A1534 Macbook, dead not charging correctly. Repaired.

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Apple had quoted our customer as ever, an astronomical amount of money as they said it needed a new logic board. Upon plugging this in, it indeed would not turn on. Using a USB-C multimeter it showed the Mac was taking 5 volts, not 20 Volts needed to turn it on, or to charge correctly. Upon opening this up, apart from the battery being bad we found water damage on the only singe USB-C port it has. On cleaning up the port, there’s a ‘hole’ burned right through it beneath the gold pin.

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We put in a replacement USB-C port (not entire logic board) a new OEM battery, and this guys is again taking 20 volts, booting and charging again as it ought, all at a fraction of the cost at Apple, and without needlessly losing all your data. Don’t delay, send yours in today !

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Macbook pro with dedicated graphics card failure – Fixed

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This 2011 15 inch i7 8GB Macbook pro came in with the booting to a white/grey screen and nothing else. There are idiots out there that will bodge this repair by simply reflowing the graphics chip. Reflowing means heating up the many solder balls on the underside of the chip so that the reflow back into full contact with the chip and board. This isn’t a fix, may last a month, but that’s it.

Here at Mycomputerworks we go for a forever fix. These macs also have an integrated graphics card, so by removing a resistor we turn the already non functional GPU ( graphics chip ) off, forever. We then solder into place a pcb over a certain rom chip to re route signals direct to the integrated graphics ( which never fails on these!) by running jumper wires from our newly added PCB to where they need to go.

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The green shiny stuff is conformal coating add on after to ensure nothing shorts… And boom! a fully fuctional Mac at the fraction of the cost of Apple, or having to buy another. Not local ? Don’t delay, get in touch and send yours in today !

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27′ iMac 2009 model hard drive failure.

This still very capable 2009 27″ iMac i7 with 16GB Ram was brought in with the no entry sign showing which means dead hard drive essentially.

We upgraded to a 500GB Solid State Drive and using a patcher installed OS Mojave to give this beast of a mac a good few more years yet. This iMac now boots in just over 20 seconds to desktop. Apple say no, Apple say it’s Antique. We give all Mac’s equal love here !

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Macbook Air 2015 A1466 Not turning on. – Condensation ingress repair

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This mac had been left overnight multiple times in a row on an old window sill in quite an old house, and in cold weather. This had allowed condensation to build up in the mac, until it killed it. Cleaned up, corrosuion removed, a few caps and resistors replaced solved the most of it, but it still wasn’t powering up as it ought.

Further inspaction took us to the final picture with the large square IC, the big square QFN IC is responsible for power to the Mac. It takes quite the trained eye to see what was not right. Top ‘before’ picture, top right hand corner, can see, barely, but can see the smallest bit of blueish greenish corrosion under the chip. Chip taken off, cleaned up, soldered back on and this Mac is back to being 100% is it ought be, all at a fraction of the cost of Apple.

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Macbook Pro A1990 dead, no charge light, no anything. – Liquid damage repair.

water damaged computer

A less than 1 year old Macbook Pro A1990 dead, no charge light, no anything. Upon opening this up and removal of the logic board, it’s been totalled by water, although the owner said absolutley no way has there been a spill! 🤔This was the worst area of a few for this Mac, this is the USB and SSD area, If this isn’t working, there’s no charge, no SSD being seen , oh and no power!

This customer had no backup of their data which was vital. Apple had quoted an obscene amount of money to replace the insides ( never fix) and would 100% loose his data, as that’s what they do. So we fixed this, at a fraction of the cost of Apple by cleaning up the bad areas, and using specialist software we are able to determine the vaues of bad chips, caps, resistors etc, and we can then locate replacements for what’s needed from donor logic boards ( dead ones fro harvesting from ). With all the bad stuff gone and replaced, restored with all of the clients data as it should be.

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Repair of Macbook Pro A1502 – Killed by a mug of peppermint tea !

