Back to school corresponds to a seasonal peak for repairs of mobile phones, manhandled during the holidays. All tips and useful information before getting your smartphone repaired.The pool, the beach, outdoor sports activities, what good memories of the holidays that end. Finally for you, yes, but maybe not for your cell phone. At the start of the New Year, the customer service lines of the operators are heating up and consumers are hurrying to mobile repairers. At the shops, for example, the after-sales activity is stronger in January, March, June-July and September.
Now that the consumer no longer separates from his mobile, summer-related breakdowns have become a reason for seasonal consultation, as certain as colds at the generalist’s in November. For failures that are still out of warranty, the bill can be salty. Then you will have to depend on the Cell Phone Repair Shops.
What are the repairable failures?
The bad news is that these failures related to improper use of the device are still out of warranty. Unless you have taken out insurance – and all of them do not cover breakdowns outside the manufacturer’s warranty – the repair will be from your pocket.
The good news is that breakdowns are mostly repairable. Only certain major damage, such as a piece of equipment that has burst into pieces after a fall or is completely immersed in water, renders the equipment unrecoverable. A broken screen , the first reason to repair smartphones, light oxidation (irreversible corrosion of materials caused by exposure to a liquid) that can damage the connectors, the headphone jack, the speaker or the microphone, or grains sand that can cause a load problem, all this is repairable.
Smartphones also escape a lot of trouble through their design. Excessive heat is no longer to be feared because they automatically turn off when it’s too hot. A useful security when you forgot your phone in the trunk of the car, less than 40 degrees in the shade.
If the sophistication of these devices saves them some inconvenience, it must also know that it prevents cheating. No need to wait for a prolonged apnea failure for a malfunction under warranty: sensors can tell if the phone has taken the water. On the iPhone, the contact indicator with a liquid is visible to the user himself. On other models, the oxidation is seen in the expertise, the opening of the phone. Good try.
To repair your smartphone, there are three solutions. Go through his mobile operator, his insurer if one has taken out insurance, or go to a repairer. For iPhone owners, you do not need to call the operator. It is Apple who manages its after-sales service directly.
There are more unregistered repairers whose main competitive advantage is proximity stores. Because they are not necessarily less expensive (they have less volume), and not being approved any intervention makes fall the guarantee manufacturer. In addition, they do not necessarily use original spare parts: the level of confidence is therefore lower.