When Your Phone Won’t Charge: Get a Lightning Connector Replacement

June 6th, 2017

It has happened to all of us: you plug in your phone to charge and it just… won’t. You tell yourself it’s probably the outlet, and you try plugging it in at different spots, even into your computer. But when you try to charge your phone everywhere you can think of and it still won’t come back to life, you may need to get your lightning connector itself replaced.

Why Should I Get My Lightning Connector Replaced?

If your phone won’t charge anywhere––no matter what outlet or computer you plug it into––it’s likely your charger’s lightning connector that is the culprit. This is the 8-pin connector that is on the smaller side of your charger cable, the one you plug into your phone. This little device is sturdy but can break down just like any other important connector, and there’s a real possibility you’ll need a replacement if your phone won’t charge.

Having your lightning connector replaced is much easier and cheaper than having the charging port in your phone replaced, which is why we suggest looking into this option before you consider if it might be your phone itself. Many times, the lightning connector is the issue and it doesn’t take much effort at all to fix the problem: the connector––or the entire charging cord itself––just needs to be replaced instead of something more expensive like your phone’s charging port.

We Can Replace Your Lightning Connector

We have plenty of lightning cables in stock that you can purchase for a minimal price in order to get your phone charging again. When you bring us an issue, the diagnostic itself is free, so we can determine if your only problem is needing a new lightning cable and then sell you another one for a nominal fee. Trust us, it’s best to find out if your only issue is the cable itself rather than attempting to monkey around with your phone and, potentially, make problems a whole lot worse.

Having Problems With Your Phone?

Don’t try to fix it at home via an unreliable life hack: let our team of professionals take a look at your device and determine the issue. Then you can decide if you’d like us to draw up a payment plan and begin fixing your phone or just sell you a new connector. Call today to learn more about your options.

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Improve iPad Battery Life

June 1st, 2017

There are plenty of ways to help improve the battery life of your iPad, but in some cases, it’s better to just bite the bullet and get your battery replaced.

Lower Your Screen’s Brightness Setting

One of the quickest battery drains is an unnecessarily bright screen. Especially if you are indoors, you can lower your brightness to less than half and still be able to see your screen just fine. You can do this by swiping open the Control Center and using the brightness slider or by entering Settings and then Display & Brightness

Close Unnecessary Battery Wasters

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirDrop are all taking up battery life when they are left on. If you do not need these programs at the moment then you can turn them off in your Settings menu or in your Control Center. Handoff is another battery waster you can turn off if you’re unlikely to want to switch tasks between your iPhone and your iPad.

In addition, leaving apps open when you’re not using them can also drain your battery. It’s a good idea to close any apps you’re finished with—even if you think you’ll use them later—if you’re trying to save some battery life for when later comes.

Turn Off Location Services, Push Notifications, and Background App Refresh

All of these (often unnecessary) services that your apps will be more than happy to perform are huge battery wasters, especially because they are usually going on when you don’t need them to be. You don’t really need push notifications for most apps, and having one of your fast food apps knowing where you are all the time is kinda creepy. You can turn off location services, push notifications, and background app refresh for certain apps as you see fit, or if you prefer, turn them all off entirely.

Keep Your iPad Cool

Allowing your device to get overheated can also drain the battery, so it’s important to make sure you keep your iPad nice and cool. It’s usually best to maintain a temperature of below 72 degrees if you can (and no higher than 95 degrees), so if you take your device to the beach, keep it out of the sun.

What If These Tips Don’t Work?

It may be time to get a new battery for your device if you’re spending all your time trying to save your battery life. Call today for a free diagnostic.

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MacBook Troubleshooting: Let the Experts Figure It Out

May 25th, 2017

Are you tired of dealing with the hassle of troubleshooting every time your MacBook runs into a problem? Are you frustrated when you don’t know if the issue is just a little hiccup or indicative of a larger problem? Let us troubleshoot your device for you and figure out what’s wrong for free.

Free Diagnostics for Your MacBook

There’s only so much you should be expected to do in order to fix your MacBook’s issues. And if the problem goes deeper than what you can see on the surface, shouldn’t you know about it? This when it’s time to call in the professionals.

Our team of expert technicians can take a look at your MacBook for free and troubleshoot the device in order to find out what’s going on. With our wide variety of experience in all things Apple, we know when you have a minor problem or a serious issue that requires major repairs. And we can give you all the information you’ll need about what’s wrong with your device for no extra charge.

