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Fastest Mac Repair Vs UbreakiFixit

Which to choose?

Great question. Here are some answers to consider

I have been doing mac repair for over 10 years quite intensely, fixing anything and everything from MacBook water damage, failing video chip repair, hard drive replacement, operating system installation, failed time machine file backup recovery, MacBook screen replacement, MacBook keyboard replacements, and everything else.

I am now running a second computer store full time where I process over a hundred computers each month coming in with all possible MacBook and iMac issues. On the side, I also fix and refurbish macs for resale on the used computer market. And I do most of it alone. Why alone?

First of all, it’s not because I haven’t tried to find some help. I have. All computer repair shop owners have. Some succeed, and some don’t. Most don’t. Most end up working at their shops themselves and perhaps have a guy helping them on the side while the owner watches over their shoulder all the time to make sure they are doing things properly.

UbreakiFixit is a franchise-style mobile device repair

Cause unlike the phone repair business like Ubreakifixit (now owned by Asurion insurance company), where if you fix iPhone and iPad screens, at some point it all becomes a cookie-cutter operation. Since you only have so many different iPhones. It all becomes the same after you have replaced 100 of them. In that kind of scenario, you can hire just about anyone with half a brain and some basic motor skills and train them to replace the screens with 95% accuracy. But when it comes to mac repair, things are much much different.

Mac repair was not, is not, and will not ever be a cookie-cutter approach operation. You can not train anyone to be good at mac repair, because it is simply not possible. The only way a mac repair technician can learn to repair MacBooks and iMacs is through experience and willingness to learn new things every day. Most don’t, as we found out, usually very quickly.

You can’t just bring them in the first week, show them how to fix a couple of MacBooks and then they can jump in and handle it on their own. That is not how it works. As mac repair shop operators we have learned it the hard way.

The reason being is, that mac repair and mac issues always evolve and they are never the same. Its equivalent to what doctors do as researchers constantly discover new diseases or learn more about how human bodies work. The only way to be good at it is to always update your knowledge, learn as you go, and keep working on the current issues at hand.

Of course, there are many issues that repeat themselves like MacBook screen replacements, or iMac hard drive replacements that anyone can do after you show it to them a couple of times. But the majority of mac repairs require a person to be good at diagnosing things on the spot. And be able to know what might have caused the issue on the mac in the first place before you start making up possible repair scenarios in front of the customer, to cover up the fact that you really have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to mac repair.

This is precisely what happens in many unqualified mac repair shops, like Ubreakifixit, geek squad, CPR repair, and even some computer repair shops that are not really qualified to fix things as they pretend to be. Because most of the brand-name phone repair stores are built on a cookie-cutter, franchise model. Where there is a manual that tells you how to replace all iPhone screens. And if you follow it, you will be able to do it correctly.

Mac Repair Is On A Case By Case Basis

There is no such manual for Mac repair. There maybe is an outline and, at best, the breakdown of some essentials of how computers are built and operate. But the only real manual is in the experience of doing it day in and out. Without any shortcuts.

What these brand-name shops like Ubreakifixit or geek squad are doing is adding another revenue stream to their existing franchise model business. But they don’t have the mac repair techs to back it up with. Because good mac repair techs are not easy to find. If they happen to find them, they usually can’t afford to pay them enough to deal with everyday minutia and customer service. Good mac repair techs know they can make more money on the side doing one job, than working all day for the same pay at one of their stores for 8 hours.

So usually Ubreakifixit or GeekSquad settle for anything they can get. They tell the newly hired “mac repair techs” to just accept the device, so they can figure it out later. And then they go and try to figure out what they can do to fix it. If they can even fix it, most can’t… I get many people coming here after they went to geek squad and were told they have to send the MacBook out or it will take 3 weeks or it’s not possible to fix. But then I fix it in a couple of hours! In essence, the brand-name repair stores have maybe one decent mac repair tech and then a bunch of random people from the street who practice fixing MacBooks using your device.

Why Choose Fastest Mac Repair Instead of UbreakiFixit (the answer)

Herein lies your answer. Which to choose? Ubreakifixit or Fastest Mac Repair in Newbury Park? Would you go to a doctor who is just practicing his medical skills on you? Because he just feels like adding an extra income aside from his real expertise? Or would you go to an expert who has many years of experience in that particular field and will tell you exactly what is going on?

Do you want to hear excuses and experience delays fixing your MacBook or iMac? Or do you want it fixed as fast as possible because we know exactly what is wrong, instead of telling you all kinds of stories that we need to do the testing or that it will take 2-3 days just to diagnose the issue or make up some kind of different excuses? Like they need to send it out to Kansas for 2 weeks and then they will tell you (right after they meet Alice at the end of the yellow brick road)!

