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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

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


Need More Space?

If you’re running our of space on your computer it can have some pretty severe effects from slowing the machine down to crashes and data loss. There’s no need to buy a new computer, though. We can replace the hard drive inside your computer with a much larger capacity model and then mirror (duplicate) the ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Desktop Repairs, Laptop Repairs, Upgrades on 13th August 2013

Downloading Windows 8

Upgrading to Windows 8

We’ve read a lot of bad press about Windows 8 and it’s certainly not plain sailing getting used to the new interface. However, here are a couple of positives which helped one of our clients decide to upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium: At the time of writing this, the upgrade fee to Windows 8 ... read more

Posted in Laptop Servicing, Upgrades on 17th January 2013

iMac Hard Drive Replacement

Upgrading iMac Hard Drive

A client called who had completely filled their iMac 8’1 hard drive and the machine wasn’t running very well to say the least! Operating systems require a certain amount of free space on the hard drive to work efficiently and as a rule you should never let your boot drive fill up past 90% capacity. ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Upgrades on 22nd December 2012


Run out of USB Ports?

Are you struggling to share your computer’s limited USB ports with all the USB devices you own and frequently become more entangled in wires when swapping plugs around at the back of the computer? Or perhaps you already have an external USB hub to solve this problem but are fed up with the mess of ... read more

Posted in Desktop Repairs, Upgrades on 28th February 2012

G4 Desktop Upgrade

Apple G4 Upgrade

We were given the task of upgrading this old Apple G4 PowerMac so that it could be used for today’s Internet. No problem. Three sticks of old 256Mb SDRAM and a 160Gb IDE hard drive later and we were re-installing Tiger with all the latest updates. Suffice to say, this old Mac has had a ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs, Apple Servicing, Upgrades on 13th February 2012