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The PowerbookMedic Mac & Apple Blog
The latest Apple news from the experts in Mac, iPhone, iPod, and iPad Repair. This blog covers everything from new repair guide releases to tips and tricks to the latest take aparts on the newest gadgets.
June 1st, 2012
April 26th, 2012
The iPad 3 Digitizer is finally here in both black and white. Supplies on the parts are still limited, but should slowly get better. For all of you who have cracked your glass already, help is finally here.
The iPad 3rd gen digitizer can be found at the links below:
iPad 3 Glass Digitizer Black ($129.95)
iPad 3 Glass Digitizer White ($129.95)
April 26th, 2012
A customer dropped off an Xbox with an interesting issue. It would power on by itself.
The diagnosis was quite simple. The Xbox had become infested with roaches and the roaches just wanted to play Xbox as well.
All humor aside, it was disgusting. Here’s a small sample of the joy we experienced today.
March 20th, 2012
iPad 3 Parts are here. Below is the link to our new iPad 3 parts category:
You can also view all of the parts in the table below.
March 16th, 2012
March 7th, 2012
With the new iPad 3rd Generation being released today, the question becomes what to do with your old one. You could put it on eBay, or you could sell it through our no-hassle gadget sale program.
Our Gadget Sale program has purchase over 2000 devices to date for a total payout of over $345,000.
As of 4:00 CST on Thursday 3/7/2012 here were the price comparisons between us and two of the other gadget buyback companies. *Note that price fluctuate between all three sites constantly depending on several variables including total stock.
iPad 1st Generation (64GB Wi-Fi + 3G AT&T)
iPad 2 (2nd Generation Wifi 16GB)
iPad 2 (2nd Generation 64GB Wifi +3G)
February 3rd, 2012
iMac and Macbook Logic Board Repair Price Drops
Today we are dropping our component level repair services for the Macbook,Macbook Pro, and iMac up to 25%. With our service, we’ll repair your defective iMac, Macbook, Macbook Pro logic board without the need for you to purchase a new one. The pricing for this service is substantially less than the cost of a new board. Below are some of the highlights of the program and pricing.
The link below will take you to the main service page and allow you to schedule your logic board repair:
Logic Board Repair Only
With this option, you send just your logic board in for repair, not your complete unit.
Complete Unit Repair
With this option, you send in your complete unit for logic board repair.
February 1st, 2012
Since the inception of our Gadget Sale program less than a year ago, we’ve purchased over $280,000 worth of old gadgets. The number one question we get from customers is how do I prep my device for sale. Following these simple tips will help protect your precious data and keep your personal information safe and secure.
First, you’ll need to back up all of your data and settings. Doing so will allow you to effortlessly transfer all of your apps, music, contacts, photos and more over to your new device. One of the quickest ways of accomplishing this is through the use of iCloud. If your device is running on iOS 5 go to: Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Back Up Now. iCloud will back up all of your app data, Camera Roll, settings, iMessages and ringtones, as well as keep a record of all of your iTunes, App Store and iBooks purchases so you can restore them later. However, iCloud will not back up music or videos you’ve copied from disks.
If your device is running iOS 4 or later, you will have to back it up using iTunes. Simply plug your device into your computer and iTunes will automatically sync and back up your content.
After you’ve backed up your data, the next step is to securely remove all of your personal information. The simplest method of clearing out your device is by going to: Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. This may take some time depending on how much data you have on your device, so make sure that the battery is fully charged, or plug it in before deleting. When the resetting process is complete you will see a prompt on the screen asking you to connect your device to iTunes. Do not connect your device to iTunes. All this prompt means is that your device has been successfully cleared out and restored to its factory settings.
With these steps complete, your device is now ready to be packaged up and sent away.
November 22nd, 2011
Back by popular demand for the 2011 holiday season is our line of iPhone inspired jewelry made with iPhone Home buttons. Below are the products available this season.
Why give the same old gifts, when you can give the nerd in your life a truly unique gift this year.
November 22nd, 2011
Have a friend that’s hard to shop for? Or do you just like to stand out in the crowd? Check out the top 5 Weirdest iPhone and iPad Accessories for 2011. Sure to find something that will make heads turn.
Ok, so maybe this isn’t weird, but it sure is darn cute. And you can bet not everyone will have one! Fully Functional Mickey and Minnie Ear charge dock for iPod and iPhone. Includes colored wall and car chargers; with 2 sets of charge cables. If Minnie isn’t your thing, its also available in Mickey Mouse.
It isn’t easy being green. This special edition, elastomeric coated, Disney Clip Case improves grip, and protects your iPhone from drops and scratches. Providing full access to all ports and buttons, Disney Clip Case offers a small footprint with its slim design, without giving up durability. Also available for your iPod touch. And if Kermits not your thing, check out our other Disney cases.
This is also on our Top 10 Best Selling list! This sleek protective case for the iPhone 4 doubles as a bottle opener. Need we say more? Don’t worry. The case is designed to absorb the shock of bottle opening rather than putting the pressure on the phone itself. The case also comes with a free app that counts the bottles you open, and allows you to play sounds and display pictures every time a drink is opened.
A cute, interesting speakerphone developed for those who need a good audio quality as well as ease of control. Speaky is the first Bluetooth carkit in market which enable automatic switch on/off functions. Its also a great conversation starter. And as if it couldn’t get any better, its also available here in pink!
By far, the weirdest thing we sell. These cases are sure to get a laugh. Made for children (but I know a few adults who would like one too.), the Mugtuk Monster case is the first of it’s kind. Combined with the Mugtuk Monsters App it creates the interactive plush friend for your child. The “Tuk” act as a lovable case that your iPhone or iTouch slides into. Each Mugtuk Monsters case is designed to fit each Mugtuk Monster App character, but are interchangable so you can chose your favorite case or have them all. There is the Maggie Monster Case, the Bubba Monster Case, the Charlie Belle Monster Case, and the Tim Monster Case. And make sure you read the descriptions, they are almost as funny as the case itself!
Check out our full line of accessories here!
* Any prices mentioned in this blog are valid for the date of the blog post only and are subject to change.