By all means, I give credit where credit is due. If you have iPhone problems or iPad problems, call Ubreakifixit if you want, ( cause we fix iPhones too). They are great at it. I used to use them myself because they always have parts in stock and do a great job repairing phones. But when it comes to mac repair, they are not your best choice.

Truth is, most computers take less than one day to repair. Most diagnostics should take about one hour or less(with us it takes less than 5 minutes in 90% of the cases). Unless there is something specific, like MacBook water damage, then it may take a little longer…

At Fastest Mac Repair and PC Repair Newbury Park, CA we do it quickly, with no BS, and no making up excuses. 95% of the time you get an estimate in less than 5 minutes over the phone. We’ve done it all and we can fix it guaranteed if it is fixable. If we can’t we will refer you to someone who can or give you alternative options.

Call us for free quotes or any questions answered over the phone at 805-585-5535 or stop by at 3339 Kimber Dr. STE D, Newbury Park, CA 91320

A1990 Macbook Water Damage Repair – Case Study

When it comes to Macbook Water Damage Repair, the outcome of the repair can not always be predicted. Depending on how much water, coffee, tea or fluid was spilled on a macbook and where the fluid went will determine the outcome of the macbook repair.

Another important part is- it also depends what you did with the macbook AFTER the water was spilled on it. Because most people think they can just take a fan, or put it in rice and after one hour the issue will fix itself. Then they try to turn it on and they burn something on the logic board. People get this kind of bad advice on the internet and then they have to pay extra to repair the macbook.

The best thing to do when you spill water on a macbook, is to shut it down immediately. Or better yet, disconnect the battery from the logic board. So it really doesn’t get any electricity flowing through the system.

Then you must open your macbook up and clean any possible wet spots on the logic board (from both sides), and anywhere else you see any wet spots.

Then you must inspect the logic board and all connectors for any existing corrosion. If corrosion is present, its best you remove it asap, so the corroded chips don’t fry next time you power the computer on. And then it is always a good idea to leave the logic board to dry for a little bit, depending where the water went and what components were hit by it.

if you do these things right away, you have the best chance of saving the macbook. And most likely it will continue to operate without any issues forward.

Obviously just by reading that, we both know you will most likely unable to do any of that on your own, without damaging something else in the process. This is why next time you spill the some coffee on your macbook, you need to shut it down and bring it to a macbook repair shop right away, so we can do it for you.

But if you are like most people, you will do nothing. Or you will go online and read some bad recommendations or stick your macbook into a bag of rice and hope for the best. And then you will plug it in and fry something.

Then you will have no choice but go to apple store and buy a new computer(cause they sure won’t help you fix it) Or you will have to find a mac repair shop near me and bring it in hopes of getting it fixed.

The problem with bringing it to a mac repair shop is that most shops don’t even know how to fix water damage logic boards. They usually make things worse, because they practice repairing water damage on your macbook instead of ACTUALLY repairing it.

If you bring it to Fastest Mac Repair and Pc Repair – the most qualified mac repair shop in Thousand Oaks, it will definitely be fixed one way or another. In some cases it takes longer, because we have to order chips to replace. In some cases it is quick, in some cases the logic boards are not repairable, because some major component on it (like CPU or GPU) is damaged and the board can not be fixed.

With this A1990 macbook water damage repair the repair was difficult. Someone else already tried to fix it before us. After we looked at it, we fixed the first issue where the water caused damaged. But macbook would still be shutting off after some time of being turned on.

Eventually we realized that the GPU was the issue on it and that can not be replaced easily where its cost effective. Therefore the customer had to make a choice to either buy a new macbook or replace the logic board.

They decided to replace the logic board. In the end water damage macbook pro was fixed and is working with no problems.

We repair all kinds of macbook water damage problems. a1708, 1707, a2251, a1990, a1989, a2338 and other models.

call us at 805-585-5535 or stop by our shop during business hours. we are the fastest and most qualified mac repair shop in Thousand Oaks area.

Macbook pro 12 inch a1534 battery replacement

MacBook pro 12-inch a1534 battery replacement is a very common repair we get. The reason is, all batteries fail at some point, sooner or later. No matter which device, no matter what brand, and no matter how big or small the battery is- eventually they all fail.

As they say, it’s a question of when… And all that depends on many factors. Battery cell quality, manufacturing quality, when the battery was made, who made it, how long it has been laying on the shelf before it was installed in the device, and also the manner in which it was being used.

One way to determine Apple MacBook pro batteries, as well as MacBook Air battery life expectancy, is by looking at the battery cycle count.

