I spilled some coffee on my keyboard and now some of the keys are stuck. How do I fix it?Answer:
Ah, the ubiquitous coffee-spill scenario. It happens to the best of us. We see this kind of thing enough that we have an emergency protocol for this catastrophe locked and loaded. Immediately after spillage, unplug your computer and remove the battery. Turn your computer upside down to allow the liquid to drain out. If your keyboard is still a little sticky after all is said and done, it’s safe to say that there’s still some substance inside your keyboard, which can cause damage a little more serious than a sticky Q button. You can use alcohol pads to gently wipe the keyboard to get rid of most residual stickyness. If you’re up to it, you can even pry up the keys and wipe underneath, but we wouldn’t recommend it unless you’re confident in your abilities: those keys can be a pain to put back on.
Even if you think you’ve managed to drain all the liquid from your computer, bring it on in and we’ll take a look just to make sure. We’ve taken to calling ourselves the “Spill Damage Professionals” around here. Impressed? If you’ve had a recent or not-so-recent spill, we’ll diagnose any lingering issues for free, and make any repairs if need be.
I broke my Verizon iPhone 4 Screen. Can I replace it with a screen for the ATT one?Answer:
The short answer to this question is no. There are several slight differences between the Verizon iPhone 4 and the AT&T iPhone 4, so the glass screens are not identical and thus not interchangeable. The problem lies in the chips that AT&T and Verizon use to connect to their cell networks. Since they use two different networks, the chips used are slightly different, and the internal circuitry has to be moved around to accommodate these differences. However, with the release of the iPhone 4S, Apple has combined the capability to use both networks on one chipset, making the parts interchangeable. So while you can’t use a screen from the AT&T iPhone 4 on the Verizon iPhone 4, you can swap the iPhone 4S screens at will.
Fixing an iPhone can be a bit tedious, especially if you’re dealing with Apple’s long lines and restrictive repair policies. Here at LaptopMD+, we pride ourselves in being iPhone repair experts. And, you don’t need an appointment with us to get an iPhone repair. Just walk in whenever we’re open, we’ll diagnose your problem for free, and we’ll have your iPhone looking and working good as new in less than 30 minutes. Skip the waiting and red tape, and come see why we’re the most trusted iPhone repair shop in NYC. Or stay tuned. We’re working on releasing a video series on all the cool things you can do with your iPhone.