Friday, November 20, 2015
If your iPhone or other smartphone is giving you trouble, then you know how frustrating it can be to work around technical problems or physical damage. Common problems like cracked screens, water damage, and home buttons not working can make it impossible to operate your cell phone. The good news is that there are some fairly quick fixes for these issues before you go to a cell phone repair shop in Philadelphia. Cell Phone Cracked Screens One of the biggest reasons that customers seek out iPhone repair is because of a cracked screen glass on their smartphones. This is easy to diagnose, but unfortunately also easy to cause. There is no fix for a cracked screen. It has to be replaced. While you might simply ignore the broken screen, this is not recommended for several reasons. The cracked part may cut you. Besides this, in time the cracked screen will lead to more serious issues such as malfunctioning backlights, dead spots, discoloration, and dark spots on the screen.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Few things are so frustrating and agonizing as when your computer, whether desktop or laptop, goes down for the count. Unfortunately, in today’s world of viruses and hackers, this happens more and more frequently to people everywhere. This is what makes expert computer repair services in Philadelphia so in demand and important. Superhero Computer Repair Technicians Computer technicians are the proverbial miracle workers of the modern age. If your laptop or desktop needs urgent help, there is no better person to call than one of the technical wizard “geeks.”
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Smartphones and iPads are like mini versions of laptops and desktop computers. Mobile devices contain operating systems that manage all of the software and hardware programs and transmit and receive data. It is also a platform for users to install and use mobile apps. The operating system must be running smoothly to ensure that your apps, software programs, and hardware components are working properly. Mobile devices are susceptible to security issues and technology glitches, just like personal computers. If your cellular phone or iPad has corrupted software, there are common signs to determine whether your device needs to be seen by an iPad or cell phone repair specialist. These signs may also signify that your device has already been infected by malware or virus.
Monday, November 16, 2015
When your computer gets a virus or your network is infected with a virus, your first thought may be to scrap your current machine and get a new laptop or desktop computer instead. However, if you take your computer to a qualified Philadelphia computer repair professional, you will be able to save your device and save hundreds of dollars. Why should you opt for repair rather than replacement? Here are three good reasons: You Could Lose All of Your Files If you kept all of your files on an internal hard drive instead of on the cloud, you could lose all of your important files. Therefore, you can say goodbye to your important term paper, tax returns or corporate documents. Even if you have cloud storage, there is no guarantee that a virus couldn’t have affected those files as well.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The iPhone was originally meant to be a do-all device that can help you both communicate and accomplish multiple tasks easily and efficiently. However, for all of its features, it can be rendered useless with a simple freeze-up. By then, placing calls, reading emails, and completing other important tasks would be a drag. What causes an iPhone to freeze up, anyway? There’s a myriad of possible explanations for this. Like a desktop computer, your iPhone requires up-to-date software for it to function properly, which means that the freeze-up maybe due to your iOS being outdated. It can also be due to faulty hardware (by then it would require the expertise of the likes of a Philadelphia cell phone repair specialist), or a corrupted program entirely.
Monday, September 14, 2015
The seventh generation of consoles has come and gone. Included in this new console generation is Sony’s PlayStation 4, which is designed to be for everyone. Certain circumstances, however, may not allow several PS4 owners to enjoy their new system the way it’s meant to be. Case in point: freezing, wherein the console powers up but fails to reach the interface while the blue light keeps on blinking. A good number of PS4 owners have reported the same issue with their consoles, mainly while they’re installing some software—resulting into an absolute cease of activity. This has been brought up to various gaming sites such as IGN, which noted that since the system completely locks up, the main reason might be due to overheating; or if the freezing occurs within the menus, it may be caused by network interruptions
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Going by a recent unscientific study by a used gadgets business, it appears that cracked phone screens happen more regularly in Philadelphia than in many other parts of the country. The study cited the City of Brotherly Love as the fourth “klutziest” in the country, based on the number of broken gadgets the company has received from all over the U.S. Philadelphia topped cities like Tallahassee, Lubbock, and Columbia, while Gainesville, Staten Island, and El Paso took the top three spots. It’s interesting to note that all the cities in the list are home to major colleges or universities. Philadelphia, of course, hosts more than 80 colleges, as well as the Ivy League institution, the University of Philadelphia. Luckily, residents can go to reliable cell phone repair experts to fix their broken screens, and other damage that may have befallen their precious gadget.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Businesses in Philadelphia and elsewhere depend a lot on computers nowadays for nearly all facets of their operations. Small businesses, for example, will need at least one PC to be used for accounting and bookkeeping processes, as well as to get access to the Internet, but a few more units will certainly be needed as the business grows. The problem is, what happens when these PCs break down? Most small businesses don’t have a dedicated IT staff to deal with their computer difficulties. This is where computer repair experts like Scorpion Computers can help.
