Thursday, December 12th, 2013
One customer sent us a MacBook after he practically ran over it with his truck. He placed it in a duffel bag, and threw it behind the truck meaning to pick it back up to place inside. The only thing is that he forgot to do that.
When the man got into his truck and backed out of the garage, he realized something was behind his tires. After hearing a crunch, he immediately knew what it was…his MacBook.
He jumped out of his truck, ran to his duffel bag, opened it, and breathed a sigh of relief. It was still intact!
The next test would be to see if it still worked. Unfortunately, when he turned it on, the screen displayed black and other random colors. It wasn’t cracked though, which is interesting.
The man took it to Apple to see if it could be saved. They told him it was still operable, and it was just the screen that was broken. After hearing the price they wanted to charge him for the Arizona MacBook screen replacement, he decided to contact us.
We were so surprised to see the MacBook didn’t have more damage. Our certified technicians performed a MacBook screen replacement within 24 hours of receiving it. They also tested it to make sure everything was in good working order. Once everything checked out, we sent it right back to the customer.
This customer was lucky because he could have completely obliterated his MacBook. We are happy we were able to save his MacBook and money by giving him an affordable and fast screen replacement.
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
A famous Beatle once stated, “all things must pass”. There comes a time when great things must settle down and move on. That time has come for one of the most successful computer models in history…the MacBook (not to be confused with the MacBook Pro). Yes. Today marks the official day when the MacBook has been discontinued. Farewell my old friend.
Now, the cheapest Mac notebook on the market is the amazing MacBook Air. Obviously, Apple see’s the MacBook Air as the future of their notebook line. The MacBook Air is truly a technical achievement, and starting at $999, it is more affordable than ever. Despite its current shortcomings (limited HD space, no optical drive…), the MacBook Air is a marvel. Oh yeah, HELLO THUNDERBOLT!! If you don’t know what Thunderbolt is, read this article from Gizmodo.
Still, to me, nothing can replace the simplicity and convenience of the old MacBook…except the 13.3″ MacBook Pro 🙂
At the time of its release, the MacBook was, quite simply, a revolution not only for Apple, but for the notebook industry. Let’s face it, Mac OS X was awesome with a PPC processer, but with the Intel processor, the darn thing just soared. My old MacBook (purchased in 2007) still runs circles around some of my friend’s newer Windows based computers. The only flaw that I truly felt with my MacBook was the fact that its integrated video card was not that great. Sure, not being able to play Portal on my MacBook sucked, but that’s what I have an Xbox for.
Let’s not be sad of that fact that the MacBook will no longer be around, let us all celebrate it. Here is to looking to the future…
Farewell ye olde MacBook.
Thursday, June 9th, 2011
It has been a busy, busy week over here at iResQ. In fact, its been a huge past few months here. As I write this, we are receiving a massive shipment of repairs from customers all over the United States. I can see a HUGE stack of what appears to be iPads (first and second gen) in to be repaired and shipped, all today. Its amazing to think of how many iPad 2 repairs each of our techs have made. Along the same lines, the iPhone 4’s are rolling in just the same. If you think about it, iResQ is always first on the market to offer quality repairs for all of your Apple products. No wonder more people trust us to repair their Apple devices. Check out all of the reviews our customers have left us to catch a glimpse on what to expect when you send in your iPad or iPhone to iResQ for repair. You wont be disappointed.
Here is a list of some of our most popular repair services for the iPad and iPhone:
– iPad 2 Broken Glass/Digitizer Repair/Replacement (BLACK)
– iPad 2 Broken Glass/Digitizer Repair/Replacement (WHITE)
–iPhone 4 Broken Glass, Retina Display, LCD, and Digitizer Repair/Replacement Service (BLACK)
–iPhone 4 Broken Glass, LCD, Retina Display, and Digitizer Repair/Replacement Service (WHITE)
– Verizon iPhone 4 Broken Glass, LCD, Retina Display, and Digitizer Repair Service (BLACK)
– Verizon iPhone 4 Broken Glass, LCD, Retina Display, and Digitizer Repair/Replacement Service (WHITE)
And here are a few of our most popular Notebook repair services:
– MacBook (Late 2009) GLOSSY LED-Backlit Screen Repair/Replacement Service
– 13″ MacBook Pro (Aluminum Unibody) SAME DAY Glass Panel Repair/Replacement Service
– 15″ MacBook Pro (Aluminum Unibody) SAME DAY Glass Panel Repair/Replacement Service
– 13″ MacBook GLOSSY LCD SCREEN Repair/Replacement Service
Be sure to check our blog regularly as we will definitely be offering discounts and special prices on all of these repairs.
