Apple iMac Repair, iMac Upgrade, iMac SSD Upgrade

An Apple iMac consists of these computer parts: iMac logic board, iMac screen, iMac dedicated graphics card, iMac dedicated power supply, HDD or SSD  drive,  RAM, Wifi card and case. The faulty part(s) in the iMac will determine the actual cost. An iMac screen replacement will cost $400-$900. iMac logic board repair will cost $350-$600. iMac graphics card repair or replacement will cost $350-$600. iMac power supply replacement will cost $300-$400. iMac SSD upgrade will cost $480-$899 depending on the capacity of the SSD drive. iMac Wifi card replacement will cost $140-$250. The actual cost varies in the range depending on the iMac model.

 

Mac SSD Upgrade

The most popular iMac upgrade is an iMac SSD upgrade. If your iMac is getting slow, it is time to upgrade iMac to SSD drive now. Solid State Drives are much faster and more reliable than conventional spinning hard drives. Compared to other iMac upgrade options, an iMac SSD upgrade is the most effective way to boost the performance of your iMac. Matured technology and large-scale production have recently made SSD drives more affordable.

The iMac SSD upgrade is also the best option when you consider replacing an iMac hard drive replacement due to a failed or unreliable hard drive. iMac upgrades are cheaper and easier than you would think. Once you have tasted the fantastic speed of the SSD drive, you will never want to go back to use a mechanical spinning hard drive.

Our iMac SSD upgrade includes migrating your applications and data from the old hard drive to the new SSD drive. So you don’t have to worry about data loss or spending hours to reinstall your programs.

IMac SSD Upgrade Service Description Price (AUD)
240 GB SSD drive + Hardware installation + Data transfer
$490
480 GB SSD drive + Hardware installation + Data transfer
$550
1 TB SSD drive + Hardware installation + Data transfer
$620
2 TB SSD drive + Hardware installation + Data transfer
$820

 

iMac Graphics Card Repair or Replacement

iMac GPU failure is a common issue for the 2009 to 2011 27" iMac. The cause is the combination of poor AMD GPU quality, dust accumulated inside the iMac over time, and stock fans speed set to too low (Apple tried hard to make iMac super quiet). Apple has disabled the Intel integrated graphics function by design on both the internal LCD and external monitor. That means we cannot utilise the more reliable but less powerful Intel CPU built-in graphics function. We cannot just remove the AMD GPU to fix the iMac graphics card.

The good news is the iMac GPU is of better quality than the one used in MacBook Pro. The replacement GPU will last longer. We also can increase the fan speed to provide adequate cooling for the iMac graphics card to prolong the life of the GPU, thanks to the vast room inside the iMac. Usually, the iMac will last 2 to 4 years after an iMac graphics card replacement.

IMAC GRAPHICS CARD REPLACEMENT COST:

Item Description Price (AUD) IMac Model
20" iMac 2007-2008 Graphics Card Repair/Replacement
$350
A1224
21.5" iMac 2009-2011 Graphics Card Repair/Replacement
$520
A1311
21.5" iMac 2012-2017 Graphics Card Repair/Replacement
$550
A1418
24" iMac 2007-2009 Graphics Card Repair/Replacement
$400
A1225
27" iMac 2009-2011 Graphics Card Repair/Replacement
$550
A1312
27" iMac 2012-2017 Graphics Card Repair/Replacement
$600
A1419

 

iMac Power Supply Repair or Replacement

iMac power supply failure is a common issue for the 2007 to 2010 24" iMac and some of the 21.5" iMacs. If you press the power button and get no chime, no display, you probably have a faulty power supply in your iMac.  As a faulty iMac logic board will cause exactly the symptoms, you need an expert to find out for you. TechWerx is the leading iMac repair specialist. We can quickly diagnose the problem and provide a free quotation for you. No matter if you have an iMac power supply failure or iMac logic board failure, we can fix it for you.  We stock a wide range of iMac power supplies in our Melbourne store. It means we can get your iMac back to work at no waiting time. iMac power supply replacement will cost $300 to $500, depending on the model.