You can find it by going to About this Mac menu item. Then click on System Report and find the Power menu item in the left column.

On the right-hand side, you will see the cycle count for you your battery. new MacBook battery cycles start at 0 and they go up. How much they go up, depends on how much you use the battery. Most batteries start to go bad somewhere around 700-800 cycles. Even though we have seen batteries go to 1400 cycles and some fail at around 200-300. But the most common number to see when the battery starts to fail is around 700-800.

you can also download a tool called coconut battery which will tell you more info on the battery inside your MacBook, like when it was manufactured and how much of the charge capacity it holds, etc.

Replacing a faulty battery takes about 1 hour in new MacBook pros and MacBook airs. if you are in need of macbook battery replacement you can call us at 805-585-5535 or stop by our store – Fastest Mac repair and Pc Repair Newbury park, at 3339 Kimber Dr. Suite D, Newbury Park, Ca 91320

We keep most batteries in stock and can swap them out for you very quickly!

Mac Operating System Upgrade for iMac or Macbook

What are my Mac Operating system upgrade requirements or which Operating system should i upgrade my mac to, are the questions we get asked a lot. Should i upgrade to Big Sur or Catalina, or how to upgrade to older operating systems like high sierra, el capitan, etc

The answer is a little tricky. But if you understand the way Apple works it becomes a little more clear on how to navigate this situation easier.

When it comes to computer hardware, Apple actually makes (or used to make) pretty superior products. They usually last, or rather USED TO LAST, for a very long time(compared to newer ones). Which was a great thing for consumers, yet maybe not such a great thing for Apple itself. Because if a computer they sell you lasts 10 or 20 years, it means, a person will not need to buy another computer for a long time. That means less sales for apple and that is not a very great thing to experience for the “greatest company” in the world. Especially not a great thing for shareholders of the company!

So what does Apple do to overcome that? What they do is, they give each computer a ten year window, in which it can be serviced (by Apple or private computer repair shops), upgraded and used with full functionality. Meeting all security and software requirements to do pretty much anything a new computer is intended to do.

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Next question is: what happens after 10 year window expires, you might ask?!

For most part nothing terrible will happen. You will be able to use your iMac of Macbook pretty much forever… the only real issue you will start having is when you will try to access internet.

Because the way Apple makes their old devices obsolete is they limit your ability to upgrade them to newest software, or in case of Macbooks and iMacs- OS or Operating System. And the reason you will have problems accessing internet, is because safari browser can only be updated by updating the OS. And if you are not able to update your OS because of your computers age, you will not be able update Safari browser and you will be limited in which website you can or can not access!

This is it in a nutshell. Other than that if you just use your computer to run some programs or you want to do some word processing. You can use old Mac devices until they actually stop working or maybe become too slow to use or something physically goes wrong with them.

Also here is a list of apple devices with the maximum OS they support if you have an older apple computer and dont know which OS can support click this link to see the list: Supported max Os on mac computers

And if you need help upgrading your macbook or iMac to newer OS or reinstalling Operating System completely- feel free to call us at 805-585-5535

or stop by at Fastest Mac Repair and Pc Repair Newbury park at 3339 Kimber dr. Ste D, Newbury Park, Ca 91320 (we’re next door to Country Harvest restaurant).

Or visit us at our Agoura Hills location at 30315 Canwood St. Ste 11, Agoura Hills, Ca 91301

where we fix iphones, iPads, and also offer Macbook and iMac computer repair in Agoura Hills, Ca

Macbook pro Battery Replacement Total Time 1 Hour

Batteries, whether they are in phones, tablets or macbook pros, do not last forever! Average life for a battery is about 3-5 years based on my experience. Some failing a lot sooner and some lasting much longer than that!

There is really no way of knowing how long the battery will last! But overall, you usually get your money’s worth! except maybe some cases when batteries are somewhat defective when they get produced or maybe aren’t properly tested or perhaps are even allowed a narrow window of defectiveness to pass through by manufacturers. sort of like they “allow” up to 3 dead pixels on a computer screen. Without having to discard it as a complete defective!

I guess also the biggest mystery to address with batteries. is how do i use it so it lasts longer? thats the common question that i get and many people have a misconception about it!

macbook pro battery repair
macbook pro battery replacement

Based on my research, as result of some customers being very curious about it, lithium batteries like to be charged most of the time, as much as possible.

the idea behind it is that little electrons like to move around instead of staying stagnant, like alkaline batteries used-to prefer. The more electrical charge is moving back and forth, the healthier for the battery. So it means the more you have your device plugged in, the more you will extend your battery life.

