No matter what brand you carry, if you own a smartphone, you probably depend on it daily. Your phone brings you the latest news, connects you to the world, stores your favorite pictures, and helps you get to meetings on time. You might even use it to talk to people :) We understand that if it gets damaged or stops working correctly, its a big problem that will have you at wit's end.
You will need to find a quick solution to your problem; and if the damage is serious, reach a smartphone repair service so that your dependable device is back in your hands quickly.
Like all electronic equipment, smartphones are also made up of fragile components that may suffer significant damage if you drop the device on the floor. If you accidentally drop your phone, there are a few potential outcomes.
So pick up your phone from the floor first and let’s understand the impact of the drop.
The best case scenario for a dropped smart phone is that it survives the fall undamaged of course. Despite its delicacy, the phone can generally survive short falls on to wood, vinyl or carpeted floors. It may even hold up if it's dropped from a few feet, provided it lands on the back or edge, avoiding damage to the glass face. Even if there is no apparent damage, always inspect your phone thoroughly before using it again after a fall.
Another possibility is that your phone survives the fall with only minor damage. This could be anything from a scratch on the face to partial loss of functionality. For example, the mute switch could stop working, or cellular service could become intermittent. If your phone is damaged but you can live with it then great, but if the damage is preventing you from proper operation, consider contacting a technical service support to ask about possible repair options.
The worst case scenario is that the glass face shatters or the phone is damaged irreparably. If this happens, clean up the glass carefully using gloves to avoid cuts or exposure to toxic chemicals. If the phone is not working but the screen remains unbroken, repair technicians may be able to repair it or help you recover your data. Replacement screens are available, too. Contact your repair service for options.
Find the right place for repair
Whether you carry the latest model or you are still attached to your iPhone3, your “precious one” can be taken care and brought back to life by experts. Whether you are a Samsung or iPhone fan, or you prefer your HTC over all the others; or whether your device runs on IOS, Android or Windows OS, they can repair many of the damages and restore it to the high-functioning device you count on.
There are many specialized repair shops around offering to diagnose and repair the issues you are experiencing with their trained technicians immediately; but how to choose the best Usta (master, guru, expert) and which factors to consider while looking for the right place?
First you can start your search by going through the list of the companies at MrUsta.com / Phone repair category. You can check their profiles, services, locations and even read the reviews of what others think of their services on the site. You can contact them via MrUsta.com too.
We know how inconvenient a broken device can be and that you cannot sleep without your mobile baby in your hand; you need to check your emails one more time before you sleep, or browse the latest Facebook posts of your friends. So time is of the essence here. You don’t want to end up hearing that “your phone is in the queue, we will contact you as soon as possible” kind of open-ended answers. So be careful to get a clear response on check and repair time of the service shop and get a commitment.
It is now easy to drive to a mall on Friday, find a parking lot, swim through the human ocean and reach your destination shop just to drop your phone, and don’t forget, you will need to do this again for pick-up. So location and proximity of the service shop is important, check their locations on the map on mrUsta.com before you call one.
Some even offer pick-up and drop-off services which might be very convenient for you. Or there are some with multiple locations and options so that you can bring them your device when and where it is suitable for you.
Warranty on repairs
Some shops offer a certain amount of time of warranty period; it can vary from a month to a year, depending on the part and model repaired. If the repair fails because of the quality of a part they installed or due to the workmanship in repairing the device, they guarantee to fix it for free. Although sounds like a good deal; you know well enough you might experience problems when you ask for it, so better to look for a reliable and well-known shop to avoid headaches later on.
Last but not least; cost of course. Do your check, get your quote and analyze it well before giving them go-ahead unless you want to pay half of the brand-new phone cost for a screen repair of an old model.
The standard phone warranties do not cover accidental damages but some brands or merchandisers offer their own insurance plans which cover also accidental damages -such as drops and falls- at a reasonable cost. While you will have to pay a fee on this, you will have a piece of mind during your insurance period. Consider this option seriously especially if you are a clumsy person. :)
How to restore an iPhone after water damage
Liquid sensors can detect if the phone has gotten wet. If your iPhone gets wet, the most important thing you can do is turn it off and keep it off until the water has completely evaporated. Once you dry it out, you can connect it to your computer and restore the iPhone Operating System, which should repair any software hiccups that resulted from the water damage. If the physical hardware is damaged, however, you will not be able to repair it with a software restoration.