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Apple Repairs


Windows on a Mac

Replacing MacOS with Windows 10

This will be a bit controversial … but there are people out there who want a Mac but not MacOS. “MADNESS!!!” we hear you shout “Who are these heathens?!? Cast them out! They shouldn’t be allowed to own a computer!!” Well, we don’t judge you, we just do what we’re paid to. So for anyone ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Laptop Repairs, Laptop Servicing on 11th January 2018


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Upgrading a MacBook A1181

We were handed a white MacBook A1181 by one of our clients to repair and upgrade for their son to use to learn how to code. The laptop had 1Gb RAM, 120Gb hard drive, a battery that wouldn’t charge, the trackpad button was stuck down and it was running Mac OS X Leopard (eight years ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Apple Servicing, Laptop Repairs, Laptop Servicing, Refurbished Apple, Upgrades on 14th May 2015


Swaine Road, St Michaels

iPhone Stolen, Smashed, Found, Fixed and Returned!

We saw a tweet asking if anyone had seen an iPhone in Swaine Road near Tenterden as it had been lost and the iCloud “Find My iPhone” feature was saying the phone was in that location … It turns out that the phone had been last seen in Peasmarsh that morning so it was quite obvious that ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs on 2nd May 2015


WiFi Breaks on Apple MacBook Air and iMac on BT Home Hub

BT Home Hub 5G WiFi doesn’t work with MacBook or iMac

We have now discovered this problem with two of our client’s MacBook Airs and an iMac. If your Apple computer is compatible with 5 GHz WiFi (you can check this here) then you may experience issues connecting to the 5G WiFi network on your BT Home Hub 4 or 5 we have discovered. The only ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Wireless Networks on 2nd April 2015


iPhone Range

Stop Siri Dialling in your Pocket!

If you’re fed up of your iPhone making calls when locked, this is how you prevent it from doing so. You might think that turning Siri off will stop this from happening on the lock screen but no, the opposite is in fact true! 1) Make Sure Siri is On Go to Settings > General ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs on 28th January 2015


Your MacBook Air Startup Disk is Full

In our opinion, the MacBook Air is absolutely the best laptop we have ever used. Lightweight, lightning fast, extremely long battery life and great features like the backlit keyboard. However, there is one problem that many of our customers have recently discovered. Most owners buy the cheaper model with the smaller SSD hard drive as ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Apple Servicing, Laptop Repairs, Laptop Servicing on 13th November 2014


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iPhone 5 Repair

This iPhone 5 had been seriously smashed! Repairing the screen of an iPhone 5 is not the same as the previous iPhone 4 / 4s as these models required total disassembly of the phone and removal of the motherboard to get to the screen. The iPhone 5 opens up like a clamshell but we still ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs on 8th June 2014


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iPhone 4S Screen Replacement

We’ve just replaced the screen on an iPhone 4S. We find the 4S to be a little bit trickier than the iPhone 4, there’s a few more connectors and screws. So if you’re not keen to try it yourself, give us a call. ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs on 19th January 2014


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iPhone Repair

We’ve recently been applying our skills to repairing iPhones. Although it’s easy enough to buy replacement parts like screens and batteries online, it’s not easy to find a source of good quality parts and we do not recommend you undertake these repairs yourself! There are many tiny screws, all different sizes, and if you are ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs on 19th October 2013


80Gb 18″ Hard Drive

MacBook Air Hard Drive Upgrade

If your MacBook Air’s hard drive fails and needs replacing or you’ve simply run out of space and need a larger one, a new drive is the way forward. The first thing to do is search on eBay with your MacBook Air model number (written in small writing underneath, eg A1304) and the words “hard drive”. ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Upgrades on 21st September 2013