Archive for 2009

iPod Video Repair Guide Released

November 5th, 2009

Our iPod Video 5th Generation take apart video is now live on our Mac Repair Guide site.

This video guide shows you how to completely disassemble the iPod Video (A1136) to replace components such as the LCD, logic board, headphone board, etc.

You can view the video directly at the link below.

iPod Video Repair (A1136)

The video is also embedded below:

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iPod Touch Repair Video Released (2nd Gen)

November 4th, 2009

Our iPod Touch 2nd Generation take apart video is now live on our Mac Repair Guide site.

This video guide shows you how to completely disassemble the iPod Touch 2nd Gen (A1288) to replace components such as the LCD, digitizer and glass, logic board, headphone board, etc…

You can view the video directly at the link below.

iPod Touch Repair Video (A1288)

The video is also embedded below:

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Intel iMac Repair Video Released

November 3rd, 2009

Our 20 Inch Intel take apart video is now live on our Mac Repair Guide site.

This video guide shows you how to completely disassemble the iMac to replace components such as the hard drive, optical drive (superdrive), logic board, ram (memory), etc.

You can view the video directly at the link below.

Intel iMac Repair Video (A1224)

The video is also embedded below:

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Modbook (Tablet Mac) Prices Slashed In Half

October 29th, 2009

Today, Axiotron authorized the immediate temporary price drop on their Modbook Tablet Mac computers…almost up to 50%! The discounts end on December 31st, 2009.

Modservice, the service that allows you to convert your current Macbook into a Modbook Tablet Mac is now priced at $699.00 (down from $1299.)

For more information on Modservice, or to order your conversion now, click here.

We also offer complete, fully assembled systems, and the prices are down on those as well:

A 1.83GHZ Core Duo Macbook / Modbook System now starts at $1099.00
A 2.1 GHZ Core 2 Duo Macbook / Modbook System now starts at $1599.00

To see our full systems and to customize yours today, click here.

New Mac Repair Video – Macbook Pro 17 Inch Unibody

October 26th, 2009

On Friday we released the latest addition to our Mac repair video lineup; the 17 Inch Macbook Pro Unibody repair video.

For those of you who follow our video releases, you’ll notice that this video is in much higher quality than previous releases and is also in widescreen format.

The video is embedded in this blog post and can also be seen at its official home on our repair guides site at the link below:

Macbook Pro 17″ Unibody A1287 Repair Guide

You can watch all of our Mac repair videos at the link below:

Mac Repair Guides Homepage

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Instant Mac Repair Quote Tool Released

October 22nd, 2009

Today we released a new feature for our Send In Mac Service; Quick Quotes.

The Quick Quote feature allows you to instantly get a quote on repairing or upgrading your Mac, iPod, or iPhone. To get started all you have to do is type in the serial number or model number of your device. Our system will automatically calculate the labor fee based on your device and prepare a list of items you can add to your repair quote.

Once you’ve added the items to your quote you can either schedule a repair right away or email yourself your Quick Quote for future reference.

You can take the new system for a test drive at the link below. Let us know what you think!

Mac Service and Upgrade Center – Now with Quick Quotes

Below is a screenshot of the Quick Quote Window:

Mac Repair Videos with Closed Captions

October 20th, 2009

Today we started unrolling a new feature on our Mac Repair Videos; closed captioning.

The new feature was designed to allow our hearing impaired and international customers access to our Mac Repair video guides. It also comes in handy if you’re watching the videos without audio at work.

In the upcoming weeks, we’ll be adding closed captioning to all of our online repair videos. Currently two videos currently support this new feature:

Macbook Pro 15″ Repair Video (with CC)

Recover a Stuck Mac CD (with CC)

To enable or disable the feature, simply click on the CC button on our video player. This will toggle the captions on and off.

We’d love to get some feedback on this feature, so let us know your thoughts!

You can see all of our repair videos (even the ones without CC) at:

Screeshot of the new Mac Repair video closed captioning feature.

Screeshot of the new Mac Repair video closed captioning feature.

New iPhone, iPod, and Mac Parts Added

October 15th, 2009

Today we added a slew of new Mac parts to the site. If there is ever a part you need for your Mac that you don’t see on our site, you can request a part, and if we don’t already stock it we should be able to special order it.

Here’s the rundown of the new parts.

iPhone Parts

1.) iPhone 3G Antenna Flex Cable ($9.95)

This is the internal antenna pad for the iPhone 3G.

2.) iPhone 3G Digitizer Glass Adhesive Strip ($1.95)

These strips are used during the installation of the iPhone 3G Glass and digitizer panel.

3.) iPhone 3G Vibator Assembly ($9.95)

This is the part that allows the iPhone 3G to vibrate.

iPod Parts

1.) iPod Touch 2nd Generation – Back Case Panel ($19.95)

This is the back case for the iPod Touch 2nd generation. These come in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB flavors and can be used to replace your scratched or dented back case.

