June 19th, 2013
You tried to be as careful as you could be with your MacBook Pro. When you first bought it, you wouldn’t let anyone 10 feet from it have a drink in their hand, never mind have one on the desk next to it. However, as time went by, you became comfortable, and you even started to sit drinks next to it, so you could work while hydrating. Now, the unthinkable has happened. You spilled your drink all over your MacBook Pro.
What do you do now?
MacBook Pro Water Damage Prevention
#1: Unplug it.
You need to cut off all current to the MacBook Pro before it shorts out.
#2: Turn the Power Off
When the power is on, you have electricity actively running through it. Turn it off, and you decrease the chance of frying your computer.
#3: Remove the Battery
Even though you unplugged the computer and turned the power off, you still have to remove the battery because it carries an electrical current.
#4: Turn it Upside Down and Shake
Keep the laptop open and turn it upside down. Hold onto it securely, and then shake it. Remove as much water from the keyword as possible.
Do this for a while because you need to make sure you get as much water out of it as possible. The most important part of the MacBook Pro is the logic board. If you can prevent it from getting wet, you’ll save a lot of money in a MacBook repair.
#5: Send It to iResQ for a Free Diagnosis
Don’t turn on your MacBook Pro after you shake the water out because it may still be wet inside, and you’ll short it out. While many people wait 24-48 hours, and then turn it on, it’s best to have a professional look at it first.
The certified technicians at iResQ see water damaged MacBook Pros every day, so they know what to look for when it comes to removing deposits that may corrode your computer. They also know how to check the logic board and the rest of it to make sure everything is in good working order.
If something has faltered, iResQ will call you to tell you what’s wrong. You’ll also receive a quote for the MacBook fix. You can decide if you want us to bring it back to life or send it back to you.
Contact us right now for more information on how we can save your MacBook Pro from water damage with free diagnostics.
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June 18th, 2013
When most people have a cracked screen or broken device, they turn to the Internet to find the closest place to fix it. They have more trust in the local iPhone repair shop than any other place because it’s familiar to them, but is it always the best choice to have your device fixed? At iResQ, we don’t think so, and here’s why.
Many people who have replaced an iPhone screen believe they are an expert in repairing all devices. The problem is that not every device is the same and not every fix is the same. An iPhone is different from a Galaxy, and a Nexus is different from an iPhone. One crack on an iPhone can be much different from a crack on another iPhone. Same goes for iPods, iPads, and more. Treating every case the same could end up troubling to the owner because he may end up with a device that doesn’t function the way they would expect it to when they get it back.
Low Quality Parts
To keep costs low, many iPhone repair shops purchase generic parts. As you already know, generic is usually replicas of original parts, and they are sometimes lower in quality. When you have your device repaired with low quality parts, you may end up with a broken device in just a few months. With high quality parts, you receive a device back with the same integrity as you purchased it new.
Poor Customer Service
Since brick and mortar iPhone repair shops receive a lot of business from locals, they have to push repairs out as soon as possible. This can sometimes mean they don’t take the time to care for customers as they should. Yes, it doesn’t make much sense since reputation is everything in business. But when you are one of the only repair shops in town, many people think they don’t have a choice. Luckily, that is simply not true.
Trusting an Online iPhone Repair Shop
At iResQ, our technicians are certified. What does it mean to be certified? To become certified, our technicians received extensive training on how to fix broken iPhones, iPads, iPods, and more. They are supervised by more experienced technicians until they become just as skilled as they are.
All of the parts iResQ orders are of the highest quality possible. We don’t believe in low quality parts just to get repairs out at the lowest cost possible. We want to ensure that your device ends up back in your hands as good as it was when you first put it in your hands.
Finally, iResQ goes above and beyond to ensure you are pleased with our service. We send you an email when we receive your device; we email you when we start working on your device, and when your device is repaired and being shipped. If there is a problem with your order, we will take care of it. There’s a reason why we have hundreds of positive reviews all over the Internet. We are committed to our customers’ satisfaction!
So, as you’re searching for a local place to get your broken iPhone, iPad, iPod, or any other device you have, consider online iPhone repair shop iResQ. We provide a quick turnaround just like the local shops, and our prices are often much less than theirs are. We look forward to serving you as a customer of iResQ.
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June 12th, 2013
When something goes wrong with your device, it can be difficult to decide whether you should bother repairing it or replacing it with a new one. At iResQ, we want to repair every device that comes into our hands. However, that’s not always possible. Sometimes, we sadly have to report to the customer that the device is unsalvageable.
Since many people are hopeful they’ll receive their device as good as new when they get it back from us, we want to help people understand when devices are most likely unable to be repaired.
Extreme Water Damage
One of the only instances in which a device is unable to be repaired is if it suffers extreme water damage. When we say EXTREME, we mean that the entire inside of the phone has been saturated with water.
What would be an example of extreme water damage?
