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LOGICBOARD LEVEL REPAIRS

Component Repair
All our engineers are extensively trained in Apple Mac Logic board repairs down to component level. A lot of other service centres state they do component level repairs but what they do not tell you is that there are different levels.

For Example

  • Level 1 – Megsafe / Fuse Replacement
  • Level 2 – Power IC Replacement (6-12 pin ICs)
  • Level 3 – Controller IC Replacement (200-400 pin ICs)
  • Level 4 – BGA Rework Reflow (Northbridge / Southbridge / Graphics/SMC Chip)
  • Level 5 – BGA Reballing

Unlike other repair centers we are trained to repair down to level 5. Currently we have three InfraRed BGA Rework/Reflow units to our disposal and recently we have purchased equipment to help reball BGA Chips.

With cutting edge technology to our disposal we are much more equipped than our competitors to repair SMC and GPU issues which are common on most Apple Mac’s, more so now that Apple are fitting higher end chips with ever higher failure rates.

MEGSAFE REPAIRS

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Apple power problems are usually caused by a Faulty Megsafe Connector, which stops your Apple Mac from recharging or powering up

Common Symptoms are:

  • Your Apple battery will not charge
  • Faulty or Corroded Megsafe Connector
  • Intermittent Battery charging
  • Screen Dims and brightens often
  • When megsafe is moved Apple Mac turns off
  • The charging light on the Megsafe connector will not turn on.
  • A burning smell coming from the Megsafe Connector
  • No Power

DIM DISPLAY

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Dim Display problems are usually caused by a faulty Backlight IC or a Faulty Screen

Many companies tend to replace the screen if there is fault with back light, this option is much more expensive and not necessary the solution and can damage the logic board even more if not used the correct screen, where as we can either repair the Logic board for you or replace the screen and engineers can identify the correct fault for you.

Common Symptoms are:

  • Faint Apple Logo
  • Turns on and Apple Sound is Present but nothing on screen
  • Blank Screen

POWER PROBLEMS

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Apple Mac power problems are also caused by faulty power sections on the logic board, which can stop your Apple Mac from recharging or powering on.

Common Symptoms are:

  • Turns off after a while
  • Not turning ON
  • No Lights on the Meg-safe Connector
  • Not charging battery
  • Battery does not charge even though a new battery has been purchased
  • Battery does not charge even though a new Power supply has been purchased.

SCREEN CORRUPTION

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Apple display problems are also caused by a faulty screen or VGA chip on the logicboard, which can affect the display.

80% of the time its a fault with your onboard Graphics Card. These graphics chips are BGA form factor, Ball Grid Array chips cannot be resoldered using convention soldering irons. We have invested over £250,000 on equipment which includes three BGA rework/Reflow units.

Unlike other repair centres we have even perfected BGA reballing..

Common Symptoms are:

  • Multi Colours
  • Multi unknown alphanumeric characters
  • Blank Screen
  • White Screen
  • Flickering Screen
  • Lines on Screen
  • VGA Chip
  • Power Light but no display
  • Kernel Panic Error Messages

HDD PROBLEM

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Apple Mac HDD problems are usually caused by a faulty IDE/SATA Controller, HDD connector on the motherboard or a Faulty HDD.

Common Symptoms are:

  • SATA / mSATA error
  • OSx not found
  • HDD hanging
  • Clicking noise from HDD
  • Whining noise
  • Question Mark with Apple Folder

LIQUID SPILLAGE

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Liquid Spills cause components to short on the logicboard. So the best thing is to turn off your Apple Mac immediately and mop down any excess liquid with paper towels (do not use a hair dryer as that will cause more issues).

 

Make sure the battery is removed and send the Apple Mac to us immediately.
Liquid spillage can cause rusting and corrosion if the Apple Mac is not sent to us immediately.

Common Symptoms are:

  • Keyboard Sticky
  • No power
  • Failure of drives
  • Logicboard Failure