This article contains tips for if you're having a hardware issue with the student laptop you received from MCAD (or with any other personally-owned Apple computer) and you think you may need it repaired by Apple.
Computer Care & Backups
Students participating in the MCAD Student Laptop Initiative receive a new MacBook Pro during orientation before their first semester at MCAD.
If your computer has come into contact with liquid, turn it off completely right away. Hold down the power button for at least 10 seconds and do not try to turn it on again until it has dried, which usually takes at least 3 days.
Computers are extremely sensitive to any c
When you receive a MacBook Pro as a new student through the MCAD Laptop Initiative, you own it just as if you bought it from the Apple Store, and by default, comes with a 1 year limited warranty.
There are several ways to transfer files between a lab machine and a Student MacBook Pro.
Laptop Power Basics
As the owner, you are responsible for the wellbeing of your MacBook, including preventing against loss and theft.
When cleaning your computer screen, use only water or a dedicated screen cleaning solution that contains no alcohol or ammonia. Most cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that will strip the anti-glare coating off the screen and leave it with permanent damage.