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Mac Repair in Charleston

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Computer Repair Doctor in Charleston, SC

263 King St. D
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 300-1713
M-F 10a-6p | Sa 10a-6p

We fix all Mac & iMac problems!

Free Estimates On All Mac Repairs

Macs are notorious for being dependable machines, and lauded because they "just work" - which is often said about iPhones as well. Part of that is true because Apple's computers aren't manufactured by a ton of different companies or custom-built by consumers - Macs are made by Apple and have a lot more consistency between each other.

However, if they were perfect and worked perfectly forever, you wouldn't be here though! Whether you've spilled coffee or water onto your Macbook or your iMac seems to be slowing down - we can help you out! We offer free estimates on all repairs (as all legitimate repair shops should) so bring your Mac to our store in Charleston and let us take a look at your computer, and ensure you get a few more years out of it!

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Mac Repair in Charleston

We fix all Mac & iMac problems!

Macs are notorious for being dependable machines, and lauded because they "just work" - which is often said about iPhones as well. Part of that is true because Apple's computers aren't manufactured by a ton of different companies or custom-built by consumers - Macs are made by Apple and have a lot more consistency between each other.

However, if they were perfect and worked perfectly forever, you wouldn't be here though! Whether you've spilled coffee or water onto your Macbook or your iMac seems to be slowing down - we can help you out! We offer free estimates on all repairs (as all legitimate repair shops should) so bring your Mac to our store in Charleston and let us take a look at your computer, and ensure you get a few more years out of it!

"Wonderful service for my iPhone and MacBook. I tell everyone about them!"
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1 Year
Warranty

Computer Repair Doctor offers a 1 Year limited warranty on all standard repairs. We've got you covered.

Mac Problems? Meet Repair Service.

Mac repair needs come in many different shapes and sizes. Literally, we're talking about iMacs and Macbooks - kind of like apples and oranges (except it's Apples and larger Apples) but we do fix it all!  Click on any item below to learn more about our repair services, and common problems that we fix.

Repair Services

Common Problems

Battery Replacement Data Recovery  Hard Drive Replacement Keyboard Replacement Liquid Damage Repair  Motherboard Replacement  Power Board Replacement  Screen Replacement  Software Reinstall Virus Removal  ...Something else (more)

Battery Replacement

Battery Replacement

Mac didn’t make their laptop batteries easy to access, but that’s no problem for us. We can replace the battery on your MacBook Pro, Air, or Retina and get you back to binge watching Netflix with no power cable. Battery replacements are a fairly straightforward process for us, and we often stock the batteries. Other times we have to order the battery, but you can always hold onto your Mac in the meantime while we wait for it to arrive.

Data Recovery 

Data Recovery

iMac and MacBook data recovery services are common when your Mac isn’t functioning properly and you’d rather just save the data and invest in a new Mac. We can disassemble your Mac, take out the hard drive or flash drive storage, and backup your data. Then, bring us an external hard drive or new computer and we can put your data back onto your new device!

Hard Drive Replacement

Hard Drive Replacement

Whether you want to upgrade your hard drive storage, go from an HDD to an SSD, or just replace a failing hard drive – we can help. We offer hard drive (and solid state drive) replacement services on both iMacs and MacBooks of all types. We stock standard 2.5” and 3.5” drives, and we can also order the flash memory stick drives if you have a MacBook Air or Retina. Not sure what any of that means? No problem, just give us a call!

Keyboard Replacement

Keyboard Replacement

The most common reason a MacBook keyboard fails is due to liquid damage. However, even if you haven’t spilled something on your keyboard, it can still go bad. We replace Mac keyboards on all laptop models and we’d be happy to help you. If your Mac keyboard doesn’t work, we’ll confirm it’s a bad keyboard (sometimes there are other causes), and give you a quote for repair.

