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 … Read more Dead 1TB SSD data recovery
Here’s a litle video we made on why you should upgrade that old Hard Drive in your Mac to Solid State Dive technology. It’s the best bang for buck performance upgrade possible for your Mac. The iMac in this video is a 21.5 2012 slimline A1418. Boot up time before, and after the upgrade. Bootup … Read more Upgrade that old Hard Drive in your Mac to Solid State Dive technology
Macbook Air A1466 Dead, no power no image no charge light. Apple had quoted customer for an entire logic board replacement at stupid £££. As we know, Apple NEVER repair anything, just swap out the entire inside at great cost to YOU and the environment ! Where here we fix it. These two corroded areas … Read more Liquid damaged Macbook Air A1466 Dead, no power – Repair
A1398 Macbook Pro black screen – No image. Many mistake this as graphic card/chip failure, which it’s not! Some idiot will then reflow the graphics chip, which it didn’t need but in doing so it heats the voltage core chip enough , and just enough to reflow the solder on it back into full contact. … Read more 15′ 2013 Macbook Pro A1398 black screen – No image
Apple – ehem, cough ‘Genius’ bar fail & independant repair shop fail. iMac booting but dead screen. Apple quoted around £1000 for logic board replacement, independant shop quoted £550 for a replacement screen to be fitted. As ever when customer first called and asked for a quote – Was told can not quote for what … Read more iMac booting but dead / black screen – Repair.
Water spill over Macbook Air A1466. As soon as the spill occured, the customer did all the right things. Turned it off right away and unplug it. Leave the lid open , turn the mac upside down and rest it keyboard down on a tea towel. Remove the back (pentalobe driver required ) and disconnect … Read more Water spill over Macbook Air A1466 – Repair.
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 … Read more 2010 15″ A1289 Macbook Pro booting to a black / dead screen
2016 Macbook Pro 13″ A1706 mug of tea knocked over next to it spilling across the keyboard resulting in sudden death. Testing revealed No power, no charge, no green light, no screen. no keyboard. Nothing. After putting the logic board through the cleaner to remove corrosion and debris, still nothing. Suspect U7100 which is responsible … Read more Liquid damage repair – 2016 Macbook Pro 13″ A1706 mug of tea knocked over it
Repair of a liquid damage Macbook Pro Another dead Macbook pro, deader than dead McDead from dead farm having had a mug of tea through it. Though being a 2012 15″ i7 16GB machine with the dual graphics, its still a highly desirable and worthy machine, rare as hens teeth to buy, naturally customer wanted … Read more Tea killed my Macbook.
Would you buy a car where you were not allowed to change the tyres yourself? Or would you buy a bike where you are not allowed to put the chain back on yourself ? #Apple are trying to make it impossible for you and independant repair outfits like us to #repair your own devices. This … Read more Right to repair