Thursday, January 11th, 2018
If the screen of your MacBook seems loose, wobbly, and weird, you’re going to want to fix that. The screen itself could potentially pop out, but it will also generally mess with the performance of your laptop. Many people feel they should be able to fix this issue themselves, especially since online fix-it guides make it look so easy. The truth is it’s always better to go to a professional.
Many online guides will tell you fixing a loose MacBook screen is a cinch. Just get the right tools, set aside an hour of your time, and BAM. But there are a lot of truths they don’t include in these guides. For one, having the right tools is extremely necessary. Without them, you could harm your laptop or yourself. The tools themselves can be very expensive, which these guides also won’t tell you. Sometimes, buying the tools you need costs more than having your device fixed.
In addition, fixing a device as complicated as a laptop isn’t very easy. There are a lot of pitfalls you need to look out for and a lot of ways in which you could slip and cause more problems, void your warranty, etc. Even the online guides will tell you not to try this if you aren’t already adept at handling technology fixes.
If you bring your MacBook to us, we will do a full diagnostic for free. That means we will take a look at your loose screen and figure out exactly what it will take to fix it. We will also check to see if you have any other problems that could be making your MacBook slower. Then we will let you know the full amount of the repairs and allow you to decide if you are ready to commit. Once you decide, we will have your laptop repaired and back to you within 24 hours, good as new.
You can’t find promises like this if you try to fix your screen yourself. All the online guides will tell you to fix the device at your own risk, but we offer a guarantee to have your laptop back to you within a day, cleared of its problems. We strongly recommend you at least speak with a professional about the possibility of repairs before ever trying to do it yourself.
Thursday, December 21st, 2017
Dealing with a slow MacBook can be frustrating (to say the least). While your computer may just be getting slower with age, there are also some ways to jumpstart your machine and help it speed up its functions again.
It might sound silly, but if you haven’t done this in a while, it may be time. Your MacBook does need to be restarted every once in a while, and if you’ve had it on for a month or longer, give it a little rest.
In order to put an end to a cluttered hard drive and to really get a down and dirty clean, download Clean My Mac, which is a fast and safe cleaning program that will get rid of all the unnecessary crud. A lot of stuff you don’t need will tend to linger on your computer, slowing down your processes, and this can help. Clean Your Mac isn’t free, but it is worth the cost.
You may have been putting off all those updates for a long time, continuing to hit “Remind Me Later” or something else equally noncommittal. When you do this, though, you’re just making your Mac work harder, which will make all the performances slower. Take some time out to update your device (making sure all your essentials are backed up first), and you’ll really see an improvement.
When you turn on your computer, there are probably a lot of applications that come up automatically. This can slow down everything your Mac does while it’s on so why not get rid of some of those unnecessary startups? Just go to System Preferences > Users & Groups and click your username. Click Login Items and find the programs you don’t need to open automatically when you start your Mac. Highlight them and click the minus button.
Have you tried absolutely everything under the sun to get your Mac running faster again and nothing’s worked? Bring it to us! We’ll do a full diagnostic test for free and tell you how much it will cost to fix the problem. If you decide to have your device repaired with us, we will make sure to get it back to you within 24 hours.
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Three Mac computers were deemed obsolete or vintage by Apple as of this past Tuesday, October 31. What this means is that even if the computers are still in use, Apple will no longer repair them or provide replacement parts for them.
According to a recent report, the extended warranty offer for 2012 MacBook Pros with retina displays has ended as well. Some models of this laptop had anti-reflective coating that rubbed off. Many Apple gurus dubbed this problem “Staingate.”
So which Macs are so recently included in the “obsolete” and “vintage” categories? iMacs from late 2009—both the 21.5-inch and the 27-inch models—are now considered obsolete. This is simply a step Apple takes five years after a model is last manufactured.
The latest computer to move into the “vintage” category is the Mac Mini, which was last manufactured in mid-2011. This classification indicates that support is still provided for these devices for an additional two years. This is due to legal reasons in both Turkey and California.
What does this now mean for owners of these Apple computers? Some consumers are already upset—especially with regard to the Mac Mini. One comment following the Apple announcement reads as follows.
