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Computer Repair Can End Human Trafficking

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How Computer Repair Can End Human Trafficking

Do you have an iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC that you’ve been waiting to get repaired? Come join us this Saturday, April 30th and we’ll help you turn that First World Problem into a Third World Solution. That’s right, it’s true that computer repair can end human trafficking in our city and around the world – and we’ll show you how.

Turning First World Problems into Third World Solutions

This Saturday 10:30AM at the Sundial Bridge, United Way of Redding will be hosting their annual Walk Against Traffick event, and we’re helping them throw the party! We will be DJ’ing the event – and performing phone and computer repairs on the side. Not only that, but for every device we repair or appointment we schedule at this event, we will be donating 50% of all profits to put an end to human trafficking in our city and around the world. It’s just one of the ways we love to give back and support the amazing people in our city and community at large.

What Is the Walk Against Traffick?

Walk Against Traffick is a fundraising Walk-A-Thon for Hard Places Community, an organization that is actively fighting Sex Trafficking in Cambodia. This event raises awareness of sex trafficking in our community and helps support amazing people that are on the front-lines of ending this travesty in our day.

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Numerous Ways to Get Involved

Do you want to get involved? The best way is to click this link to sign up – and swing by to have a device repaired at the same time! Don’t have a device you want repaired? No problem – just sign up for the walk, have your friends sponsor you, and remind them to come down to visit. The event will be held this Saturday, April 30th at 10:30AM at the Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA. For more information, simply click on the links below, or call into our office at 530-710-1889.

 

Fixing Redding’s iPhones and iPads

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Shasta CRS repairs broken iPad and iPhone screens! So far I have had a great response with people who are in need of getting their favorite Apple devices fixed. Sometimes I will hear a customer remark that their friend proposed that they fix it themselves inspired by YouTube DIY videos. What I have found though is that not all iPad digitizer replacements are the same.

After suffering a fall, sometimes the alumin  um body housing of the iPad can be dented in such a way that replacing the screen is impossible without bending the aluminum back out to a similar shape that it once was. Attempting to install a digitizer screen with a dented body will inevitably break the new digitizer. I have, of course, found this out through trial and error. This rule is almost universal in all generations of iPad with the exception of the iPad 1st Generation.

The iPad 1st Generation has a flaw where a gray bar appearing through the middle of the screen. Unfortunately, this cannot be repaired; not is it recognized by Apple as a design flaw, though it affects many iPad 1’s in a certain production period.

The iPad 2 has two delicate ribbon connectors in the top right hand corner of the body. If a person is not careful, the ribbon can be accidentally broken when removing the broken digitizer. The iPad 3 and 4 does not have the same exposed connector.

I have found that the best way to make the adhesive more pliable is with a hair blow dryer. I picked one up for $9 and use that to loosen the adhesive. It still takes care and precision to not damage other components in the removal of the digitizer, like the WiFi antenna. Until recently, I had never broken one before. I explained my mistake to the customer and let them know that I would be paying for the part so it would not cost anything else out of pocket for them, but there would be a slight inconvenience for waiting for the part to arrive from one of my online vendors.

Repairing iPhone is relatively uncomplicated as long as the correct parts are ordered for replacement. For example, the iPhone 4s AT&T and Verizon display assemblies have different layouts for where the assembly attaches to the frame of the iPhone. Ordering the correct iPhone replacement part is crucial; especially since some vendors on Amazon do not accept returns for refund.

The iPhone digitizer is much more study and durable for installation; whereas the iPad digitizer is more delicate due to it’s size and flexibility. Keeping a stock of iPad and iPhone parts seems to be a really good idea. Especially for the delicate ribbon of the iPad 2 and for the infamous WiFi antenna.

I have been having a great time repairing the people of Redding’s favorite internet devices; namely the iPad and iPhone. I am happy to contribute to prolonging the life out of these fun and useful Apple devices while reducing the technology waste footprint of our community!