Like every other gadget in the universe, a MacBook comes with a shelf life. A MacBook’s general life expectancy is about 3 to 5 years, in which it will gradually slow down with age. Of course, the laptop doesn’t just wither away and go to glory once it hits the 4-year mark, but one thing for sure is that it certainly won’t last forever. To avoid the chances of your laptop breaking down abruptly years down the road, try to take note of signs of ageing from your MacBook and take it down to a repair centre in Singapore once a first tell-tale sign surfaces.
Similar to a vehicle, there are several “call for help”, or warning signs from your beloved MacBook before it breaks down. By accurately identifying it along with the help of a professional repair centre, chances are – you can probably successfully extend its lifespan. After all, your MacBook is a valuable investment that you’d want to extend its usable life cycle well beyond the norm.
Read on to find out what these warning signs look or sound like!
1. Your MacBook is No Longer Portable
Find yourself constantly stuck to the closest wall with an electrical outlet because you simply can’t afford to stop charging your laptop? This is probably a huge red flag indicating that the battery is no longer able to hold a charge. It takes hours to get to a full charge, and it will run out much sooner than before once you unplug it.
If such is the case, you can first check the status of the MacBook battery through its inbuilt tool. Simply press and hold the ‘option’ button on the keyboard and click on the battery icon in the menu bar. If it reflects “Replace Now” or “Service Battery”, it’s probably time to get those batteries replaced – right now. Luckily for you, repair centres like us at EL Service Centre has offered you multiple effortless ways to your hands on a new or refurbished battery for replacement in Singapore.
2. Something Doesn’t Sound Quite Right
Most people would have experienced hearing the blaring sound that is blasted by a laptop or computer during an error – our natural instinct would tell us to just dismiss it and reboot the laptop, so everything goes back to normal. Little did you know, it is actually a cry for help from your MacBook. Even minor sounds like the hard disks grinding or the fan clicking can signal that your laptop has gone through a fair bit of wear and tear, and might be on the verge of breaking down.
3. Your MacBook is Getting Too Hot to Handle
It is old news that laptops tend to heat up when they are overworked or overused. However, the issue of overheating is usually persistent in devices that are older, lesser maintained, or are about to peg out. The excessive heat can possibly lead to irreversible damages in the laptop, resulting in failure of other parts of components.
4. You Never Have Enough Space
As Apple continues to offer newer versions of the MacBook and MacBook Pro, the latest iOS and application updates will grow to take up more space in the hard drives. Users with an older device usually find themselves having to delete documents just to make space for the software updates. An external hard drive or an iCloud subscription may come in handy at this point, but you should definitely take this as a warning sign that your laptop version or model is out of date.
5. Frequent and Spontaneous Reboots
There is an equivalent of Microsoft’s “Blue Screen of Death” in Apple MacBook, and it is known as kernel panics. A kernel panic comes in the form of an on-screen notification, which states, “Your computer was restarted because of a problem”. A kernel panic can be caused by several reasons, but once they begin to happen frequently, think – a few times a week, you should definitely bring your MacBook down to a repair shop for the professionals to get it diagnosed.
Apple MacBook Repair Services: Right at Your Fingertips
Does your MacBook have all the warning signs mentioned above? Don’t panic just yet; you don’t have to break the bank for a new laptop immediately. These problems can be easily solved with the help of professionals.
While your MacBook might not be as good as new after maintenance services, but its lifespan will definitely have been extended significantly once it has gone through the skilful hands of our technicians.