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MAC DESCRIPTION/HISTORY

The MacBook was a brand of notebook computers manufactured by Apple Inc. from early 2006 to late 2011. It replaced the iBook series and PowerBook series of notebooks as a part of the Apple–Intel transition from PowerPC.

Positioned as the low end of the MacBook family, below the premium ultra-portable MacBook Air and the powerful MacBook Pro, the Apple MacBook was aimed at the consumer and education markets. It was the best-selling Macintosh in history, and according to the sales-research organization NPD Group in October 2008, the mid-range model of the MacBook was the single best-selling laptop of any brand in US retail stores for the preceding five months.

There have been three separate designs of the MacBook: the original model used a combination of polycarbonate and fiberglass casing which was modeled after the iBook G4.

MAC REPAIRS – HOME COMPUTER TECH

There’s no denying it. There are millions of reasons why any computer user would choose to buy a MacBook or an iMac. Although they appear to be pricey, they are actually cheaper in the long run. They appeal to users who simply want to get the work done because the interface is simpler and choosing between Macs is easy as well. Apple makes interconnectivity between devices easier so if you already own an iPad or an iPhone, we totally understand why you would choose to buy a Mac. Macs also make use of the Time Machine and Cloud so you don’t have to worry about backing up your files. Mac users don’t have to worry about viruses, spyware, or malware because Macs, even without antivirus programs, are really secure. Not to mention that the Apple support is the best support there is.

Although Macs are probably the most consistent, sturdy, and efficient computers, they’re not bulletproof. Every now and then, something is still bound to go wrong and you might need the help of the experts. When it comes to Mac Repairs, MacBook Repairs, and iMac Repairs in Bowen Hills, Home Computer Tech is the right company for the job.

Here are just some of the most common Mac problems you might experience that our experts can easily fix:
  • Running slowly
  • Lost Wi-Fi connection
  • Ethernet problems
  • Mac won’t charge
  • Mac won’t turn on
  • Mac freezes
  • Mac won’t shut down
  • Blue or gray screen startup
  • Spinning beachball
  • Kernel panic
  • Display isn’t working or distorted
  • Flashing question mark
  • Bluetooth problems
  • Sound problems
  • Hard drive space problem
List of Services

OSX Installation & Update

Working with operating systems can be quite intimidating. Good thing our experts can help install and upgrade OSX on your Mac computer. From Yosemite to Mavericks and Lion to Panther, we’ve got you covered! Don’t hesitate to call us for any of your Mac Repairs!

Virus & Spyware Removal

Macs have a reputation for being the most secure of any other machine out there. It is very rare for Macs to get infected by a virus or a spyware. However, it is not impossible. In case you got unlucky and you’ve found your machine has been compromised by a malicious software, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Computer Tune-Up, System Tune-Up, Speed-Up Performance

Even if you buy the latest gadget, you’ll find yourself being left behind sooner or later. Technology advances so fast nowadays that upgrading your computer is almost a necessity. Whether you like keeping up with the times or you simply want to improve your Mac’s performance, rest assured that our experts at Home Computer Tech Bowen Hills can do the job!

Password Recovery

Don’t worry, it happens to everyone. If you’ve been racking your brain for hours and you still can’t remember your password, maybe our experts can help! When it comes to Mac Laptop Repairs, Home Computer Tech Bowen Hills is perfect for the job!

Home Office Network Solutions

Setting up a home network has many advantages. Home networks make it easy to share devices such as printers as well as files across different computers. If you’re thinking of setting up your very own home network, let our experts at walk you through everything you need! We are willing to help you with all your Mac Repairs and other services you need.

Onsite Services

Onsite services save you from the hassle of having to bring your computer to us. Let our experts at Home Computer Tech Bowen Hills bring our services to you! Absolutely free of travel fees.

Application Installation

Need help with picking the right application or simply need help with the installation process? Our experts at Home Computer Tech Bowen Hills are here to guide you. Just give us a call!

Clean Mac

Every computer needs cleaning every now and then. Deleted files and applications tend to leave behind garbage files that may slow down your Mac’s performance. Our experts can clean up your Mac for you! For Mac Repairs and other services, call our experts at Home Computer Tech Bowen Hills!

Upgrade Memory

Running out of memory? It might be time for an upgrade! Call up our experts and we will walk you through the process. For all your concerns about MacBook and iMac Repairs, our experts at Home Computer Tech Bowen Hills can help!