Liquid Damage Repair 

Liquid Damage Repair

We offer Mac liquid damage repair services. We will disassemble your Mac, thoroughly clean the logic board and any other damaged components, and test your machine. We use a combination of ultrasonic cleaners, manual cleaning methods, and special cleaning compounds to clean off liquid damage corrosion from your board. We’ve spent years experimenting with different cleaning methods and we’re confident that we offer the best possible mac spill cleaning service around.

Motherboard Replacement 

Motherboard Replacement

We offer Mac motherboard repair and replacement services. We can replace the motherboard in you MacBook Pro, Air or Retina, as well as in your iMac or Mac Mini. We’re Mac repair specialists and frankly we prefer working on Macs over PCs. We can diagnose your machine to determine if you need a motherboard replacement and give you a repair quote based on the cost of the motherboard in your Mac. We’ve replaced thousands of Mac motherboards and we’d be happy to help you as well!

Power Board Replacement 

Power Board Replacement

MacBooks have Magsafes, iMacs have internal power boards – and we can replace both. If your Mac isn’t powering on, there’s a number of possible causes but one is this internal power board. We can troubleshoot your Mac and determine if a power board replacement would resolve your issue. Stop by today for a quote!

Screen Replacement 

Screen Replacement

We replace screens on both iMacs and MacBooks. On MacBook Pro Unibody laptops, we can replace the glass and LCD separately if needed. On MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina laptops, we typically need to replace the entire top assembly. For iMacs, older models have separate glass and LCD panels, and newer models have integrated screen assemblies. iMac and MacBook Pro screen replacements are some of our most popular Apple repair services, so stop by today if you have a cracked Mac screen!

Software Reinstall

Software Reinstall

Mac OS X software is must more robust than Windows, but it still crashes sometimes. If your Mac software is acting up, or you’d just like a clean start – we can help. We offer software reinstalls or upgrades to take you to the latest version of Mac OS X. Or, if you’d rather clone your Mac OS X software to a new MacBook, we can do that for you as well. Stop by today and we can discuss your options!

Virus Removal 

Virus Removal

Macs aren't known for having viruses often, and that's a good thing! However, if you think you've got some malware in your system, a good scrubbing (not literal scrubbing) can do the trick!  Phishing attempts and subtle buttons can trick you into letting viruses onto your computer - but don't worry.  We're experts and we can handle them all.  

...Something else (more)

Something Else?

Don't see the repair service you are looking for? Don't worry, we can almost certainly help. We offer a variety of repair services that we didn't have room to list here, and we offer free quotes. Give us a call or stop by today to learn more about how we can fix your problem!

Cracked Screen Doesn't Boot into OS X  Doesn't Charge  Doesn't Turn On It's Too Slow Liquid Damage      Physical Damage Screen Is Black Turns Off By Itself  Viruses ...pain in the (more issues)

Cracked Screen

Cracked Screen

We offer cracked screen replacement services on iMacs, MacBook Pros, MacBook Retinas, and the standard MacBook alike. In some cases we can replace just the glass or the LCD, in other cases the entire LCD/Glass assembly needs to be replaced. Every Mac model has a different part, so each one is priced out differently. Give us a call today with your specific model or serial number, and we can give you a quote for a cracked Mac screen replacement.

Doesn\'t Boot into OS X 

Doesn't Boot

If you get a blinking question mark inside a folder when turning on your Mac, or just have a Mac that won’t boot into the OS – we can help. Sometimes this is a faulty hard drive, other times the Mac just needs a reinstall. We can reinstall your Mac OS X software and usually upgrade you to the newest version. We’ll run some hardware diagnostics to make sure the rest of your Mac is OK, then quote you for a software reinstall.

Doesn\'t Charge 

Doesn't Charge

If your Mac isn’t charging, it could be a bad power adapter, a faulty magsafe, a bad battery, or a failing motherboard. Don’t worry, we offer free diagnostics and we’ll figure it out for you. Stop by with your Mac anytime and we’ll take a look at the issue for you.