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Macbook Pro A1502 – Mug of peppermint tea killed me!Brought in dead, and dripping with peppermint tea within an hour of the spill. The inital stages of corrosion had already begun, but due getting it to us straight away damage has been minimalised

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After cleaning the corroded areas there were only two bad areas that needed work, Power to the CPU has been restored and S0 Rail, which is part of the circuitry that enables the mac to power on.

Upon proof of being an NHS worker shown, a 15% discount was given. Macbook up and running at a fraction fo the cost of Apple, happy customer!

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Lagging Nintendo Wii U controller repaired

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Something less usual, Nintendo Wii U controller very laggy, regardless of resetting, synching and what not. It’s the bluetooth chip failing that causes the issue, bluetooth chip replaced and good to go. Much more is repairable and recyclable then many would imagine.. Get in touch today 01403 586016 or 01903 357016

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Dead 1TB SSD data recovery

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1TB SSD (Solid state drive) came into us this morning, dead. Like dead dead dead. The machine it came from had been running quite hot. Upon plugging it into any other machine it prevents the machine from booting, and if plugged in via USB caddy to try and see if there’s any data also freezes the machine. A very dead SSD. So we removed it from its housing – Inspected the logic board for any obvious bad areas ( blown resistor or capacitor etc ) , saw nothing, tested with multi meter that circuitry was OK, upon inspecting the two large chips – that’s the actual memory where your data is written to, the solder balls around it looked grey and mushy, as would most very certainly be under neath too. These chips are soldered to the board by an array of sometimes hundreds of solder balls. Knowing it had come from a hot environment we knew it was likley bad solder under thses chips. So, using the correct temperature and pressure reflowed the solder. Look at the before and after pictures, grey solder blobs vs nice shiney solder balls. Cleaned up and plugged into a USB caddy, plugged into our recovery rig and the drive showed up and preseted itself with a corrupt partition table, using specialist tools & software this data is now being recovered to a new drive.

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SSD removed from housing
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Grey solder blobs under and around the chip that stores your data
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super silver round solder balls around and under post reflow.
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Inspecting under the chips post reflow – super silver round solder balls .
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Recovering the data post repair to a new drive – Although this SSD has ben repaired, it is always best practice to use a new SSD as it’s likley to go bad again. Reflowing is only a temporary fix for this sort of thing, it may last a week, or months. But it will fail again.

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HP Pavilion i7 Nvidia GPU gaming laptop water spill repair.

HP pavilion water damage

HP Pavilion i7 Nvidia GPU gaming laptop dead from a water spill. As ever gave the caveat to the customer that we generally don’t do PC laptop repairs like this as a) much of the time not worth the cost of the PC, b) we don’t have schematics for PC laptops, not the parts generally speaking. c) the quality of the build of most PC motherboards isn’t upto the violence incurred during ultrsonic cleaning afterwards. Again vital to get data off as a last resort, thankfully not needed. Sacrificed a USB port for replacement caps and resistors and brought this back to life, just minus a USB port – Took half a day ! A small price to pay to get such an awesome laptop up and running again

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2017 A1706 Macbook Pro touchbar Killed by a fruit smoothie

macbook pro repair

2017 A1706 Macbook Pro touchbar – Killed by a fruit smoothie. Smells nice though! Mac would start initially and turn off mid boot, 4 USB-C ports not functioning – So no power in nor charge. The right hand pair of USC-C ports were wrecked. cleaned up connector , relaced 2 bad caps and cleaned up the others to restore USB to all ports. Next ( forgot before photo ) below the long connector, to the right we replaced 2 capacitors , 1 of which was hanging off the board – blown clean off. can see the red scorch marks around where it was replaced, that area is resposible for voltage to the CPU. Sorted. next a shorted Hall effect pad which is attached to the SMC, cleared that up, removed the short – Happy SMC. Cleaned up and tested, Keyboard cleaned up, put back together charging correctly and powers on as it should. Back to life at a fraction of the cost that Apple quoted.

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