How to choose an iPhone repair shop

How to choose an iPhone repair shop

Choosing an iPhone repair shop

There are tons of options to repair your iPhone screen these days. From Google search you will be pages and pages of businesses that promise to fix your iPhone screen for a very low price or they come to you. In this post I will explain and breakdown how to choose an iPhone repair shop and the insider knowledge I have of this business that I have been in for over 9 years.

Check how long the business has been around. Chances are if the iPhone repair shop has been in business for over 3-4 years they have been through several suppliers of parts and are hopefully using good quality parts. In the beginning many repair shops will use whatever screens are cheap and justify their lower prices. I started getting contacted by suppliers that offered original quality parts shortly after opening and have used them ever since.

Check for any certifications or credentials. Does the technician hold any certifications or any professional training. I was certified through Apple when I was a Genius in Cupertino. It seems many shop owners are training people on the fly to fix iPhone screens or learning on customers devices as they go. If you see or hear of any practices like this I would walk away from that shop. San Diego Mac Repair has been Apple Certified for a number of years and prior to that has been repairing iPhones iPads and Macs.

If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. You will no doubt see screen repairs for $50 for iPhone 6 and so on on Google Amazon and other platforms. You get what you pay for. These are the fake copy parts on the market that can damage the backlight IC chip of your iPhone, have touch delay, and crack easier. San Diego Mac Repair only uses original quality parts in every repair. For a more detailed explanation see our page on how to spot a fake iPhone screen.

Integrity from the business owner. This type of industry usually runs best when the owner or manager is around the business a lot. If something does go wrong who has the final word of what the next steps are. San Diego Mac Repair has a policy if we damage a device we will replace the unit no questions ask. We have heard stories about customers taking their device to kiosks at the mall to get their device worked on to only get it back in non operational condition. Some owners well sorry take it to Apple. San Diego Mac Repairs owners are the technicians and family run. You will find Yanira and Victor at the store daily or out in the Sprinter doing repairs.

Quality parts. Tying back into earlier about it being too good to be true. Our iPhone screen partners are the manufacturers of these parts and we aren't going through multiple mediators to get the parts. You are getting original quality parts for the lowest price possible. Years of relationships have produced the original quality parts you deserve in your iPhone screen repair. San Diego Mac Repair will not offer aftermarket parts in any repair.

Check references or speak directly to the manager or business owner. If your uncertain about getting your iPhone screen repaired for fear of aftermarket parts being used, speak to the manager or owner of the shop and tell them to be honest about the parts they use. If their Yelp reviews are good and they are responsive, chances are they will speak to you about your concerns and help you make an informed decision. San Diego Mac Repair is never pushy with our clients. We let our customers decide if we are the right fit for them. If you are a company that has multiple iPhones iPads or Macs and need services, it is a good idea to get a reference to make sure the company can deliver as promised.

Bring your iPhone to San Diego Mac Repair or We Come To You! If you are in the San Diego area and need an iPhone screen repair, LCD Repair, water damage repair, battery replacement or any iPad or Mac repair give us a call at (858) 375-9757. Our repair shop is located at 7734 Herschel Avenue #J La Jolla, CA 92037.

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How to save money on Mac repairs

How to save money on Mac repairs

This post is aimed for you to save money on your Mac repair. This is from the perspective of the Mac repair shop based on our experiences and what we see daily. We hope we can help you make an informed decision and have a great repair experience. If you like repair please visit this site to support Right to Repair legislation.

Use Genuine (Pre-Owned Parts) when possible. San Diego Mac Repairs offers our clients pre-owned genuine used parts to repair their computer. You can generally save between 30-50 percent of the cost versus a new unused part. A used genuine part is better than an aftermarket new part. 

Backup your data. You can save hundreds of dollars by simply backing up your data through time machine. Average data transfer and recovery costs between $100-500 and sometimes more if it needs to go a clean room. Drive savers is a recommended company for a data recovery option. Backing up data can be a chore but can save you in the long run. Visit Apples page on how to backup your Mac through time machine.

Choose an Apple Certified technician. Whoever you choose to repair your Mac, make sure they are Apple Certified. Apple Certified techs will give you a proper diagnosis and has experience repairing every Mac. You wouldn't take your Mercedes car for service to a BMW specialist. Apple Certified techs are knowledgable about REP (repair extension programs) or recalls from Apple that are common. You may end up spending more money on something another tech didn't check or wasn't knowledgeable of. We have seen customers replace every component in a Mac only to find out it was a $60 cable for the hard drive. 

Ask for specials or promotions. Some repair shops will offer some type of promotion or discount through Yelp or their website. San Diego Mac Repair offers $10 off for any student or member of the military. Its okay to ask for a discount but don't be too pushy or excessive. 

Keep your Mac away from liquids and transport it in a case. A lot of damages occur to Macs when transporting the Mac from one location to another. We recommend transporting the Mac in a sleeve and not a hard plastic case you can find on Amazon. Cases such as these can actually damage the hinges on your Mac and make the screen flap open or closed. The Mac wasn't designed for any cases or weight on the display. Keep your Mac away from liquids or food.

Repair the logic board instead of replacing it. Repairing the logic board can save you hundreds of dollars versus purchasing a new logic board for the Mac. San Diego Mac Repair offers flat rate logic board repair costs for liquid damage Macs. We recommend this option because the average cost for a replacement logic board varies from $600-1200. Make sure to investigate this while looking at Mac repair options. Visit our logic board repair page for more details.

Visit San Diego Mac Repair for an honest repair. Think of San Diego Mac Repair as your local honest Mac mechanic. We are a family run business repairing iPhones iPads and Macs here in San Diego since 2009. You will find myself or wife at our La Jolla location or in our new Sprinter. We started this business with a passion for helping people. We hope you don't need our service but if you do we will be here for you. Keep visiting our blog for new posts about Apple devices and support.

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San Diego Mac Repair is now Mobile! Look for us around La Jolla

San Diego Mac Repair is now Mobile! Look for us around La Jolla

La Jolla Mobile iPhone iPad Mac Ring Doorbell Service

San Diego Mac Repair has launched a new service in the La Jolla area that aims to make it easy for you to stay connected. San Diego Mac Repair has a mobile repair shop and office that will come to you. That's right, an office inside the sprinter that will come to you and that is Apple Certified.

How does it work? Call 858-375-9757 to speak to us and schedule an appointment. We can do hourly support for your home or business or do a repair such as an iPhone cracked screen, iPad screen repair, or Mac repair.

When can you come? Due to availability we usually require an appointment be made 24-48 hours prior. Emergency services can be made if available at a higher cost. 

What items can we resolve? San Diego Mac Repair is well versed in many technological issues that are not just limited to iPhone iPad and Mac Repairs. For example, we can improve your weak wifi signal by installing a WiFi mesh network. Other common requests are wireless printer setup, data migration pc to Mac or Mac to Mac, Mac training, Ring doorbell installation, Ring spotlight installation, Arlo installation, family sharing iCloud, parental controls for iPhone iPad Mac iCloud, and many more. Call now below!

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