Feels like a hardware problem of a pretty logic-board-ish nature. Seems like Apple thinks people only need its devices to check Twitter and play Candy Crush. So I went to Apple instead. They had it fixed the next day, so I'd recommend just bypassing the apple store and going to an independent. Choose from options including iPod, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.
You check in with the Apple employee holding a blue iPad. Each time I make a visit to the store, I stand and watch as customer after customer comes in, thinking Apple takes walk-in Genius Bar appointments quickly. Apple Hardware Test froze repeatedly when run. That's something I'd hoped not to have to do any more now that there is a store in Edinburgh. They then offered an appointment with a promise to fix it while I waited. This store is located in the latter East, not the West Shepherds Bush Westfield shopping centre. If you are one of them, this article will help you.
It is advisable not to do this as stores are often busy and do not have spare capacity to take walk-in bookings. I don't know what your backup scheme is, and what software you use, but the bigger time suck might be migrating your data, applications and system to the new drive. I have been a huge Apple fan since 1990 when i bought my first Apple computer. One of my local Apple Stores as an example lists appointments for only 5 days from today. They are extremely busy due to the large amount of people that live in the Greater London area. Since then I have been attempting to book an appointment with Apple's Genius bar at the Regent Street or Covent Garden stores on a daily basis! This is a very central located venue and is very popular. Haven't plugged it in yet as I haven't gone home, but the tech who did the job came out to deliver the machine to me, and he promised it had passed all tests.
Then, the reservation is deleted. So perhaps I just got wrong information from them about Apple Care only being honoured by Apple. In order to do so, you'll first need to app for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. The sites may be listed according to next availability or total distance. If you are looking to get a repair on your iPhone, iPad or MacBook then this might not be the ideal location. I told them that it was not an acceptable practice by my company to leave the laptop with them unless I scrubbed the hard disk. Here, you can type in your username and password to log in.
Seattle area stores have been booked out a week to 10 days whenever I've needed them in the last few years, and uncomfortably full of people the rare times I've been there. Follow the prompts to select your issue. I've had Apple hardware failures before, and never experienced anything like this long of a wait even though none of the equipment involved was as critical to me. This means that it is a waste of time looking online as appointments will not show until the demand drops significantly. Trade up to a new iPhone. Service at the Apple Store hasn't scaled nearly enough to keep up the quality they used to deliver pre-iPhone, or even in the early iPhone days. The Genius Bar is a technical support service in every Apple Store where you can get help to solve the problem or recieve a replacement device.
Yep, that's what I've done in the past if no Genius Bar appointments were available in an acceptable timeframe. Edit 2: I just read a few Yelp reviews about the shop trying to figure out, if I had been mistaken in thinking that they were an authorised Apple Service Provider they appear to be according to their website. You can also find stores in; Bromley, Bentall Centre, Watford, Bluewater or Lakeside. Genius was friendly and efficient. I have two Apple Stores within about a 15 minute drive of me, just in different directions. My problem is I need this Imac for work, so what is the likelihood of them being able to swap out the hard drive right away? I took it in to Bluewater, and was then told 1 and a half weeks to replace a hardrive in an imac - even if they have the hard drive in stock. Ars may earn compensation on sales from links on this site.
Have you called the Store, asked to speak to the manager? Our Apple Store doubled in size a year or so ago with a move to another part of the mall, and I think it could double again size and staffing-wise and still not keep up with the demand. Guess what - no appointments have been available. It is an easy centre to find and is located on the first floor of the shopping mall. They seem to all go in the same queue. One can agree or disagree, but understanding the rules of the game maximizes advantage and helps strategize. I roamed as far as a Caribou coffee stand, then, properly provisioned, I set up camp on a couch near the Apple Store entrance so I could poach WiFi.
Sure, you could just grab your busted device and head down to the Apple store. The store can book appointments for customers two weeks in advance while online you can only book 6 days in advance. Either book ahead likely to be weeks , choose a different location or get your device picked up immediately and returned in 2 hours by Repairly. You can even send an email to explain your problem. Once, I have seen a cancellation show up on a Sunday, and I was able to snag that appointment slot for Thursday. Browse through the options, and make your selection based on your availability. Not cool, not for the price we pay for their hardware.
You can use these options or, if you really prefer an in-person appointment, just select The topic is not listed in step 2 above. I have to wait over a week for an Internet hookup to a new place. Quality service, just not enough of it. At that time you need to go to Apple Store to repair your device. I will nominate the Sheffield Meadowhall Store. In Indianapolis, we only have one store. Once you click on the time slot, your reservation confirms automatically.
That said, if you rely on your machine to make money, then you either need to be going through Apple's small business program if they still have it, it is usually run out of the stores with dedicated staff , or maintain a spare system that can get you by if your main system is down. You must have an Apple account to make an appointment. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Click on the blue time link to make your selection. I can almost always get an appointment same day or next day. We were given the hoice of a retail packaged power supply 79. They'd have to double or triple the size of the bars in many stores to actually make a dent in the wait times.