It has been experienced that some MacBook Pro laptops have know issue with logic board. In this article, I will discuss video related logic board issues with a1398 MacBook Pro in detail. |
These machines were sold between February 2011 and December 2013. These systems exhibit unexpected restart, distorted picture, or black screen. Apple had offered free repair service for these machines. The last recall expired in December 2016. These machines included 15 inch and 17 inch MacBook Pro models a12867, a1297 and a1398. A1398 machines included mid 2012 and early 2013. The other 15 and 17 inch models were a1286 early 2011, mid 2011 and late 2011. External monitor does not work with the machine has this problem. The 15 inch retina MacBook Pro exhibits different kinds of issues. Screen become black after progress bar runs from left to right at startup. Sometimes the screen will be totally black after pressing the power button. Sometimes the machine will boot to desktop but will go black once the machine heats up a little bit.
This problem cannot be fixed by video chip reflow or heating the chip, It has been seen that many repair places try to reflow the chip or they try to change different components but it never works. This model was the first one which came with retina screen. The high screen resolution makes this MacBook a valuable machine. This machine becomes paper weight with this problem but we have a permanent fix for this issue. The thunderbolt port is linked to the defective chip. When user tries to connect an external monitor, the machine won’t show any video. Motherboard replacement is not a cheaper option and the board may fail again because of a component from third party. Video replacement is not an option in this case because the problem will come back. This problem get worse as a result of intensive graphics processing which causes overheating issues and the system exhibits video failure. This problem is caused by a third party component. Apple offered free of charge logic board replacement to accommodate its customers and tried to help them although it was not Apple’s fault in the first place.
After Apple recall ended in 2016, this machine became paper weight. We have been struggling trying different types of solutions. Reflow, chip replacement and logic board swap was of no use. We then invented a permanent fix for this machine. This result in a permanent solution for this problem which means the problem will never come back. We also have solutions for external monitor which means the machine will have all the features that makes it a useful and powerful laptop. The machines works perfectly with Apple’s multiple operating systems. After fixing this problem, the value of this machine jumps up big time because the new 15 inch MacBook Pro way expensive due to it’s power and reliability. Because Apple introduced a special PCIe ssd and powerful logic board combined with enough memory modules, this machine still remains the most useful laptop after our permanent repair. We offer 3 months and 12 months support with some. We also provide full support for other three models i.e. 15 inch MacBook Pro 2010, 15 inch MacBook Pro 2011 and 17 inch MacBook Pro 2011. We have fast turnaround. The permanent fix is also good if there is a need for data recovery because when the system cannot boot, data cannot be accessed.
In this article, I talked about logic board problems with 2012, 2013 MacBook Pro Retina model. I also discussed about different solutions including permanent fix.
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