7 Things for Every Man to be Thankful For

We don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to be thankful! And we know that as guys, it might not come as naturally. So, we’re helping you out by getting the ball rolling with our list of things we here at Oops Repair (and every other guy packing an iPhone) can truly be thankful for! So here are 7 reasons for iPhone thankfulness:

1.  Face ID:  Summer break is only weeks away… and that means family vacations where we are afforded the time (or forced, whichever is more appropriate) to spend time with extended family. Some of them are good and others, well…not-so-good. Let’s face it, some of our friends and family members can be downright nosey when it comes to our phones.  They feel the liberty to grab your phone and start thumbing thru your photos, texts, and emails. What? That might be okay with your wife, but does Aunt Clara, whom you haven’t seen since Thanksgiving 2013, really need to see that you love (and by love, I mean you’re addicted to) playing Candy Crush?  Now with Face ID on the iPhone X, you can keep out the ones who know the passcodes and can fool fingerprint sensors! Man, even your identical twin brother won’t be able to hack their way into your personal information! Find out how to set up and use Face ID here.

iPhone X Face ID Evil Twin

Face ID iPhone X

 

2. Find my friends:  Navigating new places just got easier! Never lose your group or get left behind – even in the busiest area on the planet during summer vacation…the amusement park. Even Disney World and Six Flags Over Georgia crowds are no match for this great feature! This year, I’ll be using the “find my friend” app to discover which rides the kids are on, where my brother went to get sodas and guide me back to the designated meet-up point that I have long forgotten since we arrived. I just have to follow the blinking dots until they meet! Bonus perk: it kinda feels like I’m in a spy movie! The name is Bond, James Bond. Here’s the link for more info.

Find My Friends App

FindMyFriends App

3. Talking Poop: Animoji (animated-emoji) will bring you tons of laughs with recorded messages that mimic your facial expressions and voice tones for a variety of animals, aliens, and even a pile of poop. This might seem like a total waste of time, but trust me. This will be key when your son asks you for the 9,135th time “Are we there yet?” on that family road trip. For a full tutorial on how to send these hilarious messages to your family and friends, click here.

 

Animoji App

iPhone-X Animoji Image

4. Deliveries Confirmed: Get the iOS-only “Deliveries” App and make sure all your online order deliveries for family vacation shopping make it where they’re supposed to on time. You can even order and have it shipped directly to grandma’s house and know when it arrives! With tracking information from the USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL and more, you’ll always be notified if your packages were delivered, signed for or undeliverable by your favorite shipping companies. Sorry Android phones, you’re going to miss out on this cool app! For the rest of us, get the app here.

Deliveries App

Deliveries iPhone App

5. Popping the question, flawlessly. “Ummo” is another iOS-only app designed to be your personal speech coach, tracking down the times that you use filler words and phrases like “umm,” “you know,” and the like, while also recording your pace, word power, and clarity. Tap on the mic to start and stop recording, and once you’re done, the app outputs the number of words spoken, pace and clarity, while also allowing you to dive deeper with a recorded transcript, with a record of specific filler words used, and a graph of your speaking pace. Users can configure their list of recorded fillers and add their own. The app supports US and UK English so even our bros from across the pond can use it!  You’ve already hired a photographer, videographer and band; scouted out the landscape for the perfect place; and picked out the perfect ring. Now you can make sure when you’re popping the question to that special someone this summer, you get the ‘ask’ “umm, just right, you know!”Ummo App

Christmas Proposal with Ummo

Christmas Proposal with Ummo

6. Oops Repair.  With all the activity of the summer, there’s bound to be a few mishaps! Especially for the kids! But you can plan ahead and get that new grad or teen a gift card to cover their “oops!” before it happens (because #oopshappen). 
Gift Cards for iPhones

7. Photo Backup Aids. Products that make it easy to get more space on your iPhone when all those photos from vacation eat up your storage is definitely something to be thankful for. Items like the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive allow you to simply plug it into the lightning port of your iPhone, move photos to it, and get back to taking more videos and pictures of your family during your time together. It’s an incredible stress-eliminating product. And taking on the role of photographer / videographer for the family adventures will keep you from having to have your picture made in front of every sign and statue from here to the Grand Canyon! Find it here or  here.

iXpand by Scandisk

ixpand drive in iphone

Do you have something to be thankful for with your iPhone? Let us know!

