SSD UPGRADE IN YOUR FUTURE? MAC? PC? iMac? BEWARE YOUTUBE!!!
I’ve been struck in having 3 customers very recently who all purchased SSD upgrade kits for their Imacs.
BEWARE YOUTUBE VIDEOS. Its often – VERY OFTEN – much harder than they make it seem! Take these with several teaspoons of salt!
gluetape). And once you have the screen out there is VERY LITTLE PLAY in the various cables. It is almost a two person job – one to hold the screen and another to remove and replace the cables on the screen for removal and reinstallation later. In fact, we’ve done several as two person jobs just for some extra security and out of an abundance of caution!
Once the screen is off its easy to swap the drive. But then reattaching the screen involves the same awkward – is the cable on right? – moment.
Clone the drive.
NOW you are ready as you have a bootable image of your existing drive on the new SSD!
Install the new SSD – and you are up and running (CAREFULLY get that screen back on for you iMac folks).
Call us with any questions 🙂
RUSSIAN HACKING ADDENDUM.
Now a ‘report’ has been issued and upon examining it I’m even LESS impressed that this was a Russian effort. Simply put the malware used was an OLD version of a program that originated in the Ukraine. Now – needless to say – the Russians have their own malware, and they are VERY good at this. And even if they wanted to use someone elses they would at least have used the current version! (current version works better than the older version).
This makes even less sense now than it did before!
THOUGHTS ON CONVERTIBLES AND THE SURFACE
Both of these devices are trying to fill in a niche that used to be a ‘netbook’ – and which have wiped out the netbook as an item. Both of these are 11 inches and are mover than suitable as small laptops – but with much better features! And the touchscreen does let you run Windows 10 on a tablet, the same as a Surface – but of course for much less money!
WTF you say? (or at least I did LOL). There really are only the two components in these things (the hard drive is a mSATA SSD and pops off the old board and on to the new board easily). I am reduced to thinking that maybe the new screen was a dud? Well – the old screen (that worked, just had a crack) wont come on either. So I’m at wits end – and – I would up buying an identical nice condition unit for my customer to get them back up and going – and I will revisit this horroshow at some future time.
NEED A WEBSITE? OR NEED YOURS UPDATED? OR WANT TO KNOW IF YOURS IS GOOD?
AND I can host them – And I know what makes them work!!!If you need one – or need yours improved – give me a holler. Happy to help! And I’ll take a look at your existing site and give my opinion of it!
(and yes I’ve complimented some customers that they have a NICE website!)
And a nice touch screen dell 13in laptop.
Still have a wonderful 2011 27in Imac needing a home!
Have several of the 2013 21.5in Imac (one of the new SuperThin models). Has a broken screen, but when it gets an owner I’ll replace it and give a 6 month warranty!
A coupld of Mac Airs are onhand – 2014 11 inch and 2014 13 inch.
Take care folks. and look forward to hear from you!