If you own a MacBook, chances are that, at some point, you’ll need to repair it. Apple is making its products more repairable with used Mac parts and opening them to a wider range of consumers and service centers.
But even with all of that openness, there are some repairs that you just can’t do yourself.
A damaged keyboard is one of the most frustrating laptop issues. It can result from wear and tear or external factors like spilled liquid or food crumbs. Apple has previously suggested that cleaning the affected key with compressed air could help fix this issue. However, this has not always been successful. If this doesn’t work, it may be time to bring your MacBook into an Apple Store or authorized service provider for a replacement.
While it is not easy to replace a keyboard on newer laptops, it can be done. But the process does come at a cost. Most laptops have to be disassembled before the keyboard can be removed, which is a complicated procedure and can only be performed by an Apple service professional.
The trackpad on a MacBook is a wonderful tool that streamlines your work with incredible efficiency. However, if your trackpad stops working and seems completely unresponsive, it may indicate a problem with your computer.
One of the most common issues with a trackpad is that it becomes stuck in a fixed position or doesn’t move at all. Fortunately, there are many fixes you can do to fix this issue. First, try a reset. This will remove any existing trackpad property files that might have become corrupted. The process can take a few minutes, but it should fix the issue in most cases.
Your battery is one of the most important components of your laptop. You’ll likely notice that your computer won’t charge if it’s damaged. Apple recommends avoiding leaving your MacBook’s battery without charge for too long, as it can severely reduce its lifespan. In extreme cases, the battery might even fail. Thankfully, an Apple Store or independent repair shop can easily replace a damaged battery. But it’s important to dispose of the old battery correctly, so it doesn’t release toxic chemicals or become a fire hazard.
If your Mac makes loud noises, it may indicate something wrong with your device. It could be a problem with the fan or the processor, and you’ll want to get it looked at as soon as possible. All Apple products have fans built in to cool their internal components. These fans are usually quiet when not in use, but they become louder as the computer works harder or the ambient temperature rises. When working on intensive tasks like indexing the hard drive with Spotlight, compressing HD video, or playing a graphics-intensive game, the processor runs faster and needs additional airflow. This causes the fans to run even faster, and you’ll notice a sudden rushing-air sound.
There are several ways to resolve this issue and make your MacBook fan less noisy. Some are short-term fixes, while others can be more permanent.
Overheating can be a frustrating issue. Fortunately, there are some ways to fix it so that you can get back to work in no time. First, make sure to clean out your Mac’s dust buildup regularly. This will help keep your laptop working smoothly and prevent it from overheating. Next, keep your MacBook as cool as possible by moving it away from direct sunlight and placing it on a hard surface. It’s also a good idea to clean the air vents on your MacBook.