This service is to repair the logic board (motherboard) of most Mac laptops (see Compatibility list below) by using microsoldering techniques and analysis to replace specific damaged components - this is a repair service, not a logic board replacement service. We can also repair damaged connectors on iMac logic boards.
This is done on a no fix, no fee basis - only shipping charges apply unless the repair is successful.
This service covers the repair of the logic board only, it may be necessary to replace other components such as keyboards, trackpads, LCD connectors, hard drives, etc - these would be quoted as an additional cost.
Common Issues resolved by this service
- No power
- No green light on charger (having already tested another charger)
- Liquid damage
- Burnt LVDS connector
- No display on internal screen
- No Audio
- Damaged connectors
- Not charging battery (having already tested another battery and charger)
- 2010 15" MacBook Pro with no video - this is a bad frame buffer capacitor (not GPU)
- iMacs with damaged / pulled off connectors such as the common screen cable
Repairing versus replacing saves the environment, saves money and can save time. Why pay £300 - £700 to replace a board when you can repair for £150?
Repairs have a 3 month warranty - should the logic board fail or exhibit instability within this period, we will refund the cost of this service (but not any shipping charges).
Things we cannot resolve
We cannot replace BGA processors or graphics cards this is due to the fact the it is not possible to obtain reliable new parts to replace them with, the effort involved in doing these replacements with non new parts is not worth it as the longevity of the repair cannot be guaranteed. We do offer a reflow service for some graphics cards but that is a temporary solution.
Please note that not all no graphic situations are related to the graphics card. For example the MacBook Pro 2010 15" common fault is in fact a bad frame buffer capacitor, not the GPU. Also missing voltage rails such as CPUVcore can make a fault appear like a failed graphics card. If you think you have a graphics card fault please contact us first and we will see if this service is likely to work for you.
We don't repair power supplies, we replace them there are fixed costs for these.
We are very unlikley to be able to repair the boards in the little 12in MacBook Retina range of laptops.
Currently we are offering this service for machines from 2018 and earlier - due to lack of technical information and availability of donor components, machines newer than this are currently much less likely to be repairable.
Things to note
With logic board repair it may often be necessary to replace broken traces (the copper which connects components together) with wires this is very effective but not attractive to look at, we are aiming to restore the machine to life not to make it pretty.
We are very experienced at dealing with liquid damaged machines and a wide range of component failures, however some machines are just too badly damaged to be worthwhile to repair. In these cases, if you book this service, you will pay any shipping charges, but there is no charge for assessment.
Sometimes when damage is great we may be able to bring the machine back to life but may not be able to resurrect some external connections (Thunderbolt, USB, etc) we will discuss this with you if necessary.
We want whole machines to work on, not board only. This is so that we can warranty our work and ensure that there is nothing in the casing that will cause the fault to re-occur, for example with a burnt LVDS connector which affects both the logic board and the display.
This is not a guaranteed fix, rather a it is a no fix no fee attempt to repair boards that otherwise would have to be replaced for several times the cost of a successful repair.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our team before sending in the machine and we will do out best to explain the options.
Here are some successful examples of our board level repair work:
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