IMAC POWER SUPPLY REPLACEMENT COST:

Item Description Price (AUD) IMac Model
20" iMac 2007-2008 Power Supply
$300
A1224
21.5" iMac 2009-2011 Power Supply
$450
A1311
21.5" iMac 2012-2017 Power Supply
$450
A1418
24" iMac 2007-2009 Power Supply
$400
A1225
27" iMac 2009-2011 Power Supply
$500
A1312
27" iMac 2012-2017 Power Supply
$500
A1419

 

Mac Screen Repair and Replacement

We stock a wide range of iMac screens and can get your iMac back to life straight away. We provide top-class services of iMac repair in Melbourne.

 

MAC SCREEN REPLACEMENT COST:

Item Description Price (AUD) IMac Model
20" iMac 2007-2008 Screen
$290
A1224
21.5" iMac 2009-2011 Screen
$400
A1311
21.5" iMac 2012-2014 2K Screen
$550
A1418
21.5" iMac 2015-2017 4K Screen
$650
A1418
24" iMac 2007-2009 Screen
$400
A1225
27" iMac 2009-2011 Screen
$500
A1312
27" iMac 2012-2013 2K Screen
$700
A1419
27" iMac 2015-2017 5K Screen
$950
A1419

 

Mac RAM Upgrade

The next most popular Apple iMac upgrade is the RAM upgrade. If you are running memory-hungry programs like AutoCAD, you need to consider an iMac RAM upgrade to boost your iMac performance. We always advise our clients to do an iMac SSD upgrade before the RAM upgrade.

One of our clients did a RAM DIY upgrade on his 2013 27" iMac from 8 GB to 16 GB, resulting in no noticeable speed improvement. So he decided to contact us to replace the old mechanical WD 1TB drive. With a Samsung 1TB SSD drive installed, the macOS startup time is cut from 141 seconds to only 17 seconds – massive improvement! Get our professional advice if you are not sure which Mac upgrade is best for your situation.

TechWerx provides iMac RAM upgrade service with affordable prices:

*    Upgrade from 4 GB to 8 GB   $180

*    Upgrade from 8 GB to 16 GB  $350

 

iMac CPU Upgrade

Another Apple iMac repair option is a CPU upgrade. If your iMac is currently running on Intel i3 or i5 CPU, an iMac CPU upgrade is an option. An i7 CPU will cut the video rendering time significantly. Any software requiring CPU intensive usage will benefit from this iMac CPU upgrade.

However, if you only use your iMac for internet browsing or photo editing, you will not notice the improvement. Get your iMac accessed by our professionals, and we will provide you with the best options.

iMac Logic Board Repair

Physical damage accounts for the majority of iMac logic board failure. This type of damage is due to the mishandling of the logic board while performing some services such as iMac HDD replacement, iMac screen replacement and dust cleaning. We carry out iMac repairs on the chip level. We can find and replace the faulty chip, the physically damaged connectors, no matter how small they are. That means you don’t have to buy a new logic board and reduce the iMac repair cost. iMac logic board repair will cost $450 to $700.

Frequently Asked Questions:

My 21.5 inch iMac 2017 runs very slow. Can you help?

Yes. Apple uses mechanical spinning hard drives in some iMacs up to 2019. We can upgrade your slow mechanical hard drive with a lightning-speed SSD drive and install the latest macOS compatible with your iMac. This iMac SSD upgrade will significantly increase the speed performance.

I have a question mark folder on my 27" iMac. Can you help?

The iMac question mark folder means your iMac has trouble locating the hard drive. We can upgrade your iMac to SSD, then transfer your data from the time machine backup disk.

My iMac makes a clicking noise and cannot startup. Can you fix it?

The data read/write arm of your hard drive constantly strikes the parking bay and makes the clicking noise. We can replace the faulty HDD with SSD and then put back the data from your time machine. If you don’t have a time machine backup, you need a data recovery service to retrieve the data from the failed hard disk.

My 2017 iMac screen falls off after I upgraded the HDD to SSD drive myself. Can you fix it?

Yes. Started in 2012, Apple uses special sticky tape for gluing the screen to the iMac case. If you use a normal sticky tape, the screen will fall off due to the excessive heat generated by your iMac.