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Unique Repair Service Takes Hundreds off of Electronic Repair Costs

iPhone 4,iPhone 4S,iPhone 5,Repair Tools | Friday September 19 2014 8:19 am | Comments Off on Unique Repair Service Takes Hundreds off of Electronic Repair Costs Tags: , ,

If you’ve ever broken your iPhone, Android device, or iPad you know how expensive it is to repair. A lot of times warranties and insurance plans that come with these devices only cover certain incidents or only last for a short period of time. That makes a broken device a major hassle and a serious expense. Nobody wants to pay the Apple Store or his or her local cell phone store to repair their device after it’s been cracked or smashed. Of course, how many of us will opt to go without a phone in lieu of paying high repair costs? I’d bet that it’s not many of us. Most of the time, if we have the funds available (and sometimes even when we really don’t) we’ll shell out the money to have our device repaired, despite the high costs.

What if there was an alternative; a less expensive route that would still end with your device being fixed? There’s always the option of going to a privately owned repair shop, most cities have at least a few of them. These repair shops are usually less expensive, but in some cases you run the risk of low quality parts or inexperienced techs. And, of course, you always run the risk of taking it to a place that simply doesn’t produce good results. Mostly, the problem with this option is that you can’t be sure how everything will turn out. In addition to the unknown factor, many of these places still charge pretty heft amounts to repair a device.

This Smart and Affordable Alternative

It might seem like there’s really no other options; either you spend the immense amount of money having the device repaired where you purchased it or you take the risk of having it repaired at a privately owned shop. What if you were able to fix your phone, tablet, or iPod yourself? All you’d have to do is purchase the parts and fix it on your own. You wouldn’t have to worry about the ridiculous amount of money you’d have to shell out at a certified store, or about the risk associated with a privately owned one. Believe it or not, there actually is a way you can repair your broken device yourself.

A company called Direct Fix is revolutionizing the way we handle our damaged devices. They offer a wide variety of replacement parts for iPhones, iPads, Android phones, iPods, and various tablets. I know what you’re thinking now, though: What about the tools you’d need to make a repair like that, and how will I know what to do? Obviously, not all of us have pre-cursory knowledge of the inner-workings of a mobile phone or tablet. Direct Fix has a simple solution. Along with the various replacement parts offered in their online store, they also offer tool kits and repair instructions.

So, next time your device breaks, all you have to do is go to www.directfix.com and find the replacement part you’re looking for, the tool kit that goes with your device, and the repair instructions you’ll need to complete the repairs. The website is easy to navigate with convenient drop-down menus that feature lists of devices, replacement parts, tool kits, and repair instructions. Just click on what you’re looking for and you’ll be taken to the correct page.

How Much Money will this Save?

This, of course, is the big question. I did some research to see just how much using Direct Fix would save you, and what I found was pretty amazing. Say you have an Apple iPhone 5, you drop it, and now the screen is shattered. If you were to take it to an Apple store, here’s what it would cost:

  • If you already spent the $100 on Apple Care the repair would cost you an additional $79. Total: $179 On top of that outrageous price, Apple Care is only good for two incidents. That means if you’re somewhat accident-prone and your phone happens to end up needing a third repair, you go on to our next option.
  • If you don’t have Apple Care the cost of the repair would be $269. Total: $269
  • The price goes down a small amount for older devices, but the lowest price you’d pay is $149, and that’s if you still have the original iPhone.

    What About Apple’s Warranty?

    Apple devices are covered for one year after purchase under the Apple Warranty. However, this warranty does not cover accidental damages, only malfunction in software. So, basically, the only thing this warranty can really help you with is a defective phone, and that’s only during the first year.

    How do Apple’s Prices Compare to Direct Fix?

    Using the same hypothetical situation as before, here’s what you’d pay ordering parts and tools from Direct Fix in order to fix your iPhone 5 screen yourself.

  • Replacement Screen: $79.99
  • Tool kit: $9.99
  • USA Shipping: Free
  • Instructions: Free
  • Total Cost: $89.98

    Since Direct Fix actually offers their repair instructions for free in the form of a step-by-step high-def video, all you’d have to purchase would be the replacement screen and tool kit. This is significantly cheaper than any of the options Apple offers for screen replacement or repair. I even looked up repair prices for other devices like Android phones or an iPad; I found that the price was around the same or higher than the repair costs for the replacement iPhone 5 screen.

    Direct Fix has set up a pretty unique and amazingly affordable service. Fixing your own device will not only save you money, but will also teach you the basics of electronic device repairs. I don’t know about you, but I can’t see a downside to that. In the event that you just aren’t comfortable trying to repair your phone or tablet on your own, Direct Fix does have certified technicians available to repair your device for you. Amazingly, the price of a professional repair job from Direct Fix is nearly the same price you’d pay if you decided to buy the parts from them to do the repair yourself.

