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iPhone Screen Repair Article Featuring Neal Dexter

Neal Dexter - iPhone Repair Technician and Store Manager
Neal Dexter: Repair technician extraordinaire, great manager, and all around awesome human being.

Meet the new Jet City Device Repair celebrity: Neal Dexter – manager of our Loop store in Chicago. If you’ve had the misfortune of breaking your iPhone and needed a screen repair (or battery replacement or just about anything else fixed), you may have had the good fortune of meeting Neal.

He’s pretty awesome and was recently interviewed by Jefferson Graham for a USA Today article about iPhone screen repair (as well as Samsung and other phones). Not that Neal wasn’t already famous. He’s not only a great store manager, smartphone repair technician, and all around great person, but he’s also an accomplished DJ and song writer (look for Cameron Traxxx).

I love the way the article starts:

From his perch at Jet City Device Repair in Chicago, store manager Neal Dexter wants you to know something about broken phones: It’s not you.

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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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iPhone Won’t Charge? How Jet City Technicians Fix Dead iPhones

iPhone Won’t Charge?

It’s all too common. A lifeless phone sits in limbo. It has been plugged in all night but your iPhone still won’t charge. Years of photos and contacts are now on the line. Questions and uncertainties can start piling up.  When was the last data back up?  Can this issue be solved today? Like every other electronic device, a cell phone’s battery can be replaced. Unfortunately, Apple hides the battery inside of its device. This makes accessing and testing them difficult without the proper tools and know-how.  The days of swapping out a couple of double-A batteries on your Walkman are long gone.

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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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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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iPhone Touch Disease Repair

iPhone Touch Disease Repair
iPhone Touch Disease Repair

Has your iPhone’s touch screen stopped working for no apparent reason? Are you seeing gray bars at the top? Then you probably have the dreaded iPhone touch disease. This is where the solder on a small Integrated Circuit (IC Chip) fails and causes the touch screen on your iPhone to stop working (you will usually see gray bars at the top of your screen, too).

Your question might be, “Can you fix this?”

Our answer: “Yeah, we can fix that.”

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What Sets Us Apart

One of the most frequent questions we get asked is, “Why is your repair service better than your competitors?”

Let me say that there are other good repair companies out there. But I truly believe what sets us apart is our core philosophy:

To make people’s lives better. Our employees, our customers, and our investors – in that order.

If we create happy and motivated employees, we’ll have happy customers. Happy customers lead to a solid bottom line.

Looking at our Yelp reviews, with a 4.5 or better rating at each of our stores with over 1250 customer reviews, it’s clear this strategy is working.

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One Hour Device Repair is Now 20 Minutes

At Jet City Device Repair we take pride in creating a great customer experience. We think saving you time is one more way to do that.

Image from anika on Flickr
Image from anika on Flickr

Obviously we work hard to create a super high-quality device repair at a great price. That’s step #1 in a great service. We also do our best to hire friendly staff that can provide this service with a smile.

But we’ve found it’s the little things that really help set us apart: clean & comfortable waiting area, stores located in convenient locations, free coffee & snacks, multiple ways to schedule an appointment, open 7-days a week (most locations), open until 7pm on weeknights, and more.

This not only results in a premier device repair, but, if our customer reviews or the New York Times are to be believed, one of the best overall customer experiences with any business.

To continue improving on that, another area we’ve worked hard to improve is our overall repair time. In particular with the various iPhone devices. This is important for two reasons: waiting just isn’t fun and you probably don’t want to be without your iPhone for any length of time.

Through a series of efforts, we’ve been able to whittle our iPhone device repair from about one hour to 20 minutes!

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How To Avoid Error 53 With Your iPhone Repair

The best way to deal with an error 53 problem? Go to a reputable repair company for your cracked iPhone screen and you won’t have to worry about it.

The Guardian broke a story a about Apple a few days ago. It was about a software update that will make iPhone’s with a replaced home button no longer work at all (frequently referred to as a “bricked iPhone”). From the article:

It’s the message that spells doom and will render your handset worthless if it’s been repaired by a third party. But there’s no warning and no fix.

But this quote from the article is EXTREMELY MISLEADING because the statement is incomplete. In particular, here’s what it should say:

It’s the message that spells doom and will render your handset worthless if it’s [home button has been replaced by a third party that messed up a screen repair and ripped your home button cable].

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