Laptop and Macbook Repairs

Here at Gadget Rehab our technicians LOVE  completing Laptop and Macbook Repairs.

We cover repairs such as;

  • Screen repairs
  • Keyboard repairs
  • Port repairs
  • Liquid damage
  • Data Transfer

As well as;

  • Storage issues
  • Backup
  • Data recovery

The above listed is only a short list of repairs that we do here at Gadget Rehab. Our team will be more than happy to diagnose your device and we never shy away from repairs and try our very best to help where possible.

For further information

Call 01494 534008

Email info@gadgetrehab.co.uk

1. iCloud Restore

You have just bought a new iPhone 8, but you would like to transfer your contacts, photos and more….

You realise you now need to complete an iCloud restore as you had iCloud backed up your previous device.

  • Follow the  steps that your phone will ask you to do when getting a new phone until you reach the ‘Apps and Data’ screen. On which you will be given multiple choice question, on which you must select ‘restore from iCloud backup’
  • You will then be asked to sign into iCloud.
  • Followed by options as to which backup you would like it to use. Using the dates and sizes select. Once you have chosen it will begin the back up. During which you must keep the device connected to a wifi network.

 

                                                                            


2. iTunes Restore

If you have backed your iPhone up using iTunes, don’t fret, I haven’t forgotten about you 🙂

  • Open iTunes on the computer/laptop you have used to back it up on
  • Connect your new iPhone to this computer/laptop using a usb cord- you may be asked to put in your password to ‘trust’ previously mentioned computer/laptop
  • The device should then appear on the iTunes you have previously opened

 

  • The next step is to select ‘restore Backup’
  • Ensure it is restoring to the right backup using the date as a reference
  • Finally simply select restore and let the magic commence, it may ask you to insert your password again for your encrypted backup
  • Leave the device connected until the restore is fully complete the phone should then restart automatically.

Source link: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/ht204184#icloud

Many people don’t realise their consumer rights when it comes to manufactures warranty!

Gadgets in today’s world generally have a warranty between 1-5 years, depending on the product. What this warranty gives you, the consumer,is the right to go back to the company of purchase or manufacture if you have any manufacturing faults or defects with the product.

Manufacturers have been known and have a tendency to void your warranty for reasons they are not always permitted to do. A common reason for manufactures voiding your warrant is third party repairs. Now in some cases this makes sense, for example if you get your motherboard replaced and then follow to have a motherboard issue,however in many cases you could have a screen replacement and then when you have a completely unrelated issue for example a battery problem they will still void your warranty. But is this really right...

Gadget Rehab advises you have read of this article titled: “what really voids your warranty”. You should also read your manufactures terms and conditions and contact them should you have any concerns or need further clarification.

If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to contacts us on;

Call - 01494 534008

Email - info@gadgetrehab.co.uk

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How to speed up your Laptop or Desktop PC including iMac and Macbooks.

Many of our professional clients (graphic designers, web designers, architects etc.) are constantly complaining that their computers are running slow, that the programs they use (adobe creative cloud, Maya, Photo Shop etc.) are taking longer and longer to load and even start up.

Now the above issues could be down to many things however a majority of these issues are caused by lack of hard drive space and speed . As these professionals work with rather large files the PC/iMac/laptops etc. can’t handle the sheer capacity of files, as they may be running out of storage or be running on a standard mechanical hard drive rather than a digital solid state drive. Furthermore memory such as RAM can have an impact on the performance of your computer. Upon review of your computer system the team will be able to determine and advice you on what the best type of upgrade would be for you.

Even if for example your RAM is up to date/spec if your hard drive is not as advance it could be that the system is slowing down because the hard drive is trying to catch up to the RAM, visa versa. In most cases we find upgrading your to an SSD dramatically improves  the  performance of your computer. The Samsung EVO 850 this is the hard drive we generally use as it comes in multiple sizes and is well trusted etc however if you prefer another type such as Western Digital or Crucial these can be ordered in for you.

