We get many “tutorials” these days on how to “Replace Macbook battery” on Youtube. However, we do not realise that today’s laptops and MacBooks are not designed to be repaired. All Apple wants is customers to buy the new model every time something breaks or stops functioning. This is achieved by engineering Apple devices as complex as possible and abolishing modular design. This way, all functionality of the modules (wifi, sound, USB, etc.) is integrated within the main logic board, causing a damaged sound chip to disable the functionality of the whole Macbook.
Also, recently we start getting reports of Apple devices failing or completely stop functioning when a non-genuine part is installed or “unauthorized repair” is performed.
Exactly this happened to our customer recently. After watching hours of DIY YouTube videos, he decided to replace the battery by himself. However, he did not sourced a genuine battery, which we suspect caused internal short on the logic board.
Apple devices these days are equipped with anti-repair firmware code integrated within SMC or T2 security chips. And if they detect a part that is not “genuine” they may damage the board by disabling battery protection or charging protection on the battery.
Macbook Pro not turning on after battery replacement Repair Process
We could see that this Macbook Pro not turning on after battery replacement is engaging with the charger and allowing it to provide the required voltage. However, it is not draining any current, which shows that charging or power chips are not being engaged.
We knew that it is an electronic failure, and we need to perform Macbook Pro not turning on after battery replacement repair here in our Adelaide workshop. Hence we quoted the customer for a Macbook logic board repair.
Expect the replaced battery, and there were no other visible damage or work done to the Macbook itself. So first, we had to bring the logic board back to life. Then we could replace the battery with a genuine one. Therefore we start with the logic board.
We have a sophisticated equipment workshop with high accuracy microscope, ultrasonic cleaning bath, reflow machine, and tools for micro soldering to achieve high-quality logic boards repairs. With thousands of components in stock, we quickly locate and replace failed components!IT-Solve
Repairing Logic Board of Macbook Pro not turning on after battery replacement
Locating the faulty busted MOSET took some time, but our trusty Fluke and Infrared Camera pointed us in the right direction. From there, it was up to the schematic to tell us what specifications the chip had so we can replace it.
Locating and changing the MOSFET was a breeze, next we had to address the elephant in the room – the problematic battery.
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.
We see lots of products on eBay and Aliexpress selling “Genuine” Apple parts. Unfortunately, these parts a replica of original Apple parts. In some cases, they are identical replica parts, but in most of the cases, Apple devices detect that they have been tricked and “self-destruct” per se. Somehow either the part is not performing as designed, or the system is shutting itself down.
Fitting genuine battery on this Macbook Pro after logic board repair
Successful Macbook Not Turning on Repair
The last step left was to replace the fake battery with a genuine Apple part. Once the old battery removed and the glue residue cleaned, we can glue the new battery in its place. We have done it thousands of times, some of the cases also documented in our Macbook Battery Replacement section.
With a new battery installed and tested, we now can call the customer and let them collect their 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!
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.