MacBook Pro Repair

While we receive a lot of questions about MacBook pro logic board and retina damage repair, we have decided to answer some of the most commonly asked questions below in order to help you quickly find what you’re looking for.

 

Is MacBook pro logic board repair expensive?  

Macbook logic board repair typically ranges from $200-$475 depending on the year, model, and extent of the problem to have an experienced shop handle it. You can find people charging as low as $79-$150 for newbies cutting their teeth in the field.
 

Is MacBook pro logic board repair worth it? 

Macbook logiboard repair tends to be worth it on newer models where board prices soar over $400 for the part by itself, but not be worth it for older models whose boards can be obtained for $150 or less – refer to our table to get an idea of pricing for different years/models.

 

Can I repair my MacBook pro logic board? 

If you have experience micro-soldering, knowledge of electronics, and the time to learn a lot of knowledge specific to this field, you may be able to resolve simpler board level problems yourself. Absorb the information in our beginner’s guide and check out our videos to find guides by your board model or a board issue. If you do not have micro-soldering or electronics experience, nor the time to learn how to work on a new, complex circuit – you will most likely butcher your machine beyond it being repairable even by expert technicians.

Should I repair or replace my MacBook pro logic board? 

Take into consideration the cost of repair vs. replacement using our table here. If the board costs considerably less than the price of a component level repair, replacing the board may make the most sense. If the board is over the $400-$600 mark, repairing the existing one makes the most sense.
 

Can a MacBook pro logic board be repaired?

A MacBook Pro logic board can be repaired in spite of what the Genius Bar or Apple may tell you: we have been doing it for many years and have recorded over 300 cases, just for the skeptical, to showcase that it is indeed possible!
 

How should I repair a MacBook pro logic board? 

If you do not have the know-how and are working on a device that matters(i.e. it has to work again, it belongs to someone else), stop. Most likely, you will make it worse. If you absolutely must do the repair yourself, have the information handy. Absorb the information in our beginner’s guide and check out our videos to find guides by your board model or a board issue. If you do not have micro-soldering or electronics experience, find a qualified technician to work on your logic board so that it is not ruined. 
 

How much does it cost to repair a MacBook pro logic board? 

Macbook logic board repair typically ranges from $200-$475 depending on the year, model, and extent of the problem for experienced shops, and $79-$150 for newbies cutting their teeth in the field. Location of the business performing the work also goes into setting the price.

Are there ways to repair MacBook pro logic boards? 

Yes, there are many ways to repair MacBook logic boards! Check out our videos to find guides by your board model or board issue where we demonstrate many ways of repairing MacBook Pro logic boards!
 

Will it take long to repair my MacBook pro logic board? 

 Most businesses take 2-5 days to perform a logic board repair. Some repairs are quicker, like basic no backlight on the screen repairs for older models. Longer repair times are for non-standard issues, or issues that are harder to track down, or severe liquid damage.
 

What is involved in repairing a MacBook pro logic board? 

A logic board repair requires disassembling the machine to the point of removing the board, measuring signals & power rails, inspecting components for damage & traces for breaks, and replacing the affected parts. 

Can MacBook pro retina be repaired after sustaining liquid damage? 

Liquid damaged Macbook Pro Retinas can be repaired in spite of what the Genius Bar or Apple may tell you: we have been doing it for many years and have recorded over 300 cases, just for the skeptical, to showcase that it is indeed possible! Not all are fixable, but a large number are. Likelihood of a successful repair is increased if the machine was not charged or turned on after the spill.
 

How to fix damage caused by liquid to your MacBook pro retina? 

The first thing that should be done is the logic board removed, then the board ultrasonically cleaned to remove any evidence of corrosion. Afterward, corroded components should be replaced, and corroded pathways re-ran with jumper wires. Lastly, the MacBook should be checked for other liquid damaged components – cables, connectors, LCD, battery, prior to being reassembled and tested.
 

Is it possible to repair liquid damage to a MacBook pro retina? 

Yes, there are many ways to repair Macbook liquid damage! Check out our videos to find guides by your board model or board issue where we demonstrate many ways of repairing Macbook Pro liquid damage.
 

How can I repair a MacBook pro retina with liquid damage? 

If you do not have the know-how and are working on a device that matters(i.e. it has to work again, it belongs to someone else), stop. Most likely, you will make it worse. If you absolutely must do the repair yourself, have the information handy. Absorb the information in our beginner’s guide and check out our videos to find guides by your board model or a board issue. If you do not have micro-soldering or electronics experience, find a qualified technician to work on your logic board so that it is not ruined. 

 

Is it worth it to repair my MacBook pro retina after liquid damage has occurred? 

If your liquid damaged MacBook Pro Retina can be repaired for less than the cost of a used model of the same year/specification, absolutely. If it will cost more to repair your MacBook than it would cost to buy that model used, then it would make sense to buy a used model of similar specification instead.
 

Are MacBook pro retinas worth repairing after liquid damages occur? 

If your liquid damaged MacBook Pro Retina can be repaired for less than the cost of a used model of the same year/specification, absolutely. If it will cost more to repair your MacBook than it would cost to buy that model used, then it would make sense to buy a used model of similar specification instead.
 

How much does it cost to repair liquid damage to a MacBook pro retina?

If your machine only has an issue with the keyboard, it would be around $250 to replace the keyboard. If it is a battery issue, $199. If a logic board issue, $200-$425 to repair depending on the severity.
 

Is it more cost efficient to repair a MacBook pro retina after sustaining liquid damage? 

If your liquid damaged MacBook Pro Retina can be repaired for less than the cost of a used model of the same year/specification, absolutely. If it will cost more to repair your MacBook than it would cost to buy that model used, then it would make sense to buy a used model of similar specification instead.

Why should I repair my MacBook pro retina after liquid damage occurs? 

One should repair their liquid damaged Macbook if it costs less to repair than it costs to buy a similar model, used. If your liquid damaged MacBook Pro Retina can be repaired for less than the cost of a used model of the same year/specification, absolutely. If it will cost more to repair your MacBook than it would cost to buy that model used, then it would make sense to buy a used model of similar specification instead. Also, you help the environment by not wasting resources – but above all – most of us aren’t made of money.

How hard is it to repair liquid damage to a MacBook pro retina? 

It is fairly difficult if the damage is extensive, especially if the damage is to the logic board. Component level logic board repair is one of the most difficult aspects of Macbook repair, as repairing complex electronic circuits at the microscopic level is very difficult. You have many parts working together with circuitry that is often undocumented, poorly documented, or with parts that are not available.