Apple’s MacBook lines are reliable machines that have lasted longer and retained more of their value than many of their Windows counterparts. But of course with time things wear out and as they do things slow down, cables take on damage from everyday use and wear out, and eventually that once fast thoroughbred is plodding along like an old donkey. With a few repairs and updated components that laptop can be running faster than it ever did when you first got it.
Mechanical Drives Wear Out
When you spin at 72,000 rpm from morning till night your going to eventually start to wobble a little bit. As the tolerance for your data is so precise and the wobble increases with age the drive becomes slower and slower until outright failure. Most mechanical drives last 3 – 7 years, so slow or sporadic booting failure, delayed file opening are all early signs that a drive is sliding into the grave. Are you making regular Time Machine backups? …. Do it.
The drive can fortunately be replaced, if it’s done with a high-quality drive or even better an updated blazing fast Solid State Drive the Mac owner can enjoy years of additional life out the machine.
Worn out Cables
The design of the aluminum body MacBook case subjects the cable feeding data to the MacBook pro to friction and wear against the bottom plate. A small amount of sand or household dirt that enters along the venting at the top of the machine will slowly rub against the cable causing damage. While the drive attached is highly fault-tolerant, it detects the transmission errors caused by the damage and redirects traffic, but as lanes on the cable disappear more and more lanes of traffic are cut off, and more and more traffic is congested along an ever-narrowing highway. Replacing these damaged cables when they have reached this point, and when the drive is still in good health can bring a machine completely back to life. This problem is so common we keep all of these cables in stock for these repairs.
Solid State under the 60s mark
New Macbook’s and Macbook Airs come standard with Solid State drives for their increased reliability and speed. In many cases, it’s not unfair to say that a Solid State is 5x faster than the drive that came with your computer when it was new. Upgrading to a Solid State Drive is the #1 thing you can do bring new life to any computer. We recommend this work if you have 2009 – 2014 MacBook that came with a traditional drive. Boot times after upgrade can improve to such a degree that most computers take less than 60 seconds to fire up after the change.
And they last longer. The Samsung EVO 850 warrantied for 5 years while the 850 Pro is guaranteed for 10. Because there are no moving parts the new SSD drives from Samsung are expected to last years longer than our old style drives. With heavy workloads, endurance is everything.
Get It Fixed
Replacing failed parts, or doing specific updates will have a significant impact on 90% of mac slowness. You have more important thing to do than waiting for your computer to start or to open up a program. You can make changes that eliminate those bottlenecks and get you breathing freely. Come on lets zen it out. In and out, Innn aaand Out..