Macbook Pro repair with no display – 2012 model

What happened to it | Macbook Pro Repair with no display

Often we see Macbooks which have one issue, and it is straight forward for us to quote the repair upfront. This was no ordinary day.

We had this piece of art and example of a durability 2012 model, 13″ Macbook Pro which was working slow.
We followed the drills and run quick diagnostic on it and hard drive showed failure, as expected on this models.

Macbook Pro Repair - loading very slow
Macbook Pro Repair – loading very slow

Less we knew that customer was experiencing intermittent black screens, pointing some issue with the logic board. He decided to let us discover this fault by ourselves.

It was working fine one minute, and the next screen would go off, making it unusable. We quoted the repair based on what we assessed initially – a slow working system.

Now we had a different case in our hands and had to inform the customer, so he can weight if it is still worth repairing. This was probably a faulty screen connection damaged by liquid. As we do get lots of liquid damaged Macbooks, this was nothing new for us. And wanted to ensure the customer is onboarded at every step of the process.

Macbook Pro Repair with no display
Macbook Pro Repair with no display

Repair Process | Macbook Pro Repair with no display

Next step was to take it apart and figure out why we don’t have a screen on it.

Melted screen connector on Macbook Pro Repair with no display
Melted screen connector on Macbook Pro Repair with no display

We have measured the LCD connector and noticed there was melted pin on the screen connector side which may have shorted and caused screen power lines not to function. We could see under a microscope how it was overheating and have melted the LCD connector corner.

Damaged resistor pad we noticed while performing Macbook not turning repair

Furthermore, we had to replace the boosting coil of the backlight circuit. It must have been shorted overheating badly due to a short to be able to get damaged.

Removing not functioning Macbook keyboard

After replacing the coil we got the picture back and concentrated on the remaining issues with the Macbook

Testing backlight and screen on Macbook Pro repair with no display

Macbook Repair we offer here in Adelaide includes a couple of simple steps:

  1. Get a Quote for the repair before any work is done, even over the phone.
  2. Free pick up from the 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.

Repairing remaining of the issues

Macbook Repair is not progressing beyond loading bar

The original issue was that Macbook was working very slow and at times it would take 30min to start.

We re well aware of this issue, being caused by a failing hard drive. And Luckily for this customer his operating system and hard drive was fully responding. Although very slow.

Replacing Hard Drive with an SSD drive on Macbook Pro 2012

The Result

Full responsiveness of the operating system allowed us to image the drive into the new SSD. Thus allowed customer not to lose any applications or data.

Macbook showing correct voltage and power draw – Macbook Repairs

Would you like to read more about our Macbook Repairs? Check out some of our published repair cases.

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!

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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.