Flex repair – Macbook Pro 13″ 2016 A1706 Screen failure due to the retina screen back light flex cable failure issue

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Widley documented as ‘flexgate’ where Apple were sued in court over a known defect affecting ALL 2016 & 2017 13″ & 15″ Macbook pro’s. Apple did issue a free repair program, but only for the 2016 13″ model which is valid upto 4 years from date of purchase of the Mac. So up until now the only fix has been to replace the entire screen at great cost, only knowing it will suffer the same issue. The flex has been made too short and upon opening the Mac’s lid it puts pressure on the flex which will fail after a short amount of time.

We had been modifying the antenna strip on fitting new screens, cutting away a small bit of plastic relieving the pressure, thus eliminating the problem. Here we have actually repaired the flex, thus saving the huge cost of repacing the screen with a new one. We obtained some new back light flex cables, cut the existing failed flex at the fail point, and splice in a new one with an extra 5 mm of play thus eliminating the problem. In the 4th photo this can be observed

Left in the red circle is the camera flex – Exactly the same design & length as the back light flex circled in red on the right. You can see post work the slack it now has, so it can never break again from being pulled on when opening the lid. A 100% forever fix for this ridiculous issue.

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Macbook Pro 2015 A1502 No image to screen, non booting.

Although there was power to the Mac, testing with an external monitor showed the flashing folder upon starting up meaning no internal drive seen / no OS seen.

Inspection of the SSD showed minor corrosion, but enough to cause trouble. This cleaned off nice causing the drive to work without further issue. No image, 1st thing looked at was the LDVS connector which showed what the issue is, clearly something wet has gone in there to cause that damage, along with some messed up bits and peices PP5VR3V3 is what is produced here, without that, no picture. Cleaned up okay, replaced a few dodgy capacitors and a resistor, and we have a picture again.

No new screen or new logic board needed as quoted by the usual suspects, fixed at a fraction of the price. Good for your pocket and the environment. Got a dead Mac somewhere ? Get in touch, it’ll probably cost a lot less then you’ve been previously quoted, or that you think.

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Macbook pro A1707 15″ 2017 revived after a water spill killed it.

A few capacitors got replaced. On testing this when it came in using a USB-C multimeter it was pulling just 5 volts and 0.1 amp and cycling on – off. No 5 v then 9v then 19v. the speed at which it would go off again was much quicker than what we’d expect if it was a charge area problem, so we have a short circuit somewhere.

The battery liquid sensor had got full red, so looking in that area next to the battery connector, the track pad connector was toast, as seen in the photos. Except, this isn’t just a track pad connector, it also carries USB at 5 volts , keyboard and a sensor return that is in the track pad itself. Without this working, apart from the obvious – No keyboard and track pad, the Mac will boot extremely slowly with the fans running full pelt. This is because it’s not getting any return from the sensor on the flex cable, so the Mac thinks it has an overheat problem and goes in to ‘limp home’ mode to protect itself ( Probably looking at 5 minutes to boot ).

First having removed the nuked connector revealed the short, and what a short. We dug the short out and once testing proved the short was gone, a layer of conformal coating applied to seal in where the short had been and to prevent further shorting when the new connector is placed on to it. New connector soldered on, and as 8 pins now have nothing to be connected to, by using the brilliant board view software it allows us to see where we can take the missing power from an alternate source which we did by running jumper wires. We finish of by sealing any bare wires with conformal coating again. After final testing for no short to grounds or anything – The Mac was put back together and voila. Everything as it ought to be at a fraction of the cost of Apple.

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2015 i7 16GB 512GB 13″ Macbook pro – Swamp monster – Fixed!

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This guy had the full Monty. Soaked through, what was wrong with it ? easier to say the only working part in the end was the screen . Due to this being a very expensive machine, it was worth the work. But I kid you not, every area had multiple issues, I’m not even going to post any before / afters as there would be hundreds. Everything needed sorting out, all power and charge lines, sensing circuits, screen connector, battery, SSD – Everything – Esentially 95% of the logic board needed sorting out. Have montaged the worst into 1 big picture, you’ll get the idea. but as every, had this up and running 100% as ought be at a fration of the cost of Apple. Shop local, you’ll get a nice surprise

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Macbook Pro 2015 13″ sent into us dead – Liquid damage repair.