Friday, August 21, 2015
The iPhone is often touted as one of the most user-friendly smartphone on the market today. It only has one button on the face – the Home button - to light up the touch screen. Even having just one button, however, could warrant the need for repair services regardless of which model you use, Sharon Profis of CNET states. If you think a malfunctioning Home button is nothing to worry about, you need to think again. Some users claim to have pressed the button at least ten times to force the screen to come on while others have had no luck at all. In a few cases, this forces users to continually put the phone on charge and disconnect the phone when the screen lights up then use it as normal. Such situations call for assistance from people who know proper cell phone repair in Philadelphia like Scorpion Computers.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Some situations with your computer may revolve around issues with the graphics card. The screen glitches out or sometimes fades to black altogether. Although such things can call for computer repair through Philadelphia outfits, such as Scorpion Computers, it may require replacing the current one with a brand-new unit. Before you go for replacement, here are some pointers you need to know about an upgrade. Onboard Vs. Separate Personal computers will have their own graphics cards attached to the motherboard. However, they are more or less symbiotic; that is, if either fails, everything will have to be replaced. Worse, the new motherboard might not have the right slots and ample RAM to accommodate the stock graphics card, and thus, be rendered useless. This shows how important the need is for a dedicated graphics card that can be installed as a separate product.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Have you ever wondered why some people who drop their iPads or smartphones find their screens miraculously intact while others watch them get shattered completely? While most would attribute the screen’s fate to good or bad luck, the reason why some screens break and others don’t can actually be explained by science. Services that offer iPad repair in Philadelphia give us a look: Contributing Factors Basically, there are two essential factors that contribute to preventing your tablet or phone screen from shattering and cracking, namely its hardness and its strength. The screen’s hardness makes it resistant to abrasion and prevents it from being covered in scratches, so you can place your phone in your pocket without seeing scratches when you take it out. Its strength, meanwhile, is the relationship between the screen’s inner tension and surface compression, which ultimately determines how many blows and impacts it can take before it completely shatters.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Not all computers are expected to perform the way they did the first time you bought them, and Mac laptops are no exception to this. There will come a time when your Mac, whether operating on Lion or Mountain Lion (or even on Snow Leopard), will be plagued by common minor problems. Read on for a look at these problems and how Philadelphia Mac repair services advise dealing with them. Issues with the Sleep Mode Some Macbook users commonly encounter problems with their laptops unexpectedly or suddenly going into sleep mode, while others have problems with their Macbooks not coming out of sleep mode. Apple explained that sometimes, Mac laptops tend to go into sleep mode if they are stacked on top of each other, since the magnetic switch in the inactive bottom computer can activate the magnetic switch at the top active computer. On the other hand, there are times when Macbooks won’t be able to come out of sleep mode because the power button has been pushed.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
With the huge influence of technology on today’s generation, a number of people have been utilizing one of the industry’s greatest achievements—smartphones, with their outstanding features, convenience, and portability. In relation to this, different mobile manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung, and HTC unceasingly improve their products to keep pace with their consumers’ demands, deeming it crucial to their success. On the other hand, since mobile developers tend to focus on making products with a desire to increase their sales, they’ve become seemingly unaware of the satisfaction level among their consumers. For instance, one of the leading mobile manufacturing companies, Apple, has proven itself when it comes to providing different types of quality gadgets from cellular phones, laptops, and up to their latest innovation, the Apple Watch.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Your computer’s hard drive is the soul of your computer. Your hard drive holds and keeps everything, including your photo albums, important document files, music albums, and many others. Of all the electronic components in your computer, the hard drive is among the few mechanical components that is most susceptible to damage and failures. However, once it does happen, hard drive failure is one of the biggest and often hardest problems to have to encounter; hard drive breakdown needs immediate attention by Philadelphia computer repair services as it can lead to the deletion of important data. If not repaired immediately, hard disk failures can lead to permanent loss of data.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Some people have grown dependent on mobile devices to the point that an empty battery is a nightmare. That seems exaggerated, and might make you think of teenagers breaking down because they can’t update their friends about what they’re eating via Facebook or Instagram. However, there are also people who use their devices for really important tasks such as contacting business partners, checking their shop inventories, communicating with loved ones, and many others. If an empty battery is a nightmare, then a broken device is more so. While these devices are highly advanced and well engineered, they are not invincible. When problems manifest, one will need a Philadelphia cell phone repair or iPad repair specialist to get a unit back on track.
