Repairing iMac slow loading and unresponsive

We love these 27″ ‘thick’ generation iMacs, they are such reliable machines. Especially compared to the new generation ‘thin’ iMac’s which have poor cooling and suffer from serious overheating issues.

iMac becomes unresponsive soon after it loads into the system
iMac becomes unresponsive soon after it loads into the system

As soon as the operating system loads up on this iMac, it becomes increasingly unstable and unusable as a result.

Unresponsive iMac Repair Process

We knew that iMac unresponsiveness and slowness could be either caused by software or hard drive issues.

In this case, we did not even need to run an HDD diagnostic software, as the hard drive was making all the wrong noises. From rattling to occasional clicking noises, all was there.

iMac screen removed to visually diagnose insides
iMac screen removed to visually diagnose insides

When taken apart, we could see the sheer amount of dust potentially caused the failure.

iMac Repairs 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. 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 to the client. Or the client can pick it up from our workshop.

We have a sophisticated equipment workshop with high accuracy microscope, ultrasonic cleaning bath, reflow machine and tools for micro soldering to achieve high-quality logic boards repairs. With hundreds of components in stock, we quickly located and replaced the faulty resistors and capacitors in the area.

Once confirmed data integrity on the time machine backup, we could proceed with the SSD upgrade.
As the customer did not need 2TB of storage, we reduced it to 480GB SSD, big enough to accommodate customer backup and another couple of years of data expansion.

The Result

Once the new SSD got installed, the iMac was ready to be serviced and assembled back together.

iMac with replaced SSD storage and fully serviced

Installing 480GB SSD storage instead of 2TB SSD saved in costs and made this gorgeous iMac snappy and ready to serve potentially another decade.

Would you like to read more about our iMac Slow loading Repairs? Check out some of our published repair cases.

Successful Macbook not turning on repair

Call us today for your Macbook Repair in Adelaide

If your Macbook or iMac is causing trouble and need a Macbook 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 computer and electronics repairs. And we will do our best to quickly repair your computer without involving high costs and long waiting times in repair shops.

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