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  1. Where did the water make contact with the...

    Where did the water make contact with the MacBook?

    The fans may run at full speed if the liquid came in contact with one of the MacBook's heat sensors. They are located in a few places.

    A...
  2. Thanks for the reply. I edited my post to add...

    Thanks for the reply. I edited my post to add clarification about the bootrom version I mentioned.
  3. The MacBook Air And Pro have different bootrom...

    The MacBook Air And Pro have different bootrom versions.
  4. My apologies, I meant to write bootrom:[ The...

    My apologies, I meant to write bootrom:[


    The simplest way to update the bootrom would be to install the latest Mac OS release with the original SSD inside the Air.

    The bootrom included with...
  5. Super fast nvme drives will have their speed...

    Super fast nvme drives will have their speed limited in an 2015 and 2017 Air since they have a pci-e 2.0 x 4 bus while the 15" 2015 has a pci-e 3.0 x 4 bus; therefore, the read and write speeds of an...
  6. Fyi: the 2015 and 2017 Air will work with a nvme...

    Fyi: the 2015 and 2017 Air will work with a nvme drive if you use the correct adapter.

    I'm running an HP ex900 in an early 2015 on Mojave with no issues other than slightly higher battery drain...
  7. The slow drive performance could be due to a...

    The slow drive performance could be due to a faulty sata hard drive cable.
  8. @chscag, thank you. Hopefully, my suggestion...

    @chscag, thank you.

    Hopefully, my suggestion provides some sort of solution.
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    Whenever purchasing a used MacBook, I always make...

    Whenever purchasing a used MacBook, I always make sure that the seller has not installed a firmware password.
  10. Try this: disconnect the battery, disconnect the...

    Try this: disconnect the battery, disconnect the trackpad, connect the charger, and do not touch any keys. Hopefully, the MacBook will power up on its own.
  11. I recommend getting the short Sintech adapter....

    I recommend getting the short Sintech adapter. Using the long adapter could cause problems when using a nvme drive that has memory chips on both sides of the circuit board.

    Do not use any Samsung...
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    You can use the Plex app on the ATV and Plex...

    You can use the Plex app on the ATV and Plex server on a the PC to stream movies and music to the ATV.
  13. Thanks for the great replies. I'm in Canada...

    Thanks for the great replies.

    I'm in Canada and, as far as I know, Apple Canada has stopped providing flat-fee fixes.

    I was quoted $600 CAD for the logical board alone. The screen was...
  14. I agree that prevention is best but I'm not the...

    I agree that prevention is best but I'm not the person that caused the liquid damage. I bought it in its damaged state.

    In the end, I got it working perfectly and the entire machine cost me very...
  15. Just wanted to give an update. I was able to...

    Just wanted to give an update.

    I was able to buy a used top case with the speakers, keyboard, and trackpad. The top case was in okay shape but the seller assured me that the keyboard and trackpad...
  16. It is my understanding that apple techs and AASPs...

    It is my understanding that apple techs and AASPs are not allowed to perform board level repairs even if it's an easy fix that the apple or AASP tech could do and this is why they always replace the...
  17. How do shops repair a liquid-damaged logic board with an SMC problem?

    I purchased a "parts" early 2015 13" Air that had liquid damaged for its screen.

    I took the machine apart and removed as much of the coffee residue as I could. The trackpad works but not the...
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    Another issue I came across with my early 2015...

    Another issue I came across with my early 2015 Air running an Intel 600p was during an OS upgrade from 10.13.3 to 10.13.4 whereby I was presented with a firmware error in that the firmware could not...
  19. It is possible that some liquid seeped in between...

    It is possible that some liquid seeped in between the frame and the LCD screen to cause a short circuit. How long ago did you clean the screen?

    I'm not sure how much liquid you used but you might...
  20. Was the MacBook ever dropped or exposed to...

    Was the MacBook ever dropped or exposed to liquids?

    Does this happen as soon as you turn on the air?

    This happens on an external monitor too?

    Take it to am apple store for diagnosis?

    Does...
  21. Post your MacBook information.

    Post your MacBook information.
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    I guess I was unfortunate when upgrading three...

    I guess I was unfortunate when upgrading three Macbooks (1 mid-2013 13" Air, 1 early 2015 13" Air, late 2013 13" MBP). I had to upgrade the firmware before I could use either an Intel 600p or Samsung...
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    There was another person on another forum that...

    There was another person on another forum that purchased a MacBook pro without the original Apple ssd and a Samsung nvme drive.

    High Sierra could not be installed because the MacBook's firmware...
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    You need to have an original apple ssd in the...

    You need to have an original apple ssd in the machine and install high Sierra. Installing high Sierra will ensure the air is running the latest firmware in order to use nvme drives.
  25. It's probably a problem with the gpu capacitor...

    It's probably a problem with the gpu capacitor when it switches from using the Intel graphics to the nVidia gpu.

    Replacing the capacitor c9560 may be the best and cheapest solution:...
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