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iPhone 5s Repairability

Iphone partsAs Apple releases newer and newer devices, such as the iPhone 5; DIY (do it yourself) repairs have become more prevalent. Additionally Apple is creating products that, for simple repairs such as a cracked screen repair, are becoming easier for the average do it yourself to do at home. “Repair” is a way to help fix the world and it is important that everyone has the knowledge enabling them to repair things, even if they choose to not do it themselves.

The new iPhone, the iPhone 5 is a cutting edge piece of technology, the best iPhone Apple has produced to date in many people’s opinions. But what makes it really great is the reparability of this new iPhone. Sure, you may often hear people say “ I am not going to repair my own phone so what does it matter if it is easily repairable?” Others may say that Apple should focus less on the reparability of the phone and more on producing high quality cutting edge products that work. Still. being able to produce new and exciting technology for a device that is easily repairable is highly beneficial for both the consumer and Apple.

iPhone repair has been needed throughout the history of the smartphone. Almost twelve percent of iPhone 3Gs failed within their first year, additionally batteries go dead and you would be hard pressed to find an iPhone owner who has not cracked their screen at least once. Based on replacement part sales for iPhone 4S , the four most frequently replaced parts were to the display assembly, rear glass panel, the home button, and the battery.

Apple realizes that the less time techs spend on the cell phone repair, the more repairs they get through in a day making it highly productive to produce an iPhone that is easy to repair. Additionally other costs are considered, including the parts, labor at the Genius Bar plus dissatisfied customers. Having a quick turn around time translates into customer loyalty and having learned from past design mistakes, they have made up for it considerably in the iPhone 5. With a shatterproof back panel, an easily replaceable battery, a display assembly that is easily accessible, plus a modular bracketed home button, time and money will be saved on the four most common parts that need replacement on the iPhone.

Apple has created an iPhone that is more durable and less prone to breaking, outperforming the Samsung Galaxy S3 during an early drop test. Apple really stepped it up in the right direction and started designing for reliability and reparability. Even though the iPhone 5 is more durable you may still encounter problems and may need repairs.

Regardless of the problem with your phone, the make and model, or the age the expert technicians at MyBrokenPhone.com can repair your cell or smart phone like new.

Know About Mobile Devices

smart phoneMobile Devices Mobile devices pertain to a variety of different electronics these days. From smart-phones, like the iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy SIII, to tablets like the iPad and the plethora of mp4 players on the market, all differ from one another yet share many of the same similarities. Connecting to a multitude of wireless networks, downloading and running additional applications or apps as they are more commonly known as, and providing anytime anyplace Internet access, are just a few of the similarities that are included in today’s mobile devices. Here are a few things you should know about mobile devices and how the future has already begun to be molded and shaped by this ever changing and progressing fairly new technology.

How it All Works! We have already established what a mobile device is; a pocket sized multimedia platform capable of performing various actions and connecting to the Internet from virtually anywhere at anytime. But how do they work? Well, while each platform has unique characteristics, they all share basically the same functionality. Working as a scaled down computer, a mobile operating system or the ‘Mobile OS,’ (as it is commonly referred to) is what operates the device. Adding many useful tools for people who are constantly on the go, such as a GPS receiver, compass and accelerometers, they have carved their own space into today’s society. Additionally they come with full multimedia interfaces that are capable of playing videos, music, and games, plus with the wireless access that all devices come with as a standard feature – connecting to the Internet from anyplace at anytime has changed the face of the world. Many business owners are now using smart phone technology and devices in conjunction with their business, from running “deals” or “specials” associated with ‘checking’ into the location, to using their smart phone as a credit card machine. The device and smart phone development communities are very dense and are continually producing hundreds of new applications for devices, with price points across the spectrum.

Are There Downsides to Mobile Devices? Of course, like everything else there is downsides and the biggest downside is the cost associated with devices and smart-phones. While the phone or device itself may range anywhere from $100 to $500, the data plans required to enable the phone or device can be expensive with mobile carriers charging $60 a month to upwards of $100 a month.

Repair! Don’t Replace! When it comes time for smart or cell phone repair, because lets face it at some point your phone will slip fall hit the ground and become cracked or broken – perhaps maybe even mild or major water damage occurs to your expensive smart phone, in these instances running out and purchasing another smart phone for $500 simply is not feasible, but today you can get it repaired, just like new, regardless of the damage that has happened.Contact MyBrokenPhone.com now and get your smart phone, tablet or music device repaired!

