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What is this burned part on the logic board?

Hello. I was just trying to bake my old logic board. I had nothing to lose because it was already flawed. Everything went well. The Mac is running again.

After a while it started to smell terrible. I restarted the Mac and used it for a few hours and everything seemed to be working fine.

I removed the logic board again to see if something could be burned: please look at the picture. What is this part used for? And could it be fixed? The Mac still seems to work fine without it. But it still smells awful.

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Any help appreciated!

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Hey Christoph,

it seems to be a capacitor (like the one left and the two beneath of the destroyed one).

If you could get a schematic (and in addition better: a boardview of your specific board), then you’d eventually desolder it and place a new one.

I don’t know it, but it seems even to be a 22µF “1E7N” type like the others…

But you should be able to solder SMD-parts AND: Please take a look to the boardview for the polarity of this capacitor (it has a plus pole). If you solder it in the wrong direction, it will smell and fire again…

Best Regards and good luck


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Hello Georg,

You are right, it is a "22µF 1E7N" capacitor. I checked another Mac. I'm looking for information on polarity and trying to get spare parts. To be safe, I'll buy several capacitors from this.

Many thanks for your response!



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Yeah, I agree — it looks like a capacitor burst. You can resolder one on, but you should probably not use the computer until it’s fixed if you want to play it safe.

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Hi teardown-er,

many thanks for your answer. It is a capacitor like you mentioned. I do not use the computer till I get it fixed. But I really wonder, why the Mac is still running and everything seems to work normal. But maybe this part of the board is only used when a second monitor is plugged in …

Thank you.


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