    Direct Fix is an online store that’s revolutionizing electronic device repairs. If you have a device that needs repairs, or would just like to learn more about Direct Fix and the service they offer, click here. We live in a world where technology surrounds us; we use it for fun, work, and so much more. But, technology is no good to us if we can’t keep it running after something happens to it. Direct Fix can help us care for our technology while, at the same time, helping us to keep money in our pockets.

    iPhone 4S & iPhone 4 Speaker Video Repair Directions

    DirectFix just uploaded a video for the iPhone 4S & iPhone 4 speaker repair directions. These directions will help you repair your non working or broken speaker for the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. This will help you with the iPhone 4 speaker repair directions if your speaker no longer works on the iphone 4 and iphone 4s.



    iPhone 4S & iPhone 4 Speaker Repair

    iPhone 4S & iPhone 4 Speaker Repair

    How to Determine Your iPhone Model

    DirectFix just released a new video on how to determine your iPhone model. This will help you in the process of trying to figure out and determine the iphone model you have. We will step you through the process of checking the model number and features that will narrow down and figure out what model iphone you have. After you have figured out what model iPhone you have you can order the correct parts for that model.


    How to Determine Your iPhone Model

    How to Determine Your iPhone Model

    Not All iPhone Parts Are Created Equal

    iPhone Parts

    iPhone Parts

    We at DirectFix have been working with and selling parts for different PDAs for over 10+ years now. Since its arrival in 2007, we have been selling parts and accessories for the iPhone. One thing holds true from the past to present ‘Not all parts are created equal’. So what does that mean? Well, we get emails, messages, and posts on our Facebook wall or Youtube almost every day from individuals telling us how they found a part cheaper on Ebay, Amazon, Craigslist or some other website. It is plain and simple; you get what you pay for.

    Sure, we receive daily emails from vendors that are willing to sell us cheap, junky parts at super low prices. We have been getting emails like this for years, even during the old days of PDAs. Could we buy these parts and sell them at super low prices so customers are happy about getting a repair part cheap? Certainly we could but when there is an issue, which will happen 99% of the time, with one of these cheap parts people will expect us to make good on it or they will go post negative comments about our company and the quality of our parts/service, and rightfully so; if we were to sell such parts. People that do sell these junky parts on random websites are college kids trying to make a buck on eBay do not have corporate backing, or reputation to uphold, or even care if you get a good product as long as they make money. We have even had cases in which individuals have contacted us saying they want a refund from the part they purchased from us on eBay only to discover -after some research- that they purchased the product from someone else but that seller sent them to our free videos on YouTube.

    So what makes DirectFix different from the person selling the cheap parts on eBay? We know the vendors we buy from. The president of the company has flown oversea on numerous occasions and met with the vendors who provide our products. He has gone to the factories and has a long-standing, personal relationship with many of the vendors. We only buy original parts, every part is tested before it is shipped to us, and then when the part arrives at our facility, we test it again to make sure there are no issues. Does that stop every part we ship out from being bad? No. Damage can still happen from our location to our customer’s location but we take pride in making sure the customer gets a quality part that will last them the life of their device.

    If you just want to save money and take a chance at buying a discounted part from eBay that might last you a day or maybe a few weeks, then go ahead and buy from eBay. However, if you want to make sure the part you receive is quality and will last the remaining days of the device, then buy from a reputable company like DirectFix.com. We stand behind what we sell and make videos available for FREE to help people repair their devices.

    Apple iPhone 4S Teardown & Repair Parts Available Hours after Release

    Morgan Hill, Calif. – October 14, 2011 – DirectFix, the leader in “Do It Yourself iPhone Repairs”, announced that within hours of the iPhone 4S being available to the public they have the replacement screens available for those that happen to drop and crack their screen the first day it is available. The iPhone 4S teardown & repair directions showing how to install and replace the iPhone 4S screen are available for free on their youtube channel (Here). The directions show step by step how to repair a broken iPhone 4S screen, battery and other parts. Just like in the past DirectFix was the first to carry parts for the iPhone 4S as soon as it was available. The iPhone 4S Replacement Screen will be available in both black and white for $99 at introduction. There is a limited supply of these available at this time. DirectFix is also offering a screen repair service for the iPhone 4S starting today for just $120 which includes all parts and labor. “We hope that people that purchased the new iPhone 4S enjoy it and take good care of it but accidents happen and when they do you can save money and fix the iPhone 4S screen yourself” says Robert Stanley, founder of DirectFix.com. “Just like in the past the manufactures charge an outrageous amount of money for a simple repair. By following our video direction you can save money with just a few minutes of work”, explains Mr. Stanley.







    Apple iPhone 4S Replacement Screen with LCD & Touch Panel Black, Code: IP-2504, Price: $99.99





    Apple iPhone 4S Replacement Screen with LCD & Touch Panel White, Code: IP-2505, Price: $99.99

    iPhone 4S Screen Not Capable of Separating the LCD from Touch Panel

    iPhone 4S Screen

    iPhone 4S Replacement Screen with LCD & Touch Panel Black

    Just like the iPhone 4 the iPhone 4S will require you to replace the complete screen as one unit and you are not able to separate the LCD from the Touch Panel.

