Month: May 2014

3 common reasons why a Samsung Galaxy tablet screen won’t turn on

While Samsung makes some of the best and most popular tablet devices around, sometimes a Samsung Galaxy tablet screen won't turn on. There are a variety of reasons why this happens, and here are three of the most common ones: 1) Physical damage If you've ever read any of our iBreak stories, then you know…

A shady eBay purchase and a falling picture: Two repair situations

Dubious eBay purchase results in repair need The situation: A Virginia woman reached out to us for an iPod repair because her device was experiencing various glitches including sporadically malfunctioning volume controls and a Home button that flat-out didn't work. What caused it: Chalk this up to an unfortunate purchase on eBay. We understand that the popular…

iPhone 5C set to make a splash in India

Apple is a company with a reach that knows no bounds, as a large set of shipments from the company sent via Banglore Air Cargo recently proved. According to BGR, 8GB iPhone 5Cs have started arriving in India, in anticipation of its introduction into the Indian marketplace. The 5C is sure to make a smashing debut…

Coffee mishaps, bad repair shops, and device mishaps

Seattle's Best Coffee is worst option for smartphone The situation: We like Seattle's Best Coffee as much as the next person. Great way to start the day. But you know what's not such a great start to the morning? Dropping your phone right in the cup. Unfortunately that's the situation that befell a Washington customer, who…

With new tablet, Samsung targets education

Smart devices are fundamentally changing the way we educate our children, and it's not hard to imagine a future where every student is equipped with a tablet that helps enhance his or her educational experience. To that end, Samsung is playing its part in making this idea a reality. Specially tailored Samsung educational tablet hits the market…

A rogue espresso maker, a rainbow freeze, and other repair stories

Espress-Oh No! The situation: A Wisconsin woman reached out to us for an iPod screen repair. but the damage that had caused the screen to crack had apparently also led to deeper repercussions, including causing the screen to become disabled for use. What caused it: Nothing is better than sitting down with an espresso and listening to your…

iBreak: The Daily Roundup (5/14)

iPod classic gets slammed with some injuries The situation: First of all, we have to give credit to the New Orleans woman who sent her iPod classic in for an iPod repair because, let's face it, who's held on to their classic? Sure, Apple products are praised for their endurance, but that doesn't account for human…

iBreak: The Daily Roundup (5/13)

Getting to the root of a pixel problem The situation: An Iowa resident sent his computer in to us because he noticed severe pixel distortion. It was a problem that had started small, but quickly spread. What caused it: The man easily traced the problem to a fall the computer had sustained during a recent move. However,…

iBreak: The Daily Roundup (5/12)

Save your back pocket for your wallet The situation: A Connecticut woman reached out to us in need of an iPhone screen repair. Her problem is that the device's screen emitted practically zero light. Therefore, although the phone itself is functional, the screen's blank display makes it extremely difficult to navigate. What caused it: There's a reason we…

iBreak: The Daily Roundup (5/9)

Hot tub isn't so hot for iPhone 5 The situation: The iPhone 5 is a pretty hot device, and as a result has been flying off shelves and into the hands of eager users. But no matter how hot it is, it will never be made for a hot tub, as a Mississippi girl learned the…