iMac Slow loading Repair

We know how annoying is when we need to wait for the applications to open. Especially when we are in rush to complete an assignment and the spinning wheel of death slowing our productivity.

Some will say that the annoying jumping icon while we are waiting for applications to launch is not a big deal, but over time it becomes unbearable as the whole iMac or Macbook slows down and is barely usable.

Annoying jumping icon while we are waiting application to launch
Annoying jumping icon while we are waiting for the application to launch

This exact issue had baffled our customer recently. And as everyone else does he turned to Apple for advice. Unsurprisingly for us, Apple’s advice was to buy the new model. This being 27″ iMac, a new model would have cost him near 4000$.

Luckily he did his research and found us. We are able to see him the very same day and run a diagnostic on his 2011 27″ iMac.

iMac slow loading repair - Hard Drive tests showing failing drive
iMac slow loading repair – Hard Drive tests showing failing drive

As we have expected of these iMacs we found performance issues being caused by the hard drive.

Over the years, these iMacs (and any computers really) get clogged with dust and fluff as 3 powerful fans are circulating fresh air around the internals of the iMac. This is a common issue and the solution is simple if preventative measures are being communicated to the customer at the time of purchase. Which unfortunately never is! Selling new models of iMac and Macbooks has a higher priority for Apple than ensuring they last longer.

iMac Slow Loading Repair Process

Installed SSD drive and secondary Hard Drive on 27″ slow loading iMac

This is a simple repair once underlying issues are isolated and understood.

These iMacs are excellent computers with powerful enough CPU and GPU to last many years more. This is the best time to have it upgraded while it is taken apart.

This is what we exactly did, we have installed a 512GB SSD drive in the place of the DVD drive. Let’s face it, in this era, no one is using their DVD drives anymore. We either stream multimedia or download it from the web.

Additionally, as the customer is a photographer he needed additional space. And we were to the rescue with multiple options there. Now the operating system is moved to an SSD drive, there was a space for a second hard drive. So we went and offer from 1TB to 8TB to get installed there. As he was new to photography he decided to start small and got 1TB installed as a secondary hard drive.

What is great about these pre-2015 iMac’s is that they are straightforward to take apart and upgrade. Nothing like the new generation iMac designed to be thrown away if the upgrade is needed or gets slow.

Macbook slow loading repair we offer here in Adelaide includes a couple of simple steps:

  1. Get a Quote for the repair before any work is done, even over the phone.
  2. Free pick up from the client’s location in Adelaide. Or alternatively, drop in for a quick check while you wait.
  3. Confirming final cost and “Go” from the client.
  4. Repairing and ensuring everything works as expected.
  5. Returning repaired system back to the client. Or the client can pick it up from our workshop.

Successfull iMac Slow Loading Repair

This iMac with a slow loading operating system and applications was repaired successfully. We have fitted a fast 512GB SSD drive where we installed the operating system and programs.

Additionally, we have installed a 1TB HDD to keep customers’ data and future high-quality raw photographs.

Would you like to read more about our Mac repairs, related to this topic? Check out some of our published repair cases.

Upgraded SSD  drive and secondary HDD on thi powerful 27" iMac
Upgraded SSD drive and secondary HDD on this powerful 27″ iMac

Please note: This is not educational material. It is rather a showcase of the services we offer.
Therefore, it should be used as general guidance on what to expect of such repairs.
In case you have a similar device and need the repair, always rely on professionals. These are sensitive electronic devices, and small mistakes may cause irreversible electronic damage. Which may require whole part replacement for 2 or 3 times the cost.

Do you need this Repair in Adelaide?

If your Mac or iMac is causing trouble and need iMac Repair Service in Adelaide, give us a call, and we will advise for the best scenario to get your device repaired.

We at IT-Solve, specialise in iMac and electronics repairs. We will do our best to repair your Apple Mac quickly without involving high costs and long waiting times in repair shops. Our average repair takes under a week!

Call us now on 0469317177 or drop us an inquiry via Text us via Whatsapp MessengerWhatsApp or Text us via Facebook MesengerMessenger
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Repaired, not Replaced!

We are committed to reducing e-waste in Australia. How we do it is by educating our customers in the repairability and longevity of their devices, as well as providing affordable iMac Repairs here in Adelaide.
Although our best intentions and hard work, this is not an easy task. Customers must accept that cost of high-quality electronic repairs, is between a third and half of the price of a new device. However, with the current trend of planned obsolescence in electronic design, we see more and more iMacs having shorter lifespans. To tackle that, while we do our repairs we target common planned obsolescence engineering design mistakes to ensure we extend the life expectancy of the iMacs we repair. Check some of our iMac Repair Cases to get an idea of the process.

That said, if we buy a new one or write it off via insurance, it does not guarantee that the new one will not meet the same fate as the older one pretty soon.
As matter of fact, quite often we see accidents reoccurring within less than 2-year gaps. If we can save 3000$ or even 1000$ today by repairing our faulty iMac is great. That’s an extra half iMac cost ready to be spent on another one when the time comes or our need for performance increases.
When that time comes is up to us to buy a new one or keep pushing the one we have, but delaying it by a year or three is always a good starting point and saves another abandoned iMac polluting our one and only Planet.