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Repair guides and disassembly information for the new base-model 14-inch MacBook Pro, released November 2023, refreshed with the Apple-designed M3 SoC. Successor to the 13-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro with M2.

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Software to find every hardware problem.

I want a software for my MacBook Pro base model m3 version, that will run a very advanced hardware check. I am already aware of apple normal diagnostics. And I don't wanna go to any store.

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unfortunately there is no such thing. depending on what issue you want to diagnose, there are few other things to use, like powermetrics or smartctl for the SSD drive. However if you find someone friendly in AASP with AST2 access, he can remotely run full diagnostics on your laptop. Sad truth is that there is not even a proper memtest for M1 platform.

So basically what i do after i fix hard M1+ case and back up all data:
1. Sonoma on Host Mac, Full DFU Restore, check restore log for possible issues.
during resotore process it will update and check firmware on many components including small things like HDMI Converter IC or Backlight driver. If you open Console app, you will find very verbose log of all process. i use it as a diagnostics tool on failed macs too.
2. smartctl to check for SSD metrics
3. Powermetrics to see it cores are boosting properly under load.
4. Advanced AHT using someone with AST2 access

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So I was trying to find water damage. And I have done MacBook mri(Mac resource inspector) And I did apple normal diagnostics. I'm just looking for a way to find water damage. (before you ask, this happened more than a week ago, maybe almost 2 weeks.)


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