Avoid Excessive MacBook Repair Costs

MacBooks are popular computers and their use as day-to-day laptops has increased; sales are up in Apple stores and the MacBook Pro evolves every year. These machines, although high performers as laptops go, are still prone to hardware failure. The most common circumstances are simple breakage, where a MacBook repair shop can swap out damaged parts and have the machine up and running again in no time. Apple stores and Apple retailers on the other hand, may take longer. Many Apple Stores will not take on repairs at all, but pass them on to a local Apple repair center.

MacBook Pro screen repairs are a common request at the average Apple Store. As with all laptop screens, they are delicate and easy to damage if not cared for properly. Another common item that has to be replaced is the keyboard, due to liquid spills or other abuse. An Authorized MacBook repair shop can make repairs for all of these types of damage and have your laptop back in fully working order with guaranteed workmanship.

The Apple MacBook Pro is not known for easy “do-it-yourself” servicing. Like many other modern laptop designs, one wrong move can cause enough damage to make your wallet sting. Motherboard replacements for laptops are not cheap!

MacBook repair costs can be avoided/reduced by:

Have any necessary repairs made by an authorized MacBook or MacBook Pro repair service provider. Their work is guaranteed and you know it will be done properly. Pay only once for a repair!

  • Get your MacBook repair performed locally – When the Apple Store sends your machine away, it costs you money and you have no personal contact with the MacBook Repair/Service provider. Local repairs can be more easily tracked. You can also talk to an engineer about your MacBook and exactly what you need, while getting advice at the same time. And, you can often receive a loaner until your MacBook is ready!
  • Keep your MacBook cool – overheating is a common way to damage batteries and reduce their life. Don’t block the air vent where the fan blows hot air out between the hinges.
  • Make sure cables are tidy before moving your MacBook – picking up the machine with cables attached can put a great deal of strain on the cable ends/sockets and cause expensive damage.
  • Don’t put pens or other objects on the surface of the laptop – closing the lid on objects can easily cause broken hinges, keyboards and screens.

If you are having problems with your MacBook, take it to a local Apple Authorized repair center instead of the Apple Store. CompuTech Support Services is an Authorized repair center conveniently located near West Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Santa Monica, California. We have fully accredited engineers and great deals on MacBook Pro repairs. Why not take your computer to the place where the Apple stores send their most difficult MacBook Repairs?

Looking for the best Mac support service in West LA, Los Angeles, Santa Monica or Hollywood? Because our focus is on Mac repairs and Mac support we won’t just try to sell you a new computer, we will resolve your problems with the best and most affordable solutions possible. Avoid the lines at the Apple store. Computech is among the top 2 percent of Apple Authorized Service Providers in North America, and we are conveniently located in West Los Angeles.

Call on the expertise of our knowledgeable staff of Mac support technicians and you will soon see why Computech earned Apple’s Service Excellence Award, and is rated by Apple among the top 2% of Service Providers in North America.

Whether your issues are hardware or software related (or both), our certified Mac repair technicians are ready to help you get your Macintosh back in working order. Contact our West LA location today at (310) 237-6065 or learn more about our Mac repair services online.

CompuTech – Top Quality, Affordable MacBook Repairs in West LA, Santa Monica & Hollywood.

Over the years, the MacBook has undergone a number of operating system and hardware enhancements, a widening of the range and a generally improving product line. What has become confusing in recent years is the number of different labels applied to the various Apple Store and Apple repair services available.

Let’s start with the Apple store or Mac store or Apple retailer. Hmm… Apple dealer?

How about the big title: Authorized Apple dealer?!

It’s a confusing situation, and even more so if you just need a MacBook or MacBook Pro repair or an upgrade – or usually you need both! Many times when Apple MacBook repairs are requested, there is an upgrade of some sort that accompanies the work ticket.

So where should you go for a MacBook or MacBook Pro repair?

An Apple Store will upgrade your Machine for a price; that’s a software upgrade. Most do not touch hardware and when they do, the issue is not the technical abilities of the staff so much as the MacBook repair cost. The repair staff in an Apple Store may only be trained to a certain level with complex repairs or upgrades passed on to outside contractors; Therefore, the tendency for MacBook repair service costs to be high or take longer than expected.

