A1398 15″ Macbook Pro Intermittent Black Screen Repair

Macbook Pro’s have a powerful graphic card, which often leads to graphic card failures. This is not often the case with the 2013-2015 model Macbopoks. These Macbook often encounter a cold joint issue around the MOSFETs and Voltage regulators.

These cold joints cause Macbook Pro to encounter Intermittent Black Screens and flickers when they are streaming or under an extended period of a graphic load.

Luckily this is not a Macbook Graphic Card problem as we often see with pre-2013 models.

A1398 15" Macbook Pro Intermittent Black Screen Repair
A1398 15″ Macbook Pro Intermittent Black Screen after it works for a particular time

Macbook & Laptop Repair in Adelaide include a couple of simple steps:

  1. Quote for the repair before any work is done, online or over the phone.
  2. Free pick up in Adelaide for eligible repairs. Alternatively, book an appointment to drop in for a quick assessment while you wait if happy with the received cost idea.
  3. Have a look in front of the customer and confirm the repair cost while the assessment is done.
  4. Diagnostic while repairing the equipment. This involves part testing/replacing and component repairing as we progress through the repair.
    If the repair cost has to change, we confirm with the client and give an option to cancel the repair if exceeds the customer’s budget. Diagnostic fees apply!
  5. Repairing the device within the initially agreed or approved amended cost and ensuring everything works as expected. Plus 30 Days warranty and support.
  6. Returning repaired system back, or pick it up from our workshop at the pre-arranged time.

Macbook Pro Intermittent Black Screen Repair Process

A1398 15" Macbook Pro Intermittent Black Screen Repair
A1398 15″ Macbook Pro Intermittent Black Screen Repair

Once Macbook is a part we can investigate the root cause of the issue. As seen there is a reasonable amount of dust collected on the fans. This usually causes the cooling system to underperform in pushing heat out of the system. Resulting in chips around the GPU and CPU overheating and occur cold joints.

Resoldering cold joints on A1398 15″ Macbook Pro Intermittent Black Screen Repair

Please note: This is not educational material. It is rather a showcase of the services we offer.
Therefore, it should be used as general guidance on what to expect of such repairs.
In case you have a similar device and need the repair, always rely on professionals. These are sensitive electronic devices, and small mistakes may cause irreversible electronic damage. Which may require whole part replacement for 2 or 3 times the cost.

Repairing requires resoldering the cold joint of the couple’s major chip as seen in the video. With resoldered chips, we can go ahead and reassemble the Macbook and perform some tests.

A1398 15" Macbook Pro Intermittent Black Screen Repair
A1398 15″ Macbook Pro Intermittent Black Screen Repair

Successful A1398 15″ Macbook Pro Intermittent Black Screen Repair

A1398 15" Macbook Pro Intermittent Black Screen Repair
Successfully Repaired A1398 15″ Macbook Pro with an Intermittent Black Screen

Do you need this Repair in Adelaide?

If your Apple Mac or Macbook is causing trouble and need a Macbook Repair Service in Adelaide, give us a call, and we will advise on the best scenario to get your device repaired.

Interstate? Why not Send IT for a Repair. Repairs take under three weeks, including forward and backward postage. Contact us to get an idea of cost and turnarounds.

We at IT-Solve, specialise in Apple Mac and electronics repairs. We will do our best to repair your Mac quickly without involving high costs and long waiting times in repair shops. Our average repair takes under a week!

Call us now on 0469317177 or drop us an inquiry via Text us via Whatsapp MessengerWhatsApp or Text us via Facebook MesengerMessenger
Our engineers will respond quickly to your query.

Repaired, not Replaced!

We are committed to reducing e-waste in Australia. How we do it is by educating our customers on the reparability and longevity of their devices, as well as providing affordable Macbook Repairs here in Adelaide.
Although our best intentions and hard work, this is not an easy task. Customers must accept that cost of high-quality electronic repairs, is between a third and half of the price of a new device. However, with the current trend of planned obsolescence in electronic design, we see more and more Macbooks having shorter lifespans. To tackle that, while we do our repairs we target common planned obsolescence engineering design mistakes to ensure we extend the life expectancy of the Macbooks we repair. Check some of our Macbook Repair Cases to get an idea of the process.

That said, if we buy a new one or write it off via insurance, it does not guarantee that the new one will not meet the same fate as the older one pretty soon.
As matter of fact, quite often we see accidents reoccurring within less than 2-year gaps. If we can save 2000$ or even 1000$ today by repairing our faulty Macbook is brilliant. That’s an extra half Macbook cost ready to be spent on another one when the time comes or our need for performance increases.
When that time comes is up to us to buy a new one or keep pushing the one we have, but delaying it by a year or three is always a good starting point and saves another abandoned Macbook from polluting our one and only Planet.