 

Doesn\'t Turn On

Doesn't Turn On

There’s a number of reasons a Mac may not turn on. A bad motherboard, power supply, or GPU can cause this issue. RAM or a bad LCD screen could also cause this. We offer free diagnostics, so we’ll take a look at your machine and determine why it’s not turning on. Once we find the problem, we’ll give you a quote for repair. It’s that easy.

It\'s Too Slow

It's Too Slow

Macs shouldn’t be slow. If your Mac is slow, there’s most likely an underlying problem that causing the poor performance. We can run a series of diagnostic tests to figure out exactly why your Mac is slow and what can be done to get performance back to where it should be. Even if your Mac is 5-7 years old, we should be able to get it functioning FAST and efficiently.

Liquid Damage     

Liquid Damage

Spilled water on your Mac? Liquid damage cleaning on MacBooks is one of the most common problems we see. We fix spilled coffee, water, wine, beer, etc. on MacBooks routinely. We’ll disassemble your machine and assess the level of liquid damage, and give you a free quote. Then we’ll use a combination of manual cleaning methods and ultrasonic cleaners to remove the liquid damage and get your Mac back up and running.

Physical Damage

Physical Damage

Accidents happen. Almost all physical damage on a Mac is repairable, we just need to inspect the machine to see what we need to replace. Keyboard, trackpads, top covers, palmrests, etc. are all replaceable. Give us a call or stop by today for a free quote.

Screen Is Black

Screen Is Black

Macs can turn on to a black screen for a number of reasons. iMacs may have a faulty GPU, MacBooks may have a bad LCD, and either could have bad RAM or a bad motherboard. We offer free diagnostics, so we’ll troubleshoot the issue and find the underlying cause of the problem. Don’t worry, you’re in good hands.

Turns Off By Itself 

Turns Off By Itself

If a Mac is turning off by itself, it’s usually overheating. A thick layer of dust can sometimes build up around the fan, causing the machine to overheat and shut off. We can take a look at your Mac to see if this is causing your problem and give you a free repair quote.

 

Viruses

Viruses

Macs aren't known for having viruses often, and that's a good thing! However, if you think you've got some malware in your system, a good scrubbing (not literal scrubbing) can do the trick!  Phishing attempts and subtle buttons can trick you into letting viruses onto your computer - but don't worry.  We're experts and we can handle them all.  

...pain in the (more issues)

A real pain in the...

Don't see your problem listed here? Don't worry, we fix a lot more than we were able to list on this page. Browse our repair services or give us a call and we'll help with your problem today!

 

Common Problems

Cracked Screen ▼ 

We offer cracked screen replacement services on iMacs, MacBook Pros, MacBook Retinas, and the standard MacBook alike. In some cases we can replace just the glass or the LCD, and in other cases the entire LCD/Glass assembly needs to be replaced. Every Mac model has a different part, so each one is priced out differently. Give us a call today with your specific model or serial number, and we can give you a quote for a cracked Mac screen replacement.  

Doesn't Boot Into OS X ▼ 

If your computer doesn't turn on, it's likely a problem with your charger (laptop), your power supply (desktop), or your motherboard. It could also be a RAM (memory) problem, issue with your power button, or something else entirely. We'll test your computer one component at a time to figure out why it's not turning on.

Doesn't Charge ▼ 

If your Mac isn’t charging, it could be a bad power adapter, a faulty magsafe, a bad battery, or a failing motherboard. Don’t worry, we offer free diagnostics and we’ll figure it out for you. Stop by with your Mac anytime and we’ll take a look at the issue for you.

Doesn't Turn On ▼ 

There’s a number of reasons a Mac may not turn on. A bad motherboard, power supply, or GPU can cause this issue. RAM or a bad LCD screen could also cause this. We offer free diagnostics, so we’ll take a look at your machine and determine why it’s not turning on. Once we find the problem, we’ll give you a quote for repair. It’s that easy.

