March 29th, 2018
Cell phones have become a critical device for most consumers. They represent the ability to connect with family and friends, conduct business and navigate to just about any place that you need to go. But all of this convenience comes at a price. In 2017 the average cost of a smart phone in the United States was just under $600. And being forced to make that kind of investment unexpectedly can be difficult. So many consumers are turning to cell phone repair services as an affordable option to replacing a damaged phone.
The Number One Service
In the days of the old flip phones, the only issues most users ever faced was a battery that would no longer hold a charge. The fix was simple even though it might not be very affordable. A new battery was in the end, cheaper than a new phone. But the larger touch screen on most smart phones is more delicate than the micro sized screen of older models. And once cracked, a touch screen becomes almost impossible to use. Fortunately, most cell phone repair shops can replace the broken screen for just a fraction of the cost of a new phone. This is by far the most popular service needed for smart phones and one of the easiest for a technician to complete in a very timely manner.
With smart phones functioning much like a small computer, it is no surprise that the most commonly used buttons can wear out. But again, this is an issue that can be repaired much more affordably than the purchase of a new phone. And in a day you will have your repaired phone in hand and life will be back to normal.
Jacks are Critical
There are some phones which can be charged from a charging pad or charging station but most users still plug their smart phone into an old style corded charger. And after a few hundred times of plugging and unplugging, it makes sense to expect some wear and tear. So instead of rigging up a way to hold the plug in place or hope that the phone remains pulled in long enough to get a full charge, you can simply get the jack replaced. These are small unitized pieces that most stores can get replaced very quickly and for far less than the $600 price tag of a new phone.
In most cases any damage to the external portion of a smart phone can be repaired for far less than the cost of a new phone. Check out the iResQ site to learn more about your options.
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March 22nd, 2018
Most cell phone user’s worst nightmare is the thought of seeing their phone plop into water. It could be falling into the pool, getting dropped in a lake or the ocean when trying to capture that perfect sunset picture or the worst of all, into the toilet, but all strike fear into the owner’s heart. Water and electronic circuits just are not compatible. But it is important to know that not all accidents involving a cell phone and water are fatal.
It seems silly to say but you need to snatch your phone out of the water as quickly as possible and not just stare at it in disbelief. Immediately remove the battery if you can or turn the phone off to protect the electronics. Also remove the sim card if you can and carefully dry the card, battery and the phone with a towel. The process of placing a wet cell phone in a bag of uncooked rice is for the most part an urban legend. The rice will provide little benefit over leaving the phone in a room temperature or slightly warm place to dry.
- Do not push any buttons as that can force water deeper into the phone.
- Do not use a hair dryer to dry the phone as the heat can cause additional damage.
- Do not move the phone any more than you have to as that can cause the water to spread throughout the phone.
- Do not turn the phone back on too soon. Wait at least 24 hours before attempting to turn the phone on.
The Big Reveal
Once you reassemble your phone, gently try to turn it back on. If it doesn’t turn on after you have waited a full 24 hours, then you should get the phone to a repair shop. At the shop they will be able to open the phone case, dry out any remaining water and access the damage. If the damage is minimal they can clean the mineral deposits left by the water and the phone should function again. But it is impossible to determine the damage without inspecting the inside of the phone. And it is also important to remember that even if the phone turns on after you have dried it out, it could slowly begin to fail.
Your Best Option
Your best bet for any phone that has been exposed to water is to have it checked out by a cell phone repair technician. It is far better to pay a small fee and know that your phone is in good working order.
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March 15th, 2018
Many people buy Androids because they are a little more durable than iPhones when it comes to dropping them and smashing the glass. But it still happens whether you have an Android or an Apple phone, so if it’s happened to you, grab your device and head on over to us.
Fixing Your Screen Is a Snap
Rather than trying to get a new phone, let us fix your screen for you. If you haven’t had it long, it’s likely to be pretty expensive to get your phone swapped out for a new one, and if you try to go to another provider, they’re not going to take a phone with a smashed-up screen and give you a new one.
