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Evette

Evette

Passionate Information Technology Customer Support Specialist Student at Milwaukee Area Technical College
Motivated and determined Information Technology Customer Support student with an anticipated graduation date of Spring 2018.
Evette
Today, your greatest information source lies right at your fingertips.  It is the world-wide web (“www” or “web”)! The web is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links and easily accessible through the internet.  Countless “how to’s” and do-it yourself “diy” imaginable is sourced on numerous websites.  And the leading forum specializing in internet-related searches, including webpages, images, videos and more in Google.  Google is the perfect place to find instructions for disassembling and reassembling laptop, Ultrabook, and mobile device repair, and much more. Notice, the snip (or partial screenshot) of the Google search engine below or Chrome browser (Google and Google Chrome have similar names, but different details –  Chrome is a web browser developed by engineers at Google). After typing in whatever you want to search, press the Enter key on the keyboard of your computer. Choose the most specific or relevant keywords or phrases to describe your topic, for example:  “how to disassemble an iPhone 4S?” and press ENTER on your keyboard. To maximize your search research, give specific details about the product, such as manufacturer’s name and version.  Next, access your results.  Use the tabs at the top to help define what type of search you want.  For “how to,” I would suggest a video.  In the image above, the first search result shows a guide in a portable document format (commonly referred to as “pdf” which is a file format used to present and exchange documents reliably), and the second is a YouTube link.  The more information you have, the better! ...

How to deal with water damages as part of laptops, ultrabook and mobile device repair.

Accidental water spillage on mobile devices can be one of the most demoralizing experiences. Hopefully, if this happens to you there are series of steps you can take to save your device. The following steps are intended to save mobile devices from water damage but not coffee, milk or juice. Sugary liquids often leave behind solid residue, which complicates the situation. If this is the case, you should still follow these steps to dry the mobile device as a part of its repair. The process is the same whether the mobile device is a laptop, tablet…. Step 1: Turn off your device immediately by holding the power button. Note: If you don’t turn off the device immediately more components will be affected and the damages will be more complicated to resolve since deeper part of the device will be affected.  Step 2: If the device is connected to an AC adapter, make sure the surrounding area is dry. Subsequently, disconnect the power cord from the outlet. Step 3: Pull out the battery Step 4: Tilt the device at an angle to discourage liquid from reaching deeper parts. (For most spills this may mean to flip the device upside down, but use your own judgment). Step 5: Dry the device with paper towels in all reachable wet areas. Step 6: Two methods can be used to dry mobile devices internal parts. Method 1: The method  1 consist of immersing the device in dry, uncooked rice in a sealed container or plastic bag. Method 2:  Place the device in a dry location. The moisture should leave the device naturally Note: For better result you can obviously use  both methods.   Step 7: Never...

How to source mobile device parts for a Repair Business

  How to source mobile device parts for a repair business If you go online and search for phone parts there is a myriad of choices to choose from. The choices are unlimited and they can come from odd places from Canada, China to Africa. Which parts do you choose and which company is the most reliable at the best price?  I recently bought parts for my sons Nintendo 3DS from the internet. The parts came from Japan, they were knockoffs, and were very reasonably priced. The company had good reviews so I thought I would give them a try. I followed a video on YouTube and replaced the right, left and circle buttons on his 3DS. To my surprise the parts worked perfect. His 3DS is working as well as it did when it was new and my son is happy he can play his games again. It seems every time I look on the internet there is a new way to buy phones or parts. Swappa is a website that sells parts it looks similar to  eBay or Craig’s list but is just for all things mobile including broken phones, flashed phones, parts and accessories it has a bone yard that you buy or sell your parts from. iReTron was founded by a 15 year old who buys cell phones and electronics and sells them on the internet. His pitch is green for the world green for your wallet so you will sell his company your used phones so it can be refurbished and resold. The company was even on Shark Tank. With the right advertising who...

Why knowing how to repair devices makes me a better technician

Technology is a fast growing industry and devices are not always bullet proof. To combat this issue, you need to become a properly trained device repair technician. In order to keep up with technology, you should be able use and troubleshoot devices. When working in the Information Technology (IT) field you need to learn how to diagnose and repair computers, but why not go further and learn how to repair mobile devices. Adding mobile device repair to your resume will open up more job possibilities, making you more marketable. According to Simply Hired, “The average cell phone repair technician makes $35,000 a year,” (Simplyhired, Inc, 2016). After you have become comfortable working with mobile devices, you could even open up your own business. After all, “as many as a quarter of IPhones have a broken screen,” according to a poll done by CNET, (Trenholm, 2013). That could be easy money for you or your business. Also, if you have devices that need repair, you could save yourself money. Working as a mobile device technician does not mean you are only limited to working on cell phones. Many mobile device technicians learn how to repair; laptops, IPads, IPods and other tablets. The repairs you might encounter could include; replacing or fixing damaged screens, replacing LCDs, fixing broken head phone jacks, replacing cameras, replacing batteries, fixing buttons, diagnosing software issues and network issues. Some of the skills you should have are; problem solving, good communication, being a team player, self-motivation, soldering, understanding how Radio Frequency (RF) signals work, knowledge of circuit board architecture and knowing about the different types of networks....

Mobile Device Repair training options to stay current with modern device repair technologies

Repairing mobile devices and technology in general has always been a hobby of mine. As a child I was absolutely fascinated with desktop computers and how they functioned. I would spend all night assembling and disassembling them; learning each component and its function. Technology kept my interest and soon I became the person everyone calls for advice when their devices have slowed down, needed to be setup or repaired. These days the bulk of the jobs have shifted away from desktop PC’s and laptops to smartphones and tablets, but the work is the same. Disassemble the broken device, find the bad component and swap it out with a working one. It is an excellent feeling to bring a broken device back to working condition. It not only saves money, but it keeps waste of out landfills as well. It is currently a hobby, but one day I hope to make repairing mobile devices into a lucrative business. The mobile device repair business has experienced rapid growth in the last few years. IBISWorld, a global business intelligence leader specializing in industry market research, procurement and purchasing research reports, reports there are 2,368 cell phone repair businesses in the United States, with an annual growth rate of 4.9 percent. With more than 20,000 cities nationwide, it can be concluded that there is plenty of room for more cell phone repair businesses. In addition, the online marketplace is virtually unlimited (flipsy.com). The rapid growth in mobile device repair has been largely created by the vast number of mobile devices out there. Nowadays everyone has or wants a smartphone and the market for these...