 

It's Too Slow ▼ 

Macs shouldn’t be slow. If your Mac is slow, there’s most likely an underlying problem that causing the poor performance. We can run a series of diagnostic tests to figure out exactly why your Mac is slow and what can be done to get performance back to where it should be. Even if your Mac is 5-7 years old, we should be able to get it functioning FAST and efficiently.

 

Liquid Damage ▼ 

Spilled water on your Mac? Liquid damage cleaning on MacBooks is one of the most common problems we see. We fix spilled coffee, water, wine, beer, etc. on MacBooks routinely. We’ll disassemble your machine and assess the level of liquid damage, and give you a free quote. Then we’ll use a combination of manual cleaning methods and ultrasonic cleaners to remove the liquid damage and get your Mac back up and running.

 

Screen Is Black ▼ 

Macs can turn on to a black screen for a number of reasons. iMacs may have a faulty GPU, MacBooks may have a bad LCD, and either could have bad RAM or a bad motherboard. We offer free diagnostics, so we’ll troubleshoot the issue and find the underlying cause of the problem. Don’t worry, you’re in good hands.

 

...Something Else? ▼ 

Don't see your problem listed here? Don't worry, we fix a lot more than we were able to list on this page. Browse our repair services or give us a call and we'll help with your problem today!

 

Repair Services

Battery Replacement ▼ 

Mac didn’t make their laptop batteries easy to access, but that’s no problem for us. We can replace the battery on your MacBook Pro, Air, or Retina and get you back to binge watching Netflix with no power cable. Battery replacements are a fairly straightforward process for us, and we often stock the batteries. Other times we have to order the battery, but you can always hold onto your Mac in the meantime while we wait for it to arrive.

 

Data Recovery ▼ 

iMac and MacBook data recovery services are common when your Mac isn’t functioning properly and you’d rather just save the data and invest in a new Mac. We can disassemble your Mac, take out the hard drive or flash drive storage, and backup your data. Then, bring us an external hard drive or new computer and we can put your data back onto your new device!

Hard Drive Replacement ▼ 

Whether you want to upgrade your hard drive storage, go from an HDD to an SSD, or just replace a failing hard drive – we can help. We offer hard drive (and solid state drive) replacement services on both iMacs and MacBooks of all types. We stock standard 2.5” and 3.5” drives, and we can also order the flash memory stick drives if you have a MacBook Air or Retina. Not sure what any of that means? No problem, just give us a call!

 

Keyboard Replacement ▼ 

The most common reason a MacBook keyboard fails is due to liquid damage. However, even if you haven’t spilled something on your keyboard, it can still go bad. We replace Mac keyboards on all laptop models and we’d be happy to help you. If your Mac keyboard doesn’t work, we’ll confirm it’s a bad keyboard (sometimes there are other causes), and give you a quote for repair.

 

Liquid Damage Repair ▼ 

We offer Mac liquid damage repair services. We will disassemble your Mac, thoroughly clean the logic board and any other damaged components, and test your machine. We use a combination of ultrasonic cleaners, manual cleaning methods, and special cleaning compounds to clean off liquid damage corrosion from your board. We’ve spent years experimenting with different cleaning methods and we’re confident that we offer the best possible mac spill cleaning service around.

 

Motherboard Replacement ▼ 

We offer Mac motherboard repair and replacement services. We can replace the motherboard in you MacBook Pro, Air or Retina, as well as in your iMac or Mac Mini. We’re Mac repair specialists and frankly we prefer working on Macs over PCs. We can diagnose your machine to determine if you need a motherboard replacement and give you a repair quote based on the cost of the motherboard in your Mac. We’ve replaced thousands of Mac motherboards and we’d be happy to help you as well!

 

Screen Replacement ▼ 

We replace screens on both iMacs and MacBooks. On MacBook Pro Unibody laptops, we can replace the glass and LCD separately if needed. On MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Retina laptops, we typically need to replace the entire top assembly. For iMacs, older models have separate glass and LCD panels, and newer models have integrated screen assemblies. iMac and MacBook Pro screen replacements are some of our most popular Apple repair services, so stop by today if you have a cracked Mac screen!

