Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
Over the last couple of years, many schools have embraced the use of tablets in their classrooms. Teachers are finding they are a valuable teaching tool because of all the ways they can teach children about the concepts they are learning. Teachers aren’t the only ones who are excited about this new tool, children are too. This probably doesn’t surprise you much, but it is interesting to see that children really do want to use their tablets for more than just playing around.
Technology Use in Schools
Harris Interactive is an educational publisher for Pearson. They often survey students around the nation on different topics pertaining to teaching and learning. In one study, they polled 2,300 American students up to grade 12 about digital technology in school.
The study revealed only one percent of the participants did not use mobile devices in the classroom. Seventy one percent reported they used laptops, while 66 percent identified desktops as their classroom technology.
Mobile devices such as smartphone and tablets are behind the computers, but they are still used regularly. About half of those surveyed say they use their smart phones either in school or at home to learn. Twenty one percent reported using tablets (iPad or Google Nexus 10), 23 percent used small tablets, 16 percent used e-readers, and 10 percent used netbooks.
As you probably can guess, use depends on grade level.
Technology use in schools for middle school students:
For high school students:
With the increased use of digital devices in the classroom, damage is bound to happen. If you’re a school looking to add laptops and tablets as teaching tools, consider using iResQ’s iPad and MacBook repair services for schools. We have account managers who work directly with schools to help them repair their devices for much less than they can with insurance companies. We also repair tablets and smartphones.
Call us today to learn more about our school program for iPad, MacBook, tablet, and smartphone repair.
Friday, September 18th, 2015
There aren’t too many people who sit with their MacBook and don’t have a drink nearby. It’s just one of those things that people do while they are working or just looking for entertainment. What’s also common is that sometimes drinks spill on a MacBook.
We know that you’ve had some choice words after spilling something on your MacBook. Your first instinct is to wipe or turn your device upside down and shake it. Turn it back around, look, and then shake it again. Then you may wipe it, hoping, wishing, and praying that it’s okay. You don’t need the keyboard to go out right now.
Unfortunately, water on a MacBook almost always leads to it shorting out. This means that either the whole keyboard doesn’t work or just certain keys don’t. Since you can’t do much typing when you’ve lost letters, you won’t be able to use it that much anymore.
Instead of running out and spending a couple thousand on a new one, we can fix it. Yes, it’s completely possible for us to repair your water damaged MacBook. Our certified technicians have repaired so many water damaged keyboards that they lost count. Each time they do repair one, they return it back to the owner working just as good as it did when he or she first bought it. That’s what you want, isn’t it?
It doesn’t take a lot of effort to get your water damaged MacBook repaired. If you live in or near Olathe, Kansas, you can drop it by our shop. If not, you can send it in to us. We repair your MacBook within 24 hours of receiving it because we know you want it back as soon as possible.
So don’t stress about the liquid spill on your MacBook – we will take care of it easily and quickly.
Get started with the repair process now by going to our MacBook repair page.
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
Accidents can occur in an instant and cause MacBook keyboard issues that are costly to fix. Certain issues are unrelated to anything you have done. Check out the following for more information covering common complications that cause MacBook keyboards to malfunction.
Common sense dictates that you would keep liquids away from your laptop to avoid any spills. In actuality, damage to keyboards through liquid spills occur more frequently than other accidents. You know the scenario. You’re typing along, reach over to grab something, and knock your drink all over your keyboard. The best thing to do is to disconnect it from the power source and turn it off immediately. Hold the power button down to completely shut it down.
Newer models have internal batteries and do not allow you to pull out the battery. However, if you have a MacBook with a removable battery, then take it out. Dry off all the liquid with a towel. Flip it upside down and gently set it on a towel to allow any liquid to drip out from under the keys.
Use a fan or a blow dryer—without heat— to create airflow to aid in a faster drying time. Once it has had ample time (at least a couple of days) to dry, take it to the Apple store or to an Apple certified technician for analysis.
Unresponsive Keyboard and Track pad
Sometimes, the keyboard and track pad become completely unresponsive. If you have recently dropped or spilled liquid on your MacBook, this can cause this problem. However, often it is due to a malfunction in the hardware or age, and will need to be completely replaced.
Incidentally, some users need to use the functionality of Mouse Keys, which allows them to use the keyboard to control their pointer in OS X. Unfortunately; this renders your keyboard’s full features useless. If you inadvertently enable them, simply press the Option key five times to disable them.
