Why Apple is NOT a repair company

 Lets first state what many may forget. Apple is a innovative sales company, not a repair company. The primary business model for Apple inc. is to design, manufacture and create new solutions for its end users with a consistent flow to its product line. 

 The Apple Store is just that, a store to showcase it's products and new designs.  "In 2015, there were 463 Apple stores worldwide. Since the opening of the first Apple store in the United States in 2001, the number of Apple stores around the world has boomed, surpassing 200 stores after 2007 and still rising."

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Warranty vs Insurance and what it means for you

A warranty is "contract" or claim between the consumer and the manufacturer that the purchased product from said manufacturer will be free of defects in materials and workmanship or it will be replaced within a period of time. Most manufacturers offer a 1 year (12-months) [limited] Warranty which vary according to jurisdiction, but commonly new goods are sold with implied warranty that the goods are as advertised.

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Is Tekdry a scam? The truth behind the water damage repair machine

Tekdry has built and developed a machine that allows you to take a device that has been submerged in liquid (most commonly water) 

 The premise behind tekdrys machine is that by using a combination of heat, vacuum and liquid absorbing pellets it can dry out and remove the remaining liquid leftover in the device.

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iPhone won't charge after using a mini fan
What the user is not aware of is that throughout the process of the fan drawing current from the battery, it also provides a feedback loop into the charging circuit causing the tristar charging ic to get ruined. Fortunately for all of our customers the phone is not ruined! It simply needs a new tristar charging ic chip installed which involves micro soldering.
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Secrets Your Mobile Phone Insurance Company Doesn't Want You To Know

The promise of phone insurance and the reality of it are vastly different. Most people seem to think that if they “break” their phone the insurance is there to replace it with a brand new one. For some, a “broken phone” is really just a shattered screen that could have been replaced at a repair shop for about $100, but instead they send it off to Asurion and have their phone (that had a perfectly functional motherboard and had never seen a drop of water) replaced with a “Refurbished by Asurion” phone whose mobo was shoddily repaired after liquid damage by a half-rate technician contracted by the company to mass repair boards collected from other phones sent to the company from customers that don’t really seem to understand what their phone is worth.

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“Your iPhone Battery May Need to be Serviced”

For more optimal battery life, one might want to replace their battery yearly, especially people living in colder climates. It's one of the cheaper services that are offered and can help to maintain proper phone function as well as prevent some of the damage that can be caused by a battery going bad (i.e. bloating up and cracking your LCD).

Technicians at Wires Computing replace batteries (and charging ports) daily, and would be more than happy to assist you in servicing your phone. No appointment needed— feel free to just drop in during our regular business hours.

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iPhone not charging when plugged in?

Any knowledgeable electronics repair shop should be able to pretty quickly determine the source of the issue by observing if the phone draws any current with an ammeter, dry-fitting a new charging port and new battery, and observing the response through the ammeter. 

A bad tristar might still result in the phone drawing current, but won't allow the battery to charge. To be certain, a known working battery might be dry-fit onto the phone and if the phone still won't charge the new battery, then a tristar repair is indicated.

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iPhone battery symbol not charging

Having a phone that won’t charge or turn on is one thing, but knowing that there’s a chip inside that’s damaged and preventing it from turning on is an entirely different frustration. But, knowing is half the battle, both when it comes to the cables being used and the steps needed to fix it. Did you ever suffer from an iPhone  that wouldn’t turn on, or charge over 1%?

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How to fix iPhone battery shutting off in cold

Apple specifies that their batteries work best at a range of 0 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius. While we almost never reach the upper range in Canada, temperatures below freezing are typical for the winer months.

Because the battery meter is calibrated assuming warmer temperatures, the reduced capacity in the cold can cause the reading to be unreliable. This is one of the reasons your phone may die while still showing 30%.

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iPhone Battery Swollen Fix

This is a typical issue faced with mobile devices that have lithium ion polymer batteries.

Every iPhone device has a Li-ion battery inside and eventually it will need to be replaced. Typically most batteries are only rated at about 600-700 charge cycles, after or even before this time the battery life will be much shorter then it used to be. It may also get a bit warm as the cells inside the battery wear out.

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iPhone 6 Long Screw Damage

The top 2 screws (shown in orange and yellow) screw into the frame and/or stand-off screws. The 3 screws in the bottom triangle are sitting atop the motherboard millimeters above very tiny traces that can be breached if a longer screw is used, hence the name "long screw damage". This is often caused by in-experienced technicians and/or Do-It-Yourselfers who failed to accurately keep track of the screws.

When this type of damage is done, the only method to repair the phone is micro soldering with a microscope. It is very significant and often times can completely ruin the phone. The symptoms of this damage is often: blue screen on start up, red screen on boot, no backlight, no image on boot, phone still vibrates but no image on screen.

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Samsung Galaxy Repair Services

Wires Computing offers many repairs services such as Samsung galaxy repairs

  • Samsung Galaxy Series Cracked Screen Repairs

  • Samsung Galaxy Series Charger Port Repairs

  • Samsung Galaxy Series Back Cover Replacements

  • Samsung Galaxy Series Camera Repairs

  • Samsung Galaxy Series Battery Replacements

  • Samsung Galaxy Series Water Damage Repairs

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Micro USB Charger Port Repairs

Often times the charger ports can be re-soldered onto the circuit board after disassembly. This type of repair requires micro soldering

If you need this type of repair for your device give us a call and we can take care of it for you. Often we have most common ports and parts in stock and repairs are done within 1-3 business days. If you are not located within local access to our repair shop you may also send in your device for repair.

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DJI Phantom Drone Repairs

…First it came in as a broken camera. Which is typical for a phantom 3 after a crash, but after replacing the camera it kept beeping as if it were doing a firmware update. During the phantom 3 power on it would continuously beep beep beep. So later after opening it I found a big issue which was the flight recording and "main board" was broken from all of its solder joints. 

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iPhone 6 Backlight Repairs

…The iPhone 6 that we had showed signs of life but no display. After replacing the screen with a new one, it still showed no signs of an image. When inspecting the screen in front of a flashlight, a faint image was visible. This confirmed that the phone was on and in fact worked, but had a blown back light. For this type of repair it would require micro soldering. After checking the filters on the motherboard we found them to have continuity and functioned within specifications. At this point in the back light circuit we still had a back light display BGA IC (ball grid array integrated circuit) as well as a coil and a diode. After checking the coil, which was also found to be within specifications, we then looked to the diode. Below is the picture of the diode under the cpu heatsink.

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iPhone 6 Backlight Repair Service

If you have an iPhone that has no backlight this can often be the result of an improper screen replacement or previous work done on the iPhone motherboard can cause the back light to suddenly go out. Liquid damage can also cause no back lights on an iPhone.

If you are local to the Burlington repair shop you can simply stop by during our business hours and we will get the repair started. If you plan to send in your iPhone to get repair that’s great! The process to send in your iPhone with no back light is simple, start a ticket on our Send-In-Repair Page we will update you once the device is received, and then once again when the device is mailed back to you with a tracking number. This service typically takes 1-2 business days either by send in or local repairs. keep in mind this does not include return shipping transit times. We also offer expedited repairs if needed.

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