 

Software Reinstall ▼ 

Mac OS X software is must more robust than Windows, but it still crashes sometimes. If your Mac software is acting up, or you’d just like a clean start – we can help. We offer software reinstalls or upgrades to take you to the latest version of Mac OS X. Or, if you’d rather clone your Mac OS X software to a new MacBook, we can do that for you as well. Stop by today and we can discuss your options!

...Something Else? ▼ 

Don't see the repair service you are looking for? Don't worry, we can almost certainly help. We offer a variety of repair services that we didn't have room to list here, and we offer free quotes. Give us a call or stop by today to learn more about how we can fix your problem!

Frequently Asked Questions

If we can’t fix it, you don’t pay. It’s that simple!

This is a question that we get a lot, no matter the brand of the computer.  Age, wear & tear, frequency of use, and the cost to repair are all important, in addition to what model of Mac you have so it’s hard to give a clear answer! Our techs can talk to you about it, and if they price to repair your Macbook or iMac is greater than the cost of a replacement or it’s close, we will give our honest opinion and let you know.

We’ll take care of you, pure and simple. If any of our technicians break something during the repair, we’ll take complete responsibility and fix the problem or buy you a replacement device.

We stock all types of parts, which is easier for Macbooks and iMacs since there are fewer models to account for.  That aside, if we don’t have the part necessary to complete your repair, they typically arrive in 24-48 hours so you shouldn’t need to wait long!

Absolutely. We offer 90 day warranties on all of our standard repairs (if we have to buy custom parts, those parts may have a different warranty period). If anything goes wrong after 90 days, it’s unlikely to be due to our repair but you’re welcome to bring it by anyway. We’re usually able to help, especially if it was related to the repair we performed.

It’s ALWAYS a good idea to backup your data before a repair (and we suggest you do). Even Apple advises backing up your data before any repair. However, it’s extremely unlikely you’ll lose any data during the repair.

Nope! Stop by anytime we’re open!

We are not – but don’t back out now!  That’s a good thing.  If we were “Apple certified” we would be forced to charge you much higher prices – and maybe give slower turnaround.  As it is now we buy the same screens as them, just directly from the sources so we can offer better prices!

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"Wonderful service for my iPhone and MacBook. I tell everyone about them!"

1 Year Warranty

You're protected. Computer Repair Doctor offers a 1 Year limited warranty on all standard repairs. We've got you covered.

Reviews

"Computer Repair Doctor was able to save my Macbook Pro and my data. I thought I was going to lose everything and they worked hard to find the solution. Very friendly -- I highly recommend."

"This is the best place in Charleston to take your computer or phone. I have a MacBook Pro and they were the only ones to give me actually answers and be able to fix it. Apple gave me the run around, I will not go Apple. The only place I will go to is Computer Repair Doctor! Thank you Cole and staff! "

"I've gotten two iPhone screens replaced and a Macbook Pro with water damage repaired here. Both products work great and the time/prices are super reasonable compared to Apple. It's definitely worth stopping in at least for quote!"

"Great service! I needed to replace my RAM in my Macbook Pro, which isn't a huge deal and takes about 2 minutes, but I didn't have the right tools for the job to do it myself. I brought it in and they helped me out and replaced it for me no questions asked. Cool people, solid service and I will go back!"

"Such a great find! I was on my way to the Apple store to have my cracked MacBook screen repaired when I walked past Computer Repair Doctor and stopped in to just to compare the cost. I dropped my Mac off at noon and the cracked screen was repaired and ready for pick-up by 5 pm. The staff is incredibly helpful and the prices are unbeatable. They even cleaned my computer for me! I highly recommend them if you're in Charleston."

