Archive for 2018

How to Fix an A1297 17″ Macbook Pro with No Power

July 19th, 2018

In this weeks video, we will show you how to fix an A1297 17″ Macbook Pro that has no power by replacing the tantalum capacitor on the logic board.

Not up for the repair yourself? Click here to get more info on our send-in Macbook Pro logic board repair service.

Macbook Pro Not Charging Battery Fix on an A1286

July 13th, 2018

In this video we discuss how to diagnose and ultimately repair an A1286 Macbook Pro that will not recognize or charge a working battery. We show the steps we go through to diagnose an issue like this and then show you how to replace the SMC chip on the logic board to fix the issue.

Not up for the repair yourself? Click here to get more info on our send-in Macbook Pro logic board repair service.

How to Take Apart the 2017 15″ Macbook Pro with Touchbar A1707

July 12th, 2018

We’ve just released our take apart video for the 15″ 2017 Macbook Pro with Touchbar, model A1707. This video covers the steps to take out the individual components of the unit.

The video is embedded below but it can also be found in our mac repair guides page by clicking here.

How to Take Apart the 2017 13″ Macbook Pro with Touchbar A1706

July 11th, 2018

We’ve just released our latest take apart video. This video covers taking apart the 2017 13″ A1706 Macbook Pro with Touchbar. The video covers removing the display, top case, fans, etc…

The video is embedded below or can be found by visiting our mac repair guide page here.

How to Replace the GPU on a 15″ 2011 Macbook Pro 820-2915

July 10th, 2018

In today’s component level repair video, we will show you how to replace the GPU on a 15″ 2011 Macbook Pro with board number 820-2915. This has become one of our most common repairs due to the high failure rate of these chips. The repair does unfortunately require special hardware so it isn’t one that just anyone will be able to do at their home.

If done by us, the repair is $249.95 for the board only or $344.95 if you send your entire machine in for repair. You can click here for more info on our Macbook Pro board repair options.

How to Fix GPU Issues on the 2010 Macbook Pro A1286

July 9th, 2018

In the next video in our series of Macbook Pro component level repair guides we discuss how to diagnose graphic problems with the 2010 A1286 Macbook Pro. Specifically we discuss how the NVIDIA GPU isn’t always the issue. Sometimes the capacitor goes bad reducing the voltage to the GPU and we show you how to replace that capacitor.

Macbook Pro LVDS Display Connector Replacement on an A1286 Board 820-2915

June 27th, 2018

In our latest Macbook Pro logic board repair video we show you how to replace an LVDS display connector on a 15″ Macbook Pro A1286 board. Specifically the board we work on in this video has a board number of 820-2915.

How to Use Macbook Schematics to Locate Components

June 26th, 2018

We’ve added another video to our Macbook logic board repair series. This video gives a general overview of how to locate components you may need to replace using the schematics and a board view.

Macbook Pro Backlight Fuse Repair on Board 820-3115

June 25th, 2018

In the first video in our Macbook logic board repair video series, we show how to repair the backlight in an A1278 Macbook Pro with board number 820-3115. Specifically the video will show you how to replace the backlight fuse which is the main culprit when diagnosing no backlight issues on these boards.

We do of course have a component level Send-In repair service for those not up to the task of micro soldering at the link below:
Macbook Pro Logic Board Repair

Key Replacement for Macbook Pro Touchbar Models

June 15th, 2018

If you’ve broken or lost a keycap on your Macbook Pro Touchbar or 12″ Retina Macbook, our individual keycap replacements will spare you the cost and hassle of having to replace the entire top case.

The key replacements are available at this link: Macbook Pro Touchbar Key Replacement

The key replacements are compatible with the following models: A1534 / A1706 / A1707 / A1708.

There are currently two revisions of these keycaps. The easiest way to tell the difference between the keys is to compare slight differences between the text on certain keys. The Revision ‘A’ return key also says ‘enter’, the option keys also say ‘alt’ along the top, and the control key does not include an up arrow / carrot along the top.

Macbook Pro touchbard key replacement keycap