Do You Need Macbook Repair Services? – Here Are 10 Common Issues You Might Face
Pronto Arigato would like to give you a hand if you need a Mac fix. Whether it is a MacBook Pro, an iMac, or other Apple products, we’ve got the skills and experience to handle any problem or concern.
If you own a MacBook, it is important to know how to handle common issues and how to prevent problems like, Battery Replacements or Screen Malfunctions from occurring in the first place. You can do many Apple MacBook repairs at a local Apple store or with a licensed professional like us.
However, many laptops fail simply because of one wear point, leading to permanent damage. On the other hand, with the proper tools as well as the knowow-how from a trained and qualified MacBook repair specialist, you might be able to keep your MacBook around for a long time without any further issues — Learn more on What is the Life Expectancy of a MacBook.
1) LCD/LED Screen – No Display
The most typical screen faults our MacBook repair specialists encounter are a lack of display or a completely blank screen.
There are several causes for this problem, some of which may have something in common with others. However, there are several troubleshooting steps you can try to resolve the issue.
Before you begin, double-check that your device powers up properly – the Power Icon is illuminated, the HDD (Hard Disk Drive) is spinning, and the fan is spinning. If all three are present, it’s safe to assume the problems you’re having are due to a “no display” screen issue.
There are two main causes: a damaged hardware component on your Motherboard or a broken LCD/LED.
Either of these could be the root of the problem, knowing which one it is could be the key to get your MacBook repaired. – Read more on Display Screen Issues
2) MacBook Battery Won’t Charge
If the battery in your MacBook dies, it will still work with the power adapter, but it will shut down when you unplug it. A dead battery might appear in various ways:
- It may refuse to charge (which could signal a problem with the logic board).
- The computer may not identify the battery.
- You may detect the battery as charging yet fail to power your MacBook.
Reset the System Management Controller
Reset the System Management Controller (SMC), which controls how your MacBook manages power. If the battery still won’t charge, your Mac may need to be serviced.
You may contact our MacBook repair specialist for assistance via check my device.
3) Water Damage
Water damage to a MacBook is difficult to fix; even tiny spills can cause complex complications that require various tools and skills. Nonetheless, MacBook repair on a water damaged device is doable.
In most scenarios, the liquid will almost certainly reach the logic board and other components. The minerals and salts in the liquid begin to eat away at the metal, silicone, and fibreglass components almost instantly.
After a spill, the Mac will frequently work for a few days before failing. This is due to the metals slowly rusting and oxidizing.
The speed with which the corrosion process occurs is determined by several variables over which we have no control, such as humidity, the severity of the spill, and the length of time the device was in contact with the liquid.
The recommended practice is to not turn on or use the MacBook until the damage has been repaired.
4) Charging Port Problems
If your MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro isn’t charging, try disconnecting the power adapter from the power outlet, wait a few seconds, and then plugging it back in. If that doesn’t work, look at these options.
Because the USB-C power adapter can get hot during normal use, keep it in a well-ventilated area.
When using the Power Adapter Extension Cable, plug it directly into a power outlet using the AC plug or set it on a table or other well-ventilated area.
Avoid putting your adaptor on a couch, thick carpeting, bedding, or cushion that isn’t well ventilated.
If the problem still occurs often, you may engage our MacBook repair specialist to check your device or replace a new power adapter.
5) USB Ports Not Working
It’s great news if all of your Mac or MacBook USBs stop working rather than just one. It’s unlikely that all of your ports would fail at the same time. Therefore the MacBook repair should be simple.
Starting with the most typical repair, here are three things to try:
Option 1: The SMC should be reset.
The SMC (System Management Controller) can be reset to solve a variety of hardware problems. Whether you’re using a MacBook or a Mac desktop, the procedure is different.
- On a MacBook, resetting the SMC
- Turn off your MacBook.
- Connect the power adapter to the power outlet.
- Hold Shift+Control+Option and the Power button.
- At the same time, release all of the keys.