If you want a quality MacBook repair that is not going to be memorable as the “MacBook repair cost that broke the bank”, you need to choose a local authorized Apple repair service. An authorized Apple repair service will allow you the opportunity to hand over your MacBook to an Apple repair technician who is qualified in every aspect of MacBook hardware and software upgrades (rather than a part-qualified Apple Store technician). An Authorized Apple Repair Service Technician is certified by Apple and will take on MacBook warranty repairs.

If you are in the Los Angeles area and need a MacBook Pro repair or a MacBook Pro upgrade, call CompuTech Support Services now and discover how our quality Apple repair services can offer you peace of mind when it comes to your MacBook Pro repair cost. You can monitor your repair online using a loaner machine that we provide! CompuTech Support Services has been servicing Apple MacBooks in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Hollywood for over 10 years and is trusted by many Apple Stores and dealers to perform quality repair work.

Looking for the best Mac support service in West LA, Los Angeles, Santa Monica or Hollywood? Because our focus is on Mac repairs and Mac support we won’t just try to sell you a new computer, we will resolve your problems with the best and most affordable solutions possible. Avoid the lines at the Apple store. Computech is among the top 2 percent of Apple Authorized Service Providers in North America, and we are conveniently located in West Los Angeles.

Call on the expertise of our knowledgeable staff of Mac support technicians and you will soon see why Computech earned Apple’s Service Excellence Award, and is rated by Apple among the top 2% of Service Providers in North America.

Whether your issues are hardware or software related (or both), our certified Mac repair technicians are ready to help you get your Macintosh back in working order. Contact our West LA location today at (310) 237-6065 or learn more about our Mac services online.

If you’ve never been to an Apple store, it’s hard to describe the experience, especially on the day a new Apple product is released. For someone who wants to stay current with the latest in Mac technology, there is nothing like a visit to your local Apple store. But ask any Apple computer fan where they would go for a MacBook repair, and you may be surprised at their answer.

While it’s clear that the Apple store is an incredibly successful retail concept, every Mac user should have an alternative for Apple MacBook repair. Whether you use an iMac, MacBook, iPad or an older Apple computer, an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) is usually the better option. Here’s why.

  1. At the risk of stating the obvious, any trip to the Apple store may result in a long wait, especially on weekends.  Avoid the long lines and get your Mac repair work done by an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP).
  2. When you start working with a reliable Apple repair technician that you can trust, it’s nice to know you can call them and ask questions later.  At the Apple store, you probably won’t meet the technician.
  3. If you’re the kind of person who is easily tempted to buy the latest gadget, then limiting the time you spend at the Apple store is probably a smart idea.
  4. An Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) will give you more of their time, so you can ask other Mac support-related questions that are on your mind.
  5. Do you have other computers that need to be fixed?  Chances are, your Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) is also Microsoft certified and can help you with both.
  6. Looking for unbiased expert opinions? Since certified Mac repair specialists like CompuTech Support Services don’t resell computers, you will be sure to get unbiased opinions on which products to buy and the best places to buy them.
  7. If you need a quick turnaround on an Apple repair, your Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) may be a lot more flexible with scheduling your repair than the Apple store.
  8. Save money on out-of-warranty Mac repairs by dealing with an independent repair shop.
  9. An Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) can perform work that an Apple store is prohibited from doing, such as the installation of non-Apple parts, hard drive upgrades and screen replacements.
  10. You can be sure a certified Apple technician will handle your Mac repair, because an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) must meet very high standards for service and must be recertified every year.

Looking for the best Mac support service in West LA, Los Angeles, Santa Monica or Hollywood? Because our focus is on Mac repairs and Mac support we won’t just try to sell you a new computer, we will resolve your problems with the best and most affordable solutions possible. Avoid the lines at the Apple store. Computech is among the top 2 percent of Apple Authorized Service Providers in North America, and we are conveniently located in West Los Angeles.

Call on the expertise of our knowledgeable staff of Mac support technicians and you will soon see why Computech earned Apple’s Service Excellence Award, and is rated by Apple among the top 2% of Service Providers in North America.

Whether your issues are hardware or software related (or both), our certified Mac repair technicians are ready to help you get your Macintosh back in working order. Contact our West LA location today at (310) 237-6065 or learn more about our Mac services online.

One common feature of computers is that upgrading the memory will nearly always result in a faster machine. The original MacBook came with 2GB of memory. Basic versions of all MacBooks, including the MacBook Pro versions, come from your local Apple reseller with 2GB as standard, with many models featuring 4GB.

