Arlington VA MacBook Cracked Screen Repair – Laptop Refurbishing Service Updated


Apple laptop renovation experts iTouch Repair (+1-703-348-3932) have launched updated MacBook repair services for customers in Arlington, VA and the surrounding areas.

Apple computer and smartphone maintenance specialists iTouch Repair have launched updated MacBook repair services for customers in Arlington, VA and the surrounding areas. The launch provides a range of cost-effective solutions for a variety of software and hardware-related problems.

More details can be found here https://www.itouchrepair.com/macbook-repair

The newly updated services expand the store’s collection of replacement parts, ensuring a fast turnaround time for repair jobs, all delivered by their dedicated team of highly skilled technicians.

The team offer expertise with all models in the Apple MacBook range. They provide solutions to a range of common problems such as broken screens, power issues, slow operation, Bluetooth malfunction, faulty keys and booting problems.

Customers benefit from a detailed inspection and diagnosis of their machine’s issue, all at a fraction of the cost of services offered by the official Apple Store. Faulty components can be identified and replaced, saving patrons hundreds of dollars by avoiding motherboard replacement or purchasing a new machine.

The company offer repair services for MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro Retina, as well as iPhone and Android device refurbishment.

Customers can book an appointment by phone or via the company website. The team are always on hand to offer advice and professional expertise and technical support for a range of comp uter brands and issues.

The iTouch Repair laboratory hosts state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that customers’ machines are refurbished using the most up-to-date methods and industry protocols.

The company operate from a number of locations in the Washington, DC area, ensuring that customers city-wide can rely on technical support for their MacBook or other devices. The Arlington branch can be found at 2529 Wilson Boulevard and is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm, and on Sundays from 11am to 6pm.

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iFixit CEO names and shames tech giants for right to repair obstruction

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iFixit co-founder and CEO Kyle Wiens has exposed how companies including Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft manipulate the design of their products and the supply chain to prevent consumers and third-party repairers from accessing necessary tools and parts to repair products such as smartphones and laptops.

Speaking during the Productivity Commission’s virtual right to repair public hearing on Monday, Weins took the opportunity to draw on specific examples of how some of the largest tech companies are obstructing consumers from a right to repair.

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“We’ve seen manufacturers restrict our ability to buy parts. There’s a German battery manufacturer named Varta that sells batteries to a wide variety of companies. Samsung happens to use these batteries in their Galaxy earbuds … but when we go to Varta and say can we buy that part as a repair part, they’ll say ‘No, our contract with Samsung will not allow us to sell that’. We’re seeing that increasingly,” he said.

“Apple is notorious for doing this with the chips in their computers. There’s a particular charging chip on the MacBook Pro … there is a standard version of the part and then there’s the Apple version of the part that sits very slightly tweaked, but it’s tweaked enough that it’s only required to work in this computer, and that company again is under contractual requirement with Apple.”

He continued, highlighting that a California-based recycler was contracted by Apple to recycle spare parts that were still in new condition.

“California Apple stops providing service after seven years, so this was at seven years and Apple have warehouses full of spare parts, and rather than selling that out in the marketplace — so someone like me who eagerly would’ve bought them — they were paying the recycler to destroy them,” Wiens said.

Weins also pointed to an example involving a Microsoft Surface laptop. 

“[iFixit] rated it on our repairability score, we normally rate products from one to 10; the Surface laptop got a zero. It had a glued-in battery … we had to actually cut our way into the product and destroyed it in the process of trying to get…

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak: ‘It’s time to recognize the right to repair’


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Woz is throwing his weight behind the “right to repair” movement.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, known in the tech world by his nickname, spoke out on the issue during a recent appearance on Cameo, a website that lets fans pay celebrities for video messages.

In a post to Louis Rossmann, a YouTube personality and a right-to-repair advocate, Wozniak said that he was “totally supportive” of the cause — which gives consumers the right and information to fix their own devices — and somewhat “emotionally” affected by it.

“I do a lot of Cameos, but this one has really gotten to me,” he said in the nine-minute video. “We wouldn’t have had an Apple had I not grown up in a very open technology world.”

The right to repair movement has gained ground lately. In the United Kingdom, new measures have been introduced to require manufacturers of televisions, washing machines and refrigerators to provide spare parts to consumers.

