How are MacBooks getting refurbished?
Refurbished MacBooks are computers which are pre-owned. They might have had a faulty part—a faulty SSD, a screen issue, a battery problem, an unresponsive keyboard—and were sent back to the manufacturer. Or, they were a display item that is now getting prepped to go on the market.
But how do MacBooks get refurbished?
- A MacBook gets sent back to Apple or to a refurbisher.
- It is subjected to a battery of tests on both hardware and software to detect any issue.
- Should any faulty part be discovered, the refurbisher will either fix it or replace it. Typically, a loose wire on a MacBook motherboard can easily be reconnected but a cracked screen has to be fully replaced.
- After going through these repairs, the refurbished MacBook is thoroughly cleaned.
- Finally, the device goes through another set of tests one last time.
Product testing is crucial to make sure the device is ready for sale. Only when a MacBook passes these tests—just like a new one would!—can the refurbisher stamp them as refurbished.