What If I Don’t Want My MacBook Fixed?

If you decide not to have your device fixed by our technicians, we can have it mailed back to you as soon as possible. The diagnostic is completely free, so we understand if you choose not to have your device repaired in our store.

What If I Do Want My MacBook Fixed?

If you do decide you would like us to fix your MacBook based on our diagnostic and troubleshooting tests, we can print out a repair estimate for you and quote you a price. We can also let you know how we plan to repair your device and when you should expect it to be returned to you.

In most cases, we are able to return laptops to their owners within 24 hours of the owner’s decision to have them repaired. We work hard to make sure everything is done as quickly and efficiently as possible so you don’t have to be without your computer for any longer than necessary.

Call Today for Your Free Diagnostic

Let us troubleshoot your device for free and give you an idea of what the problem is. Then, you can decide if you’d like us to fix your laptop within a period of 24 hours. What are you waiting for? Call now.

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Common MacBook Problems

May 23rd, 2017

You love your MacBook, but there’s always a potential you could always run into one of the most common problems to befall these devices. And if it can’t be fixed with the touch of a button, that’s where we come in.

Slow Running MacBook

Most people love these devices because they run quickly and efficiently. But every once in a while, the speed of all your apps can suddenly cut in half, and it can seem to take an hour just to open a document. Though endlessly frustrating, a slow-running MacBook is no reason to throw the baby out with the bathwater; just come to see us for a quick diagnostic.

MacBook Not Charging

Lots of users who have had their MacBooks for several years or so suddenly find it won’t charge anymore. This could be an issue with the battery or it could mean you need a new charger. Let us help you figure it out.

MacBook Won’t Connect to WiFi

Sometimes, this can be fixed by simply turning the WiFi off and then on again. Other times, you may need to turn your router off and back on. But if your MacBook won’t connect to any WiFi routers at all, even the one at your local coffee shop, you might want to bring your computer in to us.

MacBook Is Frozen

If an app freezes on your Macbook, you probably won’t be able to quit the normal way. Instead, you can go into the dropdown menu from the Apple logo and choose “Force Quit” in order to close down the app. However, if your entire computer freezes, you may need to force a reboot by pressing Command + Control + Eject.

MacBook Won’t Turn Off or On

If your MacBook seems to be stuck in either the off or on position, you can force a shut down or a reboot. However, you may lose data if your computer is frozen. You can also call to give us an idea of what’s gone wrong with your laptop, and we can give you our professional opinion.

Experiencing a Common MacBook Problem?

Have you exhausted your personal knowledge when it comes to fixing the device yourself? Let us step in and help. Call [phone] now for your free diagnostic session so we can solve whatever issue your laptop is having and return it to you as good as new.

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Why You Should Never Try to Fix a Cracked Screen Yourself

May 4th, 2017

So you dropped your phone, and now the screen is cracked. You may be thinking to yourself that you could save a lot of money by replacing the screen at home. After all, it would be much cheaper than buying a new phone right?

Though you may be a totally capable fixer when it comes to household projects or cars, it’s important to always see a professional when it comes to fixing a cracked phone screen.

Why Do I Need a Professional to Replace My Screen?

Trust us. We know there are about a thousand YouTube videos out there telling you it’s easy to replace a cracked phone screen and that you can DIY the whole thing, saving you money and time. But the truth is, this type of easy-fix isn’t the safest option.

  • If you try to replace your phone screen yourself, you could potentially fry the phone, crack the screen even more, or make a hundred other mistakes that could damage your device more than it already was.
  • Working on a broken phone is meticulous and requires a steady hand. Usually people who don’t have any experience with this kind of work make mistakes.
  • Life hacks are great and all, but using tools you have around the house to fix your phone just won’t cut it. Most people don’t have the necessary tools to replace a phone screen anyway, and buying them is just an unnecessary expense. Plus, unless you break your phone screen constantly, would you really want to buy something you won’t need more than once?
  • What’s more, repair kits you can buy to fix your phone at home are often more expensive than taking it to a professional. And at least with the latter, you know it’ll be done right.

You may be thinking the easier option would be to just fix your phone at home, but in truth, it is actually cheaper, faster, and safer to have a professional fix your cracked screen for you. There’s no research required on your end and you can feel satisfied knowing your smartphone is in good hands.

Got a Cracked Screen?

If your cell phone screen is cracked, let us fix it for you. Your initial diagnostic is free, and we will get your phone back into your hands as soon as possible and as good as new. Call today.

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