Learn how to repair Macbook logic boards!
We offer one-on-one training in a personalized tutoring environment. I believe the best way to learn difficult material is in an environment where you work and ask questions at your own pace. Tutoring is always one-on-one with no other students.
Who does the teaching?
All teaching will be done by my assistant, Jason. Louis no longer offers any tutoring. Any & all future sessions will be with Louis’ primary technician, not Louis himself!
I want to sign up! What do I do?
Very simple! Choose a package below, and then pick your dates using the scheduler.
Wait a second, I’m confused. I want to sign up, but how do I use this thingie??
Sadly, this is a common question. I want you to think about what are signing up for; a class on how to restore computer motherboards at component level. I am trying to teach you how to diagnose which of the 1000+ components on a motherboard is keeping it from working, on a board smaller than a slice of pizza, in less time than it takes to get licensed to sell health insurance. If you’re telling me that you can’t figure out how to use a calendar, then you’re telling me I am going to waste a lot of time trying to explain this shit to you; trust me when I say that fixing motherboards is much harder than figuring out a scheduler!
If you can’t figure out the scheduler, I can’t teach you board repair. Many other students have managed to book time using this tool, and their payments cleared. If you can’t figure it out, this is not the craft for you.
You should be in the business of doing this before signing up.
This is designed to help people who already have a business working on these products stop outsourcing and make more money. This is not designed to get you from zero experience to profitable business inside of a week. This is to fill the gaps, not to get you to where I am inside of 3-5 days. You should work at a business doing this or have a business doing this, where you have built up a client base.
Further, getting into doing this is not the easiest thing in the world. Will you be able to find clients? Will you be able to run a successful business? Please sort this out before going on to hone your skills in this very niche field. I want to know that when you are done with this, that you can put what you’ve learned into practice and make back at least 10x what you paid here. If you are unable to get in business, get clients, or find machines at prices that allow you to resell them for a profit, this skillset will not help you.
If you are at a point where you’ve lost your job, need to pay the mortgage, and want to spend your last $1000 with me because you think it will fix everything: THIS IS NOT FOR YOU! There are MUCH better ways to spend that last $1000. I have been there and will tell you, this will not fix it. It takes lots of time to build upwards momentum to the point where a new business will have steady income stream that will not simply show up just because you come to this tutoring.
Some will be paying to learn that this is not for them.
I am honest about this. Some have the mindset required to do well at this. Some will figure out, quickly, that this is not for them. Not everyone is going to wind up being good at this. If the thought of this scares you, I would suggest thinking twice before signing up.
A few things required:
- Analytical mindset.
- Willingness to guess and jump to conclusions, then test if your conclusion is true.
- Not being afraid to be wrong.
- Ability to learn from mistakes and self-modify behavior.
When it comes to soldering, I can only do so much – at some point you will have to realize what works and does not work and correct your own hands.
You should have boards to bring.
Working on real boards is at the core of this course. We can work on my stuff, but that can run out, which is why it will be helpful if you bring boards to fix.
This goes back to being “engaged” in this business. If you have no boards to bring to try to fix, are you truly engaged in this business? Have you never replaced a board for a customer and then wondered if the old one could be fixed? Prior to fixing boards I had 10-20 of them in a bin just waiting to be fixed. You should have this, at least a few, and if you don’t, I would question whether or not you are engaged in this business.
NOT EBAY JUNK!
If you go to eBay to buy junk just so you have stuff to bring, it will not work. eBay boards are trash that no one else wanted to fix(for good reason) that are usually unfixable.
Now that I’m done scaring you…
Watch students fix boards below!
We’ve repaired thousands of boards. Jason teaches from an everyman’s perspective, not an engineer’s, and will work with you on his daily queue. You’ll get to see what is and isn’t economical to repair, how we handle real problems on real boards that customers bring in, and welcome you to bring your own. Feel free to Google Louis Rossmann to find hundreds of instructional videos, how-to posts, and answers on advancedreworks’ forum where your instructor’s content has helped others repair boards otherwise considered dead. We will be going over:
- Liquid damage diagnostics & repairs.
- No power troubleshooting.
- Running slow troubleshooting.
- No backlight troubleshooting.
- No image troubleshooting.
- Small chip BGA rework.
- If time and jobs permit, large chip BGA rework.