Technology in Business relies on working technology

Technology in Business: How Not Repairing Your iPhone Makes You a Rookie in Business

When was the last time you went to a big meeting with half of your shirt tucked in? Or what would happen if you had a sales pitch and you didn’t brush your teeth? Have you ever made a first impression about someone who was maybe…um…not what you expected to make a sales presentation? A different haircut, a tattoo perhaps, or maybe even the language that they used wasn’t quite on par with your ideas? And here in 2018, that extends to technology in business. I mean, what do you think when you find out that potential new contact is using a Blackberry?!

First Impressions matter – especially when it comes to technology

It’s true…most of us are a little shallow when it comes to expectations of how others should look, speak and act. And it’s also true that our devices are now seen as extensions of ourselves – they represent us. Let’s face it, for the business professionals out there, the last thing we need is one more hurdle to jump in order to get the contract or win the sale.

Technology Judgment in Business

Yes, judgment over broken technology in business will cost you the deal.

Research has shown that people who present any business idea or product on a broken device – whether that’s an iPhone, iPad or iMac – are 60% more unlikely to make the sale! Sixty Percent! Why?

  • It looks unprofessional and ill-prepared.
  • It distracts from the information you’re trying to convey.  Was that an ‘8’ or a ‘3’ in the numbers?
  • Basically what you are telling your potential customer is “Oh, I’m sorry, the crack in my phone makes it confusing.” But what they are perceiving is “…and I’m too cheap to fix it.”

Shocked by broken technology in business meeting

The solution – repair your iPhone, iPac or iMac BEFORE the meeting.

Don’t lose thousands of dollars in revenues, when most screen repairs are $70 – 150 for an iPhone or iPad at Oops Repair. We offer 30-minute turnarounds for iPhone repairs & 1-2 hours for iPads repairs. We also have a low price guarantee – always, and a 6-month warranty on labor and parts. Pair that with over 700 5-star reviews, a loyal staff that has been working on Apple Devices 3+ years for every employee, and a huge inventory that doesn’t make you wait, there really is no better place for businessmen or women to take their phones to be repaired. So get your devices repaired today so your business savvy will shine – and close the deal.

success with working technology in business meeting

The bottom line with technology in business is simple – You need it. You need it working at peak performance. And you need it now. We understand, ‘opps’ happens. But don’t let an ‘oops’ cost you business! We can fix it!

 

FACTS You Need to Know About the Apple iPhone Slow Down / Battery Fiasco

So we have been asked hundreds of times about the Apple iPhone Slow Down Battery Fiasco. In case you’ve been under a rock or sick with the awful flu that’s going around, you can read about how Apple is slowing down phones with older batteries here and how they apologized and offered a discount to replace the battery here.  Many iPhone users are asking us why we aren’t matching the Apple price.

Remember, that Apple’s NORMAL price is $79.95, and they are only offering this promotional price after they admitted to misleading users and slowing down your iPhone – which you are now having to pay them to fix! For some, this point alone is enough to make them not want to have Apple replace the battery! But in case you don’t harbor the same angst as others, here are the OTHER facts that might affect your choice of where to get your battery replaced and speed up your phone as they relate to several options for replacement:

Option #1 – Replace your battery at the Apple Store

Apple will replace your battery for $29.95

  • Closest locations to Chattanooga: Atlanta, Knoxville, Birmingham (drive time is approximately 2 hours)
  • You must make an appointment. Earliest appointments are 4 weeks out.
  • Stand in line at the Genius Bar for your appointment = 10 – 60 minutes
  • You have to remove the ‘Find-my-iPhone’ and erase your iPhone before the repair can begin. (Be sure to backup your device) = 30-60 minutes
  • Your iPhone will be restored to factory settings at the Apple Store
  • Average wait time for the repair to be completed = 4 hours
  • Drive back to Chattanooga = 2 hours
  • Restore your iPhone data from backup = 30-60 minutes

Total Time = 4 weeks, 8-9 hours

Total Cost = $29.95 + Tax + Gas for your car

 

Photo cred: Getty Images

Option #2 – Replace your battery at an Apple Affiliate Store (Simply Mac at Hamilton Place here in Chattanooga, TN)

Apple will replace your battery for $29.95

  • If they are out of stock (which they DO NOT as of this post in January 2018, nor will until April 2018) they will SHIP your iPhone to Apple in California for the repair.
  • You have to remove the ‘Find-my-iPhone’ and erase your iPhone before the iPhone can be shipped. (Be sure to backup your device) = 30-60 minutes
  • Drive to Simply Mac = 10 – 45 minutes
  • Stand in line waiting for your name to be called = 10 – 60 minutes
  • Drive back home = 10 – 45 minutes
  • Average turnaround time = 5-7 days
  • Drive AGAIN to Simply Mac to pick up your iPhone = 10 – 45 minutes
  • Drive back home AGAIN = 10 – 45 minutes
  • Restore your iPhone data from backup = 30-60 minutes
  • If they have the battery in stock (which they DO NOT until April 2018) it is a 4-hour turnaround time.

