Apple Doesn’t Want You Repairing Your iPad or iPhone

July 27th, 2017

You know the story: while many states are creating legislation that allows you to fix your iPhone or other devices yourself, Apple (and other big companies like it) is vehemently fighting against it. So why doesn’t Apple want you repairing your device?

Revenue

One of the major reasons is the one most consumers already know. Apple doesn’t want you to repair your phone yourself because they want you to either by a new phone or have your phone repaired at one of their designated repair centers. Either way, they make some money. Though there are other reasons involved, most people are hung up on this one because of our issues as a nation with the idea of corporate greed. However…

Lawsuits and Bad Press

Apple is also concerned about the idea that people will sue them if they try to fix their phones or iPads themselves and experience a severe accident. Whether it’s breaking the phone’s glass and getting a shard of it in the face or getting electrocuted while monkeying around with a device, Apple is worried that, if too many people do this, it will look bad for their company. They can always fight lawsuits claiming customers were told not to try to fix their devices themselves, but having enough of these pile up will just be embarrassing—let alone expensive to deal with.

Repairs Made Simple

In addition, if Apple had to give users all the tools and information necessary to fix their phones, it would be expensive and time consuming. When the company explains how to fix an iPhone to one of their technicians, they can use complicated terms or instructions without much detail, both of which would confuse a layman just trying to fix their device. They would have to put a lot more effort into explaining how to fix these products to individuals who don’t do it for a living, especially because of the compactness and delicateness of their products.

Why Doesn’t Apple Want You to Fix Your Device?

It’s simply because, in the long run, it will make things harder on them and because it throws too many variables into the mix. Sometimes, fixing a phone or an iPad yourself can even be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. In these cases, taking it to a professional is often the best course of action.

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Fixing Your Phone With Common Household Items

July 20th, 2017

There are actually plenty of ways you can make a quick fix to your phone with simple household items. You’d be surprised how fast some of the common problems you may notice with your phone can be solved in a snap.

Earpiece Too Quiet?

If your phone’s earpiece seems too quiet and you aren’t able to hear your calls coming through, it could just be an issue of stray lint. By rubbing a pencil eraser gently over the speaker, you can often remove lint and other small items and go back to getting quality sound.

Worried About Your Phone Cord Fraying?

iPhone charger cords are notorious for fraying and exposing the wires within. A great way to prevent this issue from happening to yours is to take the spring out of a pen you’re no longer using and to wrap it carefully around the part of the cord that bends the most (usually the part nearest to the end).

Drop Your Phone in Water?

Many people will tell you to try the trick with a bag of rice, but what works even better is putting your phone in one of those bags of silica gel that often comes stuffed inside the pockets of a new coat or inside a box of shoes. The silica will dry up your phone much faster.

Need to Change Your SIM Card?

You can do it yourself without the aid of expensive tools sold online. All you need is a paperclip, and you can just slide the card in and out.

Got a Problem Household Items Can’t Solve?

Call us for a free diagnostic session and to find out if you may need more help getting your phone fixed. We are trained and professional and will get your phone back to you within 24 hours.

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You Can’t Upgrade a Shattered Phone

July 13th, 2017

Unfortunately, a phone with a shattered screen can’t be upgraded the way a pristine, unbroken phone can. However, you do have an alternative: bring your phone to us for a quick screen replacement before getting your upgrade.

Phone Companies Won’t Upgrade Shattered Phones

It’s true. Though they will tell you it’s absolutely easy to upgrade when the time comes, most phone companies will not give you your upgrade if they can’t turn around and resell your phone. This is usually the case when a phone’s screen is shattered, even if the phone itself still works. In essence, your phone company is unlikely to give you something brand new when you turn in something broken.

In addition, most insurance companies will charge more than the phone is worth in order to replace your screen. This is because most people do not realize they can get their phone screens replaced—quickly and easily—in a store like ours.

Get Your Phone Screen Replaced with Us

If you want to be able to upgrade your phone with your phone company but can’t because the screen is broken, bring your device to us. We will take a look at it and give you a free diagnostic session to determine if anything else is wrong. Then, after you give the go-ahead, we will replace your phone screen with a new one and you will pay us for this simple procedure. While most insurance companies or manufacturers will charge a considerable amount to have the phone screen replaced, we will only charge you a nominal fee.

