In the early 2000s, California was suffering from an extreme drought. The water supply for millions of people was at risk. The drought had caused one of the major dams to crack, creating a huge hole that needed to be repaired. The only problem was that it took 5 years to get all the parts required to repair it!
This is an example of what happens when you are unprepared for a disaster or emergency. This can happen in our personal lives as well as professional lives. In this blog we will talk about Smartphone repair and why it can sometimes take a long time to get your phone fixed or replaced. We will also discuss what your legal rights are if one provider does not live up to their contract with you.
What Is a Water Damaged Phone?
Many people don’t realize that their cell phones are water damaged until they start experiencing problems with them. The most common issue is loss of functionality due to corrosion and rust on internal components like the motherboard (where all electronics connect).
How Long Does It Take To Repair A Water Damaged Phone?
It depends on what kind of damage has been done but typically between two weeks up to six months for more extensive damages that require replacement parts such as new motherboards or screens.*
Your smartphone is your lifeline, and you need it to work properly. When your phone is water damaged, you want to get it repaired fast. Unfortunately, the repair process itself may not be as quick as you expect.
When a smartphone is water damaged, the first thing a repairperson should do is completely dry out your phone. This can take days, or even a week or two depending on how bad the damage was.
If the damage was very bad, the wait time will be longer than normal because other steps will have to be taken before your phone can safely turn on again. These steps include cleaning corrosion off of the circuit board, replacing circuits that are damaged and ensuring everything is working correctly before reassembling your phone.
It’s important to remember that no matter how long a repair takes, if one provider does not live up to the contract, you have rights.
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Delays in Repairing a Water Damaged Smartphone
If your smartphone has been damaged by water, you may be interested in having it repaired. There are a lot of repair shops that can help you do this. But what if the repair shop is not able to perform the service they promised? Are they liable for any damages?
The answer is yes. In fact, the law says that if a repair shop fails to live up to the terms of their contract with you, they are liable for any damages that result from their failure.
So what does this mean for you? Let’s take a look at an example situation. You have a smartphone that has been water damaged and you send it off to be fixed. The repair shop tells you that the repairs will take 2 weeks and you pay them to fix it. After 4 weeks, your phone is still not fixed and so you ask the repair shop why it is taking so long. They tell you that the parts needed for the repair are backordered and they don’t know when they will arrive but they will keep you updated. After 5 more weeks go by and still no word from the repair shop, you decide to file a lawsuit against them.
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Water damage is one of the biggest problems a smartphone owner can face. Even if it’s just a drop or two, water can seep into the circuits and cause irreversible damage. In fact, water damage is so common that there are repair shops solely dedicated to fixing water damaged phones. The problem is that several people may be required to fix your phone, and this can cause delays in repairing your device.
Here are some typical scenarios for what may happen when you’re smartphone gets wet.
On June 25, 2017, your Samsung Galaxy S4 was water damaged.
On July 7, 2017, you received an email informing you that the cost to repair the device would be $166.27.
On July 12, 2017, you mailed in your payment of $166.27 via check.
On July 17, 2017, you received another email informing you that the repair cost was actually $300.10 and that an additional payment of $133.83 would be required.
On July 18, 2017, you mailed in your payment of $133.83 via check. You also shared your dissatisfaction with the sudden increase in price at this time.
On August 11, 2017, we received your device back from our repair team and sent it out to you via standard ground shipping.
Gadget Shieldz has been providing the highest quality screen protectors, skins and cases for devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy and Nexus since 2009. We take pride in providing exceptional products and customer service.
We recently launched our new company, Gadget Shieldz Repair & Replacement Services (GSRRS), to provide our customers with a better experience. GSRRS is a leading provider of smartphone and tablet repairs, offering fast and reliable service at an affordable price.
Our company was founded on the principal that there are no shortcuts in customer service. Our goal is to provide you with a superior experience, from start to finish.
“It was not really the largest of deals, but I had my iPhone 3G – a beautiful device, indeed – and it was simply irreplaceable. It was in the original packaging and looked like new. After all, it was new.
So a few days later, while cooking in the kitchen, I accidentally spilled water on it. It was not that much water, but it just fell right onto the back of the thing, belly up. Not good. Luckily, I was able to wipe off the water before it could seep into any crevices or holes. The device still functioned properly too; no problems at all.”
“A few days later my sister came home from work around 9 PM and saw me on my computer. She told me that she had received a call from one of her friends about an hour earlier to let her know that her phone number had been ported to another company without her knowledge or consent.”
“I did not think much of this because it sounded like something that could have easily happened to anyone else under those circumstances and I figured that the problem would be resolved quickly enough.”