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Blackberry - No Telephone (Voice) or Data Service

by: Ryan Frey on

  • Turn on your Blackberry.
  • Use the trackwheel to move the cursor to the icon that looks like a radio tower (when your cursor is over this icon, the words, TURN WIRELESS ON will appear). 
  • Click the trackwheel (push it in) to turn on the radio. 
  • This radio must be on to send and receive messages.
  • Check the coverage strength indicator in the upper right corner of the Blackberry screen. If there is an X or the word OFF instead of the antenna icon, then the radio is not on. Try step two again. 
  • Any emails sent will stay in a queue and be delivered when the antenna has been turned back on.

Apple - iPad LCD / Screen Problems

by: Ryan Frey on

There are generally four problems that occur with LCDs and there a couple of easy tests to judge what part may be causing the problem.

First is the ever popular cracked screen. This occurs when blunt force trauma causes the front glass or the liquid crystal panel to break which can cause the liquid crystal to start oozing out behind the front glass.  This usually starts a spider web looking pattern from the impact point and puddles of the liquid crystal to form blocking the picture from the screen.  This will require a new LCD and usually stops there if that is all it is doing.

The second biggest issue is the backlight. Typically, this is diagnosed when you look real close to the screen you can still make out a picture, but it is extremely dark and changing the brightness does not help. The backlight in the LCD itself generally will have to be replaced, another cause may be the logic board but only happens if there is a short somewhere or there is spill damage.

The third issue is just a solid white or gray screen. If the machine still boots up, but there is no picture, this means your backlight is working fine, but there is something wrong getting the picture up to the LCD. 

The last issue is the completely black screen with no picture, no backlight, just nothing. This problem may be caused by a faulty LCD, but leaves us with the logic board which more often than not is the culprit in this situation. The most common cause for this is a dead graphics chip.

I hope this clears things up, and hopefully you’ll have a good starting point on diagnosing your own LCD problem.

Introduction to our company and what we are about...

by: Ryan Frey on

This is TT3 Repairs first blog post on this website - this online business to be exact!

Feel free to grab a cup of tea and a cookie, put your feet up and take a look around. You'll find heaps of great content and information about our business, and there's plenty of information about device faults and problems.

I hope you enjoy and feel free to let us know what you think.

We know in the this technological driven age how truly terrible it can feel for ones favorite device to break, and how important that device is for everyday life.

We try in these stressful situations to give our customers complete peace of mind with affordable prices, secure transportation and fast services. We make sure our customers are informed from beginning to end as to what stage we are with the device.

We revolve our business around unrivaled customer service as has been lost in many industries in South Africa today. 

And we NEVER EVER begin any repairs on a device unless the customer has given us full 'go ahead' on the repair. So never worry about getting surprises.

So give us a try and we won't disappoint you.

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