We will replace your phone screen within 24 hours, which will allow you to get your phone back in no time. Then, you can always take your phone to the phone company and get your upgrade. Because your screen will be brand new, the phone company won’t have any issues reselling your old phone and will therefore honor your contract for an upgrade. This is one of the quickest and easiest ways you can still get the upgrade you seek when you have a shattered phone screen—not to mention the cheapest.

Call Today to Get Your Screen Repaired

We will replace your screen today and get your phone back to you within 24 hours. Just call or stop by, or we can come to you! No matter what, we will get your phone screen replaced and help you get your upgrade.

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MacBook Keyboard Problems

July 6th, 2017

MacBook keyboard problems are, unfortunately, fairly common, and while you may be able to fix them temporarily at home with a life hack or two, it’s better to let someone with the training and know-how necessary to take a look at your device and fix it properly. Here are some of the common MacBook keyboard issues for which you might want to seek professional help.

Problems with the Butterfly Mechanism

One of the problems many owners of 2016 MacBook Pros are discovering is that the butterfly mechanisms aren’t highly reliable. This is an issue many are experiencing across the board, though it can potentially be fixable. Allow us to take a look by bringing your MacBook in or by letting us come to you.

Keys Are Sticking

Another common issue with the MacBook Pro is sticky keys. Now, many websites will tell you to try fixing this problem with a butter knife or another concerning device, but we recommend bringing your laptop in for a free diagnostic. You may just need a quick cleaning or it could be indicative of a larger issue. Either way, you’ll feel much better when you put your computer in the hands of professionals.

Keyboard Stops Working Entirely

If you haven’t spilled anything on your keyboard and it has suddenly stopped working, you might want to try troubleshooting the issue at home first. Make sure there’s a connection and that your computer has power. Then try restarting your Mac. If you have a wireless keyboard, make sure to check the Bluetooth connection. If none of this seems to be a problem and your keyboard still isn’t working, let us take a look.

Wireless Keyboard Won’t Connect

If you do have a wireless keyboard that won’t connect at all, there’s a possibility the problem is with the Bluetooth. There are plenty of ways to troubleshoot this issue, but we also recommend bringing your laptop in for a free diagnostic session if you’ve tried troubleshooting and come up empty. It’s best to consider the issue of the keyboard being wireless and how this can create separate problems from a wired keyboard.

Still Having Keyboard Problems? Call Today.

We want to help you fix your keyboard so you can go back to using your laptop for everyday work and fun. Let us come to you or stop by today for a diagnostic session and an estimate of your necessary repairs.

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When It’s Time to Ditch Your Phone vs. Repair It

June 29th, 2017

We’re all about trying to salvage the salvageable phones, but there comes at time when it’s best to ditch your old model and go for a new device. Here are some of the signs it’s time to get a new phone rather than repair your old one.

The Operating System Can’t Update

When your phone is having trouble updating, it’s a good sign that the latest technology has passed you by. Most of the time, you can update your OS even on a phone that you’ve had for a couple of years, but once it starts telling you it can’t perform the update because your phone is not able, it’s probably time to get a newer model.

Your Apps Aren’t Working

When your OS won’t update, pretty soon your apps will follow. And in many cases, they will actually stop working on your phone if the model is too old. Especially when you’re trying to play games that require a large amount of memory and power to play, buying a new phone is a necessity every couple of years or so.

Your Processor Is Too Slow

It can be difficult to know how fast your processor should be if you don’t know much about phones. However, if everything seems to be running too slow, you may want to ask about your processor. We can tell you if it’s not up to its full speed and if getting a new phone might be the best choice.

Your Battery Won’t Hold a Charge

Now, in many cases, your battery can be replaced, and sometimes, this is a cheaper and easier option than getting an entirely new phone. But if yo29u can get a new device easily or your contract allows you to do so, it can sometimes be a better choice to just buy a new phone as opposed to having your battery replaced. This can depend, though, on the newness of your phone and whether or not you will be able to easily get another device.

Your Camera Isn’t Working

Most people need their phone cameras for everything: social media, texting, and just taking selfies. And although some issues with cameras can be resolved, an old or nonfunctioning camera can mean it’s time to buy a new phone.

Call Today to Find Out More

If you are still unsure if you should buy a new phone or get your old one repaired, call today for a free diagnostic.

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