Dropping your iPhone into a bowl of water and leaving it there over night.
Dropping your iPhone in the toilet and immediately pulling it out is not an example of extreme water damage.
Most parts in an iPhone, iPad, etc. can be replaced without having to replace the entire device. These parts often cost much less than buying a new device. However, there’s one exception – if the logic board is toast.
If the logic board comes into contact with water and becomes corroded because of it, it could be a pricey repair. It means that the logic board has to be replaced and probably other parts. In this case, a total replacement is probably your best option.
Here’s the thing though:
You won’t know if the logic board is damaged unless you have someone experienced look at it for you. It’s not as easy as you think to get water to the logic board. It’s very protected with all of the other parts surrounding it. Yes, that means, even if your phone has been sitting in water for a while, it’s possible still cheaper to repair it than replace it because the water didn’t reach the logic board.
Repair or Replace iPhone: iResQ’s Free Diagnostics Offer
Instead of just throwing your device into the garbage and paying hundreds of dollars purchasing a new one, send it to us. We won’t charge you to have our certified technicians take a look at it. As soon as it arrives, we will open it up, and inspect all of the parts and logic board. If it’s repairable, we’ll give you a call and let you know how much it would be to repair it.
It’s likely it’ll be much cheaper than buying a new one, so you’ll probably just tell us to go ahead and fix it. However, if you need a new logic board and many other parts, we’ll tell you the truth and then you can decide if you want us to send it back to you, so you can move on to buying a new one.
We are a company that believes in saving people money. We don’t believe you should have to buy a new device if you don’t have to. With skilled technicians, we take pride in that we can repair almost any damaged device. Check out our free diagnostics now for more information.
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June 10th, 2013
Many people when they drop their phone, they immediately pick it up hoping and praying that the screen isn’t cracked. Kind of like this guy:
This guy was lucky. Some people aren’t as fortunate. They end up with a phone like this:
If yours look a little like this, it probably took you a little while to get over the shock of your precious iPhone’s screen. Now, you’re starting to think what you should do. You have three options:
1. Leave it broken. *We don’t advise this because you could end up hurting yourself, someone else, or your phone even more than it already is.
2. Fix it yourself.
3. Send it off for repair.
I know…when you first start searching for how to change iPhone screen DIY steps, it seems like you could really do it. The expense sounds pretty good too. It looks enticing when you see that you could buy a new screen for your iPhone for $20. The only problem is what do you do when you get it?
Of course, you could buy the iPhone cracked screen kit. Those will run you about $40 and comes with all of the tools you need.
I get it. $40 and your time sounds like a much better deal than paying over $100 at most places, according to Market Watch, to have someone else do it. That is, if you can successfully change an iPhone screen successfully.
Let me tell you a story:
One day, I dropped my phone (not my iPhone – dare I say my Droid?). When I found out I could have a shiny, new screen only by spending $20 on eBay, I went ahead and gave it a shot. After hours of trying to get the broken screen off and trying to put a new one on, I went to Verizon to get an iPhone.
Long story short: With all of the connections and the broken glass everywhere, it was close to impossible to replace the screen.
You are probably thinking I am just technically disadvantaged, but apparently, I am not the only that has trouble with the repair process. According to Consumer Reports, replacing a cracked screen isn’t worth the $30 and hour an half its staff spent trying out all different kits.
If fixing it yourself isn’t an option, what should you do to change iPhone screen?
Let the professionals handle it! The first thing most people think about the expense, so let’s tackle that right now.
Apple can fix your iPhone’s screen at the store while you wait for $199. Why would you ever want to spend that?
At iResQ, you could pay half of that. Our repair only costs $89 for a iPhone 4S. Sounds much better, doesn’t it?
Think about it. Either you could spend $30 to buy a kit that will make you spend over an hour in frustration, or you could just send your iPhone for a screen replacement and have it back in a few days for just about $60 more. Isn’t your time worth $60?
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May 29th, 2013
Hello again everybodies. It’s that time of year again. Summer is fast approaching. Summer with a capital S, as in 5S, as in iPhone updates! Actually, that’s not likely to happen in June, but I had no where else to go with that motif. So, if iPhone updates are coming in September, what will we see in June? iPad news? Again, the iPad is practically driving Apple right now along with the iPhone, so it will probably warrant its own media event when there is big news to be had. So we’re probably looking at OSX, iOS and possibly Mac notebook updates this time around. Rumors include Retina displays on the MacBook Air, a new sleeker iOS with a touch of Jony Ives, and more ever-decreasing margins of difference between the mobile iOS juggernaut and it’s dying OSX counter part. Coverage starts in about a week and a half, so stay tuned for analysis. In the meantime, your broken gear is still worth getting fixed, so we’re here for you if you need MacBook screen repair, iPad digitizer replacement, or your iPhone took a bath. Have a great week folks.
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