Please do not use a hair dryer to dry your MacBook. The airflow pushes the liquid further into the MacBook. If the hairdryer is set too hot, keys can also melt.
Sometimes it happens faster than you think: One inattentive movement and the glass tips over, spilling the contents all over your notebook. This can quickly cause water damage to your MacBook. But now for the good news: You don’t have to dispose of your water-damaged MacBook and buy a new one. In most cases, it can be repaired and often the data on the hard drive can be recovered. Just contact us at notebooknerds for this.
With us you benefit from several advantages:
90% success rate
1 year warranty on our work
Payment only after successful repair
As soon as liquid has come into contact with electronic components, the device must be cleaned. The liquid evaporates, but the remaining residues cause corrosion. Equipment that is restored to working order after drying is often damaged in the long term by corrosion.
As can be seen in the picture, corrosion grows like a fungus as long as electricity is present. This growth will sooner or later cause a short circuit and the device may be damaged.
While authorized Apple service providers replace all components that have come into contact with liquid, at notebooknerds we only replace the really defective, small components on the motherboard. This protects the environment and saves money.
You always pay for the treatment of your fluid damage only after a successful rescue and never in advance. The rescue of the motherboard has a fixed price of 367 €, no matter how tricky it is to fix the error.
If additional components such as the battery need to be replaced, we will contact you by phone to find a favorable solution. You decide whether or not you want to have your MacBook rescued at the new price, and you have the option to withdraw from the rescue at no cost. In this case, we will send your MacBook back to you free of charge.
If your MacBook has water damage and needs expert repair, we’re your go-to guys. For us, “nerd” is not an insult, but a distinction, because we know hardware inside out and don’t tinker, but repair at the very highest level.
With all this nerd knowledge, we never neglect our customers, for whom everything should be as straightforward as possible. Once you contact us, we will email you a shipping label to send us your MacBook with water damage free of charge. We will disassemble it and document all damage. We then check the logic wheel electronically. Defective components on the motherboard (logic board) will of course be replaced. Finally, we run a final test and see if everything works as it should.
Then we will send you the invoice and will send you your MacBook after we have received the payment. If there is any change in the fixed price, we will inform you in advance by phone and you can decide whether you want us to repair your notebook. This way you always keep full control over the costs. If you do not agree with the price, we will return your MacBook to you free of charge. As you can see, you do not run any cost risk.
For simplicity, we’ll just write “MacBook”, but of course you can also send us your MacBook Pro with water damage or your MacBook Air with water damage. We repair all models.
We are currently working at our capacity limit, therefore it may take longer to process your order (approx. 5 working days).
Even we need a break 🙂 From 23.12.2021 to 10.01.2022 our team is on well-deserved vacation. Since we don't want to let you down during this time, you are welcome to send us a WhatsApp message in case of emergency. From 10.01.2022 we are back as usual for you.
Due to the current Corona situation, processing before the turn of the year is unfortunately no longer possible. An initial treatment (stop corrosion) will still be carried out until 23.12.2020. From 04.01.2021 we are back as usual for you. Until then, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us by phone or WhatsApp.
Optimally, you pack your MacBook as follows:
You can also find detailed information in the DHL Packaging Guide.
If you want to be on the safe side, simply use our shipping box specially designed for shipping MacBooks. You can add our secure shipping box (8,99 €) as an additional option to your order and you don't have to worry about the right packaging material anymore.
If you need your MacBook particularly urgently, you can book an express treatment in addition after consultation.
Your privacy is sacred to us. Therefore, we treat your data with the utmost sensitivity. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by phone(+49 231 22 61 46 30) and we will try to ease your concerns.
If water gets on your MacBook, you need to react quickly. Soak up the liquid with a towel or with your sweater, disconnect the MacBook from the power and turn it off. Let the liquid run out of the MacBook, but make sure it doesn't get near the display. Dry the opened MacBook on the heater and have it checked by a professional afterwards.
Homeowner's insurance will not pay if the water damage to your MacBook was caused by you. However, Apple and all retailers now offer a warranty extension that covers such damage at the time of purchase. If a third party caused the water damage to your MacBook, their liability insurance will cover the costs.
No, absolutely not. The reason: The hair dryer pushes the liquid into the device instead of getting it out and thus damages the individual components even more. In the worst case, the data on the hard disk will also be irretrievably lost.
Many of our customers want to know whether the cost of repairing the MacBook with water damage is covered by insurance. First of all, less good news: Unfortunately, the household insurance does not cover the costs. Now for the better news: you can take out supplementary insurance that covers all costs incurred.