With dual memory slots, a MacBook can be upgraded by an authorized MacBook or MacBook Pro repair center to double existing memory to a maximum of 8GB. The benefits of going in for an Apple repair service and memory upgrade include:

The knowledge that your new parts are installed properly by authorized MacBook repair technicians whose work is guaranteed.

Faster data streaming -extra memory helps to keep the flow of data constant and to avoid screen freezes that typically occur when watching videos and other CPU intensive work.

Faster boot up – The system has more “space” to pre-load the operating system at boot time.

Reduced disk wear – When systems are memory deficient, they have to use the hard disk as a means of gaining extra memory space. The activity of moving data back and forth can cause a huge performance penalty as the system gets tied up with disk read/write operations.

The biggest effect is improved all-round performance – For a variety of reasons, machines respond well to additional memory and can function significantly faster as a result. An Apple reseller or Authorized Apple Repair Service provider will carry all the memory modules required for an upgrade.

There are good reasons why your MacBook memory upgrade should be handled by an Authorized Apple Reseller or Apple repair service provider; Different MacBook versions require different memory modules. Inserting the incorrect module can either damage the main board or produce unpredictable operating results. Choosing a reputable Apple reseller or Authorized Apple Repair Service Center means you can be confident that not only is the correct memory being added, it is from an Apple-approved source that meets the specifications required by the MacBook’s operating system and hardware. Apple resellers and Apple Repair Service Centers carry only Apple approved parts for replacement or upgrades.

So before visiting your Apple reseller for an expensive MacBook repair, maybe a memory upgrade at your local Authorized Apple Repair Service Center will cure the problem. If you are in the Los Angeles, West LA, Santa Monica, or Hollywood, area you can visit CompuTech Support Services’ Authorized Apple Repair Service Center. CompuTech is authorized to handle any type of Macbook repairs. We are located in Los Angeles, California where we have expert technicians ready to help assess your Apple repair or service needs.

Looking for the best Mac support service in West LA, Los Angeles, Santa Monica or Hollywood? Because our focus is on Mac repairs and Mac support we won’t just try to sell you a new computer, we will resolve your problems with the best and most affordable solutions possible. Avoid the lines at the Apple store. Computech is among the top 2 percent of Apple Authorized Service Providers in North America, and we are conveniently located in West Los Angeles.

Call on the expertise of our knowledgeable staff of Mac support technicians and you will soon see why Computech earned Apple’s Service Excellence Award, and is rated by Apple among the top 2% of Service Providers in North America.

Whether your issues are hardware or software related (or both), our certified Mac repair technicians are ready to help you get your Macintosh back in working order. Contact our West LA location today at (310) 237-6065 or learn more about our Mac services online.

CompuTech – MacBook Repair Excellence.

Ever since Google started testing Google Sync two years ago, new Mac users left the Mac store wondering, “Which is the better option… to spend the $99 per year on Apple’s MobileMe application, or skip the expense and use Google Sync for free?”  Surprisingly, even with the recent rise of Google smart phones, Google Calendar and Google Docs, many Mac support experts still recommend MobileMe.

In case you’re unfamiliar or you haven’t already been sold on MobileMe at the Mac store, MobileMe is an application that automatically syncs your iPhone, MacBook or Mac desktop, iPod and iPad.  It is particularly helpful with email, contacts and calendar info, but also includes 20 GB or online storage space.  Since the application belongs to Apple, it’s no surprise to find that your Mac store, Apple support website and many Mac support professionals recommend it – but is it really worth $99 per year?

Now that Google Sync is able to accomplish the same thing on Droid phones, PCs, and any other laptop – as well as Macintosh computers and devices – MobileMe may be losing ground among longtime subscribers.  On the other hand, Apple stands to gain revenue from SmartPhone buyers who like the flexibility of using their cherished Gmail and Google applications on a new iPhone.  Now, thanks to Google Sync, iPhone users who want to access their Gmail and Google Calendar no longer need to go through iTunes or a third-party software application; they can sync up their Google contacts or calendar entries quickly and easily.

So why do so many of the support specialists at the Mac store still insist on MobileMe over Google Sync?  Much of it has to do with habit, but there is still the benefit that comes from MobileMe’s integration with all the other products for sale at the Mac store.  Sure, you can still use Google to sync data between most devices, but for someone who is already accustomed to MobileMe, Google Sync may seem a bit cumbersome.  And let’s face it; we all know how much Mac users enjoy the purity of using “all things Apple”.

