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iPhone Repair That Comes to You in the Chicago Loop

Live or work in the Chicago Loop? Have a cracked iPhone screen? Super busy and wondering , “Is there an iPhone repair near me?”

Jet City Direct is the answer. If you have a broken iPhone and are in the Chicago Loop, one of our experienced & professional technicians will meet you at your office, a coffee shop, or any other public space and do the repair while you wait – usually in 30 minutes or less.

iPhone Repair that’s Really Easy

Jet City Direct - Come-to-You iPhone RepairWhen you’re busy or Chicago weather is, well, Chicago weather, you don’t want to travel around the city to get your iPhone fixed. You want to stay in your office, meet at a local coffee shop, or some other nearby public space. You want someone to come to you and get the repair done quickly. And you want an affordable service.

This is the simplest iPhone repair you’ll ever have, and probably the easiest thing you’ll do all day.

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We’re hiring in Bellevue, WA.

Job Posting in Bellevue, WA - Electronics Repair Technician
Come work with Siawash.

We’re hiring in Bellevue, WA at our smartphone & tablet repair store. We want the best electronics repair technician on Seattle’s Eastside. You’ll be fixing iPhones, iPads, Samsung devices, Chromebooks, and pretty much any other mobile device. You must also be great to work with – both for your fellow technicians and our customers. The ideal job candidate?

  • Smart & fast learner.
  • Pays attention to detail.
  • Interested in technology.
  • Loves people! Those they work with & our customers.
  • Good with people. In-person, on the phone, or via email.
  • An outstanding work ethic.

You will not be a cog in the wheel. You will be an essential part of a community of people who enjoy working together, enjoy the space they work in, and care about our customers.

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Profile: Bellevue Smartphone & Tablet Repair Store

Jet City Device Repair has been doing smartphone & tablet repair on Seattle’s Eastside since 2013 (started in Seattle in 2008). We’ve moved from  a small office in Bellevue, to a retail store in Redmond, and in late  2017 we moved to our current location at 968 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA.

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Save Money on a Trade-In iPhone Repair

How much will it cost if I don’t want the Lifetime guarantee?

That’s a common question this time of year. The newest phones are out and people want to trade-in their iPhone for the latest model.  But what if it’s broken? You need to get it fixed first. Price may not be the only issue you care about, but it becomes much more important when you plan to get rid of your phone right away.

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iPad 6 Tear Down and Screen Repair Details

iPad 6 Tear Down and Screen RepairIt’s official: The new iPad’s screen repair will be easy for us to do and low-cost. Our iPad 6 tear down shows that Apple has returned to a non-laminated screen construction (like the iPad 2, 3, 4, 5, and Air). This means the screen technology consists of a separate digitizer and LCD (compared to a fused construction like the iPad Air 2 or Pro models). This is good news because it means the iPad 6 screen repair will not require a new LCD every time you want to do a cracked glass repair. In other words, it will not be that expensive to fix the iPad 6!

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Apple’s Laminated vs Non-Laminated iPad Screen Repairs

We fix quite a few iPads for schools and have some thoughts on why, if you’re buying in bulk, you should purchase an iPad that has, as Apple calls it, a non-laminated screen instead of a laminated iPad screen. The reason is simple. iPads with laminated screens (like an iPad Pro) are much, MUCH more expensive to fix than iPads with a non-laminated screens (like an iPad 5 or 6). If you’re buying devices in bulk, your users will break them! So it’s important to have a plan for when that happens.

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iPhone Battery Replaced Without the Long Wait

Did you recently read that Apple is slowing down your iPhone when the battery is going bad? Want to put your iPhone life back in order without buying a new iPhone? Or without standing in line?

We can help. We can help today.  We can help in about 15 minutes. We can do it for $49!

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Micro-Soldering Repairs for iPhone, iPad, Samsung, & More

In past year we’ve spent a lot of time and effort developing a few of our technicians into experts at micro-soldering repairs. We’ve sent people to soldering classes, purchased high-end equipment, spent tons of time researching, done a bunch of practicing, and fixed a lot of real-world, broken devices. We’ve become very good at diagnosing and fixing board-level problems because of these investments.

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Jet City Device Repair Versus Apple

Is the only advantage of an Apple iPhone repair their control the software? We think so.

Apple has shown they are willing to “break” a customer’s iPhone if fixed by an independent shop. “Break” is in quotes because the phone isn’t really broken – they’re just using their software to punish people that dare to use someone other than Apple to fix their device. One example is the 2016 error 53 “upgrade” (which kicked off the Right to Repair movement – something we support).

More recently, people have been seeing the following message when upgrading to iOS 11.0.3:

Note: Non-genuine replacement displays may have compromised visual quality and may fail to work correctly. Apple-certified screen repairs are performed by trusted experts who use genuine Apple parts.

iPhone repair is a billion dollar a year business (that’s not a typo, it’s billion with a B). Apple wants all this revenue, and they have gotten extremely aggressive convincing (or punishing) people that prefer to use a different company. But outside of their control of the software (and willingness to use that control to harm their customers), do they really have an advantage?

We hate to toot our own horn but since Apple has decided to raise the issue of 3rd party repair quality, we feel the need to respond. The following may sound a bit braggadocios but it’s just the facts. Continue reading “Jet City Device Repair Versus Apple”

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Samsung Galaxy not charging? You probably need a new charging port.

Samsung Galaxy Soldering Repairs
A Samsung Soldering Repair

Is your Samsung Galaxy not charging? Or maybe you spend 5 minutes wiggling the cord around to make it work? You probably have a bad charging port.

We can fix that.

Over the past year we’ve purchased some high-end soldering equipment and trained some of our best technicians in the art of intricate solder work. This enables us to repair the charging port on many Samsung phones by simply desoldering the existing, broken charge port and soldering on a new one. This process saves you a significant amount of money on the repair. Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy not charging? You probably need a new charging port.”