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Macbook Pro 2015 13″ sent into us dead. Another nice straight forward one. On testing the power rails, everything was there, just a huge short somewhere pulling it down preventing it turning on. Inspecting the logic board it was spotted almost right away. A big glob of something sticky and mess accross the keyboard back light connector.

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Having removed the foul connector and cleared this area up the short was eliminated, and the Mac now booting just fine albeit no keyboard back light. Although it’s easy enough to put in a replacement back light ( that flex conector is toast! )

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It’s very time consuming as everything has to come out of the Mac, including the glued in battery. We offered the customer the option who declined, thus keeping this a very economical fix at a fracftion of the cost of Apple. Why delay? Send yours in today! #righttorepair#apple#mac#macbook#dead#liquid#water#damage#repair#near#me#horsham#sussex#upgrade#vintage#service#fast#logicboard#fix#screen#replacement#local#imac#SSD#speedup#performance#boost#NHS#discount#tea #broken #charge #battery https://www.mycomputerworks.co.uk/https://macrehab.co.uk

Macbook Pro 15″ 2015 dead from a large water spill, repaired.

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Dead 15″ 2015 Macbook pro killed by a large water spill. This thing was sopping wet when it arrived. After quite some cleaning to remove the corrosion many bad ( oxidised ) capacitors and resistors needed replacing, some power was restored.

Looking closer at the ISL chip which controls power and charge, the smallest bit of corrosion was found along with goo beneath the chip ( circled in blue) , so flipped and replaced it. Cleared out further bits of corrosion in connectors, popped into the ultrasonic bath to remove any non visible water and corrosion benath chips etc.

All voltages now testing 100% as they should on all power lines, popped back together and Boom! Perfectly functioning Macbook Pro at a fraction of the cost of Apple, who quoted over £1200 to replace the logic board. Madness.
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HP laptop dead after fruit juice spill/

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HP laptop, very erratic behaviour and screen doing weird things, keyboard not working, laptop not charging. When asked if there had been a spill – “No chance, no way. Impossible.”. Hmmm, okay.On inspection something wet in there and sticky. Smells like fruit juice. Can even feel it in the keyboard.

Advised our customer and sent pictures, ” But my son swore blind nothing had happend !” – These things happen !

Cleaned all the corrosion off, replaced some capacitors and a resistor, cleaned they keyboard connector, and everyone is back at the party, at a fraction of the price of buying a new laptop.

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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 !

Not local ? Contact us to send it in.

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So What Is Apple Retina Display?

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You’ve seen and heard Apple talking about the iMac with 5K Retina display, the MacBook Pro with Retina display, and so on. But what is a Retina display, and why should you care?

Retina displays are high-resolution screens on which graphics are extra sharp and text is super crisp.

The LCD screens used in Apple’s displays use a grid of “pixels”—the smallest possible dot whose color can be controlled—to create all the text and graphics you see. Today’s iPhone 7 Plus screen can fit 401 pixels into each inch. As pixel density goes up, the pixels get smaller. With a 72 ppi (pixels per inch) screen, it’s easy to see each individual pixel in a character, but the higher the pixel density, the harder it becomes to pick out separate pixels.

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When Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone 4 in 2010, he said that for a screen that’s held 10 to 12 inches from the eye—about the distance at which many people hold their iPhones— the human eye can’t resolve individual pixels if it’s about 300 ppi. At longer distances, it becomes harder to discern small details, so most people won’t be able to pick out pixels on a screen viewed at arm’s length, such as an iMac display, if it’s about 220 ppi.

So Apple says a “Retina display” is any screen whose pixel density is high enough that someone with 20/20 vision cannot see individual pixels at the standard viewing distance used for that device.

For the Mac this is about 220 ppi. Larger iPads have a pixel density of 264 ppi, and the iPad mini checks in at 326 ppi. From the iPhone 4 through the iPhone 7, pixel density stayed at 326 ppi, but the iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 7 Plus are 401 ppi. The tiny Apple Watch screen is about 330 ppi.

If you suffer from eyestrain, reading on a Retina display will likely be easier and less tiring, since the words will be clear and crisp, without any of the fuzziness on the edges that you see on lesser displays.

Last, the words “Retina display” are an Apple trademark. So you won’t see any other manufacturers claiming that their products have Retina displays.

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