Contractor Tips Blog

Jun
23

Repair or Replace? 4 Common iPhone Issues that Can Be Repaired

You rely on your iPhone as your lifeline to the world for work and play. However, these small phones are not indestructible; in fact, they are fairly vulnerable to damage considering how much they are used. So when your iPhone suddenly is not holding a charge or the home button gets stuck, you start to panic. Before you check your bank account to see if you can afford a new iPhone, consider this list of four common issues that can be quickly, and inexpensively, repaired.

  1. Dead battery. If you are constantly needing to charge your iPhone, your battery may be on its last leg. Replacing the battery is quick and easy; plus, it costs only a fraction of replacing your entire phone.
  2. Docking port problems. Maybe it is not your battery but your docking port that is causing your charging issue. Before you spend money on a new battery, have your iPhone inspected. It is common to need the dock connector replaced on iPhones.
  3. Dysfunctional home button. How many times a day do you hit the home button? It shouldn’t be a big surprise that this button can eventually wear out, often getting stuck. Luckily, this is also a quick fix at a local iPhone repair shop.
  4. Cracked screen or display. The most common issue with all cell phones including iPhones is the cracked screen or display. This is also one of the quickest fixes, often only taking a few minutes at a local cell phone repair store.

Don’t run to replace your iPhone when a quick repair will extend the life of your phone. Put off needing to transfer all your data and media to a new phone; bring your iPhone to your local cell phone repair service for a fast, inexpensive repair.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

Apr
10

4 Reasons to Repair Your iPhone or iPad Screen

Do you have an iPhone or iPad with a cracked or shattered screen? It is one of the most common types of damage to mobile devices. However, you may think you don’t need to repair or replace the screen. After all, it still works, even with the cracks covering the screen. While it may function even when cracked, the longer you wait to get it fixed, the more it could cost you. Here are four good reasons to bring your i-device in to a local repair shop for a quick fix on your screen.

  1. Water damage. When your screen is cracked, there is a good chance water will get into your iPad or iPhone. Even if liquid is not spilled directly on it, moisture can enter your phone since the screen is no longer sealed. Moisture of any kind inside your device can lead to other equipment issues.
  2. Repair vs. replacement. In some cases, your screen can be repaired instead of replaced, saving you money. However, the longer you wait, the more likely you will need a full screen replacement.
  3. Partial function. Yes, you can still make calls, text and update your social media. But how well? As the cracks grow, it gets harder and harder to see the details on your screen and use all your functions.
  4. You pay too much for your i-device. You spend too much on your iPhone or iPad to not repair it. Don’t end up needing to buy a new phone or tablet because you didn’t repair your screen.

iPad and iPhone repair shops can usually fix screen problems in a matter of minutes for a fraction of the cost of device replacement. Make the time today to get your mobile device screen repaired – it’s worth the time and money.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

Mar
13

Be E-Green in 2016

One of the faster growing pollutants ending up in landfills is also one of the most popular electronic devices around: the cell phone. While most electronics like televisions, DVD players and computers are used for many years until they breakdown or become obsolete, cell phone users often replace their phones every year, even when the one they have works fine. This craving for new technology is creating a backload of used phones that are getting thrown away, often into the trash system.

Cell phones are toxic to the environment when allowed to be burned or added to landfills due to their components. Most contain myriad toxins such as arsenic, antimony, beryllium, cadmium, copper, lead, nickel and zinc, as well as flame retardants in the plastic housings. Many of these elements are considered Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxins (PBTs) and can enter the air or groundwater as contaminants if not disposed of properly.

So what should you do with your old cell phones and other mobile devices to be E-green in 2016? Why recycle them, of course! There are many materials that can be reused and when recycled properly, those toxins can be kept out of landfills. There are many e-recycling centers that will take your old cell phones and tablets to recycle, but there is a way to make some money and recycle at the same time.

Some cell phone repair shops in local malls and shopping centers will buy those old cell phones and tablets you have no use for, recycling them for parts and materials. Even cell phones that no longer work or are obsolete may be worth a few bucks. It is a great way to do the environmentally responsible duty while getting a little money for those old devices.

Posted on behalf of:
Cellairis (inside Walmart)
1515 N Loop 1604 E
San Anotnio, TX 78232
(210) 988-2800

Mar
13

3 Reasons to Get Your Cracked iPhone Screen Repaired Today

It happens every day. An iPhone gets sat on, dropped or takes a tumble, leaving the screen cracked. If it happened to you, your first concern was whether your trusty iPhone still worked. You were probably relieved when you could still use the screen, even though it was difficult to see certain areas on the display. You vowed to get it fixed, soon. Days go by, then weeks and you are still living with the same cracked screen. While it may be working, somewhat, here are three excellent reasons to have that screen fixed today.

