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FlexBV: Paul Daniel's wonderful FlexBV takes board view files and schematics together to make an easy to search tool. You can easily move back and forth between board views and schematics just by right clicking. It also has an amazing parts search, so you can find that missing component on a totally different board. Clicking on nets highlights everything attached, pin 1 shows up red, and it will soon include resistance readings, voltages, and basic instructions. iPhone boards are now supported. Check the links below.

ZXW: is the original reverse engineered board view for iPads and iPhones. Paul's software is rapidly taking over, but this has a few things that are still relevant.

DosDude1's macOS Patcher to run macOS on unsupported hardware. Please note, not all machines supported by this patch will run well, for example the unibody iMacs do not have an integrated GPU and the dedicated is not supported.

DosDude1's DeMux to turn off the 2011 series MacBook Pro dedicated GPU in the video mux firmware.

KVM is a simple VM to run macOS in.

Older AHT downloads


Bad Caps iPhone
Bad Caps Laptop
Bad Caps Requests
Sorin's Discord #schematics

Helpful sites

Known issues with Apples products

MacBook Logic Board Repair Facebook Group

Rossmann's Discord

Honest Geek's site has useful information on EFI repair.

YouTube Channels

EEVBlog Dave explains electronics engineering in a fun way. He also does cool tear downs and reviews of equipment we need.

Ben Eater builds a full computer on a breadboard. Learn lots about latches, memory, and discrete logic.

Fran's Lab has a different feel than most electronics channels. Learn electronics from a different view.

Piernov What more needs to be said?


Hot Air Stations


Power Supply

Soldering Stations



Support iPad Rehab, Jessa's store and buy from iPad rehab. Her store carries mostly iPhone and iPad components and tools

DigiKey has general electronics components.

Mouser has general electronics components. US based and well worth a look for general electronic components

Support Rossmann Group's store and buy your MacBook Parts here.