23 May / 2023

Understanding Screen Burn: Causes, Prevention, and Repair

2023-05-23T10:31:32-05:00By |

What is Screen Burn? Screen burn, also known as burn-in, ghosting, or image retention, is a phenomenon where persistent ghost images appear on a screen even after the original image has been removed. This issue often arises when static images or icons are displayed for extended periods. Screen burn primarily affects OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) displays. Learn about the differences between OLED vs LCD in another article. Why OLED Displays are More Susceptible to Screen Burn OLED displays comprise individual pixels that emit light to form an image. When static images persist on the screen, the pixels responsible for [...]

20 May / 2023

Diving into the Core of Apple’s WWDC 2023: Unleashing a New World of Tech Wonders

2023-05-20T09:39:18-05:00By |

Does the world of tech set your pulse racing? Are you an unwavering supporter of all things Apple? If you answered yes to both, fasten your seatbelts because we're taking you on an exhilarating ride into Apple's grandest non-iPhone event of the year—WWDC 2023. WWDC: The Epicenter of Apple's Technological Innovation The World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) is a cornerstone event in Apple's annual calendar. It's a stage where Apple proudly unveils its latest software services and groundbreaking products. From the operating systems that form the lifeblood of the iPad and iPhone—MacOS and iOS—to the specialized systems for their smart [...]

13 May / 2023

Reviving Your Liquid Damaged Smartphone with Gophermods

2023-05-20T09:54:54-05:00By |

At Gophermods, we understand how essential your smartphone is to your daily routines. That's why we offer an exceptional Liquid Damage Repair Service dedicated to bringing your device back to life. However, before you decide, there are a few crucial details about our service we'd like you to know. Unraveling Our Service Charge Our repair service comes with a non-refundable fee of $69. This charge applies no matter the extent of the damage and is kept even if we are unsuccessful in the repair attempt. Understand that this fee isn't just a charge, it's a commitment from our side, covering [...]

8 May / 2023

Swollen Battery In Your Phone or Laptop: How to Detect and Prevent

2023-05-20T09:29:20-05:00By |

In today's technology-driven world, lithium-ion batteries play a crucial role in powering our smartphones, laptops, and other portable electronic devices. However, with this widespread reliance on these energy sources comes a lesser-known, yet significant, risk: battery swelling. This phenomenon can lead to hazardous situations, device damage, and even explosions. In this article, we will explore the causes of battery swelling, how to detect it, and preventative measures that can be taken to ensure the safety and longevity of your devices. Why do lithium-ion batteries swell? Lithium-ion batteries can swell due to manufacturing defects or user misuse. In case of a [...]

27 Apr / 2023

Understanding the ‘Important Message’ or ‘Unknown Part’ warning on your iPhone

2023-05-10T07:21:10-05:00By |

Whether you've just purchased a sleek iPhone from Gophermods or had your existing one repaired, you may suddenly encounter an "Important Message" or "Unknown Part" warning from Apple, indicating an issue with your battery, display, camera, or other components. Additionally, you may have noticed the "Unknown Part" label under the "Parts and Service History" section in