13″ Macbook A1708 Not Charging Repair

13″ Macbooks A1708 utilises a USBC charging ports and failure on these ports requires a Macbook Not Charging Repair.

13" Macbook A1708 Not Charging Repair
13″ Macbook A1708 Not Charging Repair – Dissasembling the Macbook

Unlike newer generation Macbooks, the A1708 model doesn’t allow easy replacement of these ports. We end up trying to clean them well, if not possible due to damaged pins. Then we end up replacing them.

13″ Macbook A1708 Not Charging Repair Process

It is quite hard to see these charging ports from outside of the case. Hence we need to take the board out and investigate under a Microscope the extent of the damage.

13" Macbook A1708 Not Charging Repair
13″ Macbook A1708 Not Charging Repair – Oxidated charging ports stuffed with dust

Due to the flawed USBC design, the gap between the pins is quite small and over time dust gets collected within. This dust acts like a sponge and absorbs humidity from the air. This humidity turns into oxidation and corrodes the pins, resulting in difficult charging.

If not serviced regularly the oxidation and constant use “eats” through the connectin pads slimming them down, hence resulting in poor contact.

13" Macbook A1708 Not Charging Repair
13″ Macbook A1708 Not Charging Repair – Corroded USB-C pins due to dirt and oxidation

What’s even more dangerous is that oxidation and the liquid residue are conductive. With small gaps between pins of the port, it is easy for higher voltage lines to send voltage to the data lines and damage the charging chips. Which then will require an Electronic Logic Board Repair such as Macbook Not Charging Repair in Adelaide

Successful 13″ Macbook A1708 Not Charging Repair Process

13" Macbook A1708 Not Charging Repair Process
13″ Macbook A1708 Not Charging Repair Process – Charging properly via all ports

Luckily only a small portion of the port pins are “eaten” away. We can clean it easily and ensure the normal functioning of the Macbook.

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.