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Our new Bellevue store is now open!

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We are very excited that our fifth store in the greater Seattle area is now open in Bellevue!  Our official grand opening is January 2nd, and to celebrate we are going to have free coffee and donuts Monday-Friday from 10-Noon for the whole month of January! We hope you’ll stop in and say hi!  Appointments are already available to book through our website www.jcdrepair.com.

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In addition to the coffee and donuts we are also running an iPad Mini giveaway! We’ll also be launching that at the beginning of January, with three chances to enter (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!). Stay tuned for details on social media, or stop in our store in January to enter!

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Our Bellevue team is led by our Store Manager Vinny, who used to be part of our Redmond team.  He is very excited to have our new store up and running, and being part of the Bellevue community.  The store is located at 968 100th Ave NE, and will be open Monday-Friday 10-7, and Saturday 10-5.  (425) 209-0105.

 

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Is your iCloud back up turned on?

Don't lose those moments....
Don’t lose those moments…

One of the most stressful things about something happening to your phone is losing data.  Those photos you just took of your newborn, a family reunion, or even that perfect vacation you just got back from, often only exist in one place.  Your iPhone.  If iCloud is turned on, copies are saved on Apple’s servers, and your other Apple devices might also be able to access that photo stream.  But what if it’s turned off?  Not only did your phone just fall into a lake, but all those memories might be destroyed along with it!  When it comes down to it, an iPhone is replaceable, but your data isn’t. Continue reading “Is your iCloud back up turned on?”

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Apple’s Error 53 is About Greed, Not Security

Apple’s claim that they must disable an iPhone after its home button is replaced for security reasons makes no sense. It’s Apple’s attempt to get even more money out of its users.

Image from Joe Penniston on Flickr
Image from Joe Penniston on Flickr

If Apple’s software can recognize the home button has been replaced, simply disable the fingerprint sensor and require a passcode. Inconvenient for a user, but not a catastrophe.

People can still have the pictures of their kids, pets, texts with loved ones, and all the other valuable content we keep on our phones. It doesn’t all just disappear because they chose the fiscally responsible action of having their broken iPhone fixed by someone other than Apple.

The most likely reason for Apple doing this is profit, not security.

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Seattle Device Repair

A common question people ask: “Why the name Jet City Device Repair?” Since we fix so many iPhones and iPads, people wonder why not something more Apple related like iDevice Repair or iSeattle Repair or iRock At Fixing Things.

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Apple’s planned obsolescence for the iPhone 5?

I bought an iPhone 5 right after it came out and was pretty happy with it until about a month ago when I updated to the latest Apple system release – iOS 9. This particular upgrade was a major downgrade in my smart phone experience.

Beware iOS 9 on pre-iPhone 6 phones.
Beware iOS 9 on pre-iPhone 6 phones.

What happened?

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Why the Recent Increase in iPhone 5/5C/5S Repair Pricing

We recently had to raise the price of our iPhone 5, 5C & 5S screen repair pricing by $10 for both the glass only and LCD repair.

We hate to do this but it had to be done because there is a major shortage of the iPhone 5 series LCD screens in the market and the prices have gone up over 40% in just the last 3 weeks and may go up even higher.

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Speed is the Key to Saving a Water Damaged Cell Phone

A few months ago I wrote a post about why water damage repairs often fail. It also mentioned why we stopped offering liquid damage service. Since then I’ve been in contact with a few people and companies that have let me know the problem with most water damage repairs and how we could drastically improve upon our old process. So like Justin Timberlake might say, we’re bringing water damage back. Continue reading “Speed is the Key to Saving a Water Damaged Cell Phone”

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Lifetime Warranty on All Services by JCD Repair

Exciting news: You now get a lifetime warranty on all work done by JCD Repair. And it gets better: this lifetime warranty is being retroactively applied to every device we’ve ever fixed. If you ever have a problem with the part or workmanship on one of our fixes, we will redo it for free.

You heard that right. JCD Repair is now offering a lifetime warranty on all the repairs we have ever done and will ever do.

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Help! My smartphone battery is about to die!

Want to extend the life you get out of a single charge on your cell phone battery? There are a few tricks to help you get that last bit of life as you end the day. You might not be able to do much with these settings turned off, but it will ensure you can make & receive phone calls and text messages and maybe even do a little web surfing over the 3G network.

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Warning: eBay Scam Targetting Used iPhone Sellers

Trying to sell your old iPhone on eBay? Be careful. There is a scam being run that you should be aware of. You’ll end up with no money and an unusable iPhone. This happened to one of our customers recently and I’d like to share the story to save someone else from this pain. Continue reading “Warning: eBay Scam Targetting Used iPhone Sellers”