Total Time = 5-7 days if not in stock | 4 hours if in stock

Total Cost = $29.95 + Tax + $6.95 for shipping | $29.95 + Tax

Photo cred: iFixit

Option #3 – Replace your battery locally with Oops Repair

Oops Repair will replace for $39.95 – $69.95 ($14.95 – $34.95 for OopsCare Members)

  • No appointment needed, walk right in to our Broad Street location in Chattanooga
  • Find-my-iPhone can be left as-is
  • Enjoy pleasant conversation with the owner and employees
  • Enjoy FREE coffee, tea, water or soda
  • Enjoy a comfortable place to sit and wait
  • Feel good about supporting a local business (that incidentally didn’t cause you to need this fix in the first place)
  • Get your iPhone back in 20 minutes

Total Time = 20 minutes

Total Cost = $39.95 – $69.95 ($14.95 – $34.95 for OopsCare Members)

 

Now I don’t know about you, but it seems like a clear choice when you know the facts! Give Oops Repair a try, you won’t be disappointed! With over 700 5-star ratings on Facebook, Google and Yelp, it’s worth a shot! You’ll even get a 6-month parts and labor warranty on the battery! What do you have to lose? Well….except the time spent waiting a lot longer for the first two options!

16 of things that Won’t happen to OopsCare Family Plan Members

There are a lot of benefits to gained by becoming an OopsCare Member, sure. But have you thought about all the things that will never happen to you again once your join?  Well, don’t worry, we did. Read on and see for yourself, what won’t happen when you kick your iPhone insurance to the curb and join OopsCare.

  • 1. You won’t wait longer than 30 minutes for a repair. That’s right, every iPhone repair takes 30 minutes or less. And our parts are in stock!

Kick your iPhone to the curb and sign up for OopsCare today. We know you’ll love all the things that WON’T happen as much as you love the things that will! Learn more here.

Check out 6 Things I wish I’d known before I signed up for insurance (and the process I went thru to find out) here.

7 Things Every Man with an iPhone Can be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is great time of year for everyone to reflect on all the things we are thankful for. But we know that as guys, it might not come as naturally. So, we’re helping you out this year by getting the ball rolling with our list of things we here at Oops Repair (and every other guy packing an iPhone) can truly be thankful for! So here are 7 reasons for iPhone thankfulness:

1.  Face ID:  As we approach the holiday season, we are once again forced to interact with family. Some of them are good and others, well…not-so-good. Let’s face it, some of our friends and family members can be downright nosey when it comes to our phones.  They feel the liberty to grab your phone and start thumbing thru your photos, texts and emails. What? That might be okay with your wife, but does Aunt Clara, whom you haven’t seen since last Thanksgiving, really need to see that you had to text home 10 times when you were at the grocery store picking up last minute items for the meal?  Now with Face ID on the iPhone X, you can keep out the ones who know the passcodes and can fool fingerprint sensors! Man, even your identical twin brother won’t be able to hack their way into your personal information! Find out how to set up and use Face ID here.

iPhone X Face ID Evil Twin

Face ID iPhone X

 

2. Find my friends:  Holiday shopping just got easier! Now you can divide and conquer that insane list while shopping with your friends or family – even in the busiest area on the planet during the holidays…the local mall.  Last year that plan to have everyone go grab what they needed to and rendezvous back at the food court in 60 minutes was a disaster that quickly ended our holiday cheer when my wife didn’t show up and then wouldn’t answer her phone, probably because it’s stuffed deep in the recesses of that ginormous purse! Can you tell I really have no life experience with such instances? (Yeah…that was sarcasm). This year, I’ll be using the “find my friend” app to discover when she’s still in JC Penney on the other side of the mall thanks to the new and improved map details. I just have to follow the blinking dots until they meet and if I’m lucky, I might catch a peek at my gift too! Bonus perk: it kinda feels like I’m in a spy movie! The name is Bond, James Bond. Here’s the link for more info.

