DIY Repair: Get It while It’s Hot
With our concern for the ever mounting problem of e-waste, we welcome the following post contributed by Paul Nelson, one of the founders of RepairLaunch.com.
I refer to them as “DIY Repair Services” because many of the resources available today explain not only how to fix your own stuff also offer to fix the stuff for you. Call it bait if you want, but if you apply yourself you can probably repair your item by following the steps provided by the resource you’ve chosen.
Fast growing are iPhone repair services and the iPhone as a whole has a ton of information to save your phone or Apple device. Generally speaking, the more popular your electronic device is, the more likely you will find information on it. Something to think about before you buy.
Here are some quick DIY repair tips for the easier types of repairs if you’re in a bind:
- An iPhone screen repair is commonly needed because the glass breaks rather easily, especially at parties. If you have learned that already the hard way, hopefully you knew that if it is just the glass that is broken, all you need is a couple tools and a replacement screen and you can fix it in under 20 minutes (in a many situations).
- Your iPhone gets wet. First thing to do is get it out of the water. Make sure you don’t turn it on and don’t hit any buttons. Remove the SIM Card. Shake out excess water. Quick research on how to disassemble may be needed. Now open, blow air through with hair dryer on low to get out water. You can then put it in a bag of rice to further dry it out if you want, for as many as a few days. Ultimately, more detail steps can be followed if or you can have a service fix your phone, which 9 times out of 10 they can.
- The Home Button. The home button malfunctioning in any way is annoying for sure but not an end-of-life scenario for your iPhone. Often times it is simply dust and irritants that get into the connection port. Clean toothbrush bristles can get into the port and remove the dust safely. Canned or compressed air can do the trick as well. There could be software issues or water damage as well, so if the above advice does not work we can direct you where to go.
The electronic repair industry is growing – thanks to a lot of people needing to save money. If youlive in a city there is probably a local TV repair shop or phone shop ready to help.
Looking online, there are a ton of iPhone repair services and others of the some general premise: save you money and the world of a little eWaste. Perhaps it is that simple.
If you do a little research you can get into do-it-yourself (DIY) repairs. Some repairs could take 10 minutes and cost next to nothing like mentioned above, others may require some learning and dollars–and help.
It is no coincidence that the e-waste business is also progressing, with 10 new e-waste plants opening soon. There is money to be made in the junk and savings to be had if people look to preserve and protect their gadgets. If your electronic device has gone bad and you would like to learn more about e-waste solution visit ban.org, the leader in e-waste.
Source: The Alternative Consumer
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