Thats the basic premise and most actionable thing you can do to your battery. everything else is really a matter of chance!

So if you see your battery starting to expand or getting extremely hot, or your device acting real slow when your battery is losing charge capacity. those are usually the signs your macbook pro battery replacement is necessary!

and if youre looking to get your battery replaced quickly. you can always call us at 805-585-5535 or visit us at 3339 Kimber dr. Ste D, Newbury park, cA 92130

Why iMac SSD Upgrade is necessary today!

One of the common failures on any computer. Whether it is a macbook, imac or any pc laptop or desktop computer. They all share one common component that used to fail all the time! and that is a hard drive!

it was literally the weakest spot in all computer devices, mainly due to complexity and different very precise and fragile moving components that require to build and make them work.

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The ironic part is that hard drives are pretty much most important components in any machine, since they actually store all our information on them. Especially these days, when humanity is moving from analog world, where we used to store our photos in an album in physical printed form, or our documents in folder in file cabinets.

These days everything is stored on hard drives and to tell you the truth, since hard drives have increased in capacity drastically. The overall quality of hard drives has also decreased quite visibly. When older hard drives used to last up to 10 years in many cases. and in comparison newer hard drives like western digital or seagate brand, last on average 3-4 years from my experience.

The good news however, is that in today’s times we have different kind of drives on the market. All newer computers already come with those. with the exception of 21.5 inch imacs that still come with regular hard drives (you have to special request it from apple if you want one with ssd.

As well as 27 inch iMacs, which use imacs use fusion drives a combination of a small ssd chip and a regular 3.5 inch hard drive.

The downside of regular, old style spinning hard drives, is that they are not reliable as much anymore. the failure rate has gone up, probably due to increased capacity of drives today but also they are much slower when compared to current new type of Solid State Drives (SSD).

One some packaging of SSD’s manufacturers claim SSDs are 15x faster than regular 5400RPM hard drives. Which are standard for most iMacs and older macbooks and most pc laptops and pc desktops.

So when i say upgrading to a SSD drive is almost a necessity in today’s times. I really mean it. Your iMac will run literally 10 times faster and you simply will be amazed that you computer runs like new again!

come do imac ssd upgrade with us. our turn around is 2-3 hours usually!

call us at 805-585-5535 or

visit at 3330 Kimber dr. Ste D, Newbury Park, CA 91320

macbook pro beer damage repair

macbook pro beer damage repair

  1. statistic show that mac users are way more prone to spill fluids on their macbooks than pc users. i dont know why that is. i suspect because mac people are free souls and creative types and dont sit in their cubicles with their back straight looking at one point into the monitor! and yes they don’t. that is obvious. the creative types sit at starbucks, on couch, on sofa, on beach, at parties and many other places where there are drinks and fluids around! it sounds so freeing and great, yet they do pay a hefty price for it! see you can be creative all you want, but computers by the way they are made, they just don’t like to get wet!

macbook pro beer damage repairi personally sit with my computer everywhere too, but i dont let drinks or any other fluids near it. i have seen it too many times gone wrong way! so i guard my laptop from those kind of accidents! so this macbook pro came in cs fluids were spilled on it! and i was told it was water, but when i opened it. i smelled some other smell and it was too familiar for me not to recognize( Brett Kavanaugh would have recognized it too! he loves it so much! LOL) haha it was beer! so now we had a macbook pro beer damage repair on our hands! and it was a little different from water. cause some beers are sweeter than others so i think they put sugars in them and that makes beer a little sticky too. so few components had to be washed off.

anyhow this macbook pro 2015 had battery damage too, so that had to be replaced also! it turned out all ok at the end! computer works fine! everyone is happy!  toast to that!

if you’re looking for reliable, quickest mac repair or pc repair service in thousand oaks area call us at 805-585-5535 or stop by at 3339 Kimber dr. Suite D, Newbury Park, Ca 91320 check out our reviews on yelp

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macbook pro water damage repair

macbook pro water damage repair

macbook pro water damage repair

macbook pro water damage repair

when compared side by side in the times of busy-ness. People who own macbooks (apple products) the “creative” types. they tend to be more clumsy with their devices for some reason! it’s almost as if the pc people are really sitting properly in their cubicles, back straight, not moving around for 8 hours other than to go to kitchen take a coffee or water break! just like steve jobs predicted in his 1984 commercial! lol

the ratio of macbook pro water damage repair to pc repairs is staggering in apples favor! but im not here to judge! to us its a great thing! we get more work this way!

