If you are a keen PC Gamer it is important that your PC is cleaned at least once per year – some may even recommend much shorter intervals depending on the gamers usage and playing environment.

PC’s that are used for gaming generally are used more than the average PC and can build up substantial amounts of dust and dirt more quickly. This can lead to performance issues as the dust is often built up within the fan and heat sink which can cause the CPU and other vital components not to be kept as cool as they should be for optimal performance.

Moreover the thermal paste that is applied to keep the CPU cool can often become brittle in texture rather than smooth and soft. This may mean that the CPU is overheating which can result in system failures.

How often thermal paste should be reapplied is hard to confirm as it will depend on the quality of the thermal paste used initially by the manufacture or the last place that serviced the machine however if you are system cleaning every 6 – 12 months then this should be changed during this service.

If you feel your system needs cleaning please get in touch with us and we will arrange a booking with you.

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Has your laptop stopped charging or has your DC In Charge Port been damaged or become faulty.

Don’t panic your laptop may not have succumbed an instant death and Gadget Rehab may be able to recover this for you.

Laptop DC In Charge Port Repair

Give us a call to diagnose and repair this issue and hopefully we can get your device back up and running as quickly as possible.

Apple iPhone 7/7Plus 8/8/Plus home button repair only £90.00. This will allow your home button to work as a button again however it will not correct Touch ID failure. This service is designed to save you the cost of having to replace your entire screen or device through Apple service centre.

Call us now on 01494 534 007

Apple iPhone X liquid damage recovery.

Can this Apple iPhone X liquid damged from sea water be recovered? Its going to be a challenge but we will attempt to at least recover the data for this customer. At Gadget Rehab – High Wycombe we pride ourselves in being different from the competition by having the expertise to take on some of the most challeging electronic repair tasks. Have you got any challenges for us?

Traktor Kontrol S4 Repair

The Traktor Kontrol S4 was brought to us by a customer who works as a DJ for Wycombe Sound. He was having difficulty with this mixer as it was not being found by computers when connected via USB. 

Our technician Paul diagnosed the issue with this device and concluded that there was an issue with the USB Controller IC, after identifying the issue this controller was replaced, and the device was reassembled. Our Wycombe Sound DJ is now happy and back to keeping us tuned. 

Do you require DJ equipment repair but not sure who or where can do this. Give us a call and we will try our best to assist you.

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Most of us have been there, our original Apple lighting cable comes to its sad end. Now you must decide whether to buy a genuine Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod charger. You know you can buy a copy charger from the market for £2.00-£6.00. Below is a breakdown of the two to help you make a better decision next time you are put in this predicament.

By using a counterfeit Apple charging cable you could be putting your device at a risk of damage. These risks can include;

  1. Battery Issues
  2. Cable may break more easily
  3. The connector end may become very hot
  4. Connector end may not be a good fit into your device
  5. May not be able to sync the device via USB
  6. PCB on board issues with your charging circuit.

The above are a few issues with using fake or uncertified Apple Lighting Cables. Another big issue with using uncertified Apple charging cables is that they can cause harm to the Motherboard (Logic Board) of your device, this is due to a similar issue as to why these fakes cause battery issues. The problem that causes many of these risks is that these copy lightning cables are unable to control the current being fed into the device. What this does is drown the internal components of the device with a surge of excess voltage/current.

For the battery this means unlike an original Apple lighting cable the fake will keep putting full current to the battery when charging, where as an original charging cable has a regulatory chip built in which will lower the current as the device hits 100% leaving just a small amount to hold the battery at 100%.

The same principle applies when looking at the damage caused to PCB/motherboard. As this power surges through the board it can begin to cause damage to the charging circuit. The most common chips that tend to go are U2 (Tristar) or Tigris

Spot the difference

There are many differences between an original and copy lighting cable. These come in many forms from the variation in size of the end of the cable to stickers on the packaging of the boxes.

  1. The place of production will be written on the cable followed by a 12 digit serial number.
  2. The width of the end of the cable will be variant from the 7.7mm of the original.
  3. The plate of the charger will be a black or off white compared to the originals metallic/silver.

The above are a few of many differences between an original and fake Apple charging cable.

Here at Gadget Rehab we provide Original Apple Lightning Cables as well as the older 30 pin cables. For your iPhone, iPad and iPods. For Android users we also have Micro USB and USB Type C cables. 

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MEADE LX200 Telescope Repair

 

This week at Gadget Rehab the technicians have been tackling a unique repair on an MEADE LX200 Telescope. The customer brought it to us as it was not powering on which is apparantly quite a common issue with these telescopes. Having already been to a few other repair shops and also attempting a repair himself. Gadget Rehab was his last stop.

After diagnostics of the device we found that a couple of the Tantalum Capacitors had been faulty as well as the time delay fuze. After replacing these compoenets Paul (the technician working on the device) spent the morning testing the device. The customer was very happy with the repair and is looking forward to going back watching the stars and close by planets.

New this device would cost £19,500 so would have been a shame to have given up on it or thrown it away. In a society where there is a throw it away attitude here at Gadget Rehab we try our best to repair all gadgets so if you have an random repair such as the telescope or otherwise please contact us and we will try our best to help.

Sell My Mobile For Best Price

At Gadget Rehab we can guarantee that you can sell your mobile for the best price* We will give you a cash value in store for your mobile phone, tablet or laptop and wire the fund direct to your bank account with most payouts completed on the same day.

Whilst you can always achieve the best for your devices by selling them privately. Gadget Rehab can take the stress away by offering you a very competive price where we gaurantee to beat some of the biggest players like muzumamobile.com

Students looking for work experience.

Gadget Rehab is proud to say that we are in partnership with local colleges, opening doors to students who are looking into entering the IT/Business or Consumer Electronics Repair Industry. 

At the moment we have two students who have chosen Gadget Rehab to be the place in which they conduct their work experience. Nathaniel has been with us for two weeks and has been such a great help to the team. He has picked repair skills in an impressive time frame, he has even been trusted to work on customer devices without much supervision.

Our second work experience team member is Max, he is doing an extended work experience, in line with the future plans here in the UK making BTEC students have a 45 day work experience. So Gadget Rehab was happy to assist the Department Of Education in their future plans for students. Max works here one day a week, each week learning something new or building upon skills that he has been previously been taught.

If you are a student looking to do some work experience feel free to contact us on;

Phone - 01494 534008

Email - info@gadgetrehab.ac.uk