Looking for the best Mac support service in West LA, Los Angeles, Santa Monica or Hollywood?  Avoid the lines at the Mac store.  CompuTech Support Services is among the top 2 percent of Apple Authorized Service Providers in North America, and we are conveniently located in West Los Angeles.  Call on the expertise of our knowledgeable staff of Mac support technicians and you will soon see why CompuTech earned Apple’s Service Excellence Award.  Contact our West LA location today at (310) 237-6065 or learn more about our Mac services by visiting http://www.computechsos.com/services/mac-repairs-services/.

Ever since Google started testing Google Sync two years ago, new Mac users left the Mac store wondering, “Which is the better option… to spend the $99 per year on Apple’s MobileMe application, or skip the expense and use Google Sync for free?”  Surprisingly, even with the recent rise of Google smart phones, Google Calendar and Google Docs, many Mac support experts still recommend MobileMe.  In case you’re unfamiliar or you haven’t already been sold on MobileMe at the Mac store, MobileMe is an application that automatically syncs your iPhone, MacBook or Mac desktop, iPod and iPad.  It is particularly helpful with email, contacts and calendar info, but also includes 20 GB or online storage space.  Since the application belongs to Apple, it’s no surprise to find that your Mac store, Apple support website and many Mac support professionals recommend it – but is it really worth $99 per year?

Now that Google Sync is able to accomplish the same thing on Droid phones, PCs, and any other laptop – as well as Macintosh computers and devices – MobileMe may be losing ground among longtime subscribers.  On the other hand, Apple stands to gain revenue from SmartPhone buyers who like the flexibility of using their cherished Gmail and Google applications on a new iPhone.  Now, thanks to Google Sync, iPhone users who want to access their Gmail and Google Calendar no longer need to go through iTunes or a third-party software application; they can sync up their Google contacts or calendar entries quickly and easily.

So why do so many of the support specialists at the Mac store still insist on MobileMe over Google Sync?  Much of it has to do with habit, but there is still the benefit that comes from MobileMe’s integration with all the other products for sale at the Mac store.  Sure, you can still use Google to sync data between most devices, but for someone who is already accustomed to MobileMe, Google Sync may seem a bit cumbersome.  And let’s face it; we all know how much Mac users enjoy the purity of using “all things Apple.”

Looking for the best Mac support service in West LA, Los Angeles, Santa Monica or Hollywood? Because our focus is on Mac repairs and Mac support we won’t just try to sell you a new computer, we will resolve your problems with the best and most affordable solutions possible. Avoid the lines at the Apple store. Computech is among the top 2 percent of Apple Authorized Service Providers in North America, and we are conveniently located in West Los Angeles.

Call on the expertise of our knowledgeable staff of Mac support technicians and you will soon see why Computech earned Apple’s Service Excellence Award, and is rated by Apple among the top 2% of Service Providers in North America.

Whether your issues are hardware or software related (or both), our certified Mac repair technicians are ready to help you get your Macintosh back in working order. Contact our West LA location today at (310) 237-6065 or learn more about our Mac services online.

Even people who consider themselves the least tech-savvy computer users are likely to say that Apple computers are the most user-friendly and trouble-free machines. All of Apple’s devices receive rave reviews from the industry, which has given them more satisfied customers than any other brand of computer. But even their bestselling laptop – the MacBook – is not immune to certain issues. While it excels in so many important ways, some of these problems might sound familiar to Apple MacBook owners.

As one of the few award-winning Apple Authorized Service Providers in the Los Angeles area, and an expert on MacBook repair, we see three common areas where Mac owners tend to have problems. They are with the power adapter, the batteries, and with their laptop unexpectedly “falling asleep.”

MacBook Repair Tips for Power Adapters

Let’s start with the power adapters. Like any other computer, a defective power adapter can keep the computer from fully charging. Outside of potential power problems related to your own power source or faulty outlets, dirty connectors on your computer’s power adapter are often the problem. It is also possible that the molding on the adapter itself is deteriorating. Try cleaning the power connectors first, but if the problem persists take your MacBook for services at an authorized Apple dealer or MacBook repair service provider. MacBook owners are often eligible for a free replacement adapter.