- QFN and SMD component soldering.
- Time sensitive troubleshooting – how to get work done in a minimal amount of time.
- How to spot miserable problems so they do not waste your time.
What will I get out of this tutoring?
Increased bottom line and faster turnaround for your own customers.
Have you been turning down liquid spill damage because you lack the tools or knowledge to repair it? Have customers said no, or backed away when you tell them you have to send the laptop somewhere else?
I know that when we outsourced these repairs, it wasn’t as good for our business. The ability to offer faster repairs and judge the complexity/timeframe of a repair upfront greatly enhanced the customer experience at my business. I want your business to benefit from the additional services you will be able to offer, and the superior customer service of cutting out the middlemen.
I have never been a great classroom learner. I learn well one-on-one, when I, as a student, can set the pace, the path, and the content of the curriculum. As a teacher, I work with only one student at a time to ensure that I can provide this same high-quality education. Teaching only one student at a time, I am able to adapt my lesson to the student’s individual needs and abilities, provide immediate feedback, answer questions as they arise, and ensure that my student understands and absorbs the information I am presenting. Obviously there is much less profit in teaching one student at a time, but I find this to be the maximum I should be working with at once. Our classes here will not be comprised of more than one student!
Real world approaches to real world problems.
I will be working with you on my daily queue, which is always a slew of destroyed logic boards. You will see how we handle tickets in an actual store that pays its rent and staff off of logic board repairs; not pretend in an alternate environment. The customers dropping these items off will be within an ear’s reach of my office you will be working in. You will also be given boards to work on from my collection and I will involve you in the diagnostic process, answering your questions as I go.
Problem-solving expertise from a working professional who does this for a living.
Other component-level repair education programs are taught by underqualifed generalists who lack real-world experience.
Programs with a focus on laptop and cellphone board repair are often led by people with a generic electronics background who have no experience fixing logic boards. I would sooner give a logic board to my pet blackberry than to many claiming to teach board repair, because those people are not making a living doing it!
The companies teaching board repair that know what they are doing are often very broadly focused with little you can apply to our profession. You’ll see lots of focus on perfect soldering techniques, which doesn’t help you diagnose real world problems. Proper soldering is one thing, but there is much more to board repair than learning how to solder. How do you figure out why something isn’t charging, or isn’t displaying an image, or isn’t turning on when the connector isn’t damaged? How do you figure out which components are at fault when none of them look damaged? This instruction is missing from every program I have researched.
I want you to learn the ins and outs of how to do what we do: component-level repair of Apple laptop logic boards, so that you can enhance your existing business and make a better living from it.
Shortcuts past the time-wasting mistakes.
There are many common mistakes that everyone makes entering this field. There’s virtually no information on the internet besides what I have provided, and even then, my content has holes in it. I want to go through these mistakes with you. More importantly, I want you to make those mistakes HERE so you don’t make them at your business where they will cost you time, money, and sanity.
I ensure that you are ready for the undertaking ahead of you. Prior to class, you must watch this video.
I will supply you with notes on what we’ve gone over so that you are not left stranded if you forget core concepts.
What are you teaching?
I teach whatever it is that you need to learn. The beauty of one-on-one tutoring is that I get to redirect “what are you teaching?” back at you with another question: “What don’t you know?” The format is simple: we work on real board issues at your pace.
The problem with the classroom format is that I will be explaining concepts to people who are not ready for those concepts yet. At the same time,I will be putting people who already understand those concepts to sleep. If you are confused about how to use a multimeter, we can go over that, even on the last day of tutoring. Maybe you know how to build a multimeter, but have questions on the sequence that powers on the ISL6259 buck regulator that there is no known datasheet for, we’ll dive into that on day one.
My favorite part of this entire process is that I am never going over the same thing twice. It is all based on where YOU are in your understanding of this entire process.
I don’t live in New York City. Where should I stay?
Probably not Manhattan.
Hotels in midtown are insanely expensive. We are easily accessible by subway (L train at First Avenue, or 4/5/6 and N/Q/R trains at Union Square), so save yourself a pile of money by staying in Brooklyn or Queens. Or, if you are really hardcore, you could save even more money by staying in New Jersey and taking a PATH train into the city. Don’t drive in and plan on finding street parking, because there essentially isn’t any.