I want to give you an update on the repair services that I previously offered to those who needed their Macs to be repaired. Today I am announcing that I am suspending future repair requests for the general public.
Please understand that I did not come to this decision lightly. I am still accepting select projects, but I’m closing the flood gates for the time being.
I will be completing all current pending requests and repairs. If we’ve personally talked about a repair, do not worry, this suspension does not effect you.
Unfortunately I simply do not have enough time to continually take on these projects while juggling a full-time job and other priorities. I will continue to take on selected projects as time allows.
Sadly hardly any of the repair projects I have taken on end up being “just a simple recap” job. Most of these repairs require extensive trace repair, component testing, removal of chips, rigorous testing and guesswork to discover the problem plaguing the machine.
Of course it is impossible for the client, or myself, to know the true cause of a not working machine, but that is the nature of the beast. As you can imagine, these problems are often not easy to figure out, even with decades of experience with vintage Macintosh computers.
It is not uncommon for a repair to involve upwards of 15-20 hours invested in it without any signs of progress or success. This obviously can be discouraging, especially when I have a mountain of my own machines to repair.
While I truly enjoy bringing new life into these broken machines, I realize I cannot currently dedicate an adequate amount of time to work on these projects consistently. It is largely because of this that I decided to make this decision.
I would like to personally thank every single one of my clients who have entrusted me with their machines. I will be completing these remaining repairs as efficiently and carefully as possible and I will reach out to you to inform you in the coming weeks of where your repair is in the queue.
My sincere thanks,
-Steve of Mac84