So we are finally seeing the new iPad Mini hit the market. What does everyone think so far? It’s our prediction that the iPad Mini is going to be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season. With kids all over the world drooling over their parents and siblings iPads every parent is going to have to answer the call of today’s technology savvy adolescent.
Kids are growing up with cutting edge technology both in the classroom and at home. Many parents can afford or see the value in purchasing their kid a $500+ iPad 2, 3, or 4. So the solution is simple, purchase an iPad Mini for them. The Mini is smaller and can fit small hands better, it’s easier to carry and it’s also a cheaper product. Parents looking to not break the budget will be eyeing the Mini this year and Apple knows it. They couldn’t revolutionize the iPad so why not make it smaller, more portable and more convenient.
So what about the iPad 4? Where does the newest member of the iPad lineup fit into the lives of new users and existing users. We may see some iPad 1 users start to embrace the newer technology and pass down their iPad 1’s to their kids. Is the iPad 1 obsolete at this point? We don’t think so, it still performs many of the initial functions that drew us to the tablet when it was first released initially. The performance benefit can be the main reason for people to upgrade. The screen is also a plus embracing the newer screen technology found in the 3. What about iPad 2 and 3 owners? I still think both of these products are great and the need to upgrade to a 4 might not be as necessary if you own either of these two devices. Perhaps when Apple introduces the 5 at some point in the future may we see a larger move over to the newer technology. Apple does need to add some significant hardware upgrades to the next models. We really need to see a hdmi, SD card slot or something to make the product competitive to some of the Android tablets. We have seen the Android tablets start to dominate when it comes to available features that are built in.
In any event, all these devices are bound to break and you will at some point need assistance from a repair center. The Repair Sharks, www.repairsharks.com will be here to help whenever you need assistance. Give us a call or visit our website for more information.
We apologize for our recent outage. Repair Sharks is now up and running once again. We were hit severely by Sandy and have been without electric and internet for over a week. We hope that all of you and your families are doing well. If you should need assistance please contact us via email or telephone. We will help any way we can.
For the next week we are announcing a 10% discount coupon on any web purchases. Save on iPhone 3, 3gs, 4, and 4S repairs, iPod, iPad 1, 2 or 3 repair. Use your discount on Xbox Reball or PS3 Repair Services. Use the coupon code isurvivedsandy at checkout.
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Coupon expires 11/19/12. Only valid on Web purchases. Walk-In or Mail-In welcome.
We are proud to announce our 6 year anniversary and the achievement of a long time goal of reaching over 20k repairs at Repair Sharks. It has been a long journey over the last 6 years building and expanding our services. We have helped so many people with their devices over the last few years it truly is a great feeling. We want to personally thank each and every customer for helping RS survive during turbulent times in our economy. We are happy to help contribute to small business development and the Long Island, NY community.
We are continuing to expand our offerings and lead the industry in the portable device repair arena. Repair Sharks is looking forward to the newly released iPhone 5 and rumors of the iPad Mini. Android phone repairs continue to grow, new devices are being introduced every day, and as more people become aware of the benefits of our services we are excited to see where the future will take us.
Repair Sharks was founded by expert computer technicians and we have recently been taking on clients’ computer repairs. We specialize in notebook LCD and PC / laptop hardware repairs but we have always been both hardware and software specialists. Our technicians are proficient with many types of software, networking, PC and notebook hardware related issues. On a local level we have recently been working in clients’ houses doing home audio and automation setup. We are happy to see business expanding to new areas and that our skills can help a wide variety of customers.
It takes many years of experience to properly diagnose the thousands of issues that we see regularly. Our experience has helped us repair some of the most badly damaged devices you can see. Everything from being run over by a truck, thrown out a window, to lakes, ponds, pools, and toilet bowls we have seen and the funny stories we hear just keep growing.
If you would like to see if your device can be repaired give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you.
There are a lot of iPod repair services, but the first question always is “Which one is best?” The word “best” is subjective. It all depends on who you ask. No matter how bad a company is, there will always be someone that will swear by it.
On the other hand, no matter how good a company is, with the best customer service, and best products, there will be at least one person who will tell you he would never do business with that company again.
A very common problem that happens to a lot of iPod users is that at some point, the iPod gets wet. It can happen from sweat while working out, dropping it into the toilet by accident or a light drop of rain. The exposure to water can be catastrophic. The result is that the iPod could possibly be damaged, sometimes, beyond repair.
If Your iPod Has Been Exposed to Water – iPod Repair Method I
Let’s talk about this and we’ll show you some common steps you can take. Remember that you don’t want to waste too much time waiting, because the water could end up leaking into the inside of your iPod Touch 2, Touch 3, or Touch 4.