now a little tip of how to handle macbook pro water damage. first thing you want to do right away if you spill water or fluids on your macbook is to disconnect the battery (and charger). the reason being is that water or fluids alone are not going to damage the logic board. in fact logic boards are washed in fluids usually water to get the corrosion off. what kills macbook logic boards is electricity. water makes connections in wrong places and that creates a short. so many water damages can be prevented if one could disconnect the battery quickly! however that is not always possible! because on macbooks battery is inside of the computer. and to open it you nowadays need a special tool with pentalobe tip. which no one usually has (im guessing apple did it on purpose!).

so next best thing if you spill water or fluids on your macbook. first thing is at least unplug it and then turn it upside down or whichever way so the water comes out where it came in. and rush to the nearest mac repair place to have it opened and disconnect battery then you can possibly save the logic board and you wont need macbook pro water damage repair at all!

however if its too late and you let computer dry out and its not turning on. we can fix your macbook logic board 95% of the time! its cheaper than buying a new logic board or new computer! cheers!

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macbook pro keyboard replacement

macbook pro keyboard replacement is one of most time consuming repair in the whole macbook repair industry. its not difficult, yet pretty time consuming, since macbooks are designed as whats called unibody style. that means macbook pro keyboard is on the bottom of the laptop. since the casing is reversed. if that makes sense. 🙂 everything has to come out in order to do macbook pro keyboard replacement. and that just takes time and patience on our part!

macbook pro keyboard replacement

macbook pro keyboard replacement

why macbook pro keyboard replacement is necessary? usually its because some keys are not working or keys are sticky because of fluids spilled on keyboard. or in some cases keyboards stop working from age. in some cases cats or birds break the keys for their amusement reasons. and so on.

in some cases keyboards stop working because the connectors can become corroded and needs cleaned. but in most cases keyboards just go bad and some keys will stop working.

even though time consuming most keyboards can be replaced same day or next day guaranteed!

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a1502 macbook pro 2015 retina screen replacement

a1502 macbook pro 2015 retina screen replacement

everyone praises apple macbooks as if they are the best laptops on the planet! and in some ways they really are! they have hard aluminum shell casings, their screens are amazing, their keyboards are perfect (when they work) and there are many other features that macbooks share that are awesome! as well as the coolness factor, which comes with owning a macbook and sitting in starbucks with it!

a1502 macbook pro 2015 retina screen replacement

a1502 macbook pro 2015 retina screen replacement

BUT just like everything else in life they are not invincible! if you want to break it, it will break! and for the most part, unless macbook is more than few years old. they usually work and run flawlessly! that is, unless humans decide to damage them. purposely or by accident! and main way that macbooks get damaged are two: people either spill some fluids on them or they let them drop from bed, counters, tables, backpacks (ive seen it all). and that causes all kinds of problems.

this is what happened to this a1502 macbook pro 2015 retina screen replacement machine. it was dropped and corner cracked which caused screen to start getting all kinds of lines. but luckily we are here and screen was changed 0vernight! and customer is very happy!

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Meet The Owner
Hello my name is Eddie.

I opened my first computer store, after i looked around to notice that people didn't have a proper place to repair their computers at.

Most mac repair places take days to repair. Not because it takes so long to repair them. but because most shops are incompetent or have bad work flow. Hence they fall behind and as result customers have to wait for repair to be completed much longer.

It is similar (if not worse)with companies like Geek Squad(Best Buy), Genius Bar (Apple), Asurion(UbreakiFixit). They hardly do any inhouse repairs. Most of their computers get shipped out to manufacturers or other repair centers.

So again, people like yourself, have to wait 2-4 weeks get their computer back.
For that reason i was on a mission to change this industry and get computers fixed as fast as I can. So you and your family can get back to their zoom meetings as quickly as possible!
Another reason you should come here is because I fix most of the people's computer in the area anyway. Most just collect them and send them to me or I usually have to take care of their customers because the "other computer geniuses" break something and computer still ends up in our repair shop after that. I'm not saying that I'm perfect. I also make mistakes sometimes or sometimes get overwhelmed and forget something. But that doesn't happen very often. and if it does. It happens because of my own error or accident, not because I'm incompetent nor do i need to hide it by telling you to just go buy anohter computer cause this one is not fixable. Like other people do. I write this, because i really take it personally. And i don't understand why people have to lie instead of telling the person they don't know how to fix it. and just tell them to go look for some other options. I take this service seriously. I love doing it and i love providing nothing less than a truly NO-BS-Excellent service to people who come visit me! hope you will be one of them! Oh yes, and also in my free time i get out of town and shoot landscape photography! feel free to stop by our shop to see my artwork!

Visit my photography website here: Nature Photos For Sale

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