Upgrade Storage

Nowadays, computers are used as storage for different kinds of data. Pictures, movies, music, documents, you name it! If you think you’re running out of data storage, why not have it upgraded? Our experts at Home Computer Tech Bowen Hills can help you with all your Mac Repairs, MacBook Repairs, and iMac Repairs.

Too Many Popups

Uh oh. Too many popups are never a good sign. In fact, popups are one of the symptoms of a virus infection! If you have been seeing popups everywhere on your Mac, it’s time to call the experts to have your machine checked!

Recovering Lost Data, Pictures, Videos, Documents

Accidentally deleted all your data? Corrupted hard drive? Before you decide that it’s hopeless, let our experts at Home Computer Tech Bowen Hills take a look at the damage. For Mac Repairs, MacBook Repairs, as well as iMac Repairs, our experts are Home Computer Tech Bowen Hills are more than happy to help!

Charger Port

A damaged charger port can be very frustrating. If your Mac won’t charge and your charger seems to be working fine, there might be a problem with your charger port. Good thing our experts at Home Computer Tech Bowen Hills can help with Mac Repairs.

Battery

Mac won’t charge? Mac will only run if plugged into wall? Your battery might be damaged! Our experts at Home Computer Tech can replace your battery for you so that you can go back to your daily routine.

Buttons/Keys

Some buttons or keys won’t work? Have our experts take a look at the situation and we will see what we can do! Our experts at Home Computer Tech Bowen Hills can help with all your MacBook Repairs, iMac Repairs, and Mac Repairs.

Screen/LCD

Cracked LCD? Mac starts up but won’t display anything? Our experts can repair your screen so that you can get back to your tasks in no time! Just give us a call and we will be right at your service.

Mouse

-Mouse won’t work? Trackpad won’t work? We understand how frustrating this can get. That is why our experts are more than happy to help you repair your Mac so that you can get back to work.

Set Up

Need help with setting up a brand new Mac or setting up a new peripheral device? Leave it to us! When it comes to services related Mac Repair, Home Computer Tech Bowen Hills is the one for the job!

Hardware

Whatever hardware problems you are encountering with your Mac, rest assured that our experts will do whatever they can to make sure that your Mac gets repaired in no time!

Hard Disks

-Corrupted hard disk? Hard disk making strange noises? It may be time for a replacement! Our experts at Home Computer Tech Bowen Hills can do the job! We are experts on Mac Repairs, MacBook Repairs, and iMac Repairs.

Internet Speed

-Internet too slow? Downloads are taking forever to finish? There are a lot of factors that might be affecting your Internet speed. Have our experts take a look at it!

MAC REPAIRS BY MODEL

MacBook Air

  • MacBook won’t turn on.
    If your MacBook Air won’t turn on, the problem might be any of the following:

    • Ram Issues
      — Your MacBook Air has RAM issues if it beeps 3 times. This means that your RAM is either insufficient to boot or your RAM is faulty.
    • Bad Power Adapter
      — If your battery is bad, your Mac will run off battery but won’t charge.
      — If your battery is too slow, it is difficult to diagnose a bad power adapter.
      — In order to test your adapter, borrow either a battery or power adapter to test the machine. If the same thing happens with a different power adapter, the problem is most likely the logic board.
    • Bad MagSafe Board
      — If there is no power to the machine and your adapter is known to work, the next course of action is to replace the MagSafe board.
    • Bad Logic Board
      — If your problem still persists after trying out the above statements, replace your logic board.
      — Also, 9 beeps on startup indicates a logic board problem.
  • MacBook shuts off when you plug it in.
    Your MacBook runs okay but suddenly shuts off when you plug it in? Check out the following:

    • Dead Battery
      — If the battery is dead, your Mac should run fine off the power adapter but will turn off when unplugged.
      — A dead battery can be evident in many forms:
      * Battery may not accept a charge.
      * Mac may not recognize the battery.
      * Battery may be recognized as charged but fails to power your computer when the AC adapter is unplugged.
  • A flashing question mark appears on startup.
    There are numerous reasons why your Mac might be flashing a question mark during startup.