    As reported by us and also reported on many news sites the iPhone 4S screen is nothing like the iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS. You are not able to separate the Touch Panel from the LCD and just replace the one broken part you need. The iPhone 4S Touch Panel and LCD are fused or adhered together just like the iPhone 4 in 2010 and original iPhone 2G from 2007. At the factory Apple has taken the LCD and Touch Panel and adhered it together so it is one complete screen which also allowed them to make the iPhone 4S thinner. Just because a part is available on Ebay for sale does not mean it is the correct part to fix your problem. This is the case with the iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S and many people on ebay are selling the iPhone 4 & 4S LCD and iPhone 4/4S Touch Panel part by themselves. We have sacrificed many iPhone 4/4S screens trying to figure out a way to get the touch panel and lcd to separate from one another without any damage. Every time we attempted to take it apart a part would be damaged and or not work properly once put back together. We understand that it is very tempting to want to save some money by purchasing the cheap part from a vendor on Ebay but after the hours you will spend trying to fix your phone just to find out that the part is not correct is not worth it. I also doubt that any of those Ebay sellers selling the wrong part is going to take it back so you will be stuck with a part that does not fix your issue and you still need to get the correct part.


    Our advice is to just follow the directions we have listed at DirectFix.com and read the information that we have provided so you get the correct part the first time. This will save you time, money and a big head ache dealing with some kid or person that is just out to make a quick buck selling parts out of their bedroom on Ebay.

    The proper part to repair a damaged screen for the iPhone 4S are as follows:

    iPhone 4S Complete Screen in Black is Part Number IP-2504

    iPhone 4S Complete Screen in White is Part Number IP-2504

    First Look Inside the iPhone 4S from DirectFix.com

    iPhone 4S | Tuesday October 4 2011 3:40 pm | Comments Off on First Look Inside the iPhone 4S from DirectFix.com Tags: , , , ,

    Over at the apple webpage they have a video with many interesting shots showing the inside of the iPhone 4S. We have a few interesting screen captures of the inside of the iPhone 4S. Note the A5 Chip, Sim Card slot and more. Take a look at all the images below.




    iPhone 4S

    View of the inside of the iPhone 4S and the A5 Chip, Battery, Front Camera and more.

    iPhone 4S

    This shot shows that the iPhone 4S will have Pentalobe screws holding the case together.

    iPhone 4S A5 Chip

    Here is a close up of the A5 Chip.

    iPhone 4S

    Close up of the ear piece, top right of the unit and top right of the battery.

    iPhone 4S Frame

    View of the iPhone 4S Frame which has the antenna built into it.

    iPhone 4S Frame

    Here is another view of the iPhone 4S frame with the home button and the image of the screen starting to appear.

    iPhone 4S Screen Repair & Service Already Available at DirectFix

    iPhone 4,iPhone 4S | Tuesday October 4 2011 2:55 pm | Comments Off on iPhone 4S Screen Repair & Service Already Available at DirectFix Tags: , , , , , ,

    While watching the iPhone 4S video over at the apple site the guys at DirectFix.com noticed some very similar things between the iPhone 4S screen and the iPhone 4 Screen from AT&T. We noticed that the connector and also the tabs that hold it in are the same as the screen used on the iPhone 4 from AT&T says Robert Stanley owner of DirectFix.com. We are 100% confident that on day one of the release of the iPhone 4S we will be able to provide screen replacements and screen repairs for the iPhone 4S. We will be able to offer the iPhone 4S Screen Repair in both Black and White for $120 with Parts & Labor or if you want to replace the iPhone 4S screen yourself it is available for $99 at DirectFix. We will have the full video directions for the DIY install/replacement the day the iPhone 4S comes out.







    iPhone 4S Screen Repair Black – $99.99




    iPhone 4S Screen Repair White – $99.99

    iPhone 4S Will Have Pentalobe Screws Holding The Case Together

    Take a look at the iPhone 4S video on Apple.com webpage and you will notice that the iPhone 4S in the video has pentalobe screws holding the back case together. No big deal since DirectFix.com has the pentalobe screwdriver to assist you in the take apart of the unit when you need to repair it. We also have replacement pentalobe screws if you happen to loose one. The pentalobe screw driver is part number IP-2466 for $6.99 and free shipping. The pentalobe replacement screws part number IP-2468 and run $4.99 with free shipping.




    iPhone 4S Pentalobe Screws
    Screen Shot of the iPhone 4 video from Apple Showing the Pentalobe Screws

    Apple iPhone 4/4S Pentalobe Screwdriver 5-Point
    Apple iPhone 4/4S Pentalobe Screwdriver 5-Point – $6.99

    Apple iPhone 4/4S Bottom Screws 5-Point Pentalobe
    Apple iPhone 4/4S Bottom Screws 5-Point Pentalobe – $4.99