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James Hawke
Current Residence: Hyogo, Japan (姫路の近く)
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Large
Favourite genre of music: Classical, Techno, Club, Alternative, JPop, JRock
Operating System: Apple OS X Snow Leopard
MP3 player of choice: iPhone 4
Shell of choice: KDE or Finder
Favourite cartoon character: Ayanami-Rei ;-)
Personal Quote: Capture beauty, capture a moment... capture life.

Port Wine + MacBook Pro + gravity = headache

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 9, 2011, 6:06 PM
So, I was planning on posting some more deviations today, but I had a bit of a setback.

I spilled port wine all over my macbook pro. I cleaned it out best I could without a complete tear down, but the keyboard is locking up and the display port is being a little wonky. SO, it gets disassembled.

I gave Apple a call and discovered it would be obscenely expensive to have them fix it. The keyboard would cost over ¥52,000 and, if they needed to replace the logic board because of the display adapter, it'd rise to ¥120,000. Oh, and spills aren't covered on the Apple Care warranty, obviously.

So, this is as far as I've gotten so far:

I just got in the last tool I needed to complete the tear-down, which I'll do tonight. Clean it, reassemble it, and hope for the best.

When I'm done the tear-down I'll include another picture of all the pieces, just for you nerds out there ;-)

Edit: As promised, here's a picture of Alice completely taken apart (except the display assembly. I really didn't feel the need to open that unnecessarily). She works just fine now. Surgery was successful!

Note: I am an experienced computer professional, very knowledgeable in proper handling procedures for sensitive and delicate electronics. I also have the disassembly manual for this macbook. If you own a MacBook, do not attempt to disassemble it yourself. The parts inside are very delicate. Also, it will void your warranty.


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  • Watching: Eureka
  • Eating: A Bento
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n0-username Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

um, hello. I was wondering if u were interested in joining my group omi-artists. it a general art group meaning it accepts EVERYTHING.

kaz0885 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Happy New Year!
May the New Year be a happy one for you and your family.
PandaHatLara Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Thanks for the watch and fave!
OceanBlueMockingbird Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
Please forgive me for disturbing you, but I want to spread this! Pray for Japan togheter with those who are affected by the earthquake! And if you are one of those who are affected, then there might be some helpful links here! [link] [link]
Please continue to spread this!
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MizoShu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
I hope you are all ok!!
please take care!!
I wish you all the best of luck! :pray: :pray:
:hug: :hug::hug:
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moldypotatoes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:+fav: ありがとう :)
keeperxiii Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Very nice gallery :)
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student Writer
Much thanks for the honor of your watch ^^V.
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Pleachen2 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Thankies for the fave~!! :D
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