MacBook Pro: 820-00426 no power and overheating power chip
A customer gave me a broken MacBook Pro (A1398, mid 2015) that now I want to try to repair without replacing the entire motherboard. The motherboard version is: 820-00426.
With the great help of a thermal camera, I’ve seen that some ICs like Q7130, Q7135 and the capacitor nearby start overheating as the PSU completed the handshake (green light on, 20V output and then orange light).
On the PPDCIN_G3H_CHGR rail there are almost 20V (19.8V) instead of the expected 18.5V, so I suppose that could be an issue on the U7100 on the back.
As supposed, the U7100 Power Chip overheats quickly and on its PIN 26 (CHGR_SGATE) the voltage is always 19.8V.
Should I try to replace the U7100 chip (ISL6259AHRTZ) or have I to look for another issue? Hoping that Q7130 and co. are still alive.