Recently we’ve had two tough jobs in Sheffield: Replacing the SSD hard drive in a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and replacing a keyboard in a MacBook Pro. We thought we’d share a few photos and thoughts about what we did.
Surface Pro 4
We don’t often get these in for repair, and honestly don’t particularly like repairing them! They have been given a ‘repairability’ score of 2/10 due to the difficulty of doing it! The main risk this time was damage to the LCD screen on the way in…but we avoided any damage and were then able to go further inside and swap the failing SSD for a new one.
MacBook Pro Keyboard Change
A very common repair we do is changing a MacBook keyboard after liquid damage. Wine, beer, tea, coffee, coke, milk – can’t think of many liquids we haven’t heard split on a macbook keyboard. For repairing, it’s also a pain to do. It’s not as risky in terms of damage to other components as a Surface Pro, but it’s just a tedious because of the time it takes to do. Everything needs to be removed from the MacBook to get to the keyboard, and then there are 60 or more tiny screws on the keyboard to unscrew (and not loose).