Category Archives: Warnings

Another successful Vintage Mac data recovery: A PowerBook G4 from 2003!

MacMedics Locations in Severna Park & Lanham

A MacMedics customer asked us to recover the data off of this PowerBook G4 12-inch from 2003. They had taken it to another shop where they couldn’t figure out how to take it apart and actually broke the Mac’s case. Also, some of the screws were missing (not cool). This particular Mac is notoriously difficult […]

This 13” MacBook Pro got soaked with Coffee!

MacMedics Locations in Severna Park & Lanham

This 13” MacBook Pro got soaked with Coffee! The customer had not backed up their data, which was especially scary as the display was not lit up! Thankfully, we were able to back up the customer’s data. The unit has so much coffee that it smelled like a coffee shop here while I was backing […]

PLEASE, please have the Gift Card Scam talk with the older folks in your life!

Don't ever give the code to gift cards out to anyone!

PLEASE, please have the Gift Card Scam talk with the older folks in your life. One of my longtime customers was just here at MacMedics asking if we sold Apple Gift Cards. I told him, “No, but Safeway across the street does.” Then I caught myself. “I asked how many did you need”? “He said […]

Watch out for counterfeit Apple AirPods!

As the holidays approach, I wanted to warn you to watch out for counterfeit Apple AirPods and even Apple AirPod Pro Max. The crazy thing is that these units will always have an actual serial number and may even show that they are under AppleCare. Watch out for backstories such as somebody won them as […]

On new Macs, when they die, your data goes down with the ship!

Please keep your data backed up! We just opened this Mac to find this severe liquid damage. On new Macs, when they die, your data goes down with the ship! Want to hear some tough love from Dana on the topic? After you hear these horror stories (#fridaythe13th & #Halloween wrapped up in one alarming […]

“Dana and the MacMedics team are lifesavers”!

“Dana and the MacMedics team are lifesavers! If you are having trouble with your Mac or Apple product or are in the market for a new device, I highly recommend visiting them. They are knowledgeable, kind, and actually out to help you find the best solution to your problem or the best product for your […]

“THE people to call and see for any Apple issue are MacMedics!”

“So there we were, paralyzed with fear with a frozen MacBook Pro screaming at us to do nothing except call this purported Apple support number for the only way to unlock it. Real or unreal? I can’t call the suggested number if it’s fake, but who else could lock it up so tightly if not […]

Please, talk to your parents! We just saw one of our clients get scammed for $ 5,000 in gift cards!

Please, talk to your parents! We just saw one of our clients get scammed for $ 5,000 in gift cards, and then the bad guys said there was an issue, and they ran out and bought ANOTHER $ 5,000 in gift cards! They had every line in the book they were going to freeze their […]

Apple released macOS 14 Sonoma today. Watch out for the top three pitfalls!

Should you wait to upgrade to Sonoma?

Apple released macOS 14 Sonoma today, and as is our custom, we’re warning you to upgrade with care. Everyone is always excited to be running the best Mac OS possible, but there can be pitfalls, especially if you’re installing Sonoma as soon as it’s released. It’s not a bad idea to wait a few days, […]

You want AppleCare+, and you want to buy it from Apple!

You want AppleCare+, and you want to buy it from Apple! There are many places to buy a new iPhone, and ALL of them push their own iPhone insurance or some hybrid product, including AppleCare+. Do yourself a favor and buy your AppleCare from MacMedics, or you can buy it right on your new iPhone […]