We have received a 2011 model Slow Macbook for Repair this week. It was working painfully slow also the trackpad was not clicking.
We knew we have multiple issues and needed to give an accurate quote for the repair so the client could decide if it is worth fixing or be better off buying a new Macbook.
We suspected that there was something pushing the trackpad and causing it to not engage the button. But we were not expecting to be caused by this.
When we took off the bottom cover, we could see that the battery was expanded so much that it pushed the trackpad. This could eventually crack the trackpad.
Trackpads on Macbook are built from a couple of layers of plastic and glass for high sensitivity and can easily get damaged by excessive force or bending.
What is even more concerning is the possibility of this lithium-polymer battery catching fire. Well spotted by NASA engineer David Friedlander back in 2012, expanding batteries are real fire hazards. Hence we advise getting your Macbook serviced at regular intervals to eliminate overheating issues! Call us if you have noticed your Macbook running hot!
As mentioned above battery expansion is caused by excessive heat inside of these encapsulated Macbooks. The same is the cause of the slow working Macbook too.
The heat inside of the Macbook starts degrading the hard drive. Which is very sensitive to constant heat over 70*C for multiple hours at a time.
We discussed all these issues with the customer and quote him for the repair. He was happy to go ahead with repairs and we rolled up our sleeves.
First we have replaced the battery as this battery was fire hazard and we didn’t want it connected to any power source.
We fit only genuine original parts, so we went and installed genuine Apple Macbook Battery on this Macbook Pro. This way we can ensure that customer will have prolonged battery life.
Next was to replace the slow Hitachi hard drive with a high quality Corsair SSD drive which provides an extended performance.
Additionally to the SSD upgrade and battery replacement we wanted to ensure that Macbook is well looked after and serviced properly. As the hinges of the screen were very loose.
Over the years the screws on the hinges loosen up, which may result on metal screw bits being loose close to electronic circuits. Which is a short circuit hazard.
After giving it a good clean we have tightened all the screws of the Macbook and installed a fresh operating system.
Slow Macbook Repair we offer here in Adelaide includes a couple of simple steps:
- Get a Quote for the repair before any work is done, even over the phone.
- Free pick up from the client’s location in Adelaide. Alternatively, drop in for a quick check while you wait.
- Confirming final cost and “Go” from the client.
- Repairing and ensuring everything works as expected.
- Returning repaired system to the client. Or the client can pick it up from our workshop.
Once all was assembled back we were ready to complete the operating system installation.
We also transferred all customer data too to ensure he can continue on his daily routine with much faster Macbook now.
Would you like to read more about our Slow Macbook Repairs? Check out some of our published repair cases.
Do you need Slow Macbook Repair in Adelaide?
Do you need this Repair in Adelaide?
If your Apple Mac or Macbook is causing trouble and need a Macbook Repair Service in Adelaide, give us a call, and we will advise on the best scenario to get your device repaired.
Interstate? Why not Send IT for a Repair. Repairs take under three weeks, including forward and backward postage. Contact us to get an idea of cost and turnarounds.
We at IT-Solve, specialise in Apple Mac and electronics repairs. We will do our best to repair your Mac quickly without involving high costs and long waiting times in repair shops. Our average repair takes under a week!
Repaired, not Replaced!
We are committed to reducing e-waste in Australia. How we do it is by educating our customers on the reparability and longevity of their devices, as well as providing affordable Macbook 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 Macbooks 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 Macbooks we repair. Check some of our Macbook 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 2000$ or even 1000$ today by repairing our faulty Macbook is brilliant. That’s an extra half Macbook 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 Macbook from polluting our one and only Planet.