Flakey Charger Port?
Most of us have experienced this at one point or another. You plug the charging cable in to your device and it either won’t go all the way in or it wiggles too much. This causes your charging cycle to be erratic or not charge at all. In some cases, this means a charger port repair is in order. But in many cases, all that is needed is a quick cleaning to cure this issue. First, power down the device. Then, use a toothpick to gently clear out any debris that has built up over time such as lint or dust. In more than half the cases, this will get you charging correctly once again. If this doesn’t do the trick, setup an appointment for us to investigate further.
Ear Speaker Too Quiet?
Most of us have experienced this at one point or another. Over time your phone’s ear speaker gets quieter and quieter. This could be caused by damage such as liquid exposure, however, in more than half the cases, a simple cleaning can improve the sound quality significantly. First, power down the device. Then, take a Q-tip and dip it in rubbing alcohol. Then wick out any excess alcohol on the tip and gently clean the speaker grate. Make sure to dry the grate with a dry towel afterwards. Wait about 30 seconds before turning the device back on to test. If this doesn’t do the trick, setup an appointment for us to investigate further.
Temporary Fix for Broken Screen?
The glass touch screen phone has been prominent now for about 12 years. So most of us have picked one up off the ground and found it shattered. When this happens, we can fix it in a jiffy. But what if you can’t make it to one of our store right away, you may want to opt for this easy temporary fix. First, clean off any debris or oils from the shattered display. Then apply a couple sheets of standard packaging tape. Cut off the excess and your safe from shards of glass in your fingers until you can make it to one of our stores. There will be not loss of touch functionality. Then visit our site to setup an appointment to fixit it permanently!
Best Moves for a Wet Phone
Living in the desert means being around the pool whenever possible. Unfortunately, this can lead to liquid damage of our favorite devices. If this happens to you, take these steps to increase the likelihood that we can save your gadget.
- Once you retrieve it, power it off immediately even if it seems to be functioning.
- Allow it to dry on its own. This takes about 48 hours to happen and this can be expedited if you submerge the device in a bag of rice which will act as a drying agent.
- After allowing it to dry, turn it back on to see if it powers on and if all functions are working properly.
- If so, Great! You got lucky. If not, its likely the motherboard has sustained corrosion. We can usually fix this with a liquid damage cleaning. You can schedule an appointment here.
Do You Have Your Data Backed Up?
One of the most common concerns our customers have is preserving the pictures, videos and contacts inside their device after its been damaged or even lost. Even though our success rate for repairing devices is quite high, there are times when we cannot return them to form. If a device cannot boot up, there isn’t a way to retrieve whats inside it. But there is a way to make a backup of this valuable stuff.
- Back up to your computer. Using the cable and software that came with your device, follow the directions to back it up manually. It’s recommended that you do this at least 4 times per year.
- If your an Apple user, take advantage of your free iCloud storage. Log in to your iTunes account and select the frequency you’d like the device to automatically create back ups.
- If your an Android user, take advantage of your free Google Cloud service. Log in to your gmail account and select the frequency you’d like the device to automatically create back ups.
- After an iCloud or Google Cloud backup is made you can restore the information by logging to the account from a replacement device.