  1. Functionality. Your iPhone may work but when the screen is cracked, you lose function. There are parts of text that are difficult to see and areas on your screen that don’t respond to touch. Why live with partial function on your phone?
  2. Increased damage. The longer you live with a cracked screen, the more likely your iPhone will be further damaged. Moisture can seep into your phone through those cracks, causing more detrimental damage to the components in your phone. Plus, the screen will only continue to crack more and become more expensive to fix.
  3. You can get your screen fixed in minutes. Most towns and cities with a shopping center or mall have fast iPhone repair services that can fix your phone in just a few minutes. You don’t have to send it out of town or reload your apps onto another phone; just drop in and get it fixed in a jiffy while you wait.

You spend a lot of money on your iPhone – don’t live with screen damage another day. Stop by your local iPhone repair shop and have your phone looking and working like new again in minutes.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

Jan
28

Turn in Your Old Mobile Devices for Extra Holiday Cash

The holiday season is upon us and everyone could use a little more cash in their wallets. From holiday parties and family dinners to a long list of gifts to buy, you could use a cash infusion to help get through the holidays. What if you could get a little extra money just for cleaning out your closets and junk drawers of items you no longer use or need? If you have old cell phones, iPods or tablets, you might have a small savings account in old mobile devices lying around your home.

That’s right, your old cell phones and other mobile devices can be worth money. You probably knew that you could sell the more recent models of iPhones. iPads or Samsung Galaxies, but it is not just these slightly used phones or tablets that are valuable. Even older models of cell phones may still be worth money, even if they no longer work or are in poor condition. The reason for their value is not in what they can do; it is in what they contain.

Most mobile devices like cell phones, tablets and iPods contain valuable materials that can be recycled. Gold, silver and other precious metals are used in their electronic components. If thrown in the trash, these devices are adding to our landfills and the valuable materials inside them are lost. That is why you should always recycle your old devices, so why not get money for them instead?

If you need some extra cash or just want to do the right thing by recycling your old mobile devices, contact your local cell phone repair store in a local mall or shopping center. Many of these stores will buy your old devices and give you cash on the spot. It is a great way to get some extra money for the holidays while doing what is right for the environment.

Posted on behalf of:
Cellairis (inside Walmart)
10900 E Briarwood Ave
Centennial, CO 80112
(720) 477-2552

Jan
28

Don’t Replace Your Cell Phone – Repair It!

Cell phones, especially smartphones like iPhones and Samsung Galaxies, are not cheap. In fact, many of these smartphones cost as much as a computer. The problem is that although they can perform incredible functions, these phones are very vulnerable to damage. Even with cases and covers for protection, it is common for these cell phones to have impact, water or pressure damage. If this happens to your expensive phone, what do you do? Before you fork out hundreds of dollars for a new phone, consider repair.

A decade ago, no one would spend the money to repair a cell phone. It was less expensive to just buy a new one or get an early upgrade for a nearly free phone. However, times have changed and it is more expensive to replace these new mini-computers. Instead, many people are choosing to repair their cell phones at local repair shops in malls and shopping centers. The benefit of repair over replacement includes:

  • Save money. Repairs on cracked screens or battery replacement are a fraction of the cost of replacement.
  • Keep your phone. You love your phone and are finally used to all its functions, so why start again with a new phone?
  • Save time. Getting a new phone means switching all your applications and features over to your new phone, which can take hours to complete.

The next time you drop your cell phone into the pool or accidentally sit on it, cracking the screen, bring it to your local cell phone repair shop. Often they can fix your cell phone in just a few minutes while you wait. It is a faster, easier way to get your phone looking and working like new again without the hassle or expense of replacement.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

Jan
6

Be Green and Recycle Your Mobile Devices

Are you quickly being a hoarder of mobile devices? Of course, you didn’t mean to collect a dozen cell phones, three broken tablets and four iPods that no one needs anymore, yet somehow over the years you did. Every junk drawer and closet in your home has at least one mobile device crammed into it. So what should you do with all these forgotten and outdated devices? Recycle them for cash!

Did you know that there is an estimated $60 million in gold and silver that gets tossed in the trash each year in cell phones alone? This is a tragic waste of valuable materials, as well as toxic for the environment. In fact, electronic devices should never be thrown away – they contain recyclable material and do no good clogging up landfills. You need to find a place that offers e-cycling, preferably with a cash bonus, to unload all those mobile devices.

One good place to bring those old iPhones, iPods, iPads and other brands of mobile devices is certain cell phone repair stores. Some of the national chains that are commonly found in popular malls, Walmarts and shopping centers offer cash for old mobile devices. It is a win-win situation – you bring in those phones and tablets that you don’t need any more and they give you a little green for your wallet.