“As an owner of a 2012 Mac Mini, it feels odd to see the obsolescence date nearing. Technically being only one model older than the current shipping one it is still the most powerful and most upgradable Mac Mini. I hope the 2012 is still supported for a few more years, considering they were still sold as current models until late in 2012.”
Another commenter offered a bit of consolation.
“Typically Apple goes by the date they were last sold, not when they were introduced. Since the 2012 model was sold until late 2014, it should probably be fully supported until 2019, and obsolete around 2021,” the commenter wrote.
Clearly Mac users have grave concerns about what to do if and when their computers deemed obsolete or vintage require repairs. Is there anyone else they can contact to assist them when something goes awry with their computers?
Mac users can, in fact, take heed. Even though Apple has stopped repairing these computers, we still repair them. A simple phone call to us at 1-800-555-5555 will put you in touch with highly skilled technicians who will use their training and high quality parts to get your Mac computer back into tip-top shape. Call today and get your Mac back up and running.
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
There are plenty of articles (and videos and how-tos) out there on the Internet telling you how to clean your Macbook yourself. After all, it’s a good idea to clean your device every so often so it can run smoothly and get the cobwebs out. Though there are programs you can download that will clean up your computer’s contents, it’s a whole different ballpark, however, trying to clean the hardware yourself.
It may not look like it now, but if you really want to clean your Macbook, it takes some getting down and dirty. This can mean taking your computer apart so you can get everything and really make sure it’s clean. As a result, many people underestimate how delicate cleaning a Macbook really is. Instead, why don’t you leave it to the professionals and spend your time on something else?
It’s always a possibility. When you take your computer apart, there is a potential you can do something to void your warranty. Even just the act of taking it apart in some cases does so. As such, it’s a good idea to know what you’re doing when you start tinkering around with your Mac, and if you don’t, ask someone who does.
Even though you’re not actually messing around with the computer’s wiring and whatnot, cleaning it can still potentially cause problems if you spill something, use the wrong tools, etc. Because of this potential side effect, it is often better to ask someone to clean your Mac who has the right tools and know-how at the ready and who won’t have trouble putting your laptop back together afterward.
Instead of worrying about whether or not you’re going to do something to harm your computer, why not just let us give it a spit shine and return it to you as good as new? Especially if you’ve never cleaned your Macbook before, it’s time to have a professional look at it and make sure it’s running well in addition to being clean.
You can find out more about our cleaning and repair fees by calling or stopping by our store. We are here to help you keep your Macbook in the best of shape.
Thursday, July 6th, 2017
MacBook keyboard problems are, unfortunately, fairly common, and while you may be able to fix them temporarily at home with a life hack or two, it’s better to let someone with the training and know-how necessary to take a look at your device and fix it properly. Here are some of the common MacBook keyboard issues for which you might want to seek professional help.
One of the problems many owners of 2016 MacBook Pros are discovering is that the butterfly mechanisms aren’t highly reliable. This is an issue many are experiencing across the board, though it can potentially be fixable. Allow us to take a look by bringing your MacBook in or by letting us come to you.
Another common issue with the MacBook Pro is sticky keys. Now, many websites will tell you to try fixing this problem with a butter knife or another concerning device, but we recommend bringing your laptop in for a free diagnostic. You may just need a quick cleaning or it could be indicative of a larger issue. Either way, you’ll feel much better when you put your computer in the hands of professionals.
If you haven’t spilled anything on your keyboard and it has suddenly stopped working, you might want to try troubleshooting the issue at home first. Make sure there’s a connection and that your computer has power. Then try restarting your Mac. If you have a wireless keyboard, make sure to check the Bluetooth connection. If none of this seems to be a problem and your keyboard still isn’t working, let us take a look.
If you do have a wireless keyboard that won’t connect at all, there’s a possibility the problem is with the Bluetooth. There are plenty of ways to troubleshoot this issue, but we also recommend bringing your laptop in for a free diagnostic session if you’ve tried troubleshooting and come up empty. It’s best to consider the issue of the keyboard being wireless and how this can create separate problems from a wired keyboard.
We want to help you fix your keyboard so you can go back to using your laptop for everyday work and fun. Let us come to you or stop by today for a diagnostic session and an estimate of your necessary repairs.
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