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13″ Macbook Pro Not Turning On Repair – Shorted capacitor


Rarely do we get Macbooks with apparent faults. This 13" Macbook Pro A1502 had a shorted capacitor on its board, preventing it from turning on.
A1502 Macbook Pro Not Turning On Repair - shorted cap #1053

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Therefore, it should be used as general guidance on what to expect from such repairs.

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A1502 Macbook Pro Not Turning On Repair - shorted cap #1053

Fault Finding on Macbook Pro Not Turning On Repair

13″ Macbook Pro came to our Macbook Repair workshop in Adelaide. When connected to the bench power supply, it would not draw any current. Its original adapter will show an orange light but not engage to power on.

With a pressed power button, Macbook stays with a black screen, and no indication of life is present.

Macbook Pro Not Turning On Repair Process

A1502 Macbook Pro Not Turning On Repair - shorted cap #1053

The first step is to take apart and inspect for visible damage. As soon as we lifted the logic board from the case, we noticed the burn mark on the logic board. Additionally, the melted keyboard and backlight sheet also was unquestionable indicators of the high heat point.

There is one solution for such failure, and it is a Macbook Not Turning On Repair in Adelaide.

A1502 Macbook Pro Not Turning On Repair - shorted cap #1053

We went ahead and strip down the board, positioned it on our Repair Bench here at @ITSolve.Repairs and started checking for potential short circuits and damage in the burned area of the logic board.

We have identified the blown component as a capacitor. They are designed to filter the ripples in the voltage lines. We can guess the fault occurred either by a worn-out capacitor, which just needed a small pulse to knock it off. Or there was a power surge in the household which may send a more significant ripple than the worn-out cap could handle.

Successful Macbook Pro Not Turning On Repair

A1502 Macbook Pro Not Turning On Repair - shorted cap #1053

Once the Repair was completed on this 13″ Macbook Pro A1502, the only left was to run some stress tests on the Macbook. This way, we ensure that the system runs reliably and can provide a warranty on our repairs.

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Repaired, not Replaced!

We are committed to reducing e-waste in Australia. We do it by educating our customers on the reparability and longevity of their devices, as well as providing affordable Laptop and 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 Laptops 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 Laptops we Repair. Check some of our 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.

Quite often, we see accidents reoccurring within less than 2-year gaps. So if we can save 2000$ or even 1000$ today by repairing our faulty Laptop or Macbook is brilliant. That’s an extra half cost of a Device, ready to be spent on another one. If the time comes or our need for performance changes.
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 Laptop or Macbook from polluting our only Planet.

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