Find My Friends App

FindMyFriends App

3. Talking Poop: Animoji (animated-emoji) will bring you tons of laughs with recorded messages that mimic your facial expressions and voice tones for a variety of animals, aliens, and even a pile of poop. For a full tutorial on how to send these hilarious messages to your family and friends, click here.

 

Animoji App

iPhone-X Animoji Image

4. Deliveries Confirmed: Get the iOS-only “Deliveries” App and make sure all your Christmas presents make it where they’re supposed to on time.  With tracking information from the USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL and more, you’ll always be notified if your gifts were delivered, signed for or undeliverable by your favorite shipping companies. Sorry Android phones, you’re going to miss out on this cool app! For the rest of us, get the app here.

Deliveries App

Deliveries iPhone App

5. Popping the question, flawlessly. “Ummo” is another iOS-only app designed to be your personal speech coach, tracking down the times that you use filler words and phrases like “umm,” “you know,” and the like, while also recording your pace, word power, and clarity. Tap on the mic to start and stop recording, and once you’re done, the app outputs the number of words spoken, pace and clarity, while also allowing you to dive deeper with a recorded transcript, with a record of specific filler words used, and a graph of your speaking pace. Users can configure their list of recorded fillers and add their own. The app supports US and UK English so even our bros from across the pond can use it! Make sure when you’re popping the question to that special someone for Christmas, you get the ‘ask’ “umm, just right, you know!”Ummo App

Christmas Proposal with Ummo

Christmas Proposal with Ummo

6. Gift Card City.  Sometimes adding new expenses gets you unexpected income! Have a new teenager that needs a phone? Is your business expanding and the new employee(s) need a new phone too? Adding a new line of service can score you big dollar gift cards at some of your favorite big box retailers. Buying a new iPhone at Walmart, nabs you $300 in gift cards per device. Opening that new line of service at Target, gets you $250 in gift cards. Costco and Sam’s Club are also offering deals for new iPhone purchases.  Check out their websites for all the details or a list of other deals here.
Gift Cards for iPhones

7. Photo Backup Aids. Products that make it easy to get more space on your iPhone when all those photos from the holidays eat up your storage is definitely something to be thankful for.  Items like the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive allow you to simply plug it into the lightning port of your iPhone, move photos to it, and get back to taking more videos and pictures of your family during your time together. It’s an incredible stress-eliminating product. And taking on the role of photographer / videographer for the family festivities will keep you from having to take out the trash, walk the dog or watch the entire Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade over and over again with the kids on your DVR! Find it here or  here.

iXpand by Scandisk

ixpand drive in iphone

Do you have something to be thankful for with your iPhone? Let us know!

OopsCare @ OopsRepair - Kick iPhone Insurance to the Curb

6 Things I wish I’d known before I signed up for insurance (and the process I went thru to find out)

I recently broke my iPhone 6S Plus screen rendering it useless.  The screen went black and there was no way to turn it on.  It was terrible, but I thought, ‘thank goodness I have iPhone insurance!” You’d think that breaking the phone would be the worst part of this story, but just hold on. Here’s what happened next… and what I learned along the way.

My carrier could care less that I broke my phone

It’s not an overstatement when I say zero sympathy was given to me when I walked into my carrier explaining my broken-phone dilemma. The eyes of my rep literally lit up as she asked if I was interested in ditching the broken phone to “just buy a new one instead.” I think I actually saw the reflection of the dollar signs in her blue eyes.  I politely said “no” and, obviously disappointed, she then proceeded to tell me to call the customer service number for my insurance company – an altogether separate company from my carrier. Yeah, I should have I realized right then that this wasn’t going to be the ‘quick and easy’ process I was promised. I couldn’t even get my new phone at my carrier’s store today, you know, the company I pay the insurance premiums to?! I needed to call the “other” company to handle this.

 

My deductible on my iPhone insurance was more than I had expected to pay

After leaving my carrier, I immediately called the “other” company only to find out my iPhone insurance required me to pay an additional deductible to get my phone fixed. I explained that I was on the premium insurance plan where I paid $13 a month already.  The man on the other end of the phone commented that this monthly amount only entitled me to have insurance on my iPhone…and that, regardless of what is wrong with my phone, whether it is a broken screen or a crackling earpiece speaker, the deductible to repair it is always the same amount! In my case that was $200! What!? Now not-so-quick-and-easy just became expensive too!

The time it took to get a new phone was longer than I expected to wait

I moved forward with the iPhone insurance company and discovered that the soonest I would get my new phone is 1-2 business days. But wait…today is Friday! I wouldn’t receive it until Monday at the earliest unless I want to pay extra for overnight shipping, another $30! You know I had to bite the bullet on that one, I can’t live without my phone for 3 days! Not-so-quick-and-easy and not-so-cheap just became not-so-convenient too!

