MacBook laptops were first introduced in May 2006 and they have enjoyed a great reputation since then. Durability, resistance to malware attacks and a lower number of Apple MacBook repair applications justify this good name. There are nevertheless cases when, like any computer, Macs are prone to problems.
If your MacBook is still covered by warranty walk into an Apple Store and get a fix for free. If you no longer have warranty coverage, you can either do the troubleshooting yourself or choose a professional to take care of the job.
Get help from a specialized service provider
While lots of computer repair stores handle all sorts of PCs, tablets, smart phones and MacBooks, there are some specialized services that focus only on Apple repairs and Mac support.
– They have Mac certified repair technicians. Nevertheless, only a small percent of computer repair services are authorized and rated by Apple.
– They can identify problems and troubleshoot a lot more efficiently and quickly than a non-technical user.
– A professional service provider has the tools to assess and diagnose the various MacBook problems – the pro will be able to determine whether you need a hardware or a software Apple MacBook repair solution.
An authorized repair shop is therefore the smartest choice for getting your MacBook back in the shortest time possible.
Common MacBook problems
While highly resistant to certain technical problems, MacBooks are not immune to all issues. The most common complaints MacBook owners report are problems with power adapters, batteries and sleep issues.
Power Adapters may malfunction because of dirty connectors. Cleaning the power connectors could be the solution, but if the problem persists, the deterioration could be in the molding on the adapter itself.
Batteries may not charge as expected. It is not difficult to check the battery on an Apple MacBook. Repair or battery replacement is pretty simple. If still on warranty it will be free of charge. Apple provides online instructions for the monthly calibration of batteries. They are available both for new MacBooks as well as for older series Macs.
Sleep issues can be really frustrating. If the MacBook is entering sleep mode when you are in the middle of work, specialists suggest closing the lid and reopening. Pressing the power button long enough will also cause the MacBook to restart.
Basic troubleshooting fails for more complex repairs; they should be conducted by a computer savvy.