- Allow your MacBook to restart normally, and the SMC will be reset
Option 2: Check for Updates
Outdated firmware and applications cause a variety of hardware problems, including USB ports that don’t function.
Open the App Store and go to the Updates page to see if there are any system updates. If updates are available, click on the Update button next to each application you want to install.
Option 3: Reset PRAM/NVRAM
Information about various USB components is stored in the PRAM (Parameter RAM) and NVRAM (Non-Volatile RAM). Resetting them can be the answer to your USB problems.
It’s a slightly different process to reset the SMC.
- Shut down your MacBook.
- Restart it, holding down Command+Option (ALT)+P+R as you do.
- Hold down the keys until you hear a sound and see the screen flash.
- Listen for the chime sound and let the Mac boot up as usual.
6) External Keyboard
A common issue pertaining to MacBook repairs are usually seen with the External Keyboard.
With an external keyboard, usually, the LCD screen becomes extremely sensitive, causing scrolling, clicking, and other similar functions. The problem usually lies within the logic board of the device.
If there is a logic board failure, the laptop may highly likely become unstable and perform poorly. However, there is a possibility to have the repair done if there is a second point of wear on the logic board.
7) BGA Chip Failure
The BGA chip usually causes the other common issue faced with the MacBook.
A failure of the BGA chip tends to lead to most people discovering that they cannot restart the system. While this is often attributed to a software issue, it can also be caused by an improper reboot or by hitting a reset button by mistake.
Fortunately, it is usually easy to troubleshoot and resolve with the proper tools. Even with no knowledge of it, a good quality tech support service should be able to easily identify the cause of your problems with the help of their vast knowledge for MacBook repairs and the different issues that can arise with it.
8) Start-up Sequence Issue
If you experience random lockups or delays while starting up your MacBook that could likely be due to the corrupted start-up sequence.
To solve this, before you send over for a MacBook repair, the first thing you should do is check to see if the start-up configuration database for your MacBook has been damaged.
If that is not the case, you should try to repair it using a third-party start-up manager. You can then use a disk repair tool or a Data Recovery application to clean up any residual errors from the damaged parts.
9) MacBook’s Memory (RAM) Issue
Similar to start-up sequence issues, another common MacBook trouble spot involves the functions of the MacBook’s memory (RAM).
One of the most relatively easy ways to repair this issue is to replace the faulty memory. There are several variations of memory available for the MacBook, and you should be able to get the right one for your model with some amount of care.
A good quality memory should allow the MacBook to read and write files at high speeds without getting hung up or experiencing frequent errors or poor quality.
If you cannot find a particular brand or variety of memory, there are plenty of others that should perform well enough to solve your troubleshooting problems.
10) Overheating MacBook
Another common issue our MacBook repair specialists face involves the cooling system and battery which will cause overheating. If your computer refuses to turn on or becomes very hot while running, it could be due to a hardware or software issue.
For example, if the fan in your laptop doesn’t work or if the MacBook starts to overheat, you should look into how to get your MacBook run cooler and quieter. Similarly, your MacBook could have an overheating problem due to the failure of one of its parts, such as the BGA chip soldering board.
Why Pronto Arigato for Your MacBook Repair?
Suppose you are trying to find a Mac repair shop for iMac Repair or MacBook Repair. Look no further than Pronto Arigato.
We strongly focus on repairing every version of Apple computers and devices and getting yours up and running in no time.
Our professional staff and experienced technicians in Pronto Arigato can provide you with expert on-the-spot diagnosis and quality repair at your convenience, time, and place.
We pride ourselves on being a one-stop solution for desktop repair and Mac desktop repair services. With numerous positive reviews from our customers, we strive to offer our services at competitive prices.
Apple computers are adored by many because of their clean operating system and range of merchandise. From work to play, you can rely on your MacBook most of the time.
When you don’t have weeks to wait for your MacBook to get fixed, Pronto Arigato is the best place to go and get it done real quick. We understand that every repair is urgent.
