Model A1369, 1.6, 1.7, or 1.8 GHz Processor, 64, 128 or 256GB Flash Storage

289 Questions View all

What is this components which leaked?

Hello, my Macbook Air does'nt start, it looks dead, the battery is charging, I tried all the tricks I found in the forum, SMC reset … all of them.

I opened it and tried also to start with the pads, and also with the start button and discovered that the fan started to turn and stopped. Each time I push the start button the fan turns 2 seconds and stops. All that with the battery connected, or the battery disconnected and with the magsafe

Block Image

.

I found that a component leaked a bit, the leak looks like brown jam.

I join a picture, the component is highlited in green (I took the picture from the site, so you won't see the leak).

I suppose that the motherboard is to be changed, I don't have the skills to change this component.

I'd like your advice.

Thanks for your help.

Update (09/21/2017)

Hello Minho, thanks for your answer.

The logic board number is : 820-3023-A

Here is a picture where we can see the leak (and some dust) :

Block Image

and another where we can see the part number of the component which is the same as the other 5 components on the side.

Block Image

Do you have an idea of the price of the soldering ?

Thanks very much for your help.

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 2
Add a comment
Mac RAM Kits
Speed up your Mac. Max out its memory.
Mac RAM Kits
Get more memory out of your Mac.

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

It looks like a Tantalum capacitor. Tell us what the logic board number is 820-XXXX-X and we'll be able to tell you what component it is. You should also add a picture of the actual component and it's "jam".

Lots of folks can do this repair for you. You just need to look up macbook micro-soldering or board-level repair on Google. Several pros frequent this forum too so do some research.

EDIT

This is C1768. It's a 270UF/20%/2V/Tantalum capacitor/CASE-B2-SM

Was this answer helpful?

Score 3

Comments:

Thanks Minho, I'm going to try to get someone solder it for me.

by

Add a comment

Add your answer

andynice will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 1

Past 7 Days: 2

Past 30 Days: 5

All Time: 69