We’d be happy to fix your device, which we’ve done for so many phones in the past, we can’t even keep count! Keep this in mind as well before you think about trying to fix your device yourself, as this could lead to some serious issues such as frying the entire phone with one false move or cutting yourself on tiny shards of broken glass.
We’ll Give You a Free Diagnostic
When you bring your Android phone to us, we will look at it and determine what’s wrong (if anything) besides your broken screen. Then we will give you an estimate for how much the cost of your repairs will be—all for nothing! If you decide to have your device fixed with us, great. If not, no problem.
Service Within 24 Hours
Once you do decide to have your Android fixed here, we will make sure to get it back to you within 24 hours, and that’s a promise. We know how hard it is to go without your cell phone, and we don’t want our customers to deal with this for a moment longer than necessary. That’s why we’re happy to even visit you at work or at home if you can’t make it out to us! Just call to speak to a representative from our store and make an appointment today.
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March 8th, 2018
So you just got your Kindle device—or you’ve had it for a while—and suddenly it won’t sync, causing you to have problems getting books that you bought off the Amazon website or that you emailed to your device. Here are a few simple fixes as well as one bigger one.
Fix #1: Hard Reset
Hold your Kindle on/off button down like you would to turn the device off, but instead of releasing the button after 20 seconds, keep holding it for about 40 or 45. This will hard reset your Kindle and the logo should appear. When your Kindle finishes resetting itself, it should sync.
Fix #2: Airplane Mode
Try putting your device in airplane or flight mode for about 30 seconds. After you leave it in this mode for a bit, turn airplane mode off and try syncing again.
Fix #3: Turn Wi-Fi Off
Try turning your Wi-Fi connection off. Leave it off for a minute or so, and then try connecting again. Once you’re connected to the Wi-Fi, sync your device.
Fix #4: Log Out
Log completely out of your Kindle account, which you can do through the menu, settings, my account, and deregister my Kindle. When you’ve logged out, wait a few seconds, and then log back in again.
These should all be quick fixes for your Kindle’s syncing problem. If none of them are working, it could be a sign that your device is having more issues than these surface fixes can solve. When this is the case, bring your device to us and let us take a look.
We Can Fix Your Kindle Now
We’ve fixed plenty of devices from ereaders to phones to laptops. No job is too big or too small. After we take a look at your device, we’ll give you a diagnostic evaluation absolutely free and let you know how much it will be to fix it. If you agree to have your device fixed by us, we’ll make sure to have it back to you within 24 hours, guaranteed.
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February 9th, 2018
You probably hear it all the time; replacing your old phone is totally easy, unlike getting your broken one repaired. Many people even think this option is cheaper, which begs the question, “Why get your phone repaired when you can just as easily get a new phone?” The truth, however, is somewhat different, and in most instances, it is actually cheaper and easier to get your old phone repaired.
Providers, Contracts, and Fine Print
Most phone companies want you to think you’re going to get a brand-new phone for free whenever you want. This means you can just trade in your old model when a new one comes out, right? Not exactly. Most providers will let you upgrade your phone only after you have had it for a certain amount of time, and they will still expect you to pay the taxes (at least) on your new device.
What’s more, if you have a broken phone you were hoping to trade in for the newer model, you probably won’t be able to. Most providers won’t accept a phone with a cracked screen or one that doesn’t work properly. Instead, they’ll tell you to get your phone fixed and then turn it in.
Free Diagnostic and Easy, Cheap Repairs
If you decide to give our phone repair business a try, you can come in for a diagnostic that we will perform at no charge. We can tell you exactly what’s wrong with your phone and how we can fix it. Then, we will give you an outline of the price, all before charging you anything. If you don’t decide to fix your phone with us, that’s fine.
Those friends who have told you that getting your phone repaired is expensive probably have never chosen to do it. They may have even decided to repair their phones themselves, but getting the right tools for the job is usually way more costly than taking your phone to a professional.
Have Your Phone Repaired by a Professional
All in all, it’s the cheaper option to fix and keep your old phone than to go for a newer one. If you’re still not sure, you can stop by our shop to get your diagnostic test. Once you know how much it’ll cost to have your phone repaired, you can make the most informed decision possible.
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