These instructions can also be used for your iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iPod Video player, and even the Apple Touch 4.
You need to turn your iPod Touch off immediately, if you still have it on. This is because the potential for permanent damage is high the longer you leave the device on while it is is in contact with water or any wet liquid. The great news is that most of iPods are relatively thin, when compared with other gadgets. You may be fortunate and be able to avoid any damages, but don’t make assumptions that the water did not leak into the inner parts of your device. Sometimes people call an iPod repair service immediately, and don’t even turn on their device.
If water is spilling on to your iPod Touch, then you’ll want to quickly dry it off, using a piece of cloth. The degree to the damage will depend on how successful you will be in wiping the device completely dry. You can use a paper towel that’s been moistened, with rubbing alcohol to wipe it. The rubbing alcohol will cause the liquids to dry quicker.
Leave your device turned off for at least twenty-four hours. If the liquid exposure was from a minor spill or rain, it will give you some time before there is any intrusion. So, again, you’ll want to be sure to dry your device as best as possible.
If there is any significant water exposure, the device may not turn on after twenty-four hours. If this is the case with your iPod Touch, then you may need to seek additional troubleshooting and iPod repair steps.
This includes looking for replacements under any warranties that you may have bought with the iPod. You have the option of repairing your device yourself, or you can hire the services of a third party provider to begin the process of your iPod repair. The worst case scenario, of course, is that you may need to purchase another iPod Touch.
So there you have it. A few steps to help you prevent any permanent damage to your iPod Touch. Be aware that you do not plug the device into the computer charger or the wall while you have it turned off during the twenty-four hour period. Some people have plugged their device in after it has gotten wet, and this has resulted in catastrophic damages to their poor iPod device.
If Your Ipod Has Been Exposed To Water – Ipod Repair Method II
You may have heard of the Rice or Kitty Litter(Dust Free) Method. Although at first thought it sounds a little odd to use rice or kitty litter, but the basic idea is real simple.
The rice is used as a material for moisture absorbing. The same thing goes for kitty litter(dust free), since most of the rice in today’s supermarkets has some kind of dust that penetrates the devices. So let’s look at this secondary iPod repair method.
3 Steps To Peace Of Mind
Step 1 – Open the back of your device and remove the battery. Depending on what model of iPod you’re dealing with, it may be required for you to use specialized tools in order to be able to take the iPod apart. If you’re trying to fix a model that does not have the removable battery, then you can still try to take it apart, but your chances of success may not be as high since iPods in general are difficult to dissasemble without damaging the components.
Step 2 – Wipe all of the device’s components very carefully with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. The rubbing alcohol is crucial, because it dries the liquid immediately when put on a surface. It helps to dry the surrounding liquids too. After you’re done wiping all of the components off separately, you’ll put them in plastic back with uncooked rice.
You can also put the uncooked rice or dust free kitty litter in a plastic bowl that is open to the outside air and atmosphere. Because of the hygroscopic composition of the rice, it absorbs any moisture that may be left on your components. So when you’re placing your device into a bag full if dust free kitty litter or rice, it will wick up any remaining moisture from the device. This can help prevent any short circuiting that the liquids may cause when you want to turn it back on.
Step 3 – Leave the device in the bag of dust free kitty litter or rice for about 48 hours. The bag needs to be put in a warm and dry environment. After the 48 hours are gone, you want to check your iPod repair results.
Check carefully to see if there is any water visible. If everything looks good and dry, then begin putting the device components back together into one piece and turn it on. If it turns on and works without any incident for several hours then your iPod repair plan has worked. If not, then it may be time to consider the help of a repair service.
Help! My Device Still Doesn’t Work
So you’ve gone and followed each step carefully and did everything right, but your device still doesn’t work? We service all generations, everything from iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, Apple Touch and more.
Your DIY repair may go horribly wrong at times, and if it does, like it happened to some of our customers who learnt it the hard way, you may have to spend a lot of money to repair your device.
We can handle every single issue with iPod, everything from water damage, audio issues, freezing, cracked glass and more. So check out our iPod repair service today and call us at 1-866-979-IPOD for more information! You can also visit our website here.
Repair Sharks has been in the business of repairing iPods, iPads and iPhones for over 6 years. We offer free diagnostics, return shipping, and warranty on all repairs.
Repair Sharks offers service for a wide variety of product lines. We offer everything from glass and LCD replacements to water damage repair. We include Free Diagnostics and Warranty with every repair. We also offer Free Shipping to your customer.
