Dust and dirt particles are a Laptops enemy. These particles block the air-vents that are necessary for hot air to be pushed out of the system. When this airflow is impeded the system will run at a much hotter temperature than it was designed thus risking the overheating and premature failure of components including graphic microchips.
When chips have reached temperatures beyond their design specification the thermal pastes that are applied to them cease to work, in extreme cases you may also suffer from a breakdown of the solder joints, most commonly known as graphics chip faults. We can dismantle the Laptop or Macbook and resolve these faults by performing chip level repairs to your video chips (see Logic board Diagnosis and Repair below).
A very delicate area of any Laptop or Macbook is the DC power socket or magnetic DC socket (Magsafe). This socket can get damaged or simply fail over time. We can fit new sockets and get you back up and running quickly. Sockets can be replaced next day as a normal turnaround.
We can source the correct battery for your Laptop, Apple Macbook, Macbook Pro or Macbook Air. We can fit it too – just call us for a quote.
Even the most expensive computers can suffer from logic board faults. These faults can strike at any time and are beyond your control. New logic boards can be prohibitively expensive and reflow repairs are often short-lived. We have the capability to diagnose and repair logic boards at chip level and offer professional reballing, the long-term solution to logic board chip repair.
Laptops, Macbooks, iPads, iPods and iPhones all have fragile glass-fronted screens which are easily broken from falls, knocks and other accidents. We can replace the LCD screens in the case of Laptops, or the digitizers of tablets in most other cases. Macbooks are more complex in that their screens are sealed and can sometimes require us to replace the entire top section. To give you an idea of cost we can supply and fit a new iPad digitizer screen from as little as £69.99 including VAT and labour. LCD Screens vary in cost from model to model so give us a call on:
01202 460279 and we’ll be happy to give you a quote.
Graphics chip repairs may be required when a Laptop or Macbook boots up but gives no output either on its own screen or when connected to an external monitor. In the majority of Macbooks the graphics chip is soldered to the logic board. Over time, especially if the graphics chip has been overheating, this connection can become brittle and loose.
The graphics chip then gradually separates from the logic board, causing all kinds of video problems including frequent freezing, over-heating or a blank display. Many repair companies will perform what is called a ‘reflow’ which simply reheats the existing solder. This can be a short-lived temporary repair if not performed well on high quality equipment and high quality flux. We can also offer a more permanent solution. We can remove the chip and apply fresh upgraded solder which can give trouble-free results and no recurrence of the same fault.