Tuesday, August 26, 2014

So, you have dropped your iPhone 5S in the toilet? Apple iPad Air Liquid Damage Repair, Auckland

We have seen heaps of liquid damaged Apple iPhone 5S, Apple iPad Air, and iPods on a regular basis. Guess what? If I don't have AppleCare+, my product warranty won't cover liquid damage.
This is why a lot of people feel helpless when liquid or water damaged is done to their expensive iDevices. They do not know what to do next, who or where to get it reapired. If you know the correct people with real repair skill, you might have a chance to get your liquid damage iPhone 5S, iPod Touch 5th Gen repair.  You will save money from buying another new iPhone or iPad Air.

If you are unfortunate to ruin your iPhones or iPads with liquid, there are some things you can do, as well as some things you should not do, before taking it in for service that will help mitigate the damage therefore making the success rate of repairing it much higher.

Simple rules on do's and don'ts
(1) Do not panic
(2) Do not try to turn on your wet iPhone as this will cause more damage!
(3) Do not charge it as this will short out your iPhone's motheboard!
(4) Remove your SIM card and the SIM try
(5) Place your iPhone in a ZipLoc bag fill it with moisture absorbing material (the filler from the baby diapers would be ideal)
(6) Contact www.drmobiles.co.nz for advice on what to do

What are the chances of repair it?
The chance is 50/50 depends on how severe was the liquid damage, when it happened and what you do before sending it to www.drmobiles.co.nz for inspection.
It is wise to back up or synchronize your iPhone 5S or iPad Air with your computer/Apple iTune.  There are times data could be lost as a result of liquid damage.

Get Help!
The longer you delay to get your liquid damage iPhone repair, the less chance you will have to get it repair (corrosion sets in, rust spreading, etc).

The Bottom Line
Whether you're mailing your device in or taking it some place local, if you perform all the steps above and stay away from the things you shouldn't do, the chances of successful liquid damage repair become much higher.

The last, and more important step, is to make sure that whoever you are entrusting to fix your iPhone, iPad, or iPod has experience handling water damage. Good signs are if the employees give you honest advice and an initial estimate after physically seeing it. I will typically do an initial diagnosis right in front a customer and point out problem areas that I can see off-hand. If I don't think the device can be saved or that a new one is a better option, I can typically tell the customer that right off the bat.

Any reputable company should be willing to help find the best option for you. If you don't feel they are providing you that service, walk away and try elsewhere.

By the way, we have three repair labs to help you out on liquid damaged Apple iPhone 5S or water damaged Android tablets.

We do not charge inspection fee and will update you the repair options upon inspecting it.
Dr Mobiles Limited - Head Office
1, Huron Street, Takapuna, Auckland 0622. Tel: (09) 551-5344, Mobile: (021) 264-0000, info@drmobiles.co.nz

Dr Mobiles Limited - New Lynn
3069, Great North Road, New Lynn, Auckland 0600. Tel: (09) 555-5344, Mobile: (021) 374-007, sales@drmobiles.co.nz

Dr Mobiles Limited - Wellington
148 Willis Street,Te Aro, Wellington 6011, Tel: (04) 550-6399, Mobile: (021) 265-2000, wgtn@drmobiles.co.nz

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