French Telecommunications engineer, I've decided to fix myself every machine that needs to. I starded with fixing old Macs with iFixit and now spend all my free time doing this my own.
- 2 iMacs intel 17" late 2006
- iMac intel 17" early 2006
- iMac 27"mid 2009 intel core i7
- MacBook Pro 13" intel core i7 late 2011 (upgraded to 16Gb RAM & 512Gb SSD)
- Macbook Pro Retina 13" intel core i5 2.9GHz early 2015 standard specs
- Mac Pro early 2013 deca-code intel Xeon E5, 64GB RAM
- Apple Watch Series 0 Sport Silver (first hour)
- Apple Watch Series 3 Edition white ceramic
- iPhone 3G 8GB
- iPhone 3GS 8GB
- iPhone 5 Black 32GB
- iPhone 5c Blue 16GB
- iPhone 5s Silver 32GB
- iPhone 6 Silver 128GB
- iPhone 6s dark gray 128GB
- iPhone 7 rose gold 128GB
- iPhone 7 Plus Red 128GB
- iPad 1st Gen Wifi 64GB
- iPad 3rd Gen 16GB
- iPad mini 16GB
- iPad Air 2 64GB
- Some iPods
- Apple TV v3
- Apple TV v4
- Apple TV 4K
- Time capsule 2TB
- Cool stuff & pro tools
Here are my certifications :
Teardowns I've Worked On
Guides I've Contributed To
My Favorite Guides
Page 1 of 2
Page 1 of 7
How to recognize a genuine HomePod?Hi everyone ! Haven’t been posting in a while. My mom reached to me for a question that I couldn’t answer for once. She...
How to upgrade the Mac Pro Airport cardHi there ! I have seen a few tutorials running on the internet about how to upgrade an old Macbook Pro Airport card to get...
Where to buy Mac Pro 2013 RAMHi there ! I recently owned a Mac Pro 2013. For some price reasons, I chose to own the "cheapest" one, which uses 3x 4GB...
Will the device charge with foreign charger?Hi there ! I Just owned a japanese limited edition Game Boy micro. It comes with a japanese charger which objiously wont...
Where are the SMC sensors located?Hi, I have a problem with my macbook. After liquid spilling, when i turn it on, the fan immediately blows at max speed....
MacBook Pro in security mode (shut down)Hey there ! This may sound like a sad joke but this actually happened to me. You have the right to laugh as loudly as you...
iPhone 3GS Battery doesn't take chargeHi everybody ! One of my friends has given his 3GS to me so I can try & repair it. His symptoms are quite simple : when he...
My iPhone keeps bonging after battery replacement + damaged screenHi there ! I saw that there is a similar subject on the site but didn't helped me as much as I'd have needed. I tried to...
iPhone 4s searching but receiving?!Hi there ! I Have made a power sensor cable replacement on an iPhone 4s today. When I switch it on, it says "searching"...
Opening my iPhone failed...Hi ! I I was just trying to open my iPhone 5 with a suction cup and a plastic opening tool, just like in battery...
Page 1 of 2
Answer to "iPhone 6 backlight. Apple logo then no display"In addition to @brokegadget suggestion, you may try to turn your phone to DFU mode. I would suggest you to check & clean (using the right process) the connector pins. Hope this helps, Vincent
Answer to "I need to completely rebuild I phone 6 Plus after bad accident."Hi Dan, Sorry for your loss, it must feel horrible. I understand how high you'd love to recover your son's phone data. (1) If the motherboard is not dead, you may be able to transfer it to a new set of components, which is a tricky operation, I would suggest you to be helped if you're a novice (2) If the motherboard of the phone is damaged, I'm afraid that you won't be able to recover anything, as long as the memory is a really small part, soldered to the motherboard. Anyway, I suggest that you come back here, post pictures of the phone (outside & outside if you can manage to open it safely) so we can try & help you with the diagnosis ! Hope this helps, Good luck, Vincent
Answer to "Quelle solution pour extraire les photos depuis iCloud?"Hello ! Il y a deux cas de figures : (1) Si ta sauvegarde n'est pas chiffrée, il est possible d'explorer un fichier de sauvegarde d'iPhone (des logiciels type "iPhone backup explorer" répondent à ce besoin. (2) Si ta sauvegarde est chiffrée, il faudra la restaurer pour explorer son contenu. Quoiqu'il en soit, les photos supprimées sont conservées 30j dans l'album "supprimés récemment" de l'iPhone. Si elles étaient synchronisées sur la bibliothèque photo iCloud, elles sont également conservées pendant un mois suivant la suppression. N'hésite pas !
Answer to "Having problems replacing battery in iPhone 4S"iFixit sellsiPhone 4s screw set. However, as @Ben noticed, the phone should be able to turn on without the screws installed. You should have removed only a few screws and no other part to access the battery. Hope this helps ! Vincent
Answer to "2006 Intel iMac wouldn't power on"Hi Michael ! I would 1st suggest you to try unplugging the machine, holding the power button for 10s then plugging it back it. I had the same problem with the same mac model. I ended up replacing the power supply unit (iFixit sells that part) and it now works well. Couldn't tell if your computer has the same problem but I'm glad that it fixed mine. Hope this helps !
Answer to "Mac Mini beeps on boot , after HDD replacement and RAM swap?"Hi Derek ! You have been well informed. A bac beeping that way on startup means that the ram was not correctly inserted. Beware, removing RAM is pretty easy to do but to replace it correctly, you need to press it firmly so it is well connected. I had the same problem the 1st time I changed RAM in a mac, just had to insert it again with a more significant amount of strength and it did the job. In addition, I would suggest to try this after inserting the new ram : (1) Unplug your computer, and press the start button for 10s, plug it back in (2) Start your computer and immediately press simultaneously alt+cmd+r+p which resets the PRAM Hope this helps!
Answer to "How to fix my iPod stuck at 23 million minutes?"I would suggest that you put your iPod into DFU Mode to restore it. In case you don't know how to do this : (1) Plug your iPod to your computer (PC or Mac, it doenst really matter) (2) Press both the home and power button until it shuts down. (3) ONLY RELEASE the power button, keep the home button pressed for approximately 20s. Your computer should then prompt that it has detected a device on recovery mode and will suggest you to restore it. Just do so. Hope this helps !
Answer to "Are the speakers compatible with the earlier versions (12~14mid)?"As you may see on these 2 guides (for 2014 & 2015 15" MBP retina), They have the same shape, same screws & apparently the same connector. I would say yes, but I could not be 100% sure about it as this information is not provided anywhere (no part on the store, and I've not been able to find it elsewhere). MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2015 Right Speaker Replacement MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display Mid 2014 Speakers Replacement
Answer to "My back cover doesn't pop off easily"iPhone 4/4S rear glass isn't as easy to remove as you may think. It should be open like a calculator. Hold it from the bottom with both of your hands and pull the panel with both of your thumbs to make it slide. Once it slides, then you can remove it easily. It requires a "significant" amount of pressure, especially the 1st time on an used smartphone (because of dust). Hope this helps Vincent
Answer to "Can't get top right corner screw back in."Hi ! As long as this screw is a contact screw, there's no surprise about your phone not responding once reassembled. I suggest that you use different screwdrivers, not being able to give you an accurate reference as long as I no longer own an iPhone 4. If you still can't manage to screw it or that the head is a bit damaged, some tools sold f.e. at iFixit may help you. I personally use this one for damaged screws.
Page 1 of 12