Moving on though, I hope you had time to watch Apple’s presentation at this year’s WWDC. There were a few very exciting things that Apple announced including its iOS 5 and OS X Lion, among other things. I am going to let our resident OS X expert, Eric, discuss the new features surrounding Apple’s newest version of its revolutionary OS and what it is going to mean. Regarding iOS 5, you can read all about it here. I am most exited about Notification Center, the updated Camera App, and PC Free.
Its been a hot past few days here and this weekend, I am very much looking forward to break out my meat smoker and engage in one of the best Kansas City Traditions ever, BBQ.
Until Next Time,
Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
With the newest generation of the MacBook Air shipping today Apple is again setting themselves up for success. It seems that the runaway money train called Apple can not be stopped. Don’t just take my word for it, Apple just released its financial results for the first quarter of its 2011 fiscal year. Apple reports that it posted record profits for the quarter at $6 billion. This train is not stopping anytime soon. As a matter of fact, when I did a Google image search for “record profits”, the first image that shows up is a picture of Steve Jobs (see below).
With the masses continuing to adopt Apple products both locally and abroad, Apple’s market share in the laptop market is growing at what seems to be an exponential rate. This is what I like to see. I witnessed the market increase first hand while I was in college. It seemed like by the time I graduated, most students in my classes had some sort of Apple laptop. Some high schools around the US are even adopting 1 to 1 laptop programs for their students to use throughout the school year. And it seems like MacBooks are the notebook of choice. My prediction is that by 2015, most schools are going to adopt a program similar to this. And with the throngs of MacBooks out there, it is inevitable that we will continue to see an increase in the laptop repair market. It’s only natural.
The most common thing to break on any line of Apple’s MacBook is the beautiful, yet fragile screen. And sending them to Apple for repair is not cheap. Over the last decade, we have developed strong relationships with our vendors and suppliers to be able to acquire the necessary screens and parts at as low of a cost as possible so we can offset the high cost of repair that other company’s offer with our discounted repair prices. And this shows in our prices.
Here is an example, if you have a later generation MacBook that needs a screen replacement, you would be looking at over $700 to get the screen replaced through Apple. We offer the same MacBook Screen Replacement Service for $170. This is just one example. We do screen replacements for all models of the MacBook including Aluminum Unibody MacBook Pro’s and MacBook Air’s. How do we do it? You just read it! If we get parts at a discounted price, we offer you the service at a discounted price. It’s as simple as that.
Additionally, iResQ is an Apple Authorized Repair Facility. This means that we can do warranty repairs on Apple notebooks. This also means that if you send your MacBook to us for repair, you WILL have an Apple Authorized Macintosh Technician performing the repair. This should give you peace of mind when deciding how you want to get your broken or cracked MacBook screen replaced. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 888.447.3728. We are open Monday through Friday, 8AM-6PM and have a sales team ready to answer your call.
We hope that your Apple product doesn’t break, but if it does, there is a way to get it repaired without having to empty your bank account.
Until next time.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
Hey all — Happy Friday!
I wanted to take this opportunity to talk for a sec about what we’ve been up to and to show off a nice YouTube video review.
As always, there’s a lot going on out here in our little corner of Kansas City.
I was on vacation most of last week (13th-16th) but returned just in time to see a new record broken at iResQ. Believe it or not, we received more product this week than we have so far in all of 2010. That’s quite the statement, considering we historically see a little bit of a volume drop in the dog days of Summer. Not this year! Congrats to us, and thanks to all the great customers who have sent in their products for repair. We are always here for you!
Since that’s settled… on to the next item. We found out that one of our customers made a YouTube video about their experience and wanted to share it with our avid blog readers or the first-time visitor who is considering trying us out.
The customer ordered our Matte MacBook LCD Screen Repair/Replacement and was happy with his service. He also explains that Apple did not manufacture this model of MacBook with a matte screen. He talks a little about his his experience with iResQ, so if you’re on the fence and trying to decide whether to send your precious Apple product in, you can take comfort in his words.
See the video below. Thanks to our customer, uxwbill, for putting this together. Enjoy and have a great weekend!
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