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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

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

Feb
2

Should You Repair or Sell Your Broken Mobile Device?

You spend hundreds of dollars to have the latest mobile phone or device, making a substantial investment. So what should you do if your mobile device is broken? Unlike a decade ago, you do have options beyond just upgrading to a new device when availability eventually opens on your account. In many circumstances, you may be able to have your device repaired at a fraction of the cost of buying new. Another option is selling your device for cash, giving you money to spend on your new phone or tablet. Which is the best option for your broken device? 

Repairing Your Device

For many, repairing their existing device is the most affordable option. However, it depends on what needs to be repaired and the age of the device. For newer phones and tablets, it’s usually worth investigating repairs versus replacement. Some types of repairs that can be done on devices such as iPhones, Samsung Galaxy and iPad devices are:

–          Black screen replacement

–          White screen replacement

–          Water damage

–          Battery replacement

Since most newer devices will cost hundreds of dollars to replace, a repair can be a viable option. For older models or severely damaged devices, it may be best to consider selling and replacing with a new device, though. 

Getting the Best Price for Your Broken Device

Even a non-functioning mobile device can be worth money. To get the best price for your old device, consider selling to a mobile device repair company. Since they are in the business of repairing these devices, they often will offer the best price for your broken phone or tablet, saving you money on the purchase of a new device.

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

Sep
10

Broken Smartphone Options

New smartphones have become a substantial investment, with many popular models costing hundreds of dollars to replace. While getting the newest version can be an exciting purchase, it is also expensive. Unfortunately, due to their heavy use, these devices can easily be damaged, leaving owners facing a dilemma regarding whether to buy a new phone or continue using a damaged device. However, there are other options to consider before just replacing a damaged smartphone or tablet. 

Repair Options

Depending on the type of damage to the device, obtaining cell phone repairs may be a feasible option. Especially for devices which are still fairly new, it may be worth investigating whether it can be fixed instead of replaced. Some of the common repairs that can be fixed include: 

  • Cracked or broken front glass. One of the most common issues with smartphones and tablets are cracked or broken glass on the screens. This is generally a quick and easy repair if nothing else has been damaged.
     
  • Touchscreens and LCD. Both touchscreens and LCD screens can be replaced in most cases when they are damaged. It can be much less expensive than replacing the entire device.
     
  • Water damage. If a phone has been exposed to water, it may still be able to be repaired. Technicians can perform a water damage diagnosis to determine the extent of the damage.
     
  • Batteries. Often, a simple battery replacement is all that is needed to get a seemingly broken device working again. 

Even if a device cannot be repaired, extensive damage doesn’t always mean a complete loss. Even non-working phones and tablets can often be sold to be refurbished or for parts. This money can be used to purchase a new or used device, cutting the cost of buying a new phone or mobile device.

Posted on behalf of iDeviceMD

Oct
30

iPhone Broken Glass Repair

Posted in iPhone Repairs

Well it finally happened, when running across the parking lot to a meeting, your iPhone dropped out of your pocket and landed on the pavement.  It has happened many times before but this is the first time that the glass broke!  In the past, the next stop would be a visit to the local iStore to get another iPhone, which was an expensive solution if the owner was not eligible for an upgrade from their carrier.  Now it is possible to have the phone repaired quickly and much cheaper when compared to buying a new phone! 

Depending upon the model of the iPhone, a qualified and certified technician can replace the touch-screen replacement or front glass and LCD replacement on the iPhone 3G, IPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S or iPhone 5.  In addition to being trained on iPhone repairs, the technician also has all of the specialized equipment, as well as the necessary parts to complete the iPhone repair

The process to have the iPhone repair is quick, painless and economical.  The first step is to contact the certified repair technician by either phone or email to discuss the damage.  The next step is to drop off the iPhone to the nearest repair facility or to have the technician visit the owner’s home or business to make the repairs on the spot.  Often the repair can be done in less than a day and the phone will be fully functional and working just like it was before it fell.  Oh and you get a warranty on the work as well!

Aug
28

Repairing Your iPhone Screen Instead of Buying a New iPhone

Posted in iPhone Repairs

Most people enter a 2-year contract with their wireless or cell phone provider when purchasing a new iPhone.

Oftentimes, you’ll receive a discount or subsidy from your wireless provider who reduces the cost of your new iPhone from as much as $599 to about $199. Your wireless provider is quite comfortable offering you such a discount because they usually bind you to at least 2 years of service. Typically, this is a win-win for your wireless provider and you…as long as your iPhone is still operational for the entire two years. If not, then you’ll find yourself in quite a dilemma.

Your iPhone Dilemma

The reason for such a dilemma is because you simply can’t purchase another iPhone for the discount rate ($199). The discount or subsidy provided by your wireless provider only covers your first device.

Therefore, if your iPhone’s screen gets cracked or shatters, you won’t be able to use your device. In such cases, you’ll end up paying full price ($599 or more) to get a replacement phone. And, even purchasing a used iPhone is often a bit more expensive than getting a new discounted iPhone from your wireless provider.

Knowing Your Options

It’s important and beneficial to know what options you have if your iPhone screen needs repair. Depending on the damage done, your iPhone’s warranty may cover it. But, it also may not.

Therefore, if you’re in a situation in which your iPhone repairs are not covered by warranty, then your best option is to find a specialist that can repair your iPhone’s screen. An iPhone screen repair company is perhaps your most inexpensive option. Otherwise, you’ll have to lay down hundreds of your hard-earned dollars to replace your iPhone. So, if you want to avoid the unnecessary expense of a new iPhone, simply find a reputable company to fix the screen. This can save you lots of cash.

Posted on behalf of Dru Pio, iDeviceMD

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