For more information contact us on;

Phone - 01494 534 800

Email - info@gadgetrehab.co.uk

Data Destruction and Recovery

Internationally Certified Data Destruction and Recovery

Here at Gadget Rehab our in house technicians can help you find your lost files. We know that sometimes we can accidently lose files or ‘delete’ them however no need to fear these files have, in the majority of cases, just been hidden or stored beneath the surfaces. We work with software and expert skill to retrieve this missing/deleted data.

Causes of data loss are:

Over two fifths of data loss are caused by hardware or system malfunctions, this is why it is important that you keep your computer systems up to date and regularly service it. Here at Gadget Rehab we offer expert advice on ways to keep your system healthy. Some more causes are listed below;

  • Human errors – also known as user interference i.e deleting a file by mistake
  • Software corruption – we have all experienced this, when halfway through an important report the application just shuts down, resulting in all our hard work being lost, or is it?
  • Computer viruses and malware – data protection is an important thing with our computers containing some of our most private information, banking detail and addresses, therefore it is vital that you have a well known and respected, established security system on your computer such as the likes of NORTON, AVG  

Due to this we also highly recommend that you backup your data. This is such an important thing to do and in today’s modern world with cloud storage and auto backups it quite literally at your fingertips. There is no excuse not to do so! If you need help with iCloud storage and automatic back ups we are more than happy to give you some free advice or we can help you set this all up for a small fee.

Data Destruction:

We understand that on many of our devices we have sensitive data, especially our corporate clients, so we also offer a data destruction service, which completely destroys all data, what this means is no one will ever be able to access those sensitive files, as they will no longer exist.  Gadget Rehab are partnered with some of the most secure data destruction providers which meet international data privacy regulations including ISO 27001 and ISO 27040.

We cover flash drives, hard drives and mobile devices and will provide an industry recognised certification for each device where that we wipe the data for. If you are a personal or corporate client that requires a trusted data destruction service then please give us a call for a quote using the details below:

For more information contact us on

Phone – 01494 534008

Email – info@gadgetrehab.co.uk

Have you serviced your battery in the last 2 years or even since you had your device?

Here at Gadget Rehab we can test and service batteries on all your portable devices. Smartphones, Laptop, Tablet etc

Common battery issues;

  • Jumping Percentage
  • Not lasting as long
  • Switching off randomly

The above are but a few common issues that users find with issues related to the battery. So it is important that you ensure that your devices battery serviced at least every 2 years.   

What we test;

  • Using specialist equipment we test the battery AMP to check that enough current is flowing to the battery.
  • We test the Voltage of the battery and its current capacity to see if it is working to its optimal performance, or whether a new battery would be beneficial to your device.
  • We can also recommend methods of optimising your battery and keep a healthy life span.

Most of our batteries come with a 12 month warranty, prices start from as little as £29.99  We only use original batteries to upgrade your device to ensure a successful healthy and happy battery lifespan.

For more information contact us on:

Phone - 01494 534 800

Email - info@gadgetrehab.co.uk

How to protect my screen?

In the modern day for many of us our phones are a big part of our lives. So it is important that we protects them.

With screen replacements for the latest apple device starting from £430.00 if something with a price as little as £10.00 could protect it from damage why not do the smart thing?

At Gadget Rehab we provide the best quality tempered screen protectors made of specially processed glass which is very effective for protecting your screen from damage.

THE KEY FEATURES

Surface Hardness: The 9H hardness can effectively protect your screen from scratches, blemishes and external shocks.

Anti-shatter Film: If broken, the tempered glass breaks into small pieces that are not sharp, making it more safer for users.

Oleophobic Coating: The oleophobic coating can prevent fingerprints or other stains, and can make the film easy to clean.

Delicate Touch: The self-adhesive silicone can touch on the screen smoothly. It makes the installation easy and is more sensitive for operation.

Tempered Glass Protection

 

EVO BRUTE HIGH IMPACT CASES

For extra protection we also retail high impact cases with a durable Shock-Proof Design:

A Non-slip and Shock-proof design means that this case will protect your phone. The Extended corners absorb the impact of falls and the lip over the screen keeps your phone screen away from the floor when face down.

Evo High Impact Case

 

Cases and tempered glass available for devices ranging from: Apple, Samsung, Sony, HTC, Motorola plus many more. Also available for Tablets. 

