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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.

MacTech Bootcamp Seminar Special Offer

June 1st, 2012


PowerbookMedic is proud to be a sponsor for MacTech Events.
As a PowerbookMedic customer, you get a special deal on registration.


MacTech Bootcamp is a one-day seminar created for Apple technology consultants serving systems integrators, small-to-medium sized businesses, home office and consumers. MacTech Boot Camp covers a variety of topics which are specifically targeted to help consultants deal with issues and concerns that arise on a day-to-day basis, and grow their business.

 

Some of the sessions covered are:

  • Building Your Brand: Marketing and Business Concerns
  • Best practices: Hardware, Software and Network Deployment
  • The New World of Apple IDs, iTunes, and Mac App Store
  • Troubleshooting Methodologies:
    Hardware, Software and Network Problems
  • Business Technologies: Mobility, Virtualization and Windows
  • An Experts Guide to Working with Clients
  • Storage and Protecting Oneself:
    Backing up, Archiving and Restoring Data
  • How to Make Remote Consulting Work for You
  • You Can’t Know Everything: Getting the Support You Need

The next seminar will be held on:

Jun 27, 2012 in Washington DC

Save $200 with early bird pricing.
To register for any of the MacTech events,click here.

For more information about MacTech Boot Camp,click here.

iPad 3 Digitizer (3rd Gen) Glass Black and White Now Available

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)

 

Xbox Roach Infestation

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.

iPad 3 Parts (3rd Generation) Now Available

March 20th, 2012

iPad 3 Parts are here. Below is the link to our new iPad 3 parts category:

iPad 3 Parts

You can also view all of the parts in the table below.

 

Back Case for iPad 3rd Gen
Back Case for iPad 3rd Gen

Priced From: $49.95

Battery for iPad 3rd Gen
Battery for iPad 3rd Gen

Our price: $59.95

Complete Screw Set for iPad 3rd Gen
Complete Screw Set for iPad 3rd Gen

Our price: $9.95

Daughterboard for iPad 3rd Gen
Daughterboard for iPad 3rd Gen

Priced From: $49.95

EMI Shield Kit for iPad 3rd Gen
EMI Shield Kit for iPad 3rd Gen

Our price: $4.95

Front Facing Camera for iPad 3
Front Facing Camera for iPad 3

Our price: $39.95

Home Button Board for iPad 3
Home Button Board for iPad 3

Our price: $19.95

iPad 3 Dock Connector Cable
iPad 3 Dock Connector Cable

Our price: $39.95

iPad 3rd Gen Glass and Digitizer Black
iPad 3rd Gen Glass and Digitizer Black

Priced From: $149.95

iPad 3rd Gen Home Button
iPad 3rd Gen Home Button

Priced From: $9.95

iPad 3rd Gen LCD Retina Display Replacement
iPad 3rd Gen LCD Retina Display Replacement

Priced From: $149.95

iPad 3rd Gen Logic Board
iPad 3rd Gen Logic Board

Priced From: $399.95

iPad 3rd Gen Wi-Fi Antenna Flex Cable
iPad 3rd Gen Wi-Fi Antenna Flex Cable

Our price: $29.95

Mute / Orientation Lock Switch for iPad 3rd Gen
Mute / Orientation Lock Switch for iPad 3rd Gen

Our price: $2.95

Rear Facing iSight Camera for iPad 3rd Gen
Rear Facing iSight Camera for iPad 3rd Gen

Our price: $39.95

Volume Lock and Hold Complete Assembly for iPad 3rd Gen
Volume Lock and Hold Complete Assembly for iPad 3rd Gen

Our price: $59.95

Volume Rocker Switch for iPad 3rd Gen
Volume Rocker Switch for iPad 3rd Gen

Our price: $4.95

How to Open the iPad 3 (3rd Generation) – A Take Apart

March 16th, 2012


This morning we received our iPad 3. Shortly thereafter we did what we do best. We opened it up. The video is embedded below. The most notable difference between the iPad 2 and the iPad 3 is the strength and amount of adhesive used to adhere the digitizer to the case. To remove the glass will likely require a heat gun and suction cups in most cases.

 

Sell Your Old iPad – Get an iPad 3rd Generation

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 (16GB Wi-Fi)
Our Normal Condition Offer – $183.50
Gazelle Normal Condition – $105.00
eBay Instant Sale – $139.50

iPad 1st Generation (64GB Wi-Fi + 3G AT&T)
Our Normal Condition Offer – $367.95
Gazelle Normal Condition – $160.00
eBay Instant Sale – $199.99

iPad 2 (2nd Generation Wifi 16GB)
Our Normal Condition Offer – $243.25
Gazelle Normal Condition Offer – $180.00
eBay Instant Sale – $247.50

iPad 2 (2nd Generation 64GB Wifi +3G)
Our Normal Condition Offer – $376.25
Gazelle Normal Condition Offer – $290.00
eBay Instant Sale – $395.00

iMac and Macbook Logic Board Repair Price Drop

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.

  • 6 Month Warranty
  • We’ll ship you a box
  • 7- 12 Business Day Turnaround
  • No repair cost if we can’t fix your board

The link below will take you to the main service page and allow you to schedule your logic board repair:

Macbook and Macbook Pro Logic Board Repair Service


Logic Board Repair Only

With this option, you send just your logic board in for repair, not your complete unit.


13.3″ Macbook Logic Board Repair $249.95
13.3″ Macbook Air Logic Board Repair $249.95
15″ Macbook Pro Logic Board Repair $299.95
17″ Macbook Pro Logic Board Repair $299.95

17″/20″/24″ Intel iMac Logic Board Repair $299.95
17″/20″ iMac G5 Logic Board Repair $299.95

Complete Unit Repair

With this option, you send in your complete unit for logic board repair.


13.3″ Macbook Logic Board Repair $344.95
13.3″ Macbook Air Logic Board Repair $344.95
15″ Macbook Pro Logic Board Repair $394.95
17″ Macbook Pro Logic Board Repair $394.95
17″/20″/24″ Intel iMac Logic Board Repair $394.95
17″/20″ iMac G5 Logic Board Repair $394.95

How to Prep your iPad or iPhone for Resale

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.

They’re Back … iPhone Earrings, Tie Tacks, and Cufflinks!

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.

1.) iPhone Earrings (made with Home Buttons) – $14.95

 

2.) iPhone Cufflinks – $14.95

3.) iPhone Tie Tack – $8.95

 

Top 5 Weirdest iPhone and iPad Accessories for 2011

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.

5. Disney Apple Charge Kit Minnie

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.

4. Kermit Clip Case & Screen Guard for iPhone 4

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.

3. iPhone 4 Bottle Opener Case

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.

2. Bluetrek Carkit- Speaky Black

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!

1. Mugtuk Monster Cases

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.