    • Bad operating system
      — Your operating system needs to be repaired or reinstalled.
    • Not enough RAM
      — This can fixed by installing more RAM or downgrading to an older OS.
    • Bad hard drive.
      — Your hard drive may have been erased, corrupted, or damaged.
      — If your hard drive has been corrupted or damaged, it needs to be replaced.
      — A degrading hard drive usually exhibits symptoms such as gradually increasing loudness as well as clicking. If your hard drive is making abnormal clicking noises but still works, back up your data immediately and have your hard drive replaced.
  • Machine boots but display remains dark.
    • Display
      — If your screen isn’t working, the display is most likely to blame.
      — If your display is okay but your screen remains dark, you need a new logic board.
  • Bluetooth or AirPort Problems
    • — Loose connector cable.
      — A loose connector cable can exhibit different symptoms:
      * The Bluetooth menu bar icon is grayed out or has an X through it.
      * The AirPort menu bar icon is grayed out and has an X through it.
      * The AirPort menu says “Not available.”
      * The AirPort no longer shows up under System Profile.
      * There is an initial message in system.log that indicates trouble with the AirPort.
      * The diagnostic utility reports no problems.
      * Running the System Profile from the installer disc still shows a missing AirPort.
  • Ports/Audio Problems
    • — If you lose either USB or Ethernet, the only thing to blame is the logic board.
For MacBook Air Repairs, call Home Computer Tech Bowen Hills!

MacBook Model A1181

  • MacBook won’t turn on.
    If your MacBook Air won’t turn on, the problem might be any of the following:

    • Ram Issues
      — Your MacBook Air has RAM issues if it beeps 3 times. This means that your RAM is either insufficient to boot or your RAM is faulty.
    • Bad Power Adapter
      — If your battery is bad, your Mac will run off battery but won’t charge.
      — If your battery is too slow, it is difficult to diagnose a bad power adapter.
      — In order to test your adapter, borrow either a battery or power adapter to test the machine. If the same thing happens with a different power adapter, the problem is most likely the logic board.
    • Bad Logic Board
      — If your problem still persists after trying out the above statements, replace your logic board.
      — Also, 9 beeps on startup indicates a logic board problem.
  • MacBook shuts off when you plug it in.
    Your MacBook runs okay but suddenly shuts off when you plug it in? Check out the following:

    • Dead Battery
      — If the battery is dead, your Mac should run fine off the power adapter but will turn off when unplugged.
      — A dead battery can be evident in many forms:
      * Battery may not accept a charge.
      * Mac may not recognize the battery.
      * Battery may be recognized as charged but fails to power your computer when the AC adapter is unplugged.
    • Bad or Slow Fan
      — Even with a good battery, your MacBook’s fan speed must be high enough.
      — If your fan speed is 0 or very low, your computer will not run when unplugged.
    • Dead Hard Drive
      — Try booting off an OS X DVD (or an OS X on a USB key).
      — If this works, it means your MacBook is working but hard disk is dead and a replacement is needed.
  • A flashing question mark appears on startup.
    There are numerous reasons why your Mac might be flashing a question mark during startup.

    • Bad operating system
      — Your operating system needs to be repaired or reinstalled.
    • Not enough RAM
      — This can fixed by installing more RAM or downgrading to an older OS.
    • Bad hard drive.
      — Your hard drive may have been erased, corrupted, or damaged.
      — If your hard drive has been corrupted or damaged, it needs to be replaced.
      — A degrading hard drive usually exhibits symptoms such as gradually increasing loudness as well as clicking. If your hard drive is making abnormal clicking noises but still works, back up your data immediately and have your hard drive replaced.
  • Screen is black but with faint graphics.
    • Backlight
      — If your backlight isn’t working, your MacBook’s inverter may be bad.
      — Other parts of your MacBook might be bad as well, such as display or logic board.
      — If your backlight fails intermittently while moving display, the problem is the inverter cable.
  • Trackpad or keyboard won’t work.
    • — The only solution is to replace the logic board.

MacBook Pro 15” and 17”

  • MacBook won’t turn on.
    If your MacBook Air won’t turn on, the problem might be any of the following:

    • Ram Issues
      — Your MacBook Air has RAM issues if it beeps 3 times. This means that your RAM is either insufficient to boot or your RAM is faulty.
    • Bad Left I/O Board
      — If left I/O board is bad, your MacBook will not start when plugged into wall.
      — Your MacBook may or may not run on battery and light adapter will not light up at all (if applicable).
      — These symptoms point to a left I/O board that needs to be replaced.
    • Bad Power Adapter
      — If your battery is bad, your computer will run off battery but won’t charge.
      — If your battery is too slow, it will be difficult to diagnose a bad power adapter.
      — -In order to test your adapter, borrow either a battery or power adapter to test the machine. If the same thing happens with a different power adapter, the problem is most likely the left I/O board.
      — If you have the same problem with a fully charged battery, you most likely need a new logic board.
    • Thermal Sensor Issues
      — If your MacBook’s fans run at high RPMs but it does not boot, there’s probably an issue with the thermal sensors.
      — If replacement of thermal sensors don’t fix the problem, the logic board most likely needs to be replaced.
    • Bad Logic Board
      — If your problem still persists after trying out the above statements, replace your logic board.
      — Also, 9 beeps on startup indicates a logic board problem.
  • MacBook shuts off when you plug it in.
    • Dead Battery
      — If the battery is dead, your Mac should run fine off the power adapter but will turn off when unplugged.
      — A dead battery can be evident in many forms:
      * Battery may not accept a charge.
      * Mac may not recognize the battery.
      * Battery may be recognized as charged but fails to power your computer when the AC adapter is unplugged.
  • A flashing question mark appears on startup.
    There are numerous reasons why your Mac might be flashing a question mark during startup.

