An onsite team of level-three cell-phone repair technicians draw on their experience at major manufacturers, such as Nokia and Samsung, when solving tablet or touchscreen problems. With a list of services longer than the Hulk's criminal record, the phone pros perform same-day treatments when possible on gadgets ranging from phones to laptops. They repair gizmos from brands such as Apple, BlackBerry, and HTC, and their wrenches have no fear of malfunctioning game consoles. To ensure peace of mind, the techs provide a 60-day warranty on parts, labor, and sudden sentience.
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.
Liquid Crystals and LCDs: How Cell Phones Resemble Carrots
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.
As helpful as mobile devices are, they can be very touchy?and the technicians of iFixandRepair can set straight almost any kind of flare-up. Not only do they perform mail-in and drop-off repairs of shattered screens, water damage, and speaker and button issues, but they also replace batteries and do color conversions. If it's a phone case you're in the market for, they carry more than 1,500 designs compatible with Apple, Samsung, LG, and other popular brands. In fact, they sell nearly every type of accessory, as well as parts for DIY repairs.
Yakety Yak Wireless, a cellular-repair and used-phone store, is the culmination of its owner?s 20 years of expertise working for Microsoft. The bright, modern shop hosts trained technicians who perform onsite repairs for mobile devices, such as repairing the cracked screens of Apple and Motorola mobile devices. The experienced and professional technicians repair more than 7,000 iPhones, iPads, and Samsung devices a year. Display tables showcase an array of accessories and gently used phones from national carriers, which customers can buy and sell, or give to the store?s green program that safely handles and recycles old devices to keep them out of landfills or the mouths of grazing billy goats.
Though well-versed in the art of repairing iOS and Android smart devices, Phone-Fix's technicians? electronics expertise extends to the realm of portable game systems, video-game consoles, and beyond. With a wave of their soldering iron, they skillfully mend mishaps from broken LCD screens on an iPhone 4S to a red ring of death on an Xbox 360 to a broken charging port on a Samsung Galaxy. Even unlisted electronics may find themselves revived by Phone-Fix's techs, who stand ready to offer their services after receiving an email, contact form, or bat signal.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Cell Phone Repair
Pro Tip: Make sure you back up your phone before any service
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
CPR Cell Phone Repair brings gadgets back to life with a variety of services. Its deft team repairs phones suffering from maladies such as water damage, cracked screens, and charging issues. Gamers take solace in CPR?s ability to expertly handle the popularly named ?ring of death? that can plague consoles. They also repair LCD screens for tablets and laptops. Customer can mail in their gadgets, drop them off at the store, or sit comfortably and wait while their devices are fixed.