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 Post subject: Liquid Damage: Fan, logic Board or both?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:50 pm 
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Hey all,

About two months ago I had a small spill on my macbook. After cleaning up the spill the computer seemed to be working fine. About a month later, a month ago, the fan kicked on immediately after booting up. It now comes on everytime I turn the computer on, it doesnt sound normal having a small purring sound.

I took it to the apple store to get it checked out, of course it came back with a liqid damage report. They said they couldnt do the repair there and would need to send it out to get fixed, the repairs would cost me 820 dollars. Unfortunately I dont have that kind of money, and of course my warranty doesnt cover liqid damage.

In the report they game me they said it could be the fan and/or the logic board. My question is what are the odds that it is indeed the logic board. Other then the fan running werid the computer works 100% fine. I have gotten my computer back from the store and now am wondering if I should just replace the fan.

Can someone please give me some advice.
Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: Liquid Damage: Fan, logic Board or both?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:35 pm 
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liquid damage is usually going to kill the logic board first. with the fans going full speed on startup, that is a common logic board issue as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Liquid Damage: Fan, logic Board or both?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:31 pm 
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Hey again. Thanks for the reply. I installed Istat to check the fans speeds. They arent going full speed by any means. At the moment they are at 2000rpms yet I can hear them inside. Other then that tho the computer is working fine. Should I attempt to replace the fans and see how that works?

Thanks again.


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 Post subject: Re: Liquid Damage: Fan, logic Board or both?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:09 am 
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You can try it, but that'd be a big coincidence that both fans got damaged and not the main logic board.


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