MacBook Repair Tips for Batteries

Along the same lines as the power adapter, if your MacBook has a defective battery, it will not hold a charge as long as it should. Checking the battery on a Mac computer is simple. On the top left hand side of your computer screen you will find “About this Mac”. Choosing “More Info” here will let you see the details of your MacBook’s battery life, including its full-charge capacity, cycle count, and overall condition. You may also see a “Check Battery” warning here. Under certain conditions, and when your MacBook is still under warranty, you may be eligible for a free replacement battery.

If your battery is okay, but you just want to make it last longer, here is another tip you might hear about from a MacBook repair specialist.

Calibrate your battery monthly using Apple’s online instructions for MacBooks or their instructions for older Mac laptops.

MacBook Repair Tips for Sleep Issues

Is your MacBook reverting to “sleep mode” when you’re in the middle of a project? Some MacBook users report a problem where their computers unexpectedly lapse into sleep mode, or they will not come out of sleep mode when the start button is pressed. The remedy for this is often closing the lid and reopening, then pressing the power button again. But sometimes it requires the user to hold down the power button long enough to force a restart.

For a more complicated MacBook repair, a trip to your Mac repair shop may be necessary to fix the underlying cause of the problem. However, there is one way you may be able to fix it at home – by resetting the computer’s System Management Controller (SMC). Follow these instructions from Apple to reset the SMC.

If you are new to the world of MacBook computers, you may think it needs to go back to the Apple store for service. Not true! The best place to get your computer repaired is at an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP).

Looking for the best Mac support service in West LA, Los Angeles, Santa Monica or Hollywood? Because our focus is on Mac repairs and Mac support we won’t just try to sell you a new computer, we will resolve your problems with the best and most affordable solutions possible. Avoid the lines at the Apple store. Computech is among the top 2 percent of Apple Authorized Service Providers in North America, and we are conveniently located in West Los Angeles.

Call on the expertise of our knowledgeable staff of Mac support technicians and you will soon see why Computech earned Apple’s Service Excellence Award, and is rated by Apple among the top 2% of Service Providers in North America.

Whether your issues are hardware or software related (or both), our certified Mac repair technicians are ready to help you get your Macintosh back in working order. Contact our West LA location today at (310) 237-6065 or learn more about our Mac services online.

If you have had trouble with setting up iTunes on your new MacBook via your iPhone, then you are not alone. While often misdiagnosed by the “geniuses” at the Apple store, this is actually a common problem for new Mac users. However, when our customers try to find advice for this issue on their own, they often discover that they need to wade through a lot of bad advice first. A better way to resolve this is to consult the Mac repair experts at CompuTech Support Services.

Here is the problem one of our customers had recently. Whenever he tried to sync his iPhone with the iTunes program on his new MacBook, he was prompted to “transfer purchases from iPhone”. The only problem was, his MacBook wouldn’t recognize the iPhone. A friend advised him to make the transfer directly from his old PC, or look at the online forums and troubleshoot the problem on his own, without consulting his local Apple store.

Like many of our customers, he found information online about a downloadable iPhone drive, but he wasn’t sure he liked the idea of paying Apple for the privilege of syncing one of their products with another and he was afraid it might be a scam. At CompuTech, our Mac experts have heard about many iPhone/Mac users who tried this method and it didn’t solve the problem.

Fortunately, the MacBook repair experts at CompuTech stay current on the forums and they were able to find a simple and effective solution for syncing iTunes on a new Mac. It turned out that this customer didn’t need to purchase a new drive, nor did he need to make the trek to the Apple store. If your iPhone isn’t recognized by your MacBook, the best solution is to install software updates on your computer. The problem will not be resolved by reinstalling iTunes. Even if it syncs up once, you may have this problem again and again until you update your software, and who wants to reload iTunes every time you sync?

Instead of wasting more time and money with the Apple Store you should always try software updates first. In this case, what you should look for is the “iphone compatibility sdk” update. A customer of ours took his new MacBook back to the Apple store last year after having problems with this exact issue, and the guy at the Genius Bar told him it was a bad logic board. After getting a replacement laptop, he experienced the same issue the following week.

If you just brought your new MacBook home from the Apple store, or you bought the new iPhone4, then you may not have this issue at all. Save yourself the time and frustration of trying to resolve issues like these on your own.

If you are looking for a reliable place to get your iMac, MacBook, or iPad serviced in the West LA area, avoid the Apple store and take your Apple Macintosh products to CompuTech in Los Angeles, CA.

