The goal of preventative maintenance is, of course, prevention. You want to prevent crashes, kernel panics, slow-downs and data loss. At CompuCraft we are well versed in keeping machines in good shape. We pride ourselves on making the Macintosh experience a fun and worriless journey.
One of the things you can do as a user is to bring your machine in annually for regular check-ups. Think of it like this: you wouldn't drive your car 100,000 miles without giving it a tune-up. A computer is no different and you're probably putting more miles on it. Regular tune-ups avoid many problems.
Here are just a few things that CompuCraft looks for when we do preventative maintenance:
- Reset the Power Management Unit.
- Zap the Parameter RAM.
- Repair permissions.
- Clean font caches.
- Test RAM for vulnerabilities.
- Check the hard drive's integrity.
- Physically clean the computer inside and out.
The tech assigned to your computer will also make recommendations. Items such as more RAM, larger hard drives or an upgrade to the latest operating system can make aging systems feel like new again.