Tag: repair

The iPhone X – In bits!

Who fancies buying a brand new (and very expensive) iPhone X, then taking it to bits? Anyone? No? Wait! The free repair guide website, iFixit have put their hand up, and they’ve detailed the process here. They tell me that… The iPhone X opens from the side just …

The iPhone 8 Plus.. in bits!

Taking your brand new, £800 iPhone 8 Plus isn’t something you’re going to do. Is it? Well, not unless you’re a bit bonkers. Luckily we’ve been in touch with some bonkers people, and SOSav have dismantled the iPhone 8 Plus! You remember SOSav, right? They’re the guys offering …

Broken phone? How about fixing it yourself then?

So, your phone breaks. You’ve got no insurance. You have to pay a fortune to fix it, right? Well, yes. Even if you’ve got insurance you’ll still need to pay for the excess, and that can increase wildly depending on who the insurance is with, what you’ve done …

What really happens when your phone or iPad goes in for repair

If you were travelling back into work this morning then, if you’re on the train or Tube, I’ll bet you’ve seen someone using a broken phone. Phones, let’s admit, are expensive things. We already pay enough per month to buy the things, so the thought of paying even …

Curved glass ? Big replacement cost.

I’m going to start this piece by saying that I’ve never been greatly bothered by phone insurance. It’s not something I’ve considered getting because I’m generally pretty careful. However, thanks to our bank (and a regular monthly fee) we have a few “perks” which includes travel and mobile …

Should you still get your iPhone fixed elsewhere? Yes, actually

Over the weekend we reported on the problems that some Apple owners were facing following an upgrade to iOS 9. The new update brings with it some “security checks” that look for third-party replacement and repair work. If those checks fail, your shiny new iPhone becomes nothing more …

“Unauthorised” iPhone repairs could brick your phone

Based on a number of worryingly similar problems, it seems that the latest software update for iPhone 6 handsets has a rather annoying “security feature”. This, if confirmed, causes your handset to become utterly useless if Apple detects that repairs haven’t been carried out by their engineers. The …

Fix your broken screen, all you need is some cola

Broke your screen? Sure, you could spend money getting it fixed properly (the people at iMend can do that for you) or you can try this simple trick at home. It involves some Coca Cola, or it could be Pepsi, I’m not sure. I’m not going to sway …

Online, offline, iMend now does a walk-in service too

This weekend, apart from getting stupidly drunk in my local (I’d like to apologise right now to everyone), I went to several local shops. During my walk around it kinda hit me just how lucky we are to have all these businesses on our doorstep. I got me …

My smartphone broke! Call an ambulance!

This one was sent to us by Peter. Thanks fella. Don’t forget, you can send in your tips to us right here. To be honest we’re not totally sure if this is a marketing stunt or a real, actual service. It’s a miniature ambulance that comes to your …

Broken phone? No insurance? No time? Try this..

Last year we took a look at a company called iMend who repair tablets and phones. We gave them a rather poorly iPad to look at which had a broken button surround and cracked screen. However, they don’t just do iPads. They do iPhones, Samsung and other devices …

Fix that busted phone or tablet. iMend Review

OK, I’m going to talk about it. In London recently I sat at Euston and generally watched the world go by. What was pretty amazing was the amount of people using broken phones. I saw three people with broken iPhones, and they were all cracks or busted glass …

Augmented Reality – Helping to fix your motor

Imagine the scene. You work for Volkswagen. You work on the Service section. You’re not the guy who sits in the showroom with the badge that says “Service” on it. Oh no, you’re not that guy. He’s the guy that gets to sell “Service Plans” and sells £17 …

Cleaning out a dirty hole

Yesterday my rather battered Samsung Galaxy SII started doing something weird. It seemed to develop magical powers, and was charging even when it wasn’t plugged in. I plugged and then unplugged it and it seemed to correct the problem but, after a few hours, it happened again. I …

Spy on the mechanics with Audi Cam

A couple of months ago I took my car to an Audi dealer for repair. The £20 job quickly turned into a £700 repair bill and, no matter how many times it was explained to me, I couldn’t fully understand what all the techy mechanical stuff meant. Now …