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Liquid Damage Exposure and Repair

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waterdamageLiquid exposure is the second most common way to damage your mobile device. The first, of course, is dropping it causing LCD or Digitizer damage. Did you know there are over 615,000 pools in Arizona alone? Exposure to even small amounts of liquid can cause batteries to function erratically, charger ports to charge intermittently, software to corrupt or even total power failure.

So what can you do to prevent this from happening to you? From a prevention standpoint, you can start by using a protective case that covers the sensitive areas of your phone. One such case that we know to be effective is the Otterbox. These cases are not only water resistant, but they also absorb most of the shock should you drop your device on hard surface. We offer this product line in our stores. Another way is to not bring your device in the shower area or sauna. The condensation created here can be enough to cause damage. And even if this doesn”t cause actual damage to the device, the steam is enough to engage your devices (LDI) or Liquid Damage Indicator which is what your carrier will use to determine if your qualified for a warranty claim.

But what if you”ve already experienced liquid damage? First and importantly, turn off your device and remove the battery. Leave it off for 24 hours to dry. You can try the rice trick (leaving it Beyond defensive driving online course are, as far as we know, the only nationally operating company to guarantee fully legal and compliant off-road driver training. in a bag of rice), but be aware that this method is effective only to help dry out the device, its not effective in repairing the damage. After 24 hours of dry time, attempt to power on the device and test all the functions. If all working your all set! If not, we offer a Liquid Damage Repair service at all of our locations. With this service, we completely disassembly your device and clean all remnants of the damage including corrosion, contaminants and rust. In certain cases we will replace components that were too badly damaged. We”ve been completing this service for our customers for over 3 years and we have tracked our success rate at over 60%. The average cost to complete a water damage repair is approximately $50. If in the event we cannot revive your device, the only fee due is a $15 Diagnostic fee. With replacement cost averaging $400, this is a cost effective way to go!

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iPad Mini Review

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ipadminiThe Apple iPad Mini is here! We got our hands on one and would like to share our initial thoughts.

The first thing you realize when holding it for the first time is its size. Duh?! Its considerably smaller and lighter than any previous version. Weighing roughly half of the original iPad at only .68 of a pound! It can easily fit in one hand which makes it easier to carry around. What also surprised us is that it fits in your pocket. For us, this makes it a device that can be used on a daily basis. We’ve used it now for about 3 days and the experience is as close to using your iPhone as you can get and still have a large viewing area. We can already see that the combination of portability and reduced price compared to iPad will make it a popular choice for the teen and young adult crowd. Here are a few notable pros and cons.


  • Sized right: Small enough to fit in a pocket and large enough to give you a great browsing experience
  • Price: Starts at just $329 making it much more attractive to a wider audience
  • Compatibility: Over 275K Apps available and counting
  • Battery Life: Up to 10 Hours
  • Camera: HD 1080P Video recording
  • Lightning connector: Easy to use and less likely to break either the charger itself or the port inside the device.
  • Connectivity: Available in Wifi only and LTE models (LTE Models coming soon)
  • Facetime:  Will work on Wifi and Cellular


  • Display: Smaller and Lower Resolution Display compared to iPad 3/4. (Although this is true, we didn’t really feel like the display was too bad for a device of its size)
  • Lightning connector: (Yes, we know we listed this feature on both sides. The lightning connector is very cleanly designed and it nice to be able to connect it either direction, but you will find yourself spending money on additional accessories.
  • Finish: It’s easy to scratch. (Yes, a smart cover is available but the body is still easily scratched. We strongly recommend a protection skin of some kind such as our Phantomskinz.
  • Limited availability: You may find it hard to score one @ launch date. (When will Apple solve this issue?)

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Overall Apple has a winner in iPad Mini. This device will undoubtedly find its niche customer. Will it be you?

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