Repairing the delicate electronics that modern technology has given us can be a challenging proposition, and notebook repair is no exception to this rule. Notebooks are getting smaller and smaller as time goes on, particularly when it comes to the latest variant, ultrabooks.
As these laptops become more complex in a smaller space, it also becomes harder to find somewhere they actually has the know-how to perform the notebook repair properly. For example, if you own a Sony Vaio notebook, you’ll almost certainly have to go to an authorized Sony repair center to have it fixed. Sure, you could try and have it fixed somewhere else, but more than likely, they’ll fail at fixing it themselves and just send it into a Sony repair center anyway, something you could have just done yourself.
Perhaps the most notorious computers when it comes to repairs are Macbooks. Macbooks don’t necessarily break down any more often than other notebooks, but they do use a number of extremely unique parts that are only understood by the people that are specifically trained to perform Macbook repair at your local Apple store.
Apple claims that these unique parts allow them to build better computers, and perhaps they do, but as a side effect, you always need to have any Macbook repair done at an Apple store. At the end of the day, a good rule of thumb for modern notebooks is to always take them to an official repair center first. It will save you a ton of hassle, as well as a ton of money.