MacBook Repair Singapore
Our shop is located at Paya Lebar Square. Our expert technicians are prepared and ready to help if you need MacBook repair services completed without delay. We do not keep you waiting, and frequently we can get your laptop back to you in less than 24 hours.
Be wary when spending on a DIY screen repair kit or going to an Apple service centre with your MacBook. Our team will get the task done immediately without breaking your bank.
Together with Pronto Arigato, your receive repair services from a specialist with a limited lifetime guarantee on all labour and parts related to your fix.
If you require a memory update, the logic board fixed, or you don’t understand what is wrong, you can rely on us for all your MacBook repair requirements.
What Our MacBook Repair Specialists in Pronto Arigato Have to Offer?
MacBook Repair Assessment
If your MacBook is not functioning properly. Come to us for a Diagnostic Assessment. Every fix starts with an examination that enables tour technicians to determine what is causing the product to malfunction.
After which, the user can then decide if they would like to proceed with repairing the device.
Whether you have a broken screen, water damage, battery issues, malware attack, display problems, or any other questions, rest assured that at Pronto Arigato, you will always receive the finest level of service for MacBook repairs combined with a reasonable labor repair charge.
There are lots of different versions of Mac, but our professional technicians have observed it all. Should you need a MacBook repair screen fix, we have the parts and services you seek.
If you believe that you might have caused water damage to your MacBook, bring your device to Pronto Arigato as soon as possible. With all water damage cases, the sooner you bring in the device after harm is done, the more likely our technicians are successful at fixing it.
We promote a community of continuous learning here at Pronto Arigato, so every time Apple releases a brand new solution, we’re the first to understand how to repair it.
We’re convinced that you’re receiving the maximum quality repair for the best price by selecting Pronto Arigato – your trusted and recommended MacBook Repair Specialist.
Our fair-pricing guarantee makes sure of that. We don’t think you should ever have to compromise your devices due to cost.
Every MacBook repair will also come with a warranty ranging from 30 – 180 days (1 – 6 months) should something happen to the serviced MacBook once you leave the shop.
More Common Issues Faced by MacBook Owners
- Faulty Hard Disks
- Operating System Issues
- Keyboard Replacement
- Battery Replacement
- Laptop Screen Replacement
- Water Damage
- Webcam Problems
- Case Replacement
- Logicboard Repair & Replacement
- USB Port Problem & Cleaning
How Much Will My MacBook Repair Cost?
The repair costs usually depend on the model of your MacBook; below is the range of price you would expect when you go for a repair:
- Trackpad Cable: $80 – $120
- Battery: $130 – $350
- Trackpad: $120 – $250
- Speaker: $120 – $160
- LCD Screen: $230 – $640
- Wi-fi Card: $135 – $150
- Keyboard: $120 – $350
- Motherboard Repair: From $200
Feel free to leave us an enquiry for us to check your MacBook (only pay when you repair it) or give you an accurate quote.
What if my device is still under warranty?
Depending on the remaining duration of your warranty, the possible issues on your MacBook, and also the severity of the issues, let our team have a look and we will be able to advise you on the next course of action. Do give us a call so we can better advise you.
How long will the repair take?
For common issues, repairs can take up to 60 minutes. While MacBook repairs for more severe issues will require a pickup from your location straight to our office in Paya Lebar Square.
If you need your MacBook diagnosed quickly, you can come down to our shop directly, where we will be able to advise if you in detail regarding your MacBook repair requirements.
Are you able to do on-site repairs?
For total convenience & time savings for you when booking a MacBook repair technician from Pronto Arigato for your MacBook issues. Let our technicians from Pronto Arigato come to you instead.
You can book our professional MacBook repair technicians and leave additional remarks through our contact form.
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Why does my MacBook batteries drain so fast?
A major problem with notebooks, laptops and MacBooks is the battery life. Batteries in our devices define how long we can go before rushing for our charging cable wire.
If the battery in your Mac notebook runs out of charge more quickly than you expected, check your battery’s condition. See our article on how you can do that.
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