A swollen MacBook battery will cause malfunctioning of the keyboard and track pad. Swollen batteries occur as a result of old age, manufacturing defects, and most often misuse. If you use the incorrect power cord or do not unplug your MacBook, then you run the risk of overcharging the battery. Batteries need an opportunity to drain; otherwise the battery may negatively react by producing heat. The gasses inside the battery expand, forcing the battery to swell. If you suspect you have a swollen battery, contact a MacBook repair shop immediately. They have the proper resources to safely remove and dispose of the battery.
iResQ provides MacBook Notebook repair services. No matter what is wrong with your MacBook, our certified technicians can fix it. Browse all of our repair services for the MacBook here.
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
What do you do when your MacBook Pro fan breaks? If it stops functioning, then it is important to replace it. Fans are essential to prevent your computer from overheating and frying the equipment. The sensors in your MacBook Pro are sensitive to outside temperature and where you use it. For example, if you place your system on your bed to work. The heat becomes trapped and the fans kick on to cool your hardware down. Unfortunately, like most hardware, sometimes your fans stop working.
Take several steps to determine if your fan is definitely broken or perhaps it is something else. It is recommended that you always troubleshoot your computer before taking it in to the Apple store or an Apple Certified Mac technician.
Place your hand at the back of the device where the screen folds down. Feel for heat on the bottom where the screen connects to the bottom half of the laptop. If you feel heat blowing, then your fan is working.
Put your ear up to the bottom of your MacBook Pro. If you hear a gentle whirring noise, then your fan is functioning. If you hear rattling, grinding, or revving, then it is probably malfunctioning. It could also come across as a screeching or ticking noise.
If the fan is not functioning, then the bottom of your laptop will begin to feel very hot to the touch.
Apple Hardware Test
The Apple Hardware Test will help you narrow down if there is a hardware issue with your computer. Please note that not all models can use the online version of the AHT. If you are unable to use the online test, then you will find a local version on your hard drive. A generated error code will indicate if your fans have failed.
What to Do
After you have determined that your MacBook Pro fan is broken, you have to decide if you are going to try and fix it yourself, or take it in to have someone else fix it. If you’re going to fix it yourself, remember that you risk further damaging your laptop because there are many delicate parts inside. Additionally, if you damage your computer after working on it, you nullify your warranty.
There are some other things to think about. You will need additional tools. The required tools vary from model to model. It can take a lot of time and patience to properly open up your MacBook Pro, replace the fans, and then close it back up. Instead of risking your MacBook, call iResQ. We can replace the fan in your MacBook within 24 hours. In no time, you will have it back in good working order.
Friday, August 7th, 2015
You’re walking around campus with your trusty MacBook under your arm. You wave at some of the friends you just met last week, trip on a rock, and there goes your MacBook flying out of your hand. The first thing you think about is how scratched it is, and you’re mad! It’s not until you get to your class and open it that you see the devastation that has occurred – the screen is cracked. Now, you want to cry.
Doesn’t this sound like a situation that you’ve just been in? We understand how hard it is to look at your MacBook and see a huge crack or the screen completely shattered. It’s okay; you can cry. However, after you’re done crying, it’s time to pick up the pieces.
iResQ can help you! This MacBook screen replacement shop will be able to remove the screen that is cracked right now and install a brand new one for you. The parts that iResQ uses are high quality. This means that your new screen won’t be flimsy and easy break. It will be the same quality as the screen you received with your MacBook from Apple.
What’s even more relieving is that the certified technicians at iResQ know how to install brand new screens on MacBooks, so you don’t need to worry about your MacBook’s screen not working when you get it back. All of the connections will be correct and the techs are so meticulous and skilled that you don’t have to even think about something else being broken while the screen is being replaced.
Why are we telling you this?
It’s because this does happen with other MacBook repair shops. Some repair shops don’t have technicians that have the experience and training that our techs have, so they are fixing devices without the skills they need to do a good job. What ends up happening is that those devices end up with problems after the repair, and since it’s usually something that is unrelated to the screen cracking, they don’t offer to repair it for free. They take no responsibility for it.
In addition, some MacBook repair shops use low quality parts. They screens can be so thin that the simplest touch could crack it. Why would you want that to happen after spending money to get it fixed?
That’s why it just makes sense to use a MacBook repair shop that has been in business since 1994. To learn about all of the repair services we offer for MacBook, check out our MacBook repair page.
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