Looking for the best Mac support service in West LA, Los Angeles, Santa Monica or Hollywood? Because our focus is on Mac repairs and Mac support we won’t just try to sell you a new computer, we will resolve your problems with the best and most affordable solutions possible. Avoid the lines at the Apple store. Computech is among the top 2 percent of Apple Authorized Service Providers in North America, and we are conveniently located in West Los Angeles.

Call on the expertise of our knowledgeable staff of Mac support technicians and you will soon see why Computech earned Apple’s Service Excellence Award, and is rated by Apple among the top 2% of Service Providers in North America.

Whether your issues are hardware or software related (or both), our certified Mac repair technicians are ready to help you get your Macintosh back in working order. Contact our West LA location today at (310) 237-6065 or learn more about our Mac services online.

One of the most common or frequently seen repairs at Apple Stores is the Macbook Pro screen repair. Laptops are prone to screen damage in a number of ways from mishandling, dropping your MacBook, or closing the lid on obstructive object. Screens are probably the most delicate part of a MacBook and can be damaged easily. Fortunately, Macbook Pro screen repair costs are reasonable and all MacBook repair / service centers are qualified to change out a faulty or damaged screen.

Attempting a Macbook Pro screen repair yourself or “getting a friend” to do it for you are ill-advised options. Authorized Apple dealers will always issue a guarantee with their work. A Macbook Pro screen repair requires a perfect replacement part match. The delicate handling of the ribbon cables makes this a project better left to an Authorized Apple Repair Center.

This applies to faulty hard drives as well. Replacing a hard drive in a MacBook is more than just sliding a new one in. A hard drive needs to be installed by an Apple Store or Authorized Apple Repair Center. Their technicians have been trained properly to make such hardware changes and the associated operating system re-installation/restoration as required.

Your Macbook Pro screen repair, hard disk replacement or any other internal component should always be processed by trained Apple technicians at an Apple Store or Authorized Apple Repair Center. At an Apple Store or Authorized Apple Repair Center, repair work is always carried out to the high standards set by Apple. High quality culture of the Macintosh family of computers is maintained throughout the Apple dealer network of Apple Stores and Apple Repair Centers.

If you need a MacBook Pro screen repair, hard disk fixed, memory upgrade or just an operating system update and you are in the Los Angeles area, CompuTech Support Services can offer you top quality, Apple-authorized, MacBook repairs. CompuTech stocks all MacBook replacement items and we promise fast turnarounds with online repair status checking and even loaner MacBooks to keep you working while your MacBook is being fixed.

Looking for the best Mac support service in West LA, Los Angeles, Santa Monica or Hollywood? Because our focus is on Mac repairs and Mac support we won’t just try to sell you a new computer, we will resolve your problems with the best and most affordable solutions possible. Avoid the lines at the Apple Store. Computech is among the top 2 percent of Apple Authorized Service Providers in North America, and we are conveniently located in West Los Angeles.

Call on the expertise of our knowledgeable staff of Mac support technicians and you will soon see why Computech earned Apple’s Service Excellence Award, and is rated by Apple among the top 2% of Service Providers in North America.

Whether your issues are hardware or software related (or both), our certified Mac repair technicians are ready to help you get your Macintosh back in working order. Contact our West LA location today at (310) 237-6065 or learn more about our MacBook repair services online.

We are conveniently located near West Los Angeles, Hollywood and Santa Monica, California!

As an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) serving the Los Angeles area, our customers often ask us whether they should upgrade to the latest Mac computer or hold onto the one they have. Since we focus on Mac repairs and Mac support rather than selling new computers, customers like to hear our opinions on the latest devices before speaking with an Apple retailer.

If you are up-to-date on the latest news about Apple computers, you may have already seen preliminary “reviews” for the new iPad 2, which is expected to come out in March or April 2011. It’s always interesting to see how much publicity a new Mac product can generate – even before it hits the Apple store – but with a popular product like the iPad, it is not surprising. Here’s the burning question – is now the time to upgrade to the IPad 2, or should you wait until the 3rd generation comes out next year?

Before you stand in line at the Apple Store – here is our take on the iPad 2:

While it’s too early to do a comprehensive review of the product, we have read enough about the iPad 2 to know what to expect. Although, Apple is definitely making some notable improvements, none seem compelling enough to warrant an upgrade right now. But your decision on whether to upgrade will depend on which features you must have, and which ones you can live without.

Reportedly, the screen resolution of the new iPad 2 will be 2048 x 1536, which is twice the resolution of first generation. Some Apple dealers have weighed in on this by saying the improvement isn’t necessary because the current iPad has excellent screen resolution.

