Broken Phone? Here’s How You Can Get It Fixed During the Lockdown

  • by Wireless solution
  • May 20, 2020

If your phone got broken while the enhanced community quarantine is still rolling, know that you still have options. So don’t get your hopes down yet. Here are a few options for you.

The entire world is now experiencing one of the most challenging times in history. The coronavirus disease or better known as COVID-19 has placed almost everything and everyone on pause. With nearly 5 million confirmed cases in the world (approximately 193,000 in New York) every nation is doing whatever possible measures available to halt or at least slow down the spread of the deadly virus. As the cases continue to soar day after day, people around the world are also getting more and more anxious. In these trying times, many of us find comfort in our smartphones.

This is probably one of those critical times when we greatly on our phones. We use our phone to work from home, to get in touch with our friends and loved ones, and to entertain ourselves so we can put boredom at bay while we are stuck at home and so we can momentarily forget about the fears and worries we currently have.

But what if this reliable digital companion you depend on accidentally got broken? On normal days, you surely will rush to the nearest phone repair shop to have your phone fixed. With the strict quarantine implementation in New York today, all non-essential shops, establishments, and businesses are temporarily not allowed to open and operate. Mobile repair shops and service centers are not an exemption to this. If so, what will you do then?

If your phone got broken while the enhanced community quarantine is still rolling, know that you still have options. So don’t get your hopes down yet. Here are a few options for you.

Check with the manufacturer

The first thing you should do, though, is to thoroughly check your phone and identify the issues you are experiencing. Once you have the details already, try to visit the official website of your manufacturer. Most manufacturers provide step by step instructions on how to troubleshoot and repair certain mobile issues. Check which of the listed instructions suits your case best and follow the provided easy to follow guide. If you get your phone fixed by the available guide, then you are good to go. You can now use your phone just how you normally do.

However, if you have already tried the suggested troubleshooting guide or if you can’t find any help from the list of guides, you may try to get in touch with your manufacturer at once- may it be through email, phone call, or through their support chat page. Even during the lockdown, some mobile manufacturers assign support staff to cater to the needs of their users. Let them know of your concerns and they will surely get back to you with a solution in no time. You need to be more patient, though, as they may probably be receiving an extraordinary amount of inquiries at the moment and they may as well be operating with a skeletal workforce.

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Seek help from a reliable local mobile repair shop

The government only allows essential businesses to open and operate during the lockdown. This includes medical shops, grocery stores, gasoline stations, banks, remittance centers, groceries, and food shops. However, many people argue that mobile centers including phone repair shops should also be considered as an essential business given the important role digital gadgets play in people’s lives especially now that many are relying on them for work, school, and entertainment.

The good thing is that despite the lockdown people can still go out to do essential tasks, although, they are not allowed to visit entertainment and leisure spots like parks. This gives you a chance to visit the nearest mobile repair shop. Thankfully, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued guidelines stating that communication and information technology enterprises are considered significant and thus, their operation must proceed without disruption. And because of this, some reliable mobile repair shops in New York are allowed to operate and continue to serve the local public even during the enhanced community quarantine. One of which is Wireless Solutions NY by The Mobile Shop.

Wireless Solutions NY by The Mobile Shop is one of the most trusted repair centers in the city. Their team is consists of certified expert mobile technicians who have years of solid experience, skills, and knowledge on fixing all kinds of mobile phone issues including hardware problems like screen, camera, battery, water, and speaker damages as well as software issues. They can also handle almost all kinds of mobile brands and models including but not limited to iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Google, Motorola, LG, HTC, BlackBerry, Sony, One Plus, and Nexus. The repair shop, which is located at 228A Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023, is open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 o’clock in the morning to 7:00 o’clock in the evening Eastern Standard Time.

As per the guidelines, Wireless Solutions NY by The Mobile Shop is adhering to the strict implementation of safety measures amidst the ongoing pandemic to ensure the health and safety of both their staff members and clients.

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Buy a new unit

If your phone is severely damaged, though, and it is nearly impossible to have it fixed, the best option you have is to get a brand new one. For severely damaged phones that are very tricky and costly to repair, buying a new unit might be a more economical and practical choice.

Do-it-yourself repair

Another available option is to repair your broken mobile device by yourself. Almost everything nowadays is available on the internet. If you don’t know what to do or how to fix your phone, you can simply search the internet for guides and instructions.

There are a lot of mobile repair tutorials on the internet that you can use for this purpose. You just need to be more cautious, though, as not all resources are reliable and are made by expert technicians themselves. Also, consider that do-it-yourself solutions need expertise or at least basic actual knowledge especially if you are trying to fix a hardware problem. Chances are, you may damage your phone even more instead of fixing it with just a minor mistake on the process.

If you think you have what it takes to get the job done right, then you can proceed with the do-it-yourself solution. However, if in doubt better stay on the safe side and opt for the other options instead.