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Have to fix a cracked phone screen? This is the place to do it! I shattered my screen and my battery was really weak, so I got two repairs done at once. Philip was super helpful, polite, and got the job done fast and professionally. My phone looks brand new and the battery life is phenomenally. The prices are good and they have military discounts! 10/10 overall
Laken Jones
Laken Jones
15:35 14 Apr 18
I found this great repair place- only place in town that is not sketchy! Phillip fixed my screen in an hour! He was informative, professional, and extremely helpful and accommodating. I will def be returning and referring locals like myself in search of a place that is trustworthy and honest which sadly is hard to find!
Ashley Winka
Ashley Winka
20:52 12 Apr 18
Great service at an affordable price. This place is personal , friendly, and stands behind their work. Philip went out of his way to warranty past work that was done on my iPhone . Highly recommend having your electronics serviced here rather than replacing them.
Becki
Becki
23:47 05 Apr 18
Came in today in a frenzy- my phone had randomly shut off. I previously had gotten my battery changed at another store in Mt Pleasant so I knew it couldn't have been that. Phillip was here and popped it open and fixed the issue at hand! I'm very happy with the repair and Phillip was very professional and fast.
Sarah Copper
Sarah Copper
21:15 03 Apr 18
Very accommodating!!! They went out of their way to help me today and did it in a timely manor. Thank you for helping me and hope many others come to your business and experience the same wonderful service that I did.
Allen Newman
Allen Newman
16:38 30 Mar 18
Quick, easy, and friendly service. Got my phones back fast, and repairs were less expensive than other quotes. Will definitely return when I (inevitably) crack another screen. Thank you, Philip!
Mr and Mrs Fiorito
Mr and Mrs Fiorito
02:16 30 Mar 18
I'm writing to say Matt & Ken are AWESOME! Tyson came in today & they treated him so kind & repaired his battery & screen on his phone. He was very pleased & now I will take my daughter's phone to them & have it repaired! Good job guys!
Julie Suleiman
Julie Suleiman
00:20 19 Feb 18
Awesome place. Cheaper than the Apple Store. More personable. Great computer/phone memes on the wall. Matt gave me a CofC discount and then another discount for my new phone screen because they were out when I first came. Would recommend and will go again if I ever need any more repairs!!
Caroline Gilmer
Caroline Gilmer
21:34 15 Feb 18
These guys did an excellent and speedy job repairing my son's cracked iPhone screen. They also noticed that my son's old lithium battery was reaching the end of its life and needed to be replaced. It's a good thing they did. The battery literally exploded as they were removing it (old lithium batteries can do that if they have undetectable leaks or fissures). The repairman greeted me with a bandaged hand and a smile (I felt so bad that happened to him!). My son is thrilled with his "new" phone. We'll be back. I highly endorse this company. It's located in a hidden courtyard tucked at the end of a long, narrow hallway, with signage on King Street. There's a parking garage just around the block if you can't find a spot. We used to take our cracked screens to a place further up King Street, but Computer Repair Doctor offers much faster service for the same price. Thanks.
Allston McCrady
Allston McCrady
18:16 12 Feb 18
Matt Norman did an exceptional and crazy good repair job on my wife’s Iphone 6S. The screen was horribly cracked and we expected the worst. Dropped off just after 10:30am and by 11:00am it was ready to go. Looks and operates like the day she got it. Amazingly surprised by the speed of the repair service and the affordability of the cost to do so. 100% recommend you to go here for any emergency repairs for tech products in the Charleston area.
Scott Kane
Scott Kane
17:08 03 Feb 18
True professionals! Fair prices and fast service. Matt was great to work with and is very knowledgeable as he seemed to know everything about anything. If I ever have any more technology issues Computer Repair Doctor will be my first stop.
Paul Vargas
Paul Vargas
23:26 14 Jan 18
Matt did an amazing job on fixing my cellphone and it’s screen after someone made me dropped it. Tough it did take longer to fix, I totally understood the circumstances he faced. Matt and Zoe gave great customer service to me. I totally recommend them 100%.
Stephen Griffin
Stephen Griffin
00:50 05 Jan 18

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