MacBook Pro Flexgate Repair

MacBook Pro Display backlight issue

We repair devices down to a component level

MacBook Pro flexgate repair

13″ and 15″ MacBook Pro Flexgate Repair in Christchurch.

Do you have a MacBook Pro which is experiencing a ‘flexgate’ backlight display problem? Is the display permanently blank and failed altogether? Does the image on the screen fail after you open the lid at a certain angle?

LaptopFixNZ offers a fast and simple solution to repair your MacBook display at a fraction of the cost to replace the expensive display. 

13" Apple MacBook Pro Flexgate repair costs - $250

15" Apple MacBook Pro Flexgate repair costs - $350

         We repair the following models:

  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)  A1707
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)  A1706
  • MacBook Pro (15-­inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) A1707
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)  A1706
  • MacBook Pro (15-­inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)  A1707
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)  A1708
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)  A1989
  • MacBook Pro (15-­inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)  A1990

What is Apple MacBook Flexgate ( Backlight) issue?

Flexgate issue is the syndrome of screen defects with certain models of MacBook Pro caused by a faulty Flex cable. The flex cable responsible for the display backlight was originally designed too short, so there is pulled tight every time when you open your laptop screen up past a certain angle, usually near the full opening, creating room for an easy MacBook pro flexgate issue to pop up any moment. This will result in no image at all or an image that is only visible up to a certain angle.

The picture below is  a flexgate issue that is partial and starting to fail

MacBook Pro Flexgate repair
Apple Backlight Repair Program

Apple released a display  backlight repair programme for people who have the following models of MacBook:

  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-­inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports)

Affected devices were sold between October 2016 and February 2018. Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will service affected MacBook Pro units, free of charge.

What to do if you have a MacBook that is Not ELIGIBLE for the Apple Backlight Repair Program?... CONTACT  US.….if your MacBook isn’t listed on the Backlight Repair Program

MacBook Pro flexgate repair

Is the Flexgate issue repairable? Yes, it is.

For MacBook Pro Flexgate repair, we provide a unique component-level solution. Instead of replacing the entire display, we carefully extend the short flex cable by a few millimetres, resolving the underlying issue and preventing future occurrences. Our approach is specialized and ensures a lasting fix. We’re proud to be one of the few shops in NZ offering this service for MacBook Pro Flexgate repair.

For fixing MacBook Pro Flexgate issues, we have a couple of options:

Flexgate Repair: We offer a repair service for $250 (13″ Macs) and $350 (15″ Macs) that addresses the backlight problem. This involves extending the backlight cable and reattaching the connection to prevent future issues. This service is available locally and nationwide through our mail-in repair service.

Display Replacement: Another option is to replace the entire display assembly, which some repair shops recommend. However, we focus on fixing the specific component causing the issue, which often results in a more cost-effective solution without compromising quality.

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At LaptopFixNZ we have the tools and skills required to repair a FLexgate fault on MacBooks at an affordable price.

Not local to us? We have a mail-in repair service which means we can repair MacBooks and Laptops all over New Zealand

For more information about this mail-in repair service or if you wish to speak regarding your MacBook repair, you can email us or call us on 0 277 276 276.

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