Liquid Spill Repair Explained
Liquid spills are common with laptops. In most cases, the liquid is water, but other liquids such as orange juice, beer, coffee, tea and soda can also cause laptop malfunction. If this happens to your laptop, don’t panic. With our advanced water damage chemical wash service, we can get your device back up and running in record time.
If the laptop has come into contact with liquid due to spillage, the entire device must be disassembled to evaluate the level of contamination.
The first thing we do is examine the laptop to determine the extent of the damage. This is usually done through a visual inspection. However, most of the components on the circuit board are the size of a pinhead, so the extent of the damage cannot be seen without a microscope. This is where our microscopes come in.
In any laptop, there are a number of components that can cause a device failure to bootup. Generally, these components are filters, ICs, resistors, capacitors, diodes, ferrites, LCD connectors, bus, ram, and SMCs. Each of these components has its own individual specifications that must be considered during replacement. Once the faulty component is identified, we replace it according to the specifications.
If there’s one thing that sets our repair service apart, it’s our ability to carry all components in-house. This means that if a component on your logic board needs to be replaced, we can do it quickly – often iwithin an hour. We also are able to use different methods such as micro-jumpers, disable ports, trace lines, and repair blown holes to rectify the damaged parts if needed. In other words: We can do whatever it takes to get your logic board back up and running again.
We are the best in the business for troubleshooting and repairing all logic board-related issues in Singapore.
What You Need to Know About Ultrasonic Cleaning
The best way to clean a circuit board is to clean it with ultrasound. In this process, the circuit board is immersed in a liquid and exposed to high-frequency sound waves. This causes the liquid to vibrate and the particles on the board to move. This separates the components on the board from the liquid and removes the liquid that has accumulated on the board.
The circuit board is then placed in an IPA bath. It is then dried in air or in temperature-controlled drying ovens. The circuit boards are then ready for testing.
While this process removes liquid contaminants, it does not fix any of the problems associated with PCB components. Rather, the use of an ultrasonic bath may actually damage these components. For this reason, it is important to use an ultrasonic bath only as a last resort when attempting to clean an electronic device.
It is advisable to perform ultrasonic bath cleaning only after an initial inspection has been performed and all defective or missing components have been replaced. If solder leads remaining on the board after microsoldering, this can cause short circuit to the board and component.
When it comes to laptop liquid spill repair, we do things the right way. We always remove the heat sink, clean the thermal paste, and reapply the new thermal paste once the board is repaired. This will ensure your laptop runs cooler and longer..
Why Cleaning your Laptop May Not be Enough?
Suppose you ignore liquid spills that have been sitting inside your laptop for a long period of time, or ultrasonic cleaning wasn’t done correctly. In this case, corroded parts may develop on the motherboard.
Due to their eroding oxidation, any corroded or broken circuit board must be repaired and replaced to get the device working again. Each individual board part is re-soldered to the board using micro-soldering techniques.
At Notebookrepair we are the number one choice when it comes to repairing water damage to laptops. All work is performed by our in-house technicians, all the way from board level diagnostics to microsoldering, ultrasonic cleaning and testing. In fact, we have dealers from other repair shops looking for our repair services as well.
Our workshop is fully equipped with all necessary chip components and schematics diagrams. This allows us to have a quick turnaround time for repairs.This means you do not have to send your laptop away for a week or two and then wait for it to return, we can fix it while you wait.
Moreover, we had worked with brands such as Asus, HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer and Fujitsu. This shows that we have a proven track record of providing quality repairs and customer satisfaction.