Repairing a Cracked Screen? – Top 5 Things to Know! Part2

**Cracked ScreenDamaged. Cracked. Broken.** In our last post, we began to delve into what it takes when repairing a broken or cracked screen on your device or smart phone on your own. While you do not need to be an expert to make this type of repair or replacement, you do need to have some knowledge about what your doing. Continuing on, we will talk about the tools, your working area, and about taking your time.

Tools! Tools! Tools! When taking apart a device or smartphone, you cant just head into the garage and pick up the first screwdriver you see. While the devices themselves use standard Phillips or Torx screws, they are not your average size screws. They are much smaller and hence require smaller screwdrivers. Newer devices, like the most recent iPhones or MacBook Airs, need particular tools to gain access, a move manufactures take to help prevent users making repairs of their own. Thin metal or plastic case opening tools are needed to help pry and pop open the outer case of the device, although having tweezers, a spudger or even a hairdryer or heat gun are great to have on hand! You can find all the tools necessary to make repairs or replacements to a device on your own all over the Internet.

Your Working Area! Ensuring your work area is clean and tidy is a highly important step in repairing any device. Before cracking your phone open to make the desired repairs be sure that you have a large enough work space to lay everything out neatly, creating a safe spot where you can place all the tiny screws and components that were removed is very important -you do not want to crawl around the floor looking for misplaced or lost screws. Removing any liquids in the area as to prevent any spills or contact with liquid is also very important. You may want to consider wearing a grounding wrist strap or use an antistatic mat to prevent any electrostatic discharge from occurring.

Take it Easy! Lastly, take your time when repairing your device and document every part of the process so that you do not get lost when putting the device back together. It is imperative that you do not force anything, because you will likely end up breaking something when frustration sets in. If you are having a hard time removing the case, take a step back and few deep breaths and look the a screw you may have missed or heat up the adhesive that is being used to hold things in place.

While we do hope you are successful in your device or cell phone repair, know that you can trust MyBrokenPhone.com for all device repair needs. Contact Us Today and allow us to show you! We hope that these tips help you in with your repairs. Remember – REPAIR – DON’T REPLACE!

Which New Tablet Is Best For You? 4 Popular Tablets To Choose!

Which Tablet Is Best For YouWe Compare 4 Popular Tablets To Help You Decide! With so many options on the market, deciding which tablet is best for you can be tricky. For starters, it’s important to analyze your main needs and wants — do you need a tablet that lasts all day long? Or are you more interested in taking pictures that pack a punch? Or perhaps you are an avid reader, and you are looking for a tablet that offers adjustable lighting. You might assume that you want a certain brand, butremember features should always come first in your search for the perfect tablet device. Allow us to make finding the tablet of your dreams a bit easier with this comparison of 4 popular new tablets on the market right now. Here we compile basic features and customer reviews to give you a detailed look at the Nokia Lumia 2520, the Apple iPad air, the Google Nexus 10 Tablet, and the Samsung Galaxy Note.

1. The New Nokia Lumia 2520—Lightning Fast Charge

You’ve got it all with this tablet—Microsoft Outlook, WiFi, 4g, HD cameras, yes more than one camera, and a battery that goes and goes. This tablet is notably lightweight, with a comfortable grip on the back. Boasting a beautiful 10.1 inch screen with 1080p, and full HD viewing, this is also the first ever tablet with Windows RT 8.1. While other tablets also a battery that lasts 10 hours, the Nokia also only needs one-hour to charge up to 80%! Customer reviews continually mention the long-lasting power of this tablet’s battery life. Speaking of those duo cameras, one is located on back and one is located on the front, the front facing camera is 2 megapixels and HD quality—for taking the most perfect selfies of course. Also, if you enjoy reading on your tablet, you can adjust the lighting to different settings. Those who have purchased both the Nokia and iPad, say that the appearance of both screens is comparable, although Nokia offers a cheaper list price. It’s recommended that you purchase the attachable keyboard that goes along with this tablet, allowing it to operate like a fully functional laptop.

2. Apple iPad Air—Sleek But Pricey

One of the most coveted, and pricey, tablet devices is Apple’s iPad Air with iOS 7 and retina display. While the 9.7-inch display screen is gorgeous, the quality is so good your eyes can’t even see how good it really is. Boasting a 1080p HD camera, and a battery that lasts up to 10 hours, customers continually give this device a 4-star review, raving that it is a very light and convenient size that makes it comfortable to hold. Although many users are comfortable using iCloud and email to transfer their documents from the iPad, a few still feel disappointed that Apple did not supply a USB insert. Also, it’s important to keep in mind that the 16GB model will not provide adequate storage if you plan to utilize very many HD apps the Apple App Store has to offer. You can opt instead for the 128GB option for nearly unlimited storage, but it will cost you. More on Apple’s iPad Air

