The owner of a busy local restaurant came to us about their Apple Mac Mini 2010 computer. 2010! Yes, you heard that right.
The computer might be a 13-year-old machine, but it serves a specific and important purpose for his restaurant: to keep his diners entertained.
The sole purpose of the Mac is to play streaming videos and music to lighten up the atmosphere of his venue. And the computer has been doing just that, very well for 13 years.
He walked to our store when the computer’s WiFi had stopped working and the computer had also been running very slowly that he wanted to improve its performance.
Given the age of the computer, Apple stores and many others would have written it off. They don’t work on “vintage” model computers. Finding a replacement WiFi card for a 13-year-old Mac Mini would be a challenge.
I had 2 solutions in mind after inspecting the computer. Either way, we could get it back to working order.
To make it more challenging, he needed it to be fixed on the same day.
Below is a photo of the computer.