When a screen cracks, a tablet gets wet, or a laptop turns back into a pumpkin, the technicians of Gadget MD swoop in to save the day. Backing all their work with a six-month guarantee, and often available for same-day service, the team is adept at returning doohickeys to their functioning, good-looking selves. Apple fans are especially enamored of the Gadget crew, who effortlessly renovate all manner of Mac devices.
So many factors come into play when computers, phones, and tablets misbehave. It could be a hardware problem. It could be a software problem. Or, it could be a hardware, software, and shower-of-boulders problem. But whatever the circumstances that led to the malfunction, Payless Computers & Cell Phone Repair's team can speedily resurrect that ailing technology with thorough electronic autopsies and analog customer service. Specializing in nearly every make and model of device, the technicians use their equipment and savvy to restore phones' cracked touchscreens to their original un-cracked sheen and get sluggish computer microprocessors back into racing form.
The technicians at Texas Cellular have all worked for major cellphone manufacturers including Apple, Samsung, and HTC. Collectively, they've amassed tons of knowledge about cellphone models over the course of two decades in the industry. Calling on this expertise, they're able to repair cracked screens, fix charging issues, and eliminate any low-pitched groans emanating from the key pad. Texas Cellular also maintains a large inventory of phones and accessories, and is a direct distributor of such brands as Verizon, T-Mobile, and GoSmart.
Cell N Trade's technicians believe practice makes perfect. In business since 2005, they sell, exchange, and repair all kinds of mobile gadgets, including iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. Their wealth of experience has made them very good at the work they do, whether they're performing a simple screen swap or replacing parts.
A smartphone's tiny screen relies on the strange properties of liquid crystals. Check out Groupon's study of LCDs to learn how they create the vivid pictures in your pocket.
The term liquid crystal seems a contradiction, but a liquid crystal is actually neither a liquid nor a solid?it's both, stuck in a sort of chemical limbo with its molecules somewhere between the liquid and solid phases. When an electrical current passes through a liquid crystal, its molecular orientation changes, and so does the direction of light that passes through it. By sandwiching these crystals between polarized glass and manipulating the current passing through them, your phone is able to control the light they channel, resulting in the high-contrast images that appear on screen. Although our brains only see each pixel as a single dot, each consists of red, blue, and green subpixels that, when lit at various intensities, can emit more than 16 million colors.
Despite their advanced applications, liquid crystals are not a recent discovery. They were first identified in the late 19th century by a scientist studying cholesterol extracted from carrots?a natural source of liquid crystals, as are human beings and most other living things, which tend to have them in their cell membranes. Liquid crystals and LCDs were the subject of research and patent applications throughout the early 20th century?including one filed by Marconi?s Wireless Telegraph Company in 1936?and finally hit consumer electronics in the early 1970s, when they were introduced in wristwatches.
When touchscreens crack or shatter, operating systems refuse to cooperate, and smartphones need to be sprung from their jails, the crew at iFix Gadgets live up to their company name with an array of technological services. With multiple Houston locations staffed by technicians proficient in every make and model of Android or Apple phones and tablets, iFix quickly restores fractured devices to their factory shimmer and maneuvers through maddening software glitches with system updates and deft restorations. The staff's expertise also extends to unlocking and jailbreaking phones and repairing of video-game consoles that are on the fritz. In addition to mending gadgets, iFix also stocks smartphone cases and other accessories so owners can outfit their handhelds in style.