3. Google Nexus 10 Tablet—The Latest Version of Android

More people than ever before are buying Android tablets over Apple tablets, in fact Android scored 62% of the tablet market in 2013, this is up from 46% in 2012. One of these new Android tablets is the Google Nexus 10, which offers a 10.1-inch screen with insane graphics for picture perfect movies, photos, and text. The tablet itself is only 8.9 mm thick, making it very thin and lightweight. Samsung teamed up with Nexus to make this tablet with a focus on incredibly fast processors. The Wi-Fi is 4-times faster on this device than most other mobile devices, granting you speedy online access. One of the only downsides is decreased battery life, which is 7-8 hours, although few customer reviews bag on the battery life. Although, some do complain that the operating system does not work as smoothly on this size screen as it does on other sized Android models.

4. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1—New And Improved Like Never Before

Utilizing the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the newest Samsung Galaxy Note has 16GB of memory, and the capability to add up to 32GB of extra memory—something an Apple device will not allow you to do. Plus, this tablet also has 2 cameras, including a 5MP rear facing camera and a 1.9MP front facing camera. The 10.1-inch screen allows you to watch videos in full HD, use GooglePlay, download books using Barnes and Noble Nook app, and shop the web at high speeds. The battery life is 8.5 hours+, and the speakers are situated on the front of this device for added practicality. A big improvement from the last Galaxy model, this device allows you to better multitask and customers love how fast it runs with a long-lasting battery. A few customer reviews complain that it can be “buggy” and unreliable at times, plus the device is heavier than some comparable models. But with high tech features like IR remote, and a very in-tuned and beautiful display, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has a lot to offer.

Video goes Mobile!

Viral Videos! shutterstock_95561590-150x150Mobile smart phones and other devices have taken over in the past decade, and when video became easy to access on the device many people were left questioning whether a TV-Addicted culture would care to watch programs, on such a minuscule screen in comparison to a home television set.

On a near daily basis technology seems to evolve and with it devices from iPhones and iPads and other devices, all offering greater and greater video quality. Plus with the added feature of being able to stream movies and television shows while traveling, more and more people are using their devices to ‘tune in.’ Even in the year 2009, Internet television streaming increased 35% from 2008. 2010 into 2011 saw an increase of 11 minutes that a person would spend watching videos on the Internet and then Internet viewership gained an audience of 6million from 2011 through 2012.

With device apps like Netflix and HULU along with YouTube videos and other news outlets available, more and more people are able to view their favorite music videos or television programs on their smart phones and tablets and computers. To compete with this, television networks are making their way into the only streaming market – providing full episodes, entire clips, or other video entertainment of their viewer-base’s favorite programs.

APPS! Apps have paved the way for videos, television shows, music videos, news outlets and games to be used on phones and other devices. Everyday more and more people switch over to this technology and having the knowledge to operate a smart phone or device is imperative, though awfully simple. With the increase usage of any devices comes the increased risk of damage occurring or it breaking, and when that happens purchasing a new one is not always an option. Most damages are repairable and getting it repaired it a possibility.

iPhone Repair and Device Repairs! Whatever your device, smart or cell phone issue is or any questions you may be seeking answers for My Broken Phone is the company to rely on. Contact us today to buy or sell a phone, iPhone repair, or accessories or to simply ask us a question about your device!

Mobile Device or Mobile Risk?

Mobile SecurityMobile devices are quickly taking over more and more aspects of a business that large computers or a notebook use to handle. Having a company who can handles wireless device repairs and replacement, such as iPhone repair, is imperative if you are a business owner who heavily relies on their wireless device. As more and more tablets are taking the place of register machines or smart phones being used as credit card machines, having a properly working device is crucial to your business. Additionally you may be storing personal information that you do not want everyone’s eyes to see.

More and more mobile devices are emerging as key security risks, which is resulting in around 95% of companies putting mobile security policies in place. Out of 1,500 companies that were surveyed, most reported their employees do not understand how permissions and other access setting work on their mobile device. Additionally, it was found that 63% of work-related cell phones and other devices were being used for their personal activities and for the companies that did not provide work phones or devices, many of the employees tended to use their personal devices to handle their work-related tasks. This poses a huge security risk, as these company’s employees now have business related material and information on their personal device, enabling them to do what they wish with it.

