LF: Computer Repair in Tokyo


#1

Hello Everyone,

I have a Macbook Pro 13" 2009 that a friend gave me and It has been water damaged. I was wondering if there were any SRKers here in Tokyo that can help me out by fixing this or finding a place to fix. I know very little Japanese and need all the help I can get.

thanks!


#2

Checkout this YouTube channel…

Luke is an American who has been living in Japan for the last 10 years. I’m 80% sure he is Tokyo based and does a lot retro console/arcade repairs. I’m not sure if PC/Macbooks etc is part of his forte but it wouldn’t hurt for you to ask him and find out. If he can’t help you he may know someone else in the Tokyo region who might.

I hope this helps.

Good Luck.


#3

If your friend immediately took out the battery or completely turned off the laptop as soon as it hit the water or became damaged by water, you can try this easy fix I’ve done for electronics getting submerged.

Submerge it again, but in rice and keep it in there for quite a while. For some reason, Rice acts like a dehumidifier and sucks out the moisture. Works well with cellphones dropped into pools, it could work with your situation. Just leave the laptop submerged in rice for a couple days.


#4

Make sure this is dry, uncooked rice.

Worst thing to do with a water submerged device is to power it up. If the Device is already on, shut it off and if possible remove the battery/ power cord.