I have a friend with an Apple Macbook. She’s not from Sacramento, but I think the story is relevant. She asked me the other day why the CD drive in her computer wasn’t working. She said that it would almost complete burning a CD of music for her to listen to in her car, but then it would fail at the end. Maybe that sounds familiar? Anyway, I asked her a few questions about the problem, and poked around a little on the computer. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with it. Then as I was handing it back, I noticed a dent on the screen lid. I asked her what it was. She blushed and said that she might have dropped it once. As it turned out, she had dropped it pretty hard once – obviously enough to make a dent that ran the entire length of the cover. I concluded that the laser inside the CD drive had probably had a component bent or broken in the drop that caused the problem.
The moral of the story is this is not that MacBooks are always in need of repair. In fact, they’re some of the more durable laptops out there. They can fall victim to accidents – no one’s perfect. More often than not, problems with Macs are of this nature. The operating system is pretty solid but one day you’re out commuting through Sacramento and you bump into a wall or a door hits your bag the wrong way and it shakes something loose. That can suck if it causes you to lose functionality of some part of your laptop, like my friend’s CD burner. Fortunately, Nerds On Call would love to help you repair that. Macs take a certain level of skill and expertise to fix – they’re much more tightly-knit than PCs. If you’re here in Sacramento and would like to get your broken MacBook fixed, give us a call or use the live chat below!
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It’s generally assumed that Macbooks don’t get viruses – but this is really only partly true. While yes, Macbooks tend to get viruses much less than PCs, but every year about a half-million Macbooks do get infected with some sort of malware, be it a virus, Trojan, or various other piece of malicious software. With Sacramento being the hub of commerce and electronics users that it is, many of these infected computers pop up in the city of Sacramento every year.
One of the problems with starting down the Apple road is that once you’ve started, it’s pretty hard to turn back. Every year Apple comes out with a whole new set of computers – and they’re a lot like Pokémon – you’ve got to catch them all! Macbooks are not disposable computers either – you can get a lot of life out of them. This means that when they do break, you can’t just head down to your Sacramento Apple store and get the part you need and it’s probably too expensive to just buy a new one if only one piece of hardware is broken and needs repair. I mean, you’ve had your Macbook for years – there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to just fix it and be on your way, right?
Every once in a while, even Macbooks have problems with their software. Sometimes updates installed by the program can cause them to crash – other times you might accidentally download a broken program, or one that doesn’t work with your particular version of the Macintosh Operating System. That’s no good. Nobody wants to use a computer that glitches out on them all the time. If they did, they’d just run into Sacramento and buy a PC. At some point, even as infrequent as these issues are, you’ll need to resolve them in order to get back using your computer the way it should be.
The general assumption about MacBooks is that they “just work” and to an extent, this is true. They don’t get viruses nearly as often, they’re very durable, and they do what you want them to without a whole lot of drama. However, it’s not like they don’t need tune-up. After you’ve gone down to your Sacramento computer store and picked it out, it’s mostly ready to use, but surprisingly enough, there’s actually a lot of junk on there that you’ll never need. That data is just dead weight on your system.