What's the screwdriver size I need to remove these screws?
Planning on removing the WiFi/Bluetooth antenna from the Macbook Pro 16” 2019 laptop. Just want to confirm, are they using a P2 * 0.8mm? Just want to make sure so I don’t round off the heads as these are very delicate screws.
Sadly we only had the normal AppleCare as my other half wasn't aware it didn't cover accidental damage either…. I am in the UK, and reading the guides, I don't believe AppleCare+ covers accidental damage either. If it did, the cost of fixing would only be reduced… we'd still get charged an arm and a leg….
The water had got under the touchbar, so the touchbar had a small period of where it didn't work. I had to open it ASAP because during COVID 19 there is very little place to go to get it fixed. I did see one or 2 areas on the logic board that had very tiny evidence of dried water so I used isopropyl alcohol and a cotton bud and cleaned it thoroughly. There was also a tad bit of corrosion on a soldering joint on the board, of which I also fixed by adding a very minute bit of solder. But the display itself had vertical lines running through it slightly…. I.e. one sixth of the screen was a shade of pink, the near side of the screen where water got in.
I even contacted the guys at the Rossmann group. They told me if it was a logic board problem the display wouldn't even show anything… and they said water definitely got into the LCD. It's interesting… I thought those LCD panels were sealed but hey hum….
So…. The driver size is a T2 and NOT a P2? Alright … the guy in a video said a screwdriver you used on the iPhone but…. Ok
This is what the display looks like. There were a few drops of water that went on the touchbar. This is what has caused all of this. Someone told me it's water in the retina display and the whole thing needs replacing. What do you think Dan? The camera also stopped working after a few days of this spill. Tcon board looked fine so idk…
@danj what does this look like to you?
@danj t-con board seems ok, I drowned it in alcohol… quite literally… and dried it. 99% isopropyl alcohol. Even put alcohol near the bends of the ribbons. Strange… everything seems fine… I soaked the entry point of the ribbons with some alcohol and left it for 30-60 minutes to dry.
Images of how it looks. Just letting it dry until I put it back together. I wonder if those creases in the ribbon could be causing an issue… but I don't know…. I used a small syringe after my q-tip and just thought sod it. Will update once everything is back together if God has mercy on me lol.
Well…. the 2nd section that was being weird is no longer happening but the far left section i.e. the initial 1st section is still screwed… and flickers a bit. Sad times…. I’d take the whole thing apart and clean the TABs but……. i don’t even know if that’s possible. !&&* i was tempted to remove the ribbons that are taped to the t-con board but again…… i was hesitant to do that…… I wonder if it’s even possible. It’s strange though…. everything seems fine….
@danj what would you do in my situation? I mean… letting Apple look at it is all well and good… the warranty is pants cos it’s opened and messed with… but would they actually fix it? Would they equally charge extortionately for the display assembly?
@danj Picture of logic board - my phone didn't do the photo favours.
@danj after further investigation, the t-con board is fine, and under the shield everything was fine. I noticed something though… the LVDS cable from t-con to logic board has a small bulge. Could *this* be the culprit of my screen problems?
Is this a good question?