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Cellphone Repairs in Pretoria

According to research by leading digital organisations, people use their cellphones an average of 4 hours a day – or 86 hours a month. This is a mammoth amount of time dedicated to using one device, which is why any damage or tech issues are so detrimental to our daily lives. And, as cellphones advance technologically, the more difficult (and expensive) cellphones can be to repair. Here are some of the most common cellphone problems and how you can attempt to repair them.

Cellphone Repairs Pretoria

At Montana Family Market in Pretoria there are a number of cellphone repair shops that specialise in fixing cell phones with broken screens.

  • Broken screen

Unfortunately, one of the most common cellphone issues is a cracked or damaged screen. Because of the mobile nature of cellphones, the glass screen, and the fact that we handle cellphones fairly recklessly, screen damage is quite common. Depending on the extent of the damage, it could be possible to use the cellphone, regardless of a cracked screen, however, in some circumstances this is just not possible. The broken screen might affect the touchscreen responses and moisture or dirt might enter the cellphone over time, further impacting the cellphone’s reliability. Unless you are a tech wizard, then the only real option is to have the screen repaired or replaced by an expert.

 It’s also worthwhile investing in a protective case and screen cover that will prevent any future damage.

Cost to repair a broken screen in Pretoria

The cost to repair or replace a broken phone screen will vary depending on the type of phone, the type of screen and whether the part is genuine or a generic screen.

The higher end phones such as Samsung’s galaxy’s and iPhone will start at around R1000 to replace while other might be a bit cheaper.

  • Cellphone keeps crashing

All technological devices can experience bugs that result in unwanted crashing, and this is often the case when you update the cellphone with a new operating system. If you have recently downloaded a new app, there is also the likelihood of the cellphone malfunctioning, but sometimes it’s something more. The first step is to restart the device by forcing it to shutdown, thereby clearing the memory. If this doesn’t work, a factory reset is also an option, but it’s vital that you backup everything you want saved before this. You could also try deleting some excess apps or saved items to free up storage space.

Cellphone Repair Shops in Pretoria

At Montana Family Market there are a several shops that offer cell phone repairs, accessories and protective covers.

Khan's Cellular and Repairs

You can bring in your old phone for repairs or get a brand new one.

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Ali Cell Tech Work Shop

Specializing in cell phone repairs, Ali Cell Tech Work Shop handles all kinds of cell phone problems. They have a lot of experience with broken screens as well as touch screen problems. They welcome any type of phone brand that needs fixing.

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Raising Cell Phones Repairing Centre

While selling cell phone accessories for a variety of phones, this shop specializes in cell phone repairs. They say they can fix anything at their in store workshop – whether it is broken screens or water damage, hardware or software. No matter what brand of phone you bring in, they know how to work with it.

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Ali Cellular & Repairing Point

While selling the usual phone accessories, this store not only fixes phones, but repairs tablets and laptops as well. Should you accidentally drop your tablet or if your child gets a hold of your cell phone and it doesn’t make it out in one piece, Ali Cellular & Repairing Point will help you repair the damage.

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Daar Repairs and Spares

Daar Repairs & Spares carries what you need to take care of your phone as well as fix any problems. Bring in your phone, old or new, and get what you need to keep it running smoothly for longer.

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All-Habib

Come by this cell phone accessory and repair store and pick up a new personal music player. The store sells the iconic clip-on shuffle player perfect for jogging or working out. While you’re there look around for a new set of headphones.

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H.M.A. Cellular

With a workstation right out front, you can watch as the shopkeepers repair you cell phone on the spot. The shop does various kinds of repairs on all different models. The stall also sells items to keep you from needing to get your phone repaired, like cases and screen protectors.

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Raising Cell Phones Repairing Centre

While selling cell phone accessories for a variety of phones, this shop specializes in cell phone repairs. They say they can fix anything at their in store workshop – whether it is broken screens or water damage, hardware or software. No matter what brand of phone you bring in, they know how to work with it.

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  • Cellphone is overheating

Any overheating device could cause detrimental damage to a battery and screen life, but don’t jump to place the cellphone in a freezer as the moister would cause further damage. Ensure the cellphone is taken out of any direct sunlight or removed from other sources of heat. Then shut down all apps, lower brightness and avoid downloading or operating online for a while.

  • Water damage

Dropping a cellphone in the bath or jumping into a pool with the cellphone still in your pocket is a heartbreaking experience…but all is not lost. Immediately turn off the cellphone and place it in an airtight container with dried rice – the rice removes any excess moisture. Make sure not to plug your cellphone into any outlet and then take it to an expert to find out if the cellphone can be saved.

  • Battery keeps dying

Battery time is something that cellphone developers have been battling with ever since the heyday of Nokia 3310. Batteries that die within a few hours, and take ages to charge, are extremely frustrating. There are a few steps to take to try win back a few hours of battery power, the first of which is to check your charger is functional. If all is well, then change your cellphone’s timeout setting so that it is ‘asleep’ quicker when not in use, initiate battery-saving mode when possible and lower the cellphone screen brightness. Go into settings and check your apps aren’t running in the background, and make sure to close all apps after use.

  • Cellphone isn’t charging

Cellphone chargers, just like cellphones, wear down over time and can malfunction. If you find your cellphone isn’t charging, or if it’s only charging intermittently, then check the metal tabs around the jack, and ensure there is no dirt or debris embedded. Use a toothbrush or cotton swab to remove any accumulated debris.

While there are many tips and tricks to fix certain cellphone issues, often they do require expert insight. It’s not always the case that the cellphone has to be completely replaced, you might be able to get away with simply replacing a part at a reduced cost. It’s also worth checking over your cellphone’s warranty to see if you are covered for any repair costs.