Call: 01494534008 or

Email: info@gadgetrehab.co.uk

 

Water damaged devices are a common occurrence. In the following mini document I will be discussing what to do when your device encounters liquid damage.

Scenario - taking that perfect summer beach photo for your Instagram, and oops! Your phone slips out of your hands and into the water it goes. You quickly take it out give it a shake and “wow!” it’s still working…

What do you do?

A - carry on using as usual.

- put it in some rice overnight just in case

C - switch it off and take it to a professional asap.

If you answered A. then sorry your wrong!

Water can get into your phone in seconds, and even if it continues working this water can start to cause some serious issues to your board. Why? Because when the electrical currents running through the device mix with the water it starts to cause shorts and  corrosion.

You may not see the effects of this immediately however sometimes even months later,  you will start to have issues. By which point you have forgotten about the water damage, and may put the blame on something else (if taken to a professional they should be able to diagnose the issue and determine the extent of the damage). The cost to do repairs (if at all repairable) at this point will be higher than if you choose the right answer.

If you answered B. then you are also wrong!  

Despite what you may have been led to believe by rumors/superstition rice does NOTHING in regards to helping resolve the issue at all. In fact in most cases it can cause more damage than help. As the granules can get jammed in ports e.g. charging.

When water damage occurs sometimes your screen may go black, what a lot of people do is leave it in rice overnight and then put the device on charge - expanding on my previous point, water and electricity do not mix well! All this does is become a catalyst to creating shorts and further corrosion of your device, even though it may turn back on all that is going to happen is a repeat of why (A.) was also wrong.

So if A. and B. were wrong then C. is of course the right answer!

Yes if your device has water damage take switch it off and take it to a professional asap!

  1. Your first step post water damage is to power down the device.
  2. Take it to a technician as soon as possible.

Do not attempt to charge the device or use it in anyway as this as mentioned can cause shorts, fry the on board chips and kick start the corrosion.

The technician will open the device and assess the extent of the damage, they do this by checking over the board and all major components. The tech will then start the ultrasonic cleaning process.

What is ultrasonic cleaning?

Ultrasonic cleaning is process in which a ultrasonic frequency is put through a specially formulated solution. What this does is create millions of microscopic bubbles which are of roughly up to 45 degrees celsius. which aggressively pop therefore resulting in a clean board.

The process

The technician will disconnect the battery from the board and then begin the disassembly  of the device. After they have removed the board they will dry it using compressed air. They will then look through a microscope to examine the board in depth to see if they can spot any corrosion that may have already taken place.

Their next move is to place the board in a ultrasonic cleaning solution using a special PCB cleaner.

They will then remove the board from the ultrasonic tank and the clean any deposits with IPA.. The technician then have another detailed look at the board under the scope to ensure the ultrasonic wash has been completed successfully. If you are lucky you will receive a call saying your device is ready to be collected.

In some cases the board has extended damage so you will be advised on what the best option for you to go forward would be. This could be having to change a few components on the board or some other components such as the screen etc

Here at Gadget rehab our repairs are conducted in a safe, secure and professional manner. Our technicians are experts in their particular fields. All repairs go through a 4 eye checking process to ensure the best outcomes.

Gadget Rehab complete liquid damage repairs on smartphone, tablets, PCs and Laptops. Prices start from as little as £19.99 and take up to 5 working days.

So if your device has encountered any form of liquid give us a call on: 01494 534 008 or email: info@gadgetrehab.co.uk

Turnaround times to suit you.

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Lets Speed Things Up…

Lets Speed Things Up…

Many of our customers are having issues with their MacBooks, Laptops and PC’s running slow, taking long to opening applications and just in general taking longer to complete simple tasks.

This could be caused my many things.

We suggest you run https://novabench.com/  on your device; this will show you the speed of your Central Processing Unit (CPU) amongst other variables.

Speed test for Macbooks, PC's and Laptops.

Once completed save your results and send them to us we can then recommend ways to improve your laptop/desktops performance. In many cases we will be able to make these improvements which should result in a spike in your devices performance.

For more info contact us on:

Office – 01494 534 008

Email – info@gadgetrehab.co.uk