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A1708 2017 Macbook Pro Not Turning on due to breadcrumb corrosion

Repairing:

Not Turning On Macbook Pro killed by breadcrumb. Dust collected within these Macs is a great breeding ground for organic matter. Which then turns into oxidation and corrodes traces.
A1708 2017 Macbook Pro Not Turning on due to breadcrumb corrosion

This article is not educational material. It is instead a showcase of the services we offer.

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

In case you have a similar device and need repair, always rely on professionals. These are sensitive electronic devices, and small mistakes may cause irreversible electronic damage, requiring whole part replacement for 2 or 3 times the cost of the Repair.

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A1708 2017 Macbook Pro Not Turning on due to breadcrumb corrosion
A1708 2017 Macbook Pro Not Turning on due to breadcrumb corrosion

A1708 2017 Macbook Pro Not Turning On causes

This week we had a 13″ Macbook Pro in our Adelaide Workshop. Unfortunately, it was not turning on and responding to the power button press.

A1708 2017 Macbook Pro Not Turning on due to breadcrumb corrosion
A1708 2017 Macbook Pro showing 5V on the charger and not Turning On

Our not-so-fancy charger shows only 5V and no current consumption, immediately pointing us towards an electronic fault.

New generation USBc model Macbooks communicate with the charger all the time and if something is not going well within the Macbook they do not let the charger to output 20V. Instead, they limit the voltage to 5V to prevent any future damage or fire hazard.

Macbook Pro Not Turning on – the Repair process

A1708 2017 Macbook Pro Not Turning on due to breadcrumb corrosion
Dust and organic materials visible on the not turning on A1708 2017 Macbook Pro logic board

We could immediately spot the abundance of dust on the bottom side of the logic board. Quite often this layer of dust traps organic materials like hair and breadcrumbs creating ideal ground to absorb humidity from the air.

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

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A1708 2017 Macbook Pro Not Turning on Repair

Looking closely around the charging chips, we could spot oxidation towards the right side of the right CD3215 IC. Small oxidation like this one is most likely caused by breadcrumbs floating within the Macbook and an unlucky one getting stuck in the dust.

Unfortunately, organic materials have oil and other corrosive agents within them. When in contact with air, heat and electricity starts a chemical reaction known as oxidation. Once started, oxidation similar to rust, “eats” through the traces and interrupts signals required for those chips to work seamlessly.

A1708 2017 Macbook Pro Not Turning on due to breadcrumb corrosion
Assembling and Testing A1708 2017 Macbook Pro after a Logic board Repair

Once the repair is complete, we can assemble the Macbook and run a full suite of diagnostics to ensure a reliable and timely repair in our Adelaide Macbook Repair workshop.

Successful A1708 2017 Macbook Pro Not Turning on Repair

A1708 2017 Macbook Pro Not Turning on due to breadcrumb corrosion
A1708 2017 Macbook Pro Repaired, turns on and charging

Once assembled we could see that the charger now is communicating with the charging chips and is happy to provide 20V, together with 2.7A to charge the battery.

A1708 2017 Macbook Pro Not Turning on due to breadcrumb corrosion
A1708 2017 Macbook Pro with Repaired Logic Board

We have completed this repair in a span of a day, Another Macbook is saved from ending up in the landfill!

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Do you need this Repair in Adelaide?

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

We at IT-Solve, specialise in Mac, Laptops and Electronics Repairs. We will do our best to repair your Device 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. 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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