About Casey P.

Founded Gophermods in 2010 at the University of Minnesota. Gophermods is a B2B/B2C consumer electronics company with a specialization in the repair of premium computers, smartphones and tablets.

8 Tips to Keep Your iPhone’s Storage Free

8 Tips to Keep Your iPhone’s Storage Free Saving storage space on your iPhone is quite possible. In this post, we suggest 8 ways to free up storage on your device. How To Make The Most Of Your iPhone Storage Is your iPhone storage running low? Worry not! Tweaking a few settings here and there and deleting junk will provide you with as much space as you need. Read along and learn more about making the most of the available storage space. 1. Check Your [...]

2022-06-25T13:01:08-05:00By |

Why is My Laptop Screen Black?

Why is My Laptop Screen Black? In this guide, I'll cover a few of the most common issues that can cause a black screen on your laptop and how to fix them. Jump to Section Scenarios Next Steps Troubleshooting Last Resort A black screen is usually not a good sign. In most cases, it means that there are parts in the computer that are failing. It can be a graphics driver problem, but one cannot be sure [...]

2022-04-10T11:09:11-05:00By |

How to Tell if Your Computer Has a Virus

How to Tell if Your Computer Has a Virus This article will show you how to tell if your computer has a virus, and what to do if it does. We'll also show you how to stay safe while surfing the Net and sending e-mail. How to Protect Your Computer From Viruses and Malware One thing everyone is worried about is having their computers attacked by viruses and malware. A computer virus affects the performance of your PC and slows it down. It can also [...]

2022-06-25T12:54:53-05:00By |

Which of These Top iPhone Cases is Best for You?

Which of These Top iPhone Cases is Best for You? When you're dropping a minimum of $999 on a new iPhone, you want to make sure it stays in perfect condition. We've rounded up the most popular cases out there that will protect your iPhone from drops and dings. Which iPhone Case is Best for You? There are two things people always regret saying. One is, "I don't need to write that down, I'll remember it later," and the other is, "I don't need a [...]

2022-06-25T13:48:05-05:00By |

Can you repair the iPhone 13?

Can you repair the iPhone 13? If you break your phone, don't worry - it doesn't have to be the end of it! Here's everything you need to know about repairing an iPhone 13. Jump to Section Popular Repairs Reparability Estimated Repair Costs Apple Repair Costs Ever since the iPhone 13 was announced, I know many of you have wondered if you can repair it. It's been out now for a few months, and yes, folks have [...]

2022-05-15T16:45:41-05:00By |

Troubleshooting 101: Is It Your Laptop’s Power Port, AC Adapter or Battery?

Troubleshooting 101: Is It Your Laptop's Power Port, AC Adapter or Battery? If your laptop isn't booting up and can't be turned on or if it won't charge, you may be facing a hardware problem. Here are steps you can take at home to isolate the issue. Here is how to be sure before you call us. Imagine the scenario where you plug in power, but there is nothing. Your laptop stops getting charged. This is one of the most common issues faced by laptop owners. There may [...]

2022-03-20T12:43:14-05:00By |

8 Tips for Maintaining Security with Apple Products

8 Tips for Maintaining Security with Apple Products Let's walk you through several tasks that will keep your details secure as you enjoy being an Apple user. A Beginner's Guide To Securing Your Apple Devices You've unpacked your shiny new iPad, iPhone, or Mac computer that has just arrived. You're all pumped up to use it. But first things first- you need to set up in-built and other security features on the new Apple device. Let's walk you through several DIY tasks that will keep your details secure [...]

2022-03-14T14:08:58-05:00By |

SSDs vs HDDs: Why You Need to Upgrade to Solid State Drive

SSDs vs HDDs: Why You Need to Upgrade to Solid State Drive What is an SSD, and what makes it better than a HDD? Let's talk about the differences between these two types of drives and why you need to upgrade to an SSD. Benefits of Upgrading to an SSD from an HDD A new and exciting addition to computer storage technology is the SSD or Solid State Drive. Tech enthusiasts have welcomed this as a significant improvement over the HDD or Hard Disk Drive. But why are [...]

2022-05-01T12:24:15-05:00By |

Why It’s Important to Update Your iPhone Software

Why It’s Important to Update Your iPhone Software Protect your device and personal data by updating your phone software. Introduction When that pesky little notification pops up prompting us to update our iPhone software, it's just natural to ignore it and tap "later" subconsciously. But after it shows up several times, you begin to wonder, "Could this be important after all?" Software updates take time, effort, and storage space. So, no matter how many times it pops up, the only thing that can convince you to [...]

2022-06-25T13:10:39-05:00By |

Signs Your Computer Hard Drive is Failing, and if You Need a Replacement (And What to Do)

Signs Your Computer Hard Drive is Failing, and if You Need a Replacement (And What to Do) One of the most problematic issues you can face with your computer is your hard drive crashing. The warning signs of a failing hard drive In general, a hard drive is estimated to last for about five to ten years. It might crash earlier if exposed to factors such as humidity, external shocks, and changing temperatures. When your hard drive suddenly crashes, it can come in as a shock. Suddenly, all [...]

2022-05-01T12:26:45-05:00By |
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