Ahh, it’s graphics (GPU) failure! reflow the graphics chip and all will be well they say…. No. No no no NO! This is not the issue, though reflowing the GPU will sometimes TEMPORARILY fix the issue. Why ? It’s not the GPU at fault here, and never has been on these otherwise great machines. It’s the fault of a bad capacitor in the circuitry leading to the GPU. Reflowing the GPU will also heat this capacitor which will temporarily get it working again. As this capacitor (C9560) fails the mac will experience Kernel panics and eventualy a short to ground and thus no screen image!
To replace the capacitor with a new one the same is pointless as thtat will blow in time too. Why ? Its values are too low for the power required and it’s made of the wrong materials for the tolerance required. So we replace it with a 330uf capacitor, which in itself is a larger chip. We have to scrape away at the pad enlarging the pad in order to solder it on to work correctly.
And what do we have ? A lovley working 2010 15 Macbook Pro that wil never have this failure again. It may be 10 years old, but still a very wothy and capable machine. Vintage, it’s not! #professional #open #righttorepair #apple #mac #macbook #dead #liquid #water #damage #repair #nearme #horsham #sussex #upgrade #vintage #service #local #fast #logicboard #fix #screen #replacement #local https://www.mycomputerworks.co.uk/ https://macrehab.co.uk/