Recently, I was on a road trip to see some national parks. In a few small town gift shops along the way, I saw some small fans that you plug into your phone. The fan draws current from your phone's battery and puts out a steady breeze. A little gimmicky in my opinion, but for those seeking a little cool breeze, it's a neat idea. And, neat idea is where the concept should have ended under the current design.
Maybe it's the warming, soon to be spring weather and maybe it's just people being people. Whatever the reason, I've seen an increase in wet cell phone repair requests. Over the past year, I've amassed quite the collection of corrosion damage photos. This corrosion is mostly from phones that got wet, then got tossed into rice. The more time that ticks by without actually trying to remove the water and subsequent corrosion, the worse the problem becomes. While the problem may have originated in dropping the phone in water, it is magnified many times over when you do something silly, like toss it in rice.
There's been a lot of chatter on the internet in recent days over the iPhone error 53. Hopefully this article will help shed some light on fact vs fiction and how you can actually protect your data - something Apple claims to be helping you with by creating error 53, and yet, you've lost everything on your phone, or have you?
So, your iPhone 5 or newer is no longer charging. Someone replaced the charge port and the battery and it's still not charging. Until this problem, you've kept the phone in a case and it's never been dropped, submerged in liquid, or otherwise broken. So what gives?
It's hard to believe that I started this blog a year ago today! It's been a crazy, busy, and stressful year. At one point, I had 9 devices open and being worked on at one time with another 14 boxes sitting unopened with wet phones sitting inside them.
Adhesive: it's a love/hate relationship among many repair shops. More and more mobile device manufacturers are using adhesive in place of clamps, clips, and screws, so learning the basics of adhesives, and how to properly work with them is important, lest the adhesive aspect of your repair fails, and a customer returns upset. iPads, iPods, and some phones have their screens held on by very strong adhesive. In fact, the only way to get inside an iPad is to break this adhesive bond and doing so for any reason aside from replacing a broken screen puts an otherwise good screen at risk of breaking upon removal and coming loose again after being put back. If your iPad has a damaged charge port, a broken earphone jack, or damaged buttons, the glass needs to come off. In this video, iFixit brought together a couple of representatives of Tesa Tape, an adhesive manufacturer, as well as Jessa Jones with Mendon iPad Rehab, Neils Brooks with Texas Nerd and me. This is an hour long video, but if you have any interest in producing the highest quality adhesive bond, you may find some benefit here. Enjoy! :)
As 2015 winds down, we hope everyone enjoyed their holidays! It's been a very, very busy year here at riceisfordinner.com. So busy as of late, that we haven't made any new blog posts since the end of September! This is just a short post demonstrating a screen replacement on an iPad 3, which includes some corner repairs done with a gTool and a jewelers file, complete removal of the old adhesive residue (stay tuned for a post dedicated to adhesives), and primer applied to the frame where the new adhesive will be placed. The total elapsed time from start to finish for the actual glass replacement was about 37 minutes, which is a little longer than usual due to the need to repair two damaged/dented corners before placing the new screen. Flat corners on an iPad mean the new glass will crack when attempting to press into place. In future posts, we hope to show our process, step-by-step, for you DIYers and/or repair shops looking for tips. For now, here's our time-lapse repair video, and one of our very "busy" desks. Yes, that is a model X-wing fighter (uncompleted) spinning around. A Star Destroyer kit can be seen on the right side of the frame, and Darth Maul lightsaber chopsticks are laying on the desk midway down on the right. Yes, we're that nerdy, but too busy to finish them. :)
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Short answer: maybe
Slightly longer answer: probably not
Even longer answer: While the evidence is largely anecdotal, Apple has certainly modified the iPhone design. These modifications seem to keep water out - to an extent, as found in various internet searches. Our iPhone 6SP isn't scheduled for delivery until tomorrow, so while we haven't actually seen these modifications personally, the internet has no shortage of 6S and 6SP teardowns and tests. Below is just one screenshot of a video on YouTube questioning this very subject.
Watch for yourself to find out!
On this eve of the latest iPhone release date, I heard a couple of radio hosts discussing Apple’s new lease option to get a new iPhone every year. Granted, they were discussing this from Apple’s perspective and how much money it will bring into Apple’s already over-sized bank accounts. But, is the lease program right for the average consumer?
For the most part, ri4d.com says NO! Leasing rarely makes sense for the average consumer and the iPhone is no different.
#1 Blogging to inform the masses of the silliness that is: "put your wet phone in rice". Rice cannot save your phone; follow the blog to find out why. If you feel like rice saved your phone, you got lucky. Nothing more. Nothing less.
#2 To offer high quality repair services, phone, and of course, rice accessories at a great price. Be sure to visit the store. New products and services are continually being added, so check back often.