I got a refurbished phone…not a new one

Upon receiving my “new” phone from the iPhone insurance company, I noticed that the housing was scuffed. I quickly called, fully expecting them to say, ‘oh no, we’ll send you a replacement right away!’ Um, no. I was informed that the phone replacement I was promised was in fact not a new phone. They had sent me a “certified refurbished device!” I had just paid $230 and waited 3 days to get someone’s USED phone! And I was stuck with this beat up frame!?

 The painful data transfer process from my old phone

After all the hoops I went through so far, I thought that surely the biggest hassles were behind me…I was wrong. Because I am “one-of-those-people” who doesn’t like technology or trust my information in the cloud, I didn’t have an iCloud backup of my device…nor did I have a backup on my computer.  When I called to find out how to get all my info on the new phone, I was told I could backup my old device onto iTunes. One problem, my screen doesn’t work! I can’t select the prompts on my phone to even back it up! So, I called my carrier again to see if they could put a new screen on so I can just access the information. I bet you can guess what their response was. “Nope.” Great.

When life became easy again

In my frustration, I called Oops Repair to see if they would be kind enough to replace my screen so I can access the data. They agreed and said they could even do it today! When I got there, they introduced me to OopsCare. For less than half of my deductible with my iPhone insurance and in less than 30 minutes they could replace the screen on my original phone! No data transfer needed. My phone worked like it was never broken!  I hugged the tech, quit my iPhone  insurance, became an OopsCare Member, and will never look anywhere else for my technology needs!

I like easy, I like saving time, and I like saving money. So, I like Oops Repair. You will too. Promise.

Do you have a similar experience with iPhone or iPad insurance? We’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below and tell us your experience!

How to make up to 800% ROI with your iPhone Repair to get the iPhone 8

The retail price for the newly released iPhone 8 and iPhone 8-Plus starts at $699 and climbs to $969.

After scouring for the best deals, we’ve spelled out the details of the major wireless carrier’s iPhone 8 deals below. But before we get to that, let’s show you how you can maximize your money by getting your current iPhone repaired at Oops Repair first. Here’s the bullet list:

  • ALL of the deals require a trade-in of an existing iPhone.
  • ALL carriers will give you ZERO, NADA, NOTHING for an iPhone with a cracked screen.
  • You can fix the front screen of your iPhone with Oops Repair, $69.95 – $149.95
  • You’ll get up to a $100 – $969 trade-in credit from the carriers
  • Return on Investment (ROI) is 66% to 800%+
  • All iPhone front screen repair takes less than 30 minutes to fix at Oops Repair.
  • Bottom Line: EVERY SINGLE iPhone repair will earn you more money for a trade-in

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Now, let’s get to the wireless carrier deals:

Some pretty sweet deals include a FREE iPhone 8 with new promotions from Sprint and AT&T. It will require a bit of hoop jumping for other services they offer, but if you meet all the requirements you do get a free iPhone 8!

Verizon and T-Mobile also have iPhone 8 deals, including up to $300 in credit for eligible trade-ins.

HOWEVER, just remember the caveat is that the trade-ins have to be in good working condition (i.e. NO CRACKS).

 

Sprint

With Sprint’s new deal, customers can purchase an iPhone 8 64GB for $0 when trading in an eligible iPhone—specifically, the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus—and signing up for an 18-month Sprint Flex lease and wireless plan.

If you don’t have one of the eligible phones mentioned above, you will still be able to get a deal on the iPhone 8 from Sprint. When you trade in fairly new smartphones such as the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, or the iPhone 6S Pus, the normal lease price for the iPhone 8 is now being cut in half by Sprint—so, $14.58 per month, rather than $29.17…a $350 savings.

Read the fine print and don’t cancel early!!

Sprint iPhone 8 Details September 2017

 

 

AT&T

AT&T has a few different new deals, ranging from $200 – 300, depending on the device.

Go to tradein.att.com or an AT&T store to find out exactly how much your trade-in is worth.

They also has a buy-one, get-one-free deal on the iPhone 8 if you sign up or already subscribe for the company’s DirecTV or U-Verse TV service.

 

Verizon

Verizon gives a $300 credit for iPhone 8 purchases with a trade-in of the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S Plus or iPhone 6s. You can also get a $200 credit for trade-ins of devices such as the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone SE or get $100 for swapping in your old iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s.

