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.

12″ Macbook USB Not Recognized Fix on Model A1534 Board 820-00045

July 31st, 2018

In our latest component level repair video we take a look at a 12″ Retina Macbook with model A1534 that will not recognize a USB device. The issue turned out to be a problem with the high speed mux chip and the video shows how to replace the chip on this model A1534 with board number 820-00045.

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Macbook Pro A1398 2012 Vcore Failure Repair

July 23rd, 2018

In our latest Macbook logic board repair video, we will show you how to repair a common video issue on the 2012 A1398 Macbook Pro. Specifically, the video discusses how the solder joints on the Vcore chip crack and how to repair that common issue.

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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.

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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.

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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.