    • Bad operating system
      — Your operating system needs to be repaired or reinstalled.
    • Not enough RAM
      — This can fixed by installing more RAM or downgrading to an older OS.
    • Bad hard drive.
      — Your hard drive may have been erased, corrupted, or damaged.
      — If your hard drive has been corrupted or damaged, it needs to be replaced.
      — A degrading hard drive usually exhibits symptoms such as gradually increasing loudness as well as clicking. If your hard drive is making abnormal clicking noises but still works, back up your data immediately and have your hard drive replaced.
  • Screen is black but with faint graphics.
    • Backlight
      — If your backlight isn’t working, your MacBook’s inverter may be bad.
      — Other parts of your MacBook might be bad as well, such as display or logic board.
      — If your backlight fails intermittently while moving display, the problem is the inverter cable.
  • Ports/Audio Problems
    • — If you lose either USB or Ethernet, the only thing to blame is the logic board.
For MacBook Repairs, call Home Computer Tech Bowen Hills!

MacBook Pro 15” Unibody

  • MacBook won’t turn on.
    If your MacBook Air won’t turn on, the problem might be any of the following:

    • Ram Issues
      — Your MacBook Air has RAM issues if it beeps 3 times. This means that your RAM is either insufficient to boot or your RAM is faulty.
    • Bad Power Adapter
      — If your battery is bad, your computer will run off battery but won’t charge.
      — If your battery is too slow, it will be difficult to diagnose a bad power adapter.
      — In order to test your adapter, borrow either a battery or power adapter to test the machine. If the same thing happens with a different power adapter, the problem is most likely the left I/O board.
      — If you have the same problem with a fully charged battery, you most likely need a new logic board.
    • Thermal Sensor Issues
      — If your MacBook’s fans run at high RPMs but it does not boot, there’s probably an issue with the thermal sensors.
      — If replacement of thermal sensors don’t fix the problem, the logic board most likely needs to be replaced.
    • Bad Logic Board
      — If your problem still persists after trying out the above statements, replace your logic board.
      — Also, 9 beeps on startup indicates a logic board problem.
  • MacBook shuts off when you plug it in.
    • Dead Battery
      — If the battery is dead, your Mac should run fine off the power adapter but will turn off when unplugged.
      — A dead battery can be evident in many forms:
      * Battery may not accept a charge.
      * Mac may not recognize the battery.
      * Battery may be recognized as charged but fails to power your computer when the AC adapter is unplugged.
  • A flashing question mark appears on startup.
    There are numerous reasons why your Mac might be flashing a question mark during startup.

    • Bad operating system
      — Your operating system needs to be repaired or reinstalled.
    • Not enough RAM
      — This can fixed by installing more RAM or downgrading to an older OS.
    • Bad hard drive.
      — Your hard drive may have been erased, corrupted, or damaged.
      — If your hard drive has been corrupted or damaged, it needs to be replaced.
      — A degrading hard drive usually exhibits symptoms such as gradually increasing loudness as well as clicking. If your hard drive is making abnormal clicking noises but still works, back up your data immediately and have your hard drive replaced.
  • Screen is black but with faint graphics.
    • Backlight
      — If your backlight isn’t working, your MacBook’s inverter may be bad.
      — Other parts of your MacBook might be bad as well, such as display or logic board.
      — If your backlight fails intermittently while moving display, the problem is the inverter cable.
      — You can rule out the problem with the logic board if you can plug in an external monitor and it works.
  • Ports/Audio Problems
    • — If you lose either USB or Ethernet, the only thing to blame is the logic board.
For MacBook Pro Repairs, call our experts at Home Computer Tech Bowen Hills!