In the United States, at least 27 states have deliberated legislation related to the topic this year, according to US PIRG, a coalition of state-based public interest research groups.

The White House has also weighed in, with Press Secretary Jen Psaki noting this week that the US Department of Agriculture was looking into giving “farmers the right to repair their own equipment.”

Wozniak, for his part, shared how he had learned to build and modify his own devices from a young age, including with a ham radio license at 10 years old.

“Back then, when you bought electronic things like TVs and radios, every bit of the circuits and designs were included on paper. Total open source,” he said.

“If you know what you’re doing … you could repair a lot of things at low cost. But it’s even more precious to know that you did it yourself.”

Wozniak, who co-founded Apple 45 years ago with Steve Jobs, said that enabling others to retool their devices also has commercial value. He pointed to the success of the Apple II computer, which he said was “modifiable and extendable to the maximum” and the “only source” of profit for Apple during its first years.

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak voices support for right to repair




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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has thrown his support behind the growing right-to-repair movement, amid ongoing battles between tech giants and users of their products.

“I’m always totally supportive, and I totally think the people behind it are doing the right thing,” Wozniak said in a recent Cameo video. “We wouldn’t have an Apple had I not grown up in a very open technology world.”



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The video was filmed in response to a question posed by right-to-repair advocate Louis Rossman. 

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The Woz alluded to his own experience as a young engineer and that open-source tech was instrumental to his ability to learn as an engineer.

“That aspect of self-repair is also the motivation and joy of just technical people … [of] knowing how to make the right kind of software and develop the right kind of hardware … doing these things just to prove to themselves, they’ve got a little special skill in the world and they can show it off to others. [It’s] very motivating for creative minds … that’s how I grew up,” he said.

He also pointed out being able to self-repair enabled him to manipulate the input on a TV and eventually show “the world the future of personal computers [was] going to be a keyboard and a TV”.

Wozniak continued saying that when the Apple II computer was released, it was shipped with full schematics designs, software, source listings, and code listings.

“The Apple II was modifiable and extendable to the maximum. People figured out how to convert the early display into having lowercase characters … and this product was the only source of profit for Apple for the first 10 years of the company; this was not a minor product …there were a lot of good things about that being so open that everyone could join the party,” he said.

“Sometimes when companies cooperate together with others, they can actually have better business than if they’re totally protective and monopolistic and not working with others just totally competitive,” Wozniak added.

As part of the video, he also took the opportunity to question why tech giants removed users’ right to repair.

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Apple AirPod batteries are almost impossible to replace, showing the need for right-to-repair reform


  • Owners have noticed that Apple AirPods eventually will last only an hour or so before needing to be recharged, compared to their four-to-five-hour battery life out of the box.
  • But it’s almost impossible to replace the battery at home because AirPods are tiny, packed with components, and hard to take apart.
  • A new startup called PodSwap is aiming to make it easier to repair AirPods and keep them out of landfills or recycling plants, but its challenges show the need for right-to-repair laws.



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When AirPods were first released in 2016, they were a marvel of miniaturization.

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To ditch cords and go wireless, Apple packed several chips, microphones and speakers into each headphone, which weigh about 4 grams. Without a cord, the earbud gets its power from a tiny cylindrical battery that has about 1% of the capacity of an iPhone’s battery.

But lithium-ion batteries, like those used by the AirPods, wear out the more they are used.

Some owners have noticed that, after a few years, used AirPods eventually will last only an hour or so before needing to be recharged — a big decay from the four-to-five-hour battery life they have when new. Because each AirPod is so small and so tightly packed into its housing, it’s almost impossible to swap out the old battery for a new one. Most people give up and just buy a new pair.

The limited lifespan of AirPods is exactly the kind of problem that the “right-to-repair” movement wants to fix. Repair shops and lobbyists that support repair reform want lawmakers to implement a variety of rules, including increased access to manuals and official parts and consumer protections around warranties.

But one of their most important requests is for companies to design products with repair in mind, instead of packing gadgets with unlabeled parts and sticking them together with glue, forcing users to use a knife to take them apart.

This desire puts repair advocates at odds with hardware companies like Apple, whose business models depend on customers upgrading to the latest model every few years. When Apple offered cheap iPhone battery repairs a few years ago, it

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