Macbook Repairs are fairly infrequent, and being the past owner of the first Macbook air series and now a Macbook pro, I feel well placed to comment on the process of Mac repairs. All macs have a far more robust operating system giving the user a far more reliable experience. We know most Microsoft operating platforms, XP, Vista and now Windows & do still suffer from “holes” found by hackers, but the problem is less prevalent with mac. I recall my first mac book air was used most days for 2 years or more without any anti virus system in place, this is testimony to the robust quality of the leopard snow leopard and the new lion operating system. The only fault I did have with my macbook air was the rear screen hinges broke and this is a common fault with them. The overall cost of repair was surprisingly cheap though, we normally quote both hinges replaced for less than £120.00. macbook air screen replacements are quite common in our workshop. We see quite a few screens replacement jobs for macbook air series because they are just so wafer thin they do not get any protection should anyone accidentally sit or stand on their mac. TIP Number one – do not get into a habit of leaving your macbook air on the floor or on sofa!
Very few other mishaps happen to Macbook air products. we recommend a very good antivirus product for ALL MAC products it is ESET NOD 32. This can be purchased online or from our shop.
Macbooks are generally hardy products as I have said, however the number one repair we see for macbook’s and macbook pro of all sizes is macbook screen replacements. The perception is “its a mac, it must be expensive!” On the contrary in most cases. The screens are not expensive nor are they hard to replace. The picture below shows a broken macbook screen which our workshop at cambridge laptop repair replaced in less than 20 minutes. There are also some very good trade parts suppliers for parts not just screens. We have taken advantage of these by offering back cover replacements, hinges bezels and batteries to mention a few.
A common upgrade now being requested more and more is for memory upgrades. Lion can utilise more than 4Gb of RAM. I currently have 16Gb! The cost is pretty good too, and if you contact us to get a quote we will make you an offer for your old memory to offset the cost of the upgrade!
More information on macbook care, parts and tips and tricks are available from our regular newsletters.