Another expectation is that the iPad 2 will add a dual-core processor. While a dual-core processor would certainly increase its speed, it is hard to imagine that any current iPad owner would find this necessary. That said, it will be advantageous to have the additional horsepower in a year or two, when the iOS is expected to be more processor intensive. Some “Apple watchers” are even predicting that iOS7 may be released in 2013.

Apple dealers are often asked when the iPad will begin offering front and rear facing cameras, especially now that Skype is supporting the iOS. Good news – this is one of the features slated for the iPad 2. Apple users are already using video conferencing on the latest iPhone and iPod Touch, so it will be an advantage to have it on the iPad as well. According to many current iPad owners, the cameras will be one of the best reasons to upgrade this year.

Unless you are an “early adopter” who must own the latest version of every Apple device, you can probably save yourself a long wait at the Apple Store and keep the one you have for a little longer. The first generation iPad may start to seem outdated by this time next year, so you might want to hold out for the iPad3. However, if you haven’t purchased your first iPad yet, we do recommend waiting until April and getting the latest version.

Looking for the best Mac support service in West LA, Los Angeles, Santa Monica or Hollywood? Because our focus is on Mac repairs and Mac support we won’t just try to sell you a new computer, we will resolve your problems with the best and most affordable solutions possible. Avoid the lines at the Apple store. Computech is among the top 2 percent of Apple Authorized Service Providers in North America, and we are conveniently located in West Los Angeles.

Call on the expertise of our knowledgeable staff of Mac support technicians and you will soon see why Computech earned Apple’s Service Excellence Award, and is rated by Apple among the top 2% of Service Providers in North America.

Whether your issues are hardware or software related (or both), our certified Mac repair technicians are ready to help you get your Macintosh back in working order. Contact our West LA location today at (310) 237-6065 or learn more about our Mac services online.

If there is one thing that most Mac owners don’t think about much, it’s finding a Mac repair shop. In fact, many Apple fans think the only Mac-related business they need to know about is that “shrine of 21st century technology” – the Apple Store.

Fortunately, there’s a good chance you could own a Mac for years and never need to take it back to the Mac reseller or look up an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP). Macintosh is known for making the most reliable computers and electronic devices to be found anywhere. But here is some valuable advice just in case you need a Mac repair.

Finding an Apple service provider that you can trust may seem difficult, but sometimes it is just a matter of knowing what you’re trying to avoid.

Don’t get your Mac fixed at an Apple Retail location.

Try to find an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP) in your area instead. If you live in West LA, then CompuTech Support Services is a great example of this. When you take your MacBook repair to an Apple Store or a Mac reseller, they have a vested interest in selling you a new computer. You want a Mac repair technician who will give you all your options; someone whose main motivation is not to sell you a new Apple Computer, but to save you money while providing you with the best solution possible. Whether it’s fixing your existing Mac, or getting you set up with a new one, CompuTech will do what’s best for you. Along the same lines, the Apple Store or a Mac reseller may try to sell you solutions that you don’t really need.

Avoid a long wait by going directly to the Apple repair shop.

If you had planned on taking your MacBook repair to the Apple Store, you may be in for a long wait. Not only will you wait in line to speak with a techie at the Genius Bar, you will also wait longer to get your computer back. Many of the repairs brought into the Apple Store are ultimately sent out to Apple repair shops anyway, so why not start by visiting the repair shop directly? Los Angeles-based CompuTech is not just your standard AASP; they are ranked in the top 2 percent of all Apple Authorized Service Providers in North America.

Your local AASP offers more upgrade options.

Looking for the best Mac support service in West LA, Los Angeles, Santa Monica or Hollywood? Because our focus is on Mac repairs and Mac support we won’t just try to sell you a new computer, we will resolve your problems with the best and most affordable solutions possible. Avoid the lines at the Apple store. Computech is among the top 2 percent of Apple Authorized Service Providers in North America, and we are conveniently located in West Los Angeles.

Call on the expertise of our knowledgeable staff of Mac support technicians and you will soon see why Computech earned Apple’s Service Excellence Award, and is rated by Apple among the top 2% of Service Providers in North America.

Whether your issues are hardware or software related (or both), our certified Mac repair technicians are ready to help you get your Macintosh back in working order. Contact our West LA location today at (310) 237-6065 or learn more about our Mac services online.