Apple iMac woes, what should you know?

Apple makes a whole range of IT products to crater to a wide demographic. They have been in the PC business since they started and the fundamentals of the company were actually based on the development for personal computing. Now however, Apple can has such a wide variety of products that it no longer is identified as the company that it used to be.

As lovely as Apple’s products may look, there is the inevitable fact that when they break down, they tend to cost a lot for maintenance. This especially applies to the iMac because unlike regular Desktop PC’s, their parts aren’t that easily found and you cannot simply swap out a component in the hope that you will replace it with a 3rd party component. Also Mac desktop repair tend to be on the difficult side because it’s essentially an AIO. There are a lot of videos on the internet that will possibly give you solutions to your iMac issues. But for the sake of safety of the device, don’t attempt them yourself if you are inexperienced with computer hardware. The design of the iMac makes it really difficult to open and maintain because of its laptop-like internals. You not only risk damaging it even further but also you need to consider the display because the computer is embedded in it.

How to diagnose your iMac?

Well any system is made up of a few primary components –CPU, HDD, RAM, and Motherboard. All of them pass a strict Quality Control check to ensure that they are working properly. System vendors test the components for any faults or defects that might occur before leaving the factory. So there is actually very risk of internal component failure. But in the event that you actually find it in a failed state here are the things that you should do first:

  1. Diagnose the issue: Because component failure is the ultimate conclusion, first you should try to take a few baby steps and see if you find the problem. Often lose wires or a failed power adapter is usually to blame for a computer that fails to boot. After that is over, move on to more advanced diagnostic methods. Apple also provides a manual to diagnose your Mac which can be found on their website.
  2. Find the Solution: Assuming that you have already found the issue using Apple’s manual or some other method, you can now proceed to fix it if you can. As mentioned earlier, you can find great troubleshooting videos on the internet but if you are inexperienced, take it to an Apple service centre or find a good certified local mac repair shop that specialises in Mac RMA.
  3. Make sure that it’s out of warranty: If it’s an old Mac that you need repaired, then please do make sure that it’s out of warranty if attempting to repair it locally or on your own since opening up any Mac for the purpose of repairs will void your warranty.


This isn’t meant to be a full on guide on Mac repairs. There is a great deal to consider if you want to repair any Apple product on your own. Mac repairs can become substantially cheap if you do it yourself but as usual, finding viable parts for replacement is the issue. So be careful and act according to your skillset and experience.


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