Slow Macbook Repair and upgrade

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 would he be better off with buying a new Macbook.

Macbook trackpad Repair - Trackpad is not pressing correctly
Macbook trackpad Repair – Trackpad is not pressing correctly

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.

Expanded battery on Macbook due to heat - Macbook battery replacement
Expanded battery on Macbook due to heat – Macbook battery replacement

When we took off the bottom cover we could see that the battery was expanded so much that it was pushing 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 on 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.

Repair Process

Expanded battery on overheating Macbook - Macbook Overheating Repair
Expanded battery on overheating Macbook – Macbook Overheating Repair

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.

Macbook 2011 Battery replacement - Macbook Battery replacement Service
Macbook 2011 Battery replacement – Macbook Battery replacement Service

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.

Replacing slow Macbook hard drive with a Solid State Drive - Macbook SSD upgrade
Replacing slow Macbook hard drive with a Solid State Drive – Macbook SSD upgrade

Next was to replace the slow Hitachi hard drive with a high quality Corsair SSD drive which provides an extended performance.

Servicing

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.

Loose screen hinge on Macbook - Slow Macbook Repair in Adelaide
Loose screen hinge on Macbook – Slow Macbook Repair in Adelaide

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:

  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.

We have sophisticated equipment in our workshop with high accuracy microscope, ultrasonic cleaning bath, reflow machine and tools for micro soldering to achieve high-quality logic board repairs. With hundreds of components in stock, we can quickly locate and replace faulty chips, resistors, and capacitors in Macbooks.

The Result

Greasing hinges on Macbook after servicing it - Macbook Service Adelaide
Greasing hinges on Macbook after servicing it – Macbook Service Adelaide

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?

If you have Mac or iMac causing troubles and need a Mac 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, specialize in computer and electronics repairs. And we will do our best to repair your Computer quickly without involving high costs and long waiting times in repair shops.

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