Check out all the details in the chart below or click here

Verizon iPhone 8 Deals September 2017

 

T-Mobile

T-Mobile offers a $300 credit on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with eligible trade-ins, which include the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus. 

T-Mobile notes that trade-ins must be paid off in full to qualify for the $300 credit. A $25 SIM starter kit must be purchased with the new iPhone 8 too, and customers have to pay the full taxes on the new device.

Hope that helps you out! Comments are welcome below!

iPhone 6 Plus Touch Disease…what’s the deal? (aka the gray bar of death)

If you’re experiencing a sporadic loss of touch function on your iPhone 6 Plus you could have the all-too-well-known symptoms of Touch Disease.  Other indications include:

  • A gray bar that flickers at the top of your screen that may or may not move it’s way down to the half way point of your screen
  • When experiencing a lack of touch, gently twisting opposite corners (top left and bottom right) of your iPhone 6 Plus will allow you to use your screen again temporarily for a few minutes.

If you are seeing this problem, the cause is from a small resistor/diode on the motherboard of the iPhone 6 plus that has been damaged or dislodged.  It could have occurred during a drop or tumble, jarring the small component from the motherboard.

Don’t be duped into believing that there is an easy fix for this. The problem cannot be solved long term without repairing the necessary components on the motherboard.  And unless you have the micro-soldering skills and the $5,000+ of equipment to to the job, the ‘fix-it-yourself’ YouTube videos aren’t going to help you at all!

While Oops Repair cannot repair this problem here in house, we do work with a vendor who does do the required micro-soldering to repair the issue.  It’s a flat fee that includes the shipping, handling and comes with a guaranteed 1-year parts and labor warranty! The entire turn around time takes between 7-10 days.  And it is considerably less than the price Apple is charging to fix it for $150!

Can’t live without your phone for that long or don’t have a backup phone? No problem, we have iPhones we can rent you for $2 a day to help you out in the interim time.

Give us a call at 423-320-3402 and we can give you all the details for this repair!

The charge port is not working on my iPhone

At least once a day, we will have someone walk into our store and tell us that their iPhone won’t charge anymore.  We will take it from them, try one of our chargers, and discover that the cable won’t “click” in all the way, like it should.  The customer often explains that it has been more and more difficult getting the iPhone to accept the charge. They need to reposition the cable in a certain manner, stand it up on end, or continually finagle (love that word, fi-na-gle) the cable until the iPhone recognizes it. That continual frustration comes to a boiling point, thus the reason they are now in our store….sound familiar?

9 times out of 10, we look in the port and there is some pocket lint or gunk that is lodged in the port that just needs to be removed.  Our highly trained staff with their ninja expert skills will take their trusty, extra-fine needle point pliers and dig out that lint! After a bit of digging, a little lint comes out, then a big glob of fuzz compacted so hard that it makes a thud on the wood table when it falls out. After we get that all out, we cleanse the entire port with a firm bristle tooth brush and some denatured alcohol.  We test the cable again and voila! The firm click we’ve all been longing for! The charge port works yet again!

VICTORY!

We hand back the iPhone to our customer who sheepishly wishes that they would have thought of that 3 weeks ago.  So, If you’re not sure if this is the problem with your iPhone, bring it in, have a cup of coffee while you wait, and we can check it out.  If it is, we will fix it for FREE.  Yep, it’s a FREE fix at Oops Repair, no charge for that mad-skill knowledge and 2-minutes of hard labor.

However, if there is damage to your charge port, and it isn’t because of pocket lint…we can fix that too.  Charging port parts are in stock for all iPhone models from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 7-plus.  Pricing is clearly posted on our website.

Questions? Comments? Let us know!

Repair vs Replace: What to do?

You broke your iPhone screen….now what? You’re left asking yourself ‘Should I repair or replace my iPhone?’ With so many options out there these days, let us lay out the truth and help explain the cost effectiveness of a repair versus just getting a “new” phone.

As a fair baseline, we went to the “fountains of truth” for our pricing comparisons….Apple, eBay and Craigslist.  On the Apple website, we looked at the price for a new phone (without a contract) and an ‘exchanged’ iPhone price at any Apple Store. For eBay we took an average price of the first ten items that matched our criteria…for both new and used.  For Craigslist we assumed all items were used and we took the average price of 20 phones for each iPhone (5 listings from 4 U.S. cities) Check out the chart below:

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As you can see, choosing to repair your iPhone with Oops Repair is a great financial option. In addition to the savings: