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Cleaning MBP logic board: possible pitfalls?

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So I unfortunately spilled beer on my 2012 Macbook Pro about a month ago. I just took it apart and saw the tell-tell signs of corrosion - a green "crusty" area in a small part of the logic board.
 
1) Should I even bother bringing this in to an apple technician? They are presumably just going to tell me that its water damaged which I already know. I can't afford paying them ~$200 dollars to clean it for me so would rather just do it myself.
 
2) I'm thinking of trying to clean out the board using this guide.
 
http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/45997/Cleaning+coffee-splenda+corrosion+from+inside+of+MacBook+Pro
 
in combination with:
 
[guide|10766]
 
Basically my question is, to anyone who has successfully removed / cleaned a logic board is: Where am I most likely to go wrong? Is there anything not mentioned in the ifixit guide which I should be aware of. Have little experience in repairing electronic components and am, understandably, a bit scared of doing this. Any tips would be hugely appreciated.
== Update ==
 
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== Update ==
 
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To anyone reading this whose interested in a followup, I successfully did this yesterday. I removed the board and cleaned it with with isopropyl alcohol and a soft toothbrush and got rid of all visible corrosion. Thanks again to those who replied. The hardest things in the job were:
 
a) re-inserting the logic board into the case
a) re-inserting the logic board into the case
 
b) re-inserting the keyboard cable into its socket.
 
 
 
These videos are extremely useful:
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHriXZznKYE
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQZ_rG9VpHk
 
This ifixit guide is good but it can be a little vague at times when describing how to remove the cables from the boards so definitely watch the videos.
 

This ifixit guide is good but it can be a little vague at times when describing how to remove the cables from the boards so definitely watch the videos.



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A magnifying glass is extremely useful for ensuring all signs of corrosion are gone.


This ifixit guide is good but it can be a little vague at times when describing how to remove the cables from the boards so definitely watch the videos.



A
A magnifying glass is extremely useful for ensuring all signs of corrosion are gone.

 
This is definitely tricky - some of the cables are not easy to pull out / reattach and i was worried at times that I was going to damage them. But if you're patient and logical about it, its satisfying work and its nice not to have to pay someone a few hundred dollars for something you can do yourself.

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Titel:

Cleaning MBP logic board: possible pitfalls?

Tekst:

So I unfortunately spilled beer on my 2012 Macbook Pro about a month ago. I just took it apart and saw the tell-tell signs of corrosion - a green "crusty" area in a small part of the logic board.
 
1) Should I even bother bringing this in to an apple technician? They are presumably just going to tell me that its water damaged which I already know. I can't afford paying them ~$200 dollars to clean it for me so would rather just do it myself.
 
2) I'm thinking of trying to clean out the board using this guide.
 
http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/45997/Cleaning+coffee-splenda+corrosion+from+inside+of+MacBook+Pro
 
in combination with:
 
[guide|10766]
 
Basically my question is, to anyone who has successfully removed / cleaned a logic board is: Where am I most likely to go wrong? Is there anything not mentioned in the ifixit guide which I should be aware of. Have little experience in repairing electronic components and am, understandably, a bit scared of doing this. Any tips would be hugely appreciated.
== Update ==
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
 
 
To anyone reading this whose interested in a followup, I successfully did this yesterday. I removed the board and cleaned it with with isopropyl alcohol and a soft toothbrush and got rid of all visible corrosion. Thanks again to those who replied. The hardest things in the job were:
 
a) re-inserting the logic board into the case
 
b) re-inserting the keyboard cable into its socket.
 
 
 
These videos are extremely useful:
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHriXZznKYE
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQZ_rG9VpHk
 
 
 
This ifixit guide is good but it can be a little vague at times when describing how to remove the cables from the boards so definitely watch the videos.
 
 
 
A magnifying glass is extremely useful for ensuring all signs of corrosion are gone.
 
 
 
This is definitely tricky - some of the cables are not easy to pull out / reattach and i was worried at times that I was going to damage them. But if you're patient and logical about it, its satisfying work and its nice not to have to pay someone a few hundred dollars for something you can do yourself.

Apparaat:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012

Status:

open

Origineel bericht door: Mark ,

Titel:

Cleaning MBP logic board: possible pitfalls?

Tekst:

So I unfortunately spilled beer on my 2012 Macbook Pro about  a month ago.  I just took it apart and saw the tell-tell signs of corrosion - a green "crusty" area in a small part of the logic board.

1) Should I even bother bringing this in to an apple technician?  They are presumably just going to tell me that its water damaged which I already know.  I can't afford paying them ~$200 dollars to clean it for me so would rather just do it myself.

2) I'm thinking of trying to clean out the board using this guide.

http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/45997/Cleaning+coffee-splenda+corrosion+from+inside+of+MacBook+Pro

in combination with:

[guide|10766]

Basically my question is, to anyone who has successfully removed / cleaned a logic board is:  Where am I most likely to go wrong?  Is there anything not mentioned in the ifixit guide which I should be aware of.  Have little experience in repairing electronic components and am, understandably, a bit scared of doing this.  Any tips would be hugely appreciated.

Apparaat:

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012

Status:

open