Additionally between possible malware infections and theft, another security issue arises when it comes to the use of smart phones and devices in the work place. As more and more people lean on their device to store their sensitive personal information, e-mail, documents and more, a theft or loss of the device allows for anyone to access this information. 40% of companies who were surveyed experienced the loss or theft of a mobile device used for their business and half of those devices contained “business critical data.” With a “financial impact” occurring due to those lost or stolen devices, sensitive data lost included customer data, corporate intellectual property, financial data and employment dates. In response to lost or stole mobile devices, companies will increase their security measures afterwards, a move that is made a minute to late, but will help to prevent any future incidents. Ensuring the devices employed for any aspect of your company’s business are in proper working order is highly important and when an error occurs, the screen breaks, or any number of other damages occurs – you need it repaired quickly and effectively because replacing it may not be the first option.

Contact My Broken Phone for your company used smart phone, device, or cell phone repair that you are in need of. Repair Don’t Replace!

/text-message-turns-20

Text Messaging20th Anniversary With the text message turning 20 it is clear to see how the cell phone industry has grown in the past three decades, from “the brick” to smart phones and being connected to the world from anywhere at anytime. The mobile cell phone industry has taken over and everything from making a call to sending a text message has changed. Businesses are now popping up that specializes in everything from sales to cell phone repair. My Broken Phone is one of those companies – with a location in Vancouver Washington. With text messaging turning 20, we would like to give you some background into what is now a standard feature for all smart and cell phones.

Scape Goat Having been blamed for everything from the decline of human interaction to sore thumbs, and hailed for its succinctness, the first ever text message was sent on December 3, 1992. Neil Papeworth, a software engineer, sent Vodafone director Richard Jarvis the text message that simply read “Merry Christmas,” on his bulky Orbitel 901 cell phone. But as of December 3, 2012 the text message is no longer in its teens, ironically the age group it is likely most associated with. Texting is popular throughout the world, across cultures and groups of all ages. The main reason is because of how simple, concise and compatible it is with every mobile device on the market, from ‘text and talk’ phones to the more complex smart phones. With only 160 characters at just 190 bytes, text messages are not the most glamorous or elaborate, a major reason they so easily become very pervasive. With over 8.6 trillion text messages sent yearly, they have become one of the most used and easiest forms of communications.

On the Decline… Sadly, the text messages 20th anniversary may also be the year in which it peeks. As more and more people switch over to smart phones, they are also switching over to third-party messaging services in order to circumvent wireless carriers costly per text charges. Without paying a sent, users can send numerous text messages with the use of popular apps and services, such as Facebook or Apple’s iMessage. As the industry changes, MyBrokenPhone.com will continue to provide updated knowledge and insight to the many aspects concerned. And whether you are looking to purchase or are in need of cell phone repair, My Broken Phone is the team to contact! Call Us Today!

Lakeland Location Opening!

MY BROKEN PHONE! – The experts in cellphone and smart phone repairs and replacements are happy to announce the opening of our newest location in LAKELAND FLORIDA!

shutterstock_116023195-150x150Repair – Don’t Replace! If repairing your damaged smart phone sounds too good to be true, then you simply have not been to MyBrokenPhone.com Our repair services range from ‘text and talk’ cell phones to the latest smart-phones and tablets. My Broken Phone’s business is repairing broken and damaged cell phones and smart phones. When you are unsure if your phone is beyond repair or not contact us – in most cases smart phones and devices can be repaired.

Lakeland Location! Our experienced Lakeland Florida technicians in our newest location use high quality replacement parts and telling the difference between your phone after being repaired and brand new is nearly impossible. We are certain you will be impressed with our work and to prove so, our repairs come standard with a *90 day warranty, giving you that added trust of knowing we will never let you or your phone down. We also offer a *30-day warranty for all retail items including smart phones and accessories. My Broken Phone is not just a smart phone repair shop or retail store. We do not just provide the best option for when your phone breaks or you need to upgrade. We are your neighbors, think of us as the little shop down the corner who is able to help you with whatever you need, so long as those needs are about your cellular telephone or device. We are certain you will love our service and everything we offer.

Enviro-Friendly Lets face it, at some point you will own a cell phone that is not cost effective to repair, has no monetary value, and is just taking up space which is why at all of our locations, including our newest one in Lakeland Florida, we offer the recycling of your phone free of charge. Simply drop your phone in our recycle bins located in any of our stores and we handle the rest. By sending them to recycling plants to be disposed of properly we help to keep the environment clean and healthy.

Stop in today or find us online at MyBrokenPhone.com for your smart phone repair!

Fix your Phone

Repair– Don’t Replace! Stop wasting money on new phones when you don’t have to! Send in your phone or stop by for repairs and if time is an issue ask about our priority ‘Express Repair Service.’ Same day service is available on most non-priority services.