If you ever open up your device, you will see a green board called as the Printed Circuit Board, or the PCB. PCB is important for your device as it connect one parts to another, resulting in signals, voltage, and other parts functionality. When your phone is in trouble, the repair technician will likely do the so-called line checking or circuit tracing on the PCB. The procedure is quite common and standard to find out what kind of issue your phone has and what is the source of the issue.
In case you decide to do your own PCB repair, keep in mind that the PCB track is drawn inside the board, so it is basically invisible. The PCB isn’t a regular board as it connects parts to make sure that everything works in harmonious balance. The LCD, vibrator, speaker, mic, ringer, and others are depending on the track, so in case one line is interrupted or broken, it will definitely affect the corresponding part.
As it was mentioned before, finding out whether a line or a track is broken isn’t easy. If you want to trace them, you need a diagram to help you. Each product comes with its own specific diagram, so it is quite impossible to make mistakes in identifying which diagram belongs to which device.
If your Nokia C1 phone seems to have mic issue, you only need to type in Nokia C2 mic issue and solution in Google Image and your problem is solved. Different problems will have its different diagram, so consult the net to repair your device.
Use multimeter when checking the line. When it is beeping, then the line has no problem at all. But when there is no beeping sound, the line is definitely broken. Use a jumper wire and solder it to solve the issue. You may also have to check on other components or small parts.
Have you ever dealt with cracked screen on your iPhone? If you have, you certainly understand how annoying and disturbing it is because you have to take your gadget to the screen repair service and have it fixed.
Cracked screen is the most common reasons why an iPhone has to be taken to screen repairing service. And such thing is naturally inevitable, considering the portability of the handset and the fact that it isn’t made of the toughest material on earth. Never think about leaving the cracked screen just like that without repairing it because the cracks will only get worse, and it is about time before you get yourself injured because of it.
Despite the cracked screen, your phone’s functionality and performance isn’t much affected, so you can still use it for normal purpose. But before you take your handset to the screen repairing service, at least understand how the screen works. The LCD (the screen) and the glass (the digitizer) are attached to one another, so you will have to replace both of them in case either one is damaged. The good thing about being attached to one another is that the possibility of dirt or dust trapped between the display screens will be very limited.
When repairing the screen, the damaged screen will be removed first, before cleaning procedure takes place. Once the cleaning process is done, the new screen will be fitted and placed, so you can enjoy the new screen on your iPhone. Mind you that the process should be done by professionals, especially if you are unfamiliar with it. During the process, some parts may have to be removed and then re-installed.
However, don’t easily trust any screen repair service as you should know the very basic of the implementation – although you can’t really do it on your own. Here are some handy tips of how to determine which service is trustworthy and which isn’t.
First of all, don’t hesitate to find out about the quality of the replacement screen. The original screen may be quite costly, but you don’t have to worry about the quality. After all, quality will affect performance, so better quality means better result and longer durability. Of course you can always buy the cheaper imitation versions of the screen, but they are actually more fragile, even with normal handling. By buying the original screen, you may (seem) spend quite a lot, but you actually save more on longer run.
Besides quality, another problem with the imitation version is the fact that they may not come with the right fitting, so it is possible to experience small gaps or unfit issue. Moreover, the cheap imitation versions may actually affect the way your handset works, which can also affect the overall performance.
Be sure to ask the screen repair service shop about the quality of screen they use. Don’t forget to find information about the cost of the screen and the service of installation before going to the shop. If their price is too high – or even suspiciously too low – simply walk away.
Second, find out about the testing procedure. Since the replacement will include some parts being removed, it is crucial to have your handset tested before it is returned to you. Good and reliable screen repairing service will make sure that their customers’ gadgets are working well before being returned or delivered to the customers. They even have the completed testing checklist, in case their customers require it.
Third, don’t forget to find out about the warranty. Reliable repair screen repairing service will provide warranty as the standard requirements. The minimum repair standard warranty is 12 months, although some services are offering 90 days. At least it is still better than no warranty at all.
Microsoft tried to do something very diverse when the company dared the introduction of Windows 8. The company brought the Operating System with an entire new interface which meant that windows users would experience the exact same feeling they have with their tablets and Smartphones with the new interface. Microsoft did away with the ‘Start Menu’ and also changed the mouse UI that windows users have been using for as long as anyone we can all remember and introduced a touch UI with tiles form. Some of these touch-driven interfaces came with information of available updates. Right from the beginning, Windows 8 received a lot of critics and negative feedback from most Windows users.
Windows 8: Where it went wrong
Microsoft did away with something that has been a treasure to windows users for a long time (since Windows 95) and that’s the Start Button. By doing this, Microsoft was not only bringing a new Operating System to the world but also attempting to force windows users to change from an OS that has been know for many years. There is no denial that Windows 8 was perfectly to the point technically: There was never complaining that it crashed, performed slowly nor old applications not performing when installed on the OS.
Users actually commended its faster performance that windows 7. The thing that users hated is the design, display and complexity. The whole look was just a failure. Microsoft suffered in terms of sales as even after the launch, the previous OS, windows 7 sold better. Microsoft argued that they presented a faster and more reliable Operating System but the reply from people is that they didn’t know how to use it.
Windows 9: Seeking redemption
Microsoft are trying to save their defamed OS, Windows 8 by panning to update it later on in the year to Windows 8.1 but after that we expect the company to put all their focus on Windows 9. The rumored Operating system is being labeled as ‘threshold’ and is expected in 2015. The exciting thing puts big smiles on the faces of all windows users it that Microsoft will bring the Start Menu back. This is a very strategic move by the company and it will surely work as we are all impressed.
Another exciting feature that is rumored is ‘seamless’; which is OneDrive cloud storage which will be simple to access just like the C: Drive. With this new feature, users will be able store all useful data in seconds. Other than storing data, you can keep your apps as well. As exciting as it sounds, that’s not all, because it will be internet based, it means that you can access all that when you log on another device with Windows 9.
Microsoft is set to do what it should have done in the first place with the Windows 9 Operating System expected to be launched in 2015. We are all excited and anxiously waiting for the Operating System, we all hope that Microsoft will not disappoint us.