MacBook Unibody Model A1278

  • MacBook won’t turn on.
    If your MacBook Air won’t turn on, the problem might be any of the following:

    • Ram Issues
      — Your MacBook Air has RAM issues if it beeps 3 times. This means that your RAM is either insufficient to boot or your RAM is faulty.
    • Bad Power Adapter
      — If your battery is bad, your MacBook will run off battery but won’t charge.
      — If your battery is too slow, it will be difficult to diagnose a bad power adapter.
      — To test your adapter, borrow either a battery or a power adapter to test the machine. If the same thing happens with a different power adapter, the problem is most likely with the logic board.
    • Bad MagSafe Board
      — If your machine won’t turn on and you are sure that the adapter is working, the next course of action is to replace the MagSafe board.
    • Thermal Sensor Issues
      — If your MacBook’s fans are running at high RPMs but it doesn’t boot, there’s probably an issue with the thermal sensors.
      — This model features a thermal sensor on the heat sink.
    • Bad Logic Board
      — 9 beeps on startup indicates that your logic board has a problem.
  • MacBook shuts off when you plug it in.
    Your MacBook runs okay but suddenly shuts off when you plug it in? Check out the following:

    • Dead Battery
      — If the battery is dead, your Mac should run fine off the power adapter but will turn off when unplugged.
      — A dead battery can be evident in many forms:
      * Battery may not accept a charge.
      * Mac may not recognize the battery.
      * Battery may be recognized as charged but fails to power your computer when the AC adapter is unplugged.
  • A flashing question mark appears on startup.
    There are numerous reasons why your Mac might be flashing a question mark during startup.

    • Bad operating system
      — Your operating system needs to be repaired or reinstalled.
    • Not enough RAM
      — This can fixed by installing more RAM or downgrading to an older OS.
    • Bad hard drive.
      — Your hard drive may have been erased, corrupted, or damaged.
      — If your hard drive has been corrupted or damaged, it needs to be replaced.
      — A degrading hard drive usually exhibits symptoms such as gradually increasing loudness as well as clicking. If your hard drive is making abnormal clicking noises but still works, back up your data immediately and have your hard drive replaced.
  • Machine boots but display remains dark.
    • Display
      — If your screen isn’t working, the display is most likely to blame.
      — If your display is okay but your screen remains dark, you need a new logic board.
  • Ports/Audio Problems
    • — If you lose either USB or Ethernet, the only thing to blame is the logic board.

MacBook Unibody Model A1342

  • MacBook won’t turn on.
    If your MacBook Air won’t turn on, the problem might be any of the following:

    • Ram Issues
      — Your MacBook Air has RAM issues if it beeps 3 times. This means that your RAM is either insufficient to boot or your RAM is faulty.
    • Bad Power Adapter
      — If your battery is bad, your MacBook will run off battery but won’t charge.
      — If your battery is too slow, it will be difficult to diagnose a bad power adapter.
      — To test your adapter, borrow either a battery or a power adapter to test the machine. If the same thing happens with a different power adapter, the problem is most likely with the logic board.
    • Bad MagSafe Board
      — If your machine won’t turn on and you are sure that the adapter is working, the next course of action is to replace the MagSafe board.
    • Bad Logic Board
      — 9 beeps on startup indicates that your logic board has a problem.
  • MacBook shuts off when you plug it in.
    Your MacBook runs okay but suddenly shuts off when you plug it in? Check out the following:

    • Dead Battery
      — If the battery is dead, your Mac should run fine off the power adapter but will turn off when unplugged.
      — A dead battery can be evident in many forms:
      * Battery may not accept a charge.
      * Mac may not recognize the battery.
      * Battery may be recognized as charged but fails to power your computer when the AC adapter is unplugged.
  • A flashing question mark appears on startup.
    There are numerous reasons why your Mac might be flashing a question mark during startup.

    • Bad operating system
      — Your operating system needs to be repaired or reinstalled.
    • Not enough RAM
      — This can fixed by installing more RAM or downgrading to an older OS.
    • Bad hard drive.
      — Your hard drive may have been erased, corrupted, or damaged.
      — If your hard drive has been corrupted or damaged, it needs to be replaced.
      — A degrading hard drive usually exhibits symptoms such as gradually increasing loudness as well as clicking. If your hard drive is making abnormal clicking noises but still works, back up your data immediately and have your hard drive replaced.
  • Machine boots but display remains dark.
    • Display
      — If your screen isn’t working, the display is most likely to blame.
      — If your display is okay but your screen remains dark, you need a new logic board.
  • Ports/Audio Problems
    • — If you lose either USB or Ethernet, the only thing to blame is the logic board.
For MacBook Pro Unibody Repairs, call our experts at Home Computer Tech Bowen Hills!

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