Repairing an Apple Mac – Things to consider
If you’ve purchased an Apple Mac, you should be aware that your computer comes with some built in support coverages in case something goes wrong. Almost all Apple products come with a minimum of a one year limited warranty and 90 days of complimentary hardware phone support. Although the warranty will cover most things, you will probably not want to pay for the costs of Apples official hardware repairs as this can be very costly, looking for a local company such as support from CyberCall computer repair and their apple mac repairs in Bristol can often help with the problem for just a fraction of the cost. This will also become beneficial for time, with a lack of waiting around. But how much would it cost?
The Costs Of Mac Repairs
Apple Macs outside of their warranty periods will be a bit on the costly side to repair. Part of the reason is the high quality of Mac parts. Macs are built to last and when parts must be replaced, the same high quality parts are re-installed with the hope that they’ll last for years this time around. Macs can also cost a pretty penny to fix because of the demographics of the typical Mac user base. Apple banks on most of its Mac users being middle class or upper middle class and unwilling to deal with computer complications and hassles. Macs are easy to set up, easy to operate and typically do not break within the first few years of ownership. This type of computer often attracts users with limited technical knowledge and users who are willing to pay top dollar for repairs.
The typical cost of of a new Apple Mac battery will be between £60 and £120 with labor costs added in. If you need to replace a trackpad and keyboard, the cost will likely be around £60 to £90. A logic board replacement will run between £300 and £600. Labor will account for about £60 of this cost.
DIY (Do It Yourself) Mac Repairs
If you don’t want to take your Mac in to a professional for help, you can attempt some repairs on your own. You’ll need a Phillips screwdriver and some patience. To install a new battery, take the back off of the Mac and unscrew the screws that are on the battery’s edge with a tri-wing Y1 style of screwdriver. Slide the battery out of the logic board, put in the new battery and screw the screws back in place.
If your Mac is operating slowly, your software is likely taking up too much RAM. Remove the case from the back of your Mac by finding the RAM slots above the battery. Pull the plastic tabs holding sticks in and lift them out of the bay. Swap in the new RAM sticks.
If you need a new hard drive, unscrew the screws found in between the optical drive and the hard drive at the corner of the Mac by the battery. Pull out the black bar that is beneath the screws as well. Then unplug the hard drive by pulling on the ribbon with the plug on its end. Reverse these procedures to install the new hard drive. This means that you’ll have to connect the hard drive to the ribbon, put it in the space, put the black bar in its position and screw in the screws.
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