Just couple of decades ago, most Australian neighbourhoods had its own electronic repair shop where you could take your TV, video player or other types of electronic devices that needed its electronic parts fixed. And your local electronics repair shop would repair it for you. Today, just like DVD players and book shops are put on the shelf of history, such local neighbourhood services are no more.
But what do you now do when your electronic device is faulty or just stops working? Especially when Smart Home Devices are in almost all Australian’s homes. Whether you already worked out how to use your washing machine’s Wi-Fi functionality, or whether you linked your Fridge to your smartphone. Electronics are everywhere, and sometimes they need repairing.
When troubleshooting electronic devices, it’s always best to get the services of your local electronics repair specialists because working to fix such devices requires specialised know-how.
Why Fix Things
Most of us Aussies are handyman or handywoman always ready to get our hands busy around the home and backyard. Roof needing gutters replaced? No worries we’ll do it. Need to change the starter motor in the car? No worries we’ll do it. Mind you, this is usually not the case for most other citizens of other nations (e.g. Europeans or Koreans).
But why fix things, what is our fixation with fixing things? Well, there can be countless reasons, some of us look at the ocean and enjoy its beauty, and some people can look at a schematic diagram and admire the artistry of the power supply design. Basically, when it comes to repairing electronical devices, there can be personal, environmental and financial factors.
Safety Comes First
Electricity can kill and cause serious personal injury. Always approach fixing electronic devices with utmost caution. Electric shock, burns from contact with hot parts, and physical injury due to incorrectly working with electronics do happen every day. Although the outside of the device is designed to be safe for human use, the internals (sharp and often pointy solder joints, edges of metal shields, circuit boards, wiring, fuse, capacitors, power supply etc.) can be dangerous to work with.
For example: when someone spills their coffee on a laptop, the immediate response usually is to grab a towel and try to remove the liquid, at times, people also unscrew the back-panel just to try to remove the liquid from internal components. Never ever work on electronics first without utmost caution such as turning the power off completely as well as ensuring there are no electric current present inside the device. If you reside in Brisbane Australia and have spilt liquid on your Laptop simply contact The Electronic Fix. Learn more about dangers of electricity here
Warranties for Repairs and Replacements
First let’s clarify the facts. Whenever you start repairing electronic devices on your own at home, you void your rights under Australian Consumer Law regarding warranties and repairs. Let’s take a Apple MacBook or Asus Laptop for example: once you unscrew the back panel cover and remove it, you are on your own with no more warranty even if the device is just one month old.
The Electronic Fix Tip: always triple check your rights for repairing or replacing your laptop, Apple device (MacBook, iPad, iPhone) smartphone, fridge, washing machine or other types of electronic appliances. Remember, in Australia you are protected with automatic consumer guarantees which at times supersedes the general warranty terms. Meaning, most Queenslanders believe that once the 12 months’ time period is up (the usual time frame for warranty cover in Australia), warranty won’t cover the repairs, that may not be the case.
AC/DC Simplified (Alternating Current vs Direct Current)
AC stands for Alternating Current whereas DC stands for Direct Current. Both terms are related to electrical current flow in a circuit.
Direct Current (DC) means that the stream of charged particles flow only in one direction, let’s say –> right.
Alternating Current (AC) means that the stream of charged particles changes direction periodically, let’s say right AND left <–>. Hence it’s called Alternating Current because it alternates.
Contact Brisbane’s Trusted Electronics Repairer
Whether its game consoles (XBOX, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Switch), notebooks, desktop computers, laptops, Apple Products (iPad, iPhone, Macbook Air, Apple Macbook Pro) we offer repairs, friendly advice, data recovery, SSD upgrades, computer virus removal and also part replacements. Fast turnaround and upfront quotes.
Conveniently located in Brisbane Australia The Electronic Fix is proud to be number #1 choice for computer and laptop repair specialists. Not because we say so, rather, our valued customers do so
Had a liquid spill on my late 2018 MacBook Pro. As John has the knowledge and the right equipment (Ultrasonic Bath) he was very helpful in resolving the issue fast with minimal downtime. Would recommend his services to others and will be back with any issues in future.