Apple Mac Help – troubleshooting guides, tips and fixes
Wednesday, 15 February 2017 15:44

Anti Virus Software for your Mac

Luckily for us Apple Mac users, most viruses are written for PCs running Windows.

For that reason, many owners do not bother installing anti-virus. If you do want the added peace of mind of anti virus software, we use and recommend Avast

https://www.avast.com/en-gb/free-mac-security

Published in News
Monday, 02 December 2013 12:29

Cracked LCD

In the unfortunate event of cracking the LCD of your MacBook, MacBook Pro or Mac Air please note the following:

We are only able to replace the LCDs in the older model MacBooks with the plastic casing.

We do not repair LCD's inside sealed units - these include Mac Airs, all Macbooks and MacBook Pros with the black surround glass panel. The take apart for these models includes using a heat gun and sharp blade to soften and loosen the tape holding the glass or bezel in place. Due to the cost of a full display replacement and the risk involved we will only replace the complete display. This is inkeeping with the Apple store who will offer the same service in this situation. there are companies out there who will attempt this procedure but we have seen some of the unfortunate macs that have returned with ill fitting and faulty parts.

 

Published in Cracked LCD
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 17:52

Back Up Your Mac!

If you don't back up your data, you run the risk of losing it. The main cause of data loss is a hard disk failure but data can be lost in many ways - software malfunction, accidental keystroke, theft, accident or disaster. 

Published in Back Up Advice
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 15:11

Error Beeps At Start Up

The chime you hear when you start up your mac is notification of sucessful completion of the power on self-test. This test runs whenever the computer is turned on after being fully shut down (the power-on self-test does not run if the computer is only restarted).
If a fault is detected during the test, you will not hear a normal startup chime. Instead, the system will beep. 

Published in Hardware Problems