Repair Sharks Services –
Audio and Headphone Jack issues
Front and Back case replacements
Motherboard repair and replacement
Hard Drive and DVD Drive replacements
Front Glass, Digitizer, Touch Panel Replacement
Data Backup and Migration
Docking and Charging Problems
Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death and DVD Drive Issues
PS3 Yellow Light of Death
Models We Service –
Apple Models – We service all Apple iPod, iTouch, Nano, Mini, iPhone, and iPad lines
Original 1st, 2nd 3rd, 4th, 5th (Video), 6th (Classic), and 7th (Classic)
Android Smartphones – We service a variety of Android phones from each manufacturer. The list is always changing and growing.
Blackberry – We can service a variety of Blackberry products. Touch Screen, LCD, Keyboards, Trackballs, etc.
Xbox 360 Repair – All models Serviced including new Xbox 360 Slim
DVD Drive Failures
Red Ring of Death Reflow
Red Ring of Death Reball
Enhanced RROD Repair Options
Original Xbox – Drive Replacements
Wii Console – We service and replace internal drives for consoles
PS3 – Blu-Ray Drive repair, Yellow Light Reball available
PS2 – Drive Replacements
Nintendo DS – LCD, charging issues, etc.
Sony PSP – LCD, Charging, Buttons and Thumbsticks
GPS Systems – We can replace GPS LCD Touch Screens
Laptop LCD Screens– We know many shops already offer this service but if you need our help give us a call! We can even do many Mac models!Replacement of your Notebook LCD screen. HP, Compaq, Asus, Acer, Lenovo, Dell and more…
Notebook Motherboard Repair – Our level 2 technicians can REBALL, yes Reball GPU chips and make board level repairs to many model notebooks.
Contact the Repair Sharks for information on any of our services.
Click Here to visit our website or call 516-499-6892.
Repair Sharks has been working hard at helping its customers. With our recent expansion into our new office local customers have been getting a first hand look at the Repair Sharks repair process. Local walk-in business has been helping us grow and we are thankful for all the wonderful referrals from our past customers. This year has been exciting and we look to bring new repair services to the table as Apple plans its iPhone 5 release later this year.
As the numbers of iPhone 4 Verizon phones hit the street the need for repairing these has increased. Repair Sharks offers full iPhone 4 Front Glass and LCD replacement for both the Verizon iPhone as well as the AT&T model. We are now stocking a few different colors as well. We have made the swap for many customers from the stock black color to new colors like Red, Green, Orange, and even Clear. Availability of certain colors vary as we are always receiving and selling our new colored front and back glass assemblies.
Check out the new Repair Sharks marketing video. We posted it on youtube a few days ago and we really like how well it turned out. Take a look and when you need quality affordable repairs the next time your iPod, iPhone, or Xbox breaks give us a call.
Recently Repair Sharks made a donation to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. 12 special Ops Warriors will be taking part in the March 5th Louisiana Warrior Dash. The foundation provides grants to more than 760 children who are the survivors of Special Operations personnel who gave their lives to their country.
To date, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation has provided over $700,000 to wounded special operations personnel.
To date, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation has provided over $700,000 to wounded special operations personnel.
On behalf of the Repair Sharks staff we want to say thank you to all of the dedicated armed forces professionals for keeping our country safe.
In addition to offering both national and international iPod, iPhone, and Xbox 360 repair services Repair Sharks also caters toward our local Long Island customers. If you are in need of repair services for your iPod and would like to drop off your iPod at our Long Island location please call us to set up an appointment. Drop off service is available Monday through Saturday and periodically on Sunday depending on availability of our staff.
We service all areas of Suffolk and Nassau county Long Island. Additionally we service Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Bronx, and Manhattan. Customers can mail in their iPod, iPhone or Xbox 360 or drop them off for repair.
We offer complete service for our Long Island customers including but not limited to :
iPod and iPhone battery replacement
headphone jack repair and replacement,
Front glass replacement
Hard Drives issues
Xbox 360 red ring repair
Water damage repair
We are currently repairing the following products in our repair shop.
iPod 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and Photo Generation
iPod 5th Generation Video – all models
iPod 6th Generation Classic – all models
iPod Nano 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th (w/camera) Generation
iPod Touch 1st, 2nd, 3rd Generation
iPhone 2G, 3G, and 3GS
Some services can be completed while you wait. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to get more information regarding an iPod, iPhone, or Xbox 360 repair. Our experienced technicians will have you running in no time.
We are working on some new parts graphics for the site. The layout will include a picture of the iPod part and iPod model for each product picture to help identify which iPod it is for. We are also adding battery model numbers to each battery listing to help with identifying battery replacements. The battery pictures should be going up steadily over the next 1-2 weeks as we edit and upload the photography.
The overall re-branding is going well and we have made a lot of progress over the last two months. We are hoping to be fully transitioned with all re-branding by the end of March time permitting. We are putting in countless hours to bring you the best repair site on the web.