As we probably all know, iMac is a family of all-in-one Macintosh desktop computers designed by the one and only Apple Inc. However, iMacs cannot escape their designated fates as digital devices, and faults are bound to surface sooner or later (usually sooner rather than later, am I right?). So, what is the best course of action when our iMacs are not functioning properly? Should we seek iMac repairs services or get our hands dirty ourselves? Many places offer MacBook repair in London, but—considering the performance issues you are facing with your device—is it even worth repairing, or is a trip to the shopping mall due? That’s what we are trying to find out in this article!
First and foremost, identify which type of iMac you have
To be able to figure out what repairs are needed for your iMac malfunction, you should first identify the category of your iMac device. A little tip: If your device is one of those old white models, don’t waste your time reading this article and forget to repair your device altogether! They are not economically repairable anymore. Go and buy a new one instead!
After putting the white iMacs aside, two categories remain The iMacs that have a DVD slot and a CD slot and are roughly 30 mm thick; and the iMacs that do not have a DVD slot or a CD slot and are roughly 8 mm thick. The first category’s production lasted from 2009 to 2011, but the second category’s production started in 2012 and is continued to this day. For you to be able to follow us more easily, we will from now on refer to the former type as “Older iMacs” and the latter as “Newer iMacs.”
Now that you have identified the category of your iMac let’s see what kind of repairs are necessary and whether they are worth it or not.
What can and cannot be repaired on the older iMacs?
Despite being, well, old, these “older” iMacs are great devices and usually worth repairing. If your iMac is running slowly, is completely dead or won’t boot, is making a weird, ticking noise, or has noisy fans, worry not! All these faults are easily repairable by a technician—whether it’s you or somebody else.
However, if your iMac device has a black or grey screen, images are pixelated on its screen, its graphic card needs replacement, or some vertical lines are visible on its screen, there’s a high chance your device cannot be repaired. However, it’s worth a shot to visit an iMac repairs technician anyway. However slim, but there is still a chance that these malfunctions are repaired, and your device is saved.
What can and cannot be repaired on the newer iMacs?
Good News! There is virtually nothing that cannot be repaired on “newer” iMacs! There is not much to say about their repairs because if you visit the right technician, you can have your dear device back to normal in no time.
But who exactly is the right technician? Can some iMac repairs be done at home by ourselves, or the service of a trained technician is needed?
Can iMac repairs be done by ourselves, or visiting a technician is necessary?
Repairing your iMac device by yourself and at home is very much possible but not advised. iMacs, especially the newer thin ones, are delicate devices that should be handled with the right skills, tools, and materials. The display is very difficult to remove, and since things like storage or memory are integrated into the device, they cannot be replaced easily. Therefore, even if you are a laptop genius, it’s wiser to seek help from people who are trained in iMac repairs. Even if, for whatever reason, you cannot get your device out of your living/working environment, some on-site services offer repairment services at your home or office!
All in all, putting the white version aside, iMacs are generally repairable—except grey or black screens, graphic faults, etc. So, if your iMac has performance issues, don’t hesitate and seek iMac repairs services. Many places offer MacBook repair in south London, and even if you cannot take your device to them, some services will come to your device!