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A1706 / EMC 3071—Released in November 2016, this 13" Macbook Pro introduces the OLED Touch Bar. Features a dual-core "Skylake" Intel Core i5 CPU and four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

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Missing Capacitors on motherboard

I had recently bought a use MacBook Pro 2016 13 inch with a TouchBar and had opened it up to check out a speaker issue and to my surprise before even opening it someone had stripped a few screws. This had been the least of my issues as when I took the bottom panel off I had seen a lot of bad screws and of course the missing capacitors. I had looked up a scan of this motherboard to compare it to the missing parts and I know what’s missing but I have no clue as to where to find them. Also I can’t tell what it affects as there are other various problems it has. The display has overexposed colors and a flickering when grey is on the screen as well as Touch ID failing to work. Is it possible the missing capacitor is causing the screen flickering?

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The four SMT devices are all SMT capacitors. They are part of the Sleep1 & Sleep2 power stages. I can’t figure out why someone would remove them on purpose. I’m thinking someone had a slip with a screw driver or thought these would correct the display issue you have (?)

While replacing them is a good idea, I don’t think that’s going to fix your display problems.

Frankly, I would return this system and get my money back!

Between a new logic board and the possibility of also needing a new display you’ll end up sinking a lot of money into it, and that still doesn’t get into replacing the speaker which likely have been blown out as well (an early issue with this series)

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Ah okay. Well, thank you for your answer! Upon closer inspection, I've noticed they have seemed to of actually make small punctures in the display ribbon cable which is why I have those display issues. Also just curious, but what do the Sleep 1 and Sleep 2 power stages do?


Ouch! This sounds like someone was mad! Sabotaging the system!

As I feared you would likely need both a new logic board and display as the display cables can't be replaced on there own ($$$$) This is a money pit!

The reduction of power use if you leave the system turned on. Sleep2 is the deeper state (least power)


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