Macbook logic board repair tools list


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Since I get lots of messages related to tools I used, here is the list. If you buy from an amazon link we get a few bucks from it, the ultrasonics/flux from are sold by us as well.

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● Soldering Iron:
● Preferred tip:
● Micro Soldering Pencil:
● Micro soldering tip:
● Hot Air station:
● Microscope:
● Microscope LED light:
● Flux:
● Solder paste:
● Tweezers:
● On-Screen multimeter:
● Multimeter Probes:
● Fume Extractor:
● Solder:
● Crest CP500D Ultrasonic cleaner:
● Branson EC cleaning fluid:
● Jumper wire THIN:
● Jumper wire THICK:
● Nitrile gloves:
Bench PSU: Agilent 6542

● Work camera:
● Home camera:
● Work microphone:
● Home microphone:
● Microscope camera: - mine is DISCONTINUED, this is the closest one I can find.
● HDMI capture:

✖ Boardview software used:
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What types of components (resistors capacitors etc) do you stock and what are the most common ones that get replaced?


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I use capacitors from scrap boards, as duke recommend long time ago.
For resistors, I got 0402, 0603 and 0805 "book style"; don't buy mixed ones, you will not use even 1% of the caps...
I got 0201 resistors in stripes, I extract them faster than from a book.
1206 in stripes too, as I used them very rare...
Good to have many new LP8550 too.


Hi all
What leads do you use for the magsafe chargers so you can plug them into power supply? Did you just make them or can they be purchased?


Yea, I sacrificed a charger, but I'm sure you can find leads. Quick search of ebay pulled them up.


Thanks for the list.
Any update on the above list?
I.e. recommended models of solder stations, cameras, power supplies, etc.
Any recommendations for a thermal camera, etc?
Especially for those on a budget. :)

I realise the list is more than 7 years old.
The links to these are dead:
Micro soldering tip
Hot air Station
Solder paste
Ultrasonic cleaner

All the rest of the links to the tools seem to work.