Friday, March 27, 2015
When problems manifest, even those that don’t make the computer completely unusable, you will need Philadelphia computer repair services. It is not advisable to carry out repairs by yourself, as it is quite risky and you may end up doing more damage to the computer. One such danger is ESD (electrostatic discharge), which can take place when you open up a computer and touch a metal component; in addition to you being shocked, the component you touched may no longer work.
As such, you’d always be better off taking your computer to a specialist in PC or Mac repair in Philadelphia. While this can be done by technicians from the respective brands’ dealer shops, you’ll find that independent specialists such as those working with Scorpion Computers can repair your Mac or other devices with the same quality of work as those from the brands’ dealers.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
You got a new iPhone—the latest model, in fact. You’re excited to dress it up and purchase your needed (and wanted) accessories for the handy gadget (that nifty iPhone case on eBay, or perhaps that epic 10-foot-long charger). You’ll probably encounter the ever-pressing debate, too: do you really need a screen protector? You have several types to choose from. There are the conventional screen protectors—the ones made of thin plastic sheet in a clear or matte surface—that strengthens your phone’s scratch resistance to a small extent. However, they may not be necessary in the most recent smartphone models. The iPhone 6 display, in particular, is made with Gorilla Glass, which can resist scratches from anything softer than a steel file. Keys, coins, and other items may not even damage the screen, unless you intentionally scratch the surface with force.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
You’d mostly want to de-stress after work by going out or playing a few rounds on a PC game. A part of you, however, may think the rig should be better equipped to handle some of the newest games coming out, or those you may have missed for some time. Peter Brown stressed as much in his article for Gamespot. Philaldelphia already has a good training ground for videogame designers thanks to programs at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania, but has struggled to encourage growth in the local game design industry. The pursuit of more engaging and graphically-advanced games can be a bane to Philly residents whose computers are gradually stressed by each new game’s system requirements. This opens options for computer repair at Philadelphia outfits like Scorpion Computers.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Along with millions of other people in the world, you probably can no longer remember the time when you went through a day without your smartphone or tablet. Nowadays, these have become much more than just devices for communications. With the availability of the Internet practically everywhere, smartphones and tablets are now being used for more purposes, including making online purchases, looking for information about anything and everything, and watching the latest episodes of favorite TV shows.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Those who predicted the demise of the desktop and laptop a few years ago will find the latest figures surprising. First, recent data released by IBM showed that a large majority of online purchases in November and December of 2014 were done from either a desktop or a laptop. Such transactions made up 77% of total online sales, with the rest coming from smartphones and tablets. Second, total PC sales for 2014 were up from 2013, with around 300 million portable PCs sold. Experts now see this trend to continue through 2015, especially with the introduction of fresh new features from noted PC makers like Dell, Lenovo, and ASUS. The MacBook Air also continues to see gains in sales, especially with the expected introduction of the MacBook Pro Retina screen in 2015.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
A full reset may be possible if general tips do not improve battery duration. If you have a lot of content in the phone, however, you will have to consult Philadelphia iPhone repair specialists from the likes of Scorpion Computers about backing them up first then installing them after the reset is done.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
A Philadelphia computer repair shop like Scorpion has the resources to aid your business computing infrastructure. On the hardware front, they can evaluate whether your unit needs some critical upgrades or a full replacement, especially in units with rather antiquated operating systems and small hard drives that even exhibit clicking noises. A full troubleshooting may be thrown in with the repair package.