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Apple


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


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


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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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Apple Time Machine and RAID

One of our clients have several MacBooks and iMacs and required a central backup solution that was protected with a mirrored RAID 1 array. RAID is a common method for combining several hard drives that can either be duplicated (mirrored) or joined (striped) or both. The benefits for mirroring drives are that if one drive ... read more

Posted in Apple Servicing, Backup Solutions, Wired Networks on 10th July 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


Apple Charger Repair

Apple Charger Repair

This may not look pretty but it saved the owner £65 for a new 45W Apple MagSafe Charger for their MacBook Air! Firstly we identified the break in the charger’s cable (which was very close to the charger itself). We then stripped away the cable shielding around the broken area leaving enough bare cable to ... read more

Posted in Apple Repairs on 14th November 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