Do the right thing, the green thing, and recycle your old electronics. Next time you are headed to the local mall, throw your old cell phones and tablets into a sack and you might just find a cell phone repair store that will give you some extra shopping money for your ‘trash’.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

Jan
6

5 Common iPhone Repairs

So you dropped your iPhone in the toilet or it got sat on in the car – your touchscreen doesn’t work, you can’t even see text through all the cracks on your glass or the speakers sound like an old CB radio, so it is time for a new phone. Or is it? Did you know that most accidental damage can be repaired at a local cell phone repair store the same day for a fraction of the cost of replacing your iPhone or other smartphone? Here are 5 common repairs that can be completed usually while you wait at a local cell phone repair service.

  1. Cracked screens. The number one nemesis of any smartphone including iPhones is the cracked screen. It just takes a little pressure or a slight impact and those cracks start covering the display. This is one of the most common repairs completed at cell phone repair stores.
  2. Non-charging batteries. Whether your battery was water damaged or is just worn out, a non-charging battery can be swapped out in minutes at a local repair store.
  3. Speaker issues. Microphones and speakers on your iPhone can become damaged or wear out. In most cases you can have them repaired or replaced on the spot.
  4. Touchscreen repairs. If the touchscreen interface is not working like it should, it may be damaged or need replacement.
  5. Internal issues. If your iPhone is not functioning correctly, you may have internal software or app issues. Most cell phone repair services can trouble shoot your iPhone and often resolve common internal issues right in a store in your city.

Don’t waste money on buying a new phone or go through the hassle of sending your iPhone to a repair service in another state. Next time you damage your iPhone or begin having technical issues, call your local cell phone repair store to schedule a same day iPhone repair.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

Dec
3

Protect Your Mobile Device Investment

How many cell phones and tablets do you own? Most families have a cell phone for every adult and the older kids, plus a few tablets to boot. When you add up how much all these devices are worth or how much it would cost to replace them, it can add up to a small fortune. It makes sense to spend just a little more to protect these expensive devices with protective gear. Here are a few accessories you should have for all your iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices.

Case or Cover

First and foremost, the best protection for your phone or tablet is the case. This outside cover is designed specifically for each make and model to hug the phone or tablet. You will find cases that are made of different materials, from hard plastic to thin rubber. Many cases are more decorative than protective, but all help keep your phone from exterior damage.  Even cell phone skins help reduce scratching and adds some cushion from impact damage.

Screen Protector

To minimize the chance of screen scratches and cracks, screen protectors are your best option. Almost everyone needs protection for their screens to keep them working properly. Although there is no protector that is indestructible, this gear can reduce the instances of damage.

Insurance or Local Repair?

Phone insurance for damage once was the way to go. But now with all the apps and personalization that goes into your phone, do you really want to mail off your phone for a few weeks if you get a cracked screen or water damage? It is better just to bring your cell phone for local repair store if it needs it so you can get it back the same day. Most malls and shopping centers now have mobile device repair and accessory stores to help you protect your expensive devices.

Posted on behalf of:
Cellairis (inside Walmart)
12182 Highway 92
Woodstock, GA 30188
(770) 336-7812

Dec
3

What Damage Can Be Repaired on a Smartphone?

If you own an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or any other smartphone, you know how expensive these phones are to buy new at full price. So what happens when you drop your new phone in the toilet or it gets sat on when you leave it on the seat of your car? Many of these phones can cost upwards of $400, so is it possible to repair these phones instead of replacing them? Yes it is! There are now local cell phone repair shops that can quickly and affordably repair smartphones, extending the life of these spendy phones. Here are some common repairs that can be fixed on iPhones and other expensive smartphones:

  • Screen damage. What is the most likely component to get damaged on a smartphone? The large glass display. Pressure or impact can cause cracks or chips in the screen, making it difficult to use the touchscreen. This is an easy repair and should be done as quickly as possible. With a cracked screen, the phone is more susceptible to other types of damage.
  • Water damage. Moisture and smartphones don’t mix. Even with better water protection built in, a submerged phone rarely gets out without any damage. But what once was a death sentence for any cell phone is now a common issue that can fixed at a cell phone repair shop.
  • LCD components. Whether they get damaged or just wear out, LCD components are an important aspect of your smartphone’s performance. These parts can be replaced so your phone works like new again.

You no longer have to spend a small fortune to replace your cell phone when it gets damaged. Find a quality cell phone repair shop with good customer reviews to complete repairs to get more life out of your expensive smartphones.

Posted on behalf of:
iDeviceMD
1570 Old Alabama Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
(678) 869-9899

 

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