £750-£1250 pricing?
Here’s what it would cost with us

  • Keyboard – from £175 (depending on model) – sometimes your only issue is a LIQUID DAMAGED POWER BUTTON!!
  • Trackpad – from £125 (depending on model)
  • Logic board repair – from £130 (depending on model)
  • Logic board + keyboard + trackpad – from £400 (depending on model)

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6 Barton Street Tewkesbury Gloucestershire GL20 5PP

Tuesday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM