The latest Apple news from the experts in Mac, iPhone, iPod, and iPad Repair. This blog covers everything from new repair guide releases to tips and tricks to the latest take aparts on the newest gadgets.

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

Macbook Pro Touchbar Data Recovery Service

June 14th, 2018

With the introduction of the Macbook Pro Touchbar units (model numbers A1706 and A1707), Apple decided to get rid of upgradable SSD blades choosing instead to go with onboard storage. As a result of this, whatever storage size your Macbook Pro Touchbar unit came with is what you are stuck with unless you replace the board or (what Apple prefers) you buy a new Macbook Pro.

A major downside of building the storage onto to the main board is that if anything goes wrong with your logic board you will be unable to access your data.

Our Macbook Logic Board repair service is one option to recovering your data. With this service, our component level techs can try to get your board up and running by replacing the faulty components on the board.

In the event a board is unrepairable however, we have other options to save the data from your Macbook Pro Touchbar. With these new options we can either install a replacement board in your system and then transfer the data from the old board to the new board ( a $99 transfer fee applies) or we can simply take the data off your old board and put it on external media for you to get the files you need. (This service is $150 + external media cost. You can provide your own external media for this service.)

You can get more information on these services by clicking this link: Macbook Pro Touchbar Data Recovery

Macbook Pro Touchbar Data recovery

Macbook Pro Key Replacements for A1398 and A1502 Keycap

April 11th, 2017

Looking for a replacement key for your Retina Macbook Pro? We have keycaps replacements for the model A1398 and A1502 2012-2016 Macbook Pro models available at the link below.

Macbook Pro Retina Key Replacements

There are two revisions of keycaps for the Macbook Pro retina models, a REV A and a REV B. If you’re able to take the bottom pan off of the unit, you can easily confirm which revision you have by looking at the middle two cells on the battery. If there is a warning in white text on the middle two cells, then you have a REV B. If there is no white text written on the middle cells, then you have a REV A.

You can also tell the revision by looking at the keycaps themselves. The picture below shows the differences in the Macbook Pro Retina keycap replacement revisions.

retina-keys-a1398-a1502

How to Take Apart the 15″ Macbook Pro with Touchbar

December 12th, 2016

Our video showing how to take apart the 2016 15″ Macbook Pro with touchbar is now up. The video covers the complete disassembly including the display and top case.

The video can be found embedded below or on our site at the link below:

Appe Macbook Pro 15″ Touchbar Take Apart

New Kindle Fire HD Take Apart Videos Released

June 17th, 2016

Today we released 3 new videos for the Kindle Fire models.

Amazon Kindle Fire – Model # SV98LN

Available also from our website by clicking here.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 10 – Model # SR87CV

Available also from our website by clicking here.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8 Model # SG98EG

Available also from our website by clicking here.

Apple Watch Parts Now Available

November 20th, 2015

As of today we are carrying replacement parts for the Apple Watch. The parts are available at the link below:

Apple Watch Parts

How to Take Apart the Apple Watch

November 20th, 2015

Our video showing how to take apart the Apple Watch is now up. The video covers how to take apart the watch to remove the display and battery.

The video can be found embedded below or on our site at the link below:

Apple Watch Take Apart

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Parts Now Available

November 20th, 2015

We now carry replacement parts for the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. The parts are available at the link below:

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Parts

How to Take Apart the Microsoft Surface Pro 4

November 20th, 2015

Our video showing how to take apart a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is now up. The video covers how to take apart the tablet including removal of the display and logic board.

The video can be found embedded below or on our site at the link below:

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Take Apart