2.) iPod Touch 2nd Generation – Headphone Board Jack ($9.95)

This is the board that the headphones plug into in the iPod Touch 2nd generation.

3.) iPod Touch 8GB Logic Board with Dock Connector ($99.95)

This is the logic board (main board) with dock connector for the iPod Touch 2nd Generation.

Macbook Pro 15 Inch Unibody

1.) Hard Drive Data Cable for the MacBook Pro 15″ Unibody – 922-9034 ($28.95)

This is the cable that connects the hard drive to the logic board in a Mid 2009 15 Inch Macbook Unibody model.

PowerMac G5 and iMac G4 and G5

We added three internal hard drive upgrade options for the PowerMac and non-Intel iMacs.

1.) 500GB Hitachi Hard Drive Upgrade for iMac and PowerMac ($88.95)

2.) 320GB Hitachi Hard Drive Upgrade for iMac and PowerMac ($69.95)

3.) 250GB Hitachi Hard Drive Upgrade for iMac and PowerMac ($63.95)

Mac Repair Tools

Lastly, we added two new tools to help out when repairing your Mac yourself.

1.) Thin Putty Knife for Mac Repair ($3.95)

2.) 4mm Nut Driver ($3.95)

iPod Water Damage – What to do

October 14th, 2009

The first thing that most iPod users do when their iPod becomes water damaged is to panic and switch it on repeatedly, attempting to see if it will work. Then they use a hairdryer, or a fan in an attempt to dry it out and hope for the best. Hopefully, if you are suffering from this problem you haven’t yet done the above, as they are both bad ideas. What you should do is contained in the following guide to recovering your iPod.

Get it out quickly

It is obvious to most of us that a submerged iPod must be taken out of liquid straight away. However, if your iPod has water damage due to condensation or rain, you may not think about getting it away from further sources of moisture as soon as possible. Whether your iPod is in the toilet bowl or a wet pocket remove it from the source of the problem quickly.

Do not power it up

Don’t switch your wet iPod on as this could be the equivalent of frying it. Refrain from playing with any of the iPods functions and concentrate on the next step to fixing your problem.

Submersion Indicator

If your iPod is a model produced after the year 2006 the chances are that it has a submersion indicator built into it. By checking this out you should be able to tell whether water has actually entered your iPod or not. If this is relevant to your model of iPod take a look at the website on the following link, as it will show your where your indicator is.
If the indicator lets you know that water has made it’s way into the device read on.


iPods can take some time to dry out. Some people recommend waiting for at least twelve hours before attempting to switch a previously wet iPod on. However, most success stories have come from individuals who have left their iPods to dry out for at least a week or two.To dry your iPod you want warmth, but not direct heat. If you use a hairdryer or another piece of equipment which can make your iPod very hot then you may inadvertently damage its circuits.

Dry off any excess water with a towel, and then place your iPod somewhere warm that has a decent amount of air flow, such as a conservatory with an open window.

If you search the internet you may find advice from people who have soaked their iPods in various solutions in order to help their iPods dry out faster, such as alcohol. Personally, I wouldn’t go down this route. You don’t want to keep getting your iPod wet in any way, or to block any airways with items such as rice, which can soak water up, but then so can a tea towel.

If you are electronically minded and very practical you may consider opening up your iPod and dabbing off any excess moisture. If you’re unsure how to open the iPod, you can check out our Free Mac and iPod Repair Guides for the take apart procedure.

Leave it alone

I know it’s tempting to keep checking the iPod to see if it’s working, but leaving it alone for at least a week, while in a decent place to dry out, is your best course of action. Hopefully, after this amount of time your iPod will switch on and function normally. Then you will breath a sigh of relief, and hopefully go out any buy it a waterproof covering to protect it in the future.

Final note

Don’t forget that your iPod may be under warranty if you didn’t purchase it too long ago. Check out the paper work that came with the device to see if the iPod is covered for water damage.

If the device isn’t under warranty and you can’t get it to work, we do have a send-in service for iPod Repair. .

You can also replace any damaged parts yourself. Click here to view all of our iPod Parts.

Macbook Pro 17 Inch Unibody Glass and LCD Now Available

October 13th, 2009

Today we added two new products to the store for the 17 Inch Macbook Pro models.

1.)Unibody Macbook Pro Glass Screen Cover Replacement – Front Bezel – 17 Inch ($79.95)

This is a brand new replacement front bezel and panel assembly (replacement for original glass panel) for the 17″ Macbook Pro Unibody model.


2.)17 Inch MacBook Unibody Display LCD Screen NEW ($199.95)

This is a replacement 17 Inch LCD screen for the MacBook Unibody 17″.