Aftermarket vs Original iPhone Screen Repair

Aftermarket vs Original iPhone Screen Repair

Aftermarket vs Original iPhone Screen Repair

Most customers are unaware that iPhone screens have been copied in China for pennies on the dollar and have flooded the market with low quality cheap parts. From amazon to eBay, many of the iPhone screen kits are titled as "compatible" and are inferior quality. Below are the key differences. 

  • White images will look blue or pink. 
  • Fingerprint magnets. No oleophoebic coating.  
  • Very easy to break glass. Most times one drop and it shatters.
  • Frame separates from the glass because the adhesive is bonded with heat which comes apart over time.  
  • Screen doesn't have high resolution and touch may not register properly. 

How do I know if I'm getting a legit iPhone screen

  • Look at prices. Most of the time if the prices are extremely low and/or much lower than competing businesses. Most shops such as mall kiosks and large retailers will use the cheapest parts due to the large overhead and they want consumers to break their iPhone over and over again. You can ask the person installing the iPhone screen to show you the difference before you get a repair. If they don't want to or give you excuses this could be a sign the screen is aftermarket. 

What to expect from San Diego Mac Repair

  • San Diego Mac Repair only uses original quality parts in every repair. We will not install or use aftermarket in any repair. Repairs are done by an Apple Certified Mac Technician at our La Jolla location. Upon request we can show you the difference between aftermarket and original screens and you will be shocked. Our company has been repairing iPhones since the 3G was released in 2008. You can trust the repair will be great and the customer service will be unmatched. Repair your iPhone in 15 minutes. 
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            How to fix question mark folder on a Mac

            How to fix question mark folder on a Mac

            How to fix question mark folder on a Mac

            What is a question mark folder on my Mac?

            The question mark folder on a Mac is your machine telling you it can not find the hard drive or operating system. This is very common on the MacBook Pro mid 2012 because the cable that connects the hard drive to the logic board tends to fail after a few years. The flashing question mark folder can also mean that your hard drive has failed. It can also mean the operating system is so badly corrupted you can not boot from it.

            What do I do now?

            You will first want to turn off your computer and turn it back on while holding the OPTION key on your keyboard. Wait until you see the cursor appear. If you see 2 hard drive icons and one says recovery select this option. If you see nothing this can indicate a hard drive failure. Newer Macs have the ability to boot into internet recovery. This internet recovery option gives you more options to recover your system.

            Internet recovery and recovery partition

            Once you get into recovery, choose utilities at the top and then select Disk Utility. Disk Utility is one of the most useful programs in Mac OS. If you see a hard drive in the left side it indicated your drive is there but still may be failing. If you try to repair the disk and still is unsuccessful you may need a hard drive replacement or need to erase the computer and reinstall the operating system. If you have a time machine backup you can select erase and then quit out of Disk Utility to reinstall the operating system. If you do not see a hard drive in the left menu, this usually means physical failure. Bring it in to San Diego Mac Repair in La Jolla or Del Mar for a hard drive diagnostic of your Mac

            I have a failed hard drive and want to upgrade to an SSD

            San Diego Mac Repair specializes in the upgrade of SSD (solid state drive) drives in San Diego. We offer same day installations and data migration for your existing hard drive. We can install a new hard drive. If your hard drive is failing, there is still a chance to recover data. Check it in to San Diego Mac Repair in La Jolla. La Jolla location is available by appointment only.

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