Archive for October, 2012

iPhone Logic Board Repair for Liquid Damage

October 26th, 2012

Today we are extending our Mac logic board repair service to iPhones.

We now provide Liquid damage iPhone Repair. The service is a flat $69.95 including parts and labor. If we can’t fix the board, there is no charge. The service includes sending a box for your device.

Full details can be found at the link below:

iPhone Logic Board Repair Service

How to Take Apart the Macbook 13 Inch Retina

October 25th, 2012

Today, we took apart the new Macbook 13 Inch Retina to determine things such as repair procedure and future repairability. The device is incredibly easy to open up and take apart. The downside however is that as Apple shrinks their products, more components are combined decreasing the number of repairable parts. For example, the display is fused together as in the 15″ retina models eliminating the ability for self repair on the display. Also, the battery is fused to the top case preventing users from swapping out their own batteries.

We have for sale all of the parts for the 13″ Macbook Pro Retina at the link below:
Macbook Pro 13 Inch Retina Parts

The full take apart video can be found embedded below:

Here’s the fully disassembled photo of the 13 Inch Macbook Retina:

How to Take Apart the iPod Touch 5th Generation

October 16th, 2012

We’ve just completed our iPod Touch 5th Generation take apart video. It is embedded below:

iPod Nano 7th Generation Teardown

October 12th, 2012

In usual fashion, today we received and took apart the iPod Nano 7th Generation. This Nano is incredibly difficult to take apart and will not be serviceable by most end users. The logic board, headphone board, volume cable, and battery are all one assembly. The components are so crammed in the casing that the likelihood of opening the device up for repair and not damaging a component is very small. Even our skilled technicians had difficulties with this one.

One design point worth mentioning is the number of curves in some of the cables such as the digitizer cable. We’re unsure why Apple has gone with this design change in these cables for the latest iPod revisions.

You can find photos of all the individual parts in our iPod Nano 7th Generation Product Category:

iPod Nano 7th Generation Parts

Our take apart video will be available shortly on our Mac Repair Guide page.

Battery Information:

Li-Ion Battery
APN 616-0640
3.7V .8Wh 220mAh

Chip Information:

Both Broadcom and Toshiba manufacture components for the 7th Gen Nano. Chip information can be found below.

Broadcom (Wireless)
UD1227 P21
206790 SN

Toshiba (Flash Memory)
XN4688 A0

Apple (CPU Audio Processor ?)

Click the image below for a hi-res image:

How to Reassemble the Kindle Paperwhite

October 6th, 2012

Yesterday we released our Kindle Paperwhite Reassembly video. It can be found embedded below:

How to Take Apart the Kindle Paperwhite

October 6th, 2012

Yesterday we released our video showing how to take apart the Kindle Paperwhite. It is embedded below. Parts the Kindle Paperwhite can be found on our website at the link below.

Kindle Paperwhite Parts