No announcement yet.

Mobile Phone Repair Recommendations

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Mobile Phone Repair Recommendations

    I'm looking for recommendations on a Mobile Phone repair shop. Currently my Moto G5 is only taking charge from an Anker USB cable, with no other cable working. This is with two different batteries. I need to find a shop that can replace the board with the micro usb charging cable on the phone. I know I could just get another one, but I'd rather fix this one if its reasonable. Thanks!

  • #2
    Just watched a CBC special report that investigated Apple.

    When people drop their iPhone into water and the phone will not restart, Apple claims that all the data is lost and unrecoverable.

    Terence McKenna at CBC then shows as an example of a Newfoundland couple who had thousands of treasured photos on their iPhone, and accidently dropped it into a lake.

    They sent the phone to Jessa Jones, who runs a small business called iPad Rehab in Honeoye Falls, NY. The mother of four has a PhD in molecular biology from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her company successfully fixed the phone for a flat fee of $300 ands recovered every photo. If she cannot fix your phone, she will not charge you. She claims her company has a 95% success rate.

    Apple continues to claim that unless the phones can be restarted, the data is unrecoverable and are only interested in selling the customer a new phone and is not interested in fixing the damaged phone or recovering the data and images.

    When Jessa Jones goes on the Apple forum and tells forum posters that her company can repair the phone and recover the data, Apple deletes her posts and bans her.

    Apple refused to respond or be interviewed by the CBC and still claims that their products cannot be repaired.

    Apple wants to be the only tech company you trust" was one of the headlines last week following the company's unveiling of its Apple TV+ news and streaming business.
    That storyline is somewhat ironic to anyone who has been following the steady stream of negative stories around the world about Apple's anti-competitive practices, tax-evasion and anti-trust lawsuits. A few months ago, for example, The National had a documentary-look at allegations that Apple was regularly overcharging customers for simple repairs and using "planned-obsolescence."

    More and more people are challenging Apple's corporate culture that prevents their products to be upgraded, have their batteries be replaced or install more memory. Apple also overcharges for any repairs. Apple is being forced by some governments to make parts available, supply service manuals and technical instructions and allow phone and Apple products to be repaired. This is to reduce the wasteful disposable nature of Apple products.

    'Complete control': Apple accused of overpricing, restricting device repairs
    'Right to repair' movement fights to put fixes back in hands of consumers
    Apple often overestimates the cost of repairs to its products and threatens third-party shops who are willing to fix them for a fraction of the price, a CBC News investigation has learned.

    Customers who enter an Apple Store with a seemingly minor hardware problem, such as a flickering screen, are often faced with a large bill because they are told they need to replace major parts of the device.

    The real cost of our love of tech: the environment

    Opening up an iPhone 5 for the film, Kyle points out Apple's proprietary screws. "This is a security screw that Apple designed to keep people out of the phone," he explains. He points out that phone batteries usually need to be changed every year or two. What Apple is doing, he argues, "is building the batteries into the phone and using the proprietary screws on there in an attempt to limit the lifespan of the phone to about 18 months."
    Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 01-04-2019, 07:20 PM.
    Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.


    • #3
      Retrieving data from damaged iPhones: Repair expert says Apple misleading customers

      A few months ago, The National took a documentary look at allegations that Apple was indulging in abusive business practices, including regularly overcharging customers for simple repairs. Tonight, CBC's Terence McKenna follows up that story with a look at new evidence that Apple is intentionally misleading customers about the possibility of retrieving data from damaged iPhones.
      Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.


      • #4
        Uhhh the customers had to send their phone thousands of kilometres away and didn’t get anything back for 8 months. Maybe it’s not impossible but it’s hardly easy either.


        • #5
          Apple left them to rot and lied to the couple. Their only interest was to sell them another phone.

          Waiting 8 months on a particularly difficult rebuild and not being charged more than a flat rate of $300US to get back 8,000 photos, all your personal data and get your working phone back is a deal.
          Advocating a better Edmonton through effective, efficient and economical transit.