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Evan, sure you could. That would be one way of doing it. For as long as your know what SMD component you are measuring. I recommend a pair of smart tweezers since they will also tell you what component you are measuring. The other thing that you will most likely need is a good schematic. I am sure that you learned all about those in your studies. Without a good board layout diagram, even a schematic will be a royal PITA. So you will need to acquire those (beg, borrow, scrounge) . Once you have the schematics, you will find that most of Apples have a legend about the test points. This might/should help to diagnose potential problems. So as you can see, it takes more than good tools and good skills to work on those. I definitely think you are on the right road to getting it accomplished. Hope this helps, good luck.
Evan, sure you could. That would be one way of doing it. For as long as your know what SMD component you are measuring. I recommend a pair of smart tweezers since they will also tell you what component you are measuring. The other thing that you will most likely need is a good schematic. I am sure that you learned all about those in your studies. Without a good board layout diagram, even a schematic will be a royal PITA. So you will need to acquire those (beg, borrow, scrounge) . Once you have the schematics, you will find that most of Apples have a legend about the test points. This might/should help to diagnose potential problems. So as you can see, it takes more than good tools and good skills to work on those. I definitely think you are on the right road to getting it accomplished. Hope this helps, good luck.
 
short example of legend of A1237 test points.
 
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Evan, sure you could. That would be one way of doing it. For as long as your know what SMD component you are measuring. I recommend a pair of smart tweezers since they will also tell you what component you are measuring. The other thing that you will most likely need is a good schematic. I am sure that you learned all about those in your studies. Without a good board layout diagram, even schematic will be a royal PITA. So you will need to acquire those (beg, borrow, scrounge) . Once you have the schematics, you will find that most of Apples have a legend about the test points. This might/should help to diagnose potential problems. So as you can see, it takes more than good tools and good skills to work on those. I definitely think you are on the right road to getting it accomplished. Hope this helps, good luck.

short example of legend of A1237 test points.

[image|329208|align=left]

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