iMac Graphic Repair in Adelaide

iMac turns on with a black screen
iMac Black Screen Repair

iMac computers are extremely reliable systems. Very rarely we have them failing on us. This lets us grow confidence in Apple products.

However, like all other systems if not serviced they tend to develop issues. And some of these issues are related to well known graphic card problems we usually see with Macbook laptops.

This iMac had its fair bit of fun, it has been working around a clock since 2011. Being an office desk computer it handles all client and transaction-related work.

And as you can imagine, when it broke it took with itself all client data and accounting software database, together with 20 years worth of emails.

We had a couple of options here:

  1. Revive the iMac by repairing the Graphic Card (GPU Reflow as we call it)
  2. Try to source a 10 odd-year-old graphic card. Which is not an easy task.
  3. Or extract customer data and transfer it into a new iMac. This would cost 4 times the repair cost.

We prefer to start with the simplest, cheapest and quickest way. So we can save the customer some money and avoid client confusion with a new setup

iMac Stripped down for Graphic card repair
iMac Graphic Card Repair

iMac Graphic Card repair service we offer here in Adelaide includes a couple of simple steps:

  1. Quote for the repair before any work is done, even over the phone.
  2. Free pick up from client’s location in Adelaide. Or alternatively, drop in for a quick check while you wait.
  3. Confirming final cost and “Go” from the client.
  4. Repairing and ensuring everything works as expected.
  5. Returning repaired system back to the client. Or the client can pick it up from our workshop.
Graphic card repair on iMac
Dry thermal compound (grey stuff) on iMac Graphic Card causing failed graphics chip

We have stripped down the graphic card from the iMac and it is obvious what have cause the failed graphics chip. Together with the dust causing heat to get stuck inside of the machine and over the radiators, another reason for them failing is dried thermal compound on the graphics chip. This prevents heat been transferred to the heatsink and out of the system.

iMac graphic card reflow procedure
iMac graphic card reflow procedure

Next step would be to place the graphics card on our reflow machine and resolder the chip back to its place.

Resoldering Graphic chip back to its place for iMac with failed graphic card
Resoldering Graphic chip back to its place for iMac with failed graphic card

We have sophisticated equipment workshop with high accuracy microscope, reflow machine and tools for micro soldering to achieve high-quality graphic and logic boards repairs.

The job was completed over the weekend and the business managed to continue operating as usual next Monday.

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In case you have an iMac with Graphics issues and need a repair always rely on professionals, iMac’s are expensive computers and small mistake may cause you a fortune. Apple electronics are extremely sensitive to ESD and any mishandling may result in damaged logic board.

Repaired graphic card on iMac
Repaired graphic card on iMac

Once assembled we could see how system loaded to the last state with files still open in memory.

To ensure the repair was successful and reliable we ran heavy Graphic tests overnight. Monitoring temperatures and stability of the system.

iMac Graphics card repair tests running
iMac Graphics card repair tests running
Please note: This is a showcase of our services, not a tutorial in any sense.  We wouldn't recommend following any of the steps of the article or video to repair your Device yourself! These are sensitive electronics and can get damaged unavoidably! You wouldn't want to be in a situation of your Apple Device worth a lot, being bricked.

Do you need Graphic Repair service in Adelaide?

If you have iMac or MacBook causing troubles and need Mac repair service in Adelaide, give us a call and we will advise for the best scenario to get your Mac repaired. We at IT-Solve, specialise in computer and electronics repairs. And will do our best to repair your Mac quickly without involving high cost or long queue in repair shops. Call us now on 0469317177 or drop us an enquiry through our contact form or support @ it-solve.com.au – Our engineers will respond quickly to your enquiry.

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