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A1708 Macbook Pro not Charging Repair


A1708 Macbook Pro not Charging Repair caused by an organic material build-up around CD3215 charging chip. Which required Logic Board Repair
A1708 Macbook Pro not Charging Repair

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 Macbook Pro not Charging Repair
A1708 Macbook Pro not Charging Repair

A1708 Macbook Pro not Charging Cause

USB-C type Macbooks rely on a particular communication between the Mac and its charger. This is required as the same charger can charge a mobile phone too, which requires 5V instead of 20V as MacBooks.

Rarely we see these chargers failing, especially if the cable doesn’t look damaged. Check the FAQ section under our Macbook Not Charging Repairs to get an idea of cost and some common questions we get.

A1708 Macbook Pro not Charging Repair Process

A1708 Macbook Pro not Charging Repair
A1708 Macbook Pro not Charging Repair Removing the board from the case

To repair Macbook Not Charging Fault, we need to perform a Macbook Logic Board Repair. This requires an electronic understanding and a specific toolset.

Here we will brief on the process we took to identify and resolve this charging issue.

A1708 Macbook Pro not Charging Repair
A1708 Macbook Pro logic board on the repair bench

We need to explain how these CD3215 charging chips work first. They communicate with the charger and initialise with 5V and a small current. Then they check each other to see if both (A1708 has two charging ports) are in OK condition. If one is not performing well, the other also goes into shutdown mode.

Inspecting carefully under a microscope, we can see that one of the charging chips has some organic materials. Although there is no direct liquid damage spillage over the Macbook, sometimes organic materials such as bread crumbs may find their way in.

A1708 Macbook Pro not Charging Repair
A1708 Macbook Pro CD3215 suspected faulty charging chip

Unfortunately, there is no easy way to check if the charging chip is faulty without lifting it up. It does not measure any unexpected behaviour.

A1708 Macbook Pro not Charging Repair
A1708 Macbook Pro with desoldered CD3215 charging chip

When we lift up the charging chip, we see dirt and debris on the top right corner. The same area where we saw an oxidation build-up.

Replacing a faulty CD3215 Charging chip on A1708

Once the charging chip was replaced, we could see that the charger started responding.

A1708 Macbook Pro not Charging Repair
A1708 Macbook Pro starts pulling power from the charger

If we look at the USBC meter, we can see how it initialises and draws some current enough to create the Logic Board.

A1708 Macbook Pro not Charging Repair
A1708 Macbook Pro turning on via USB-C Meter

Successful Macbook Pro A1708 Not Charging Repair

A1708 Macbook Pro not Charging Repair
A1708 Macbook Pro Diagnostic

The last step was to assemble and run diagnostic on the Macbook Pro

A1708 Macbook Pro not Charging Repair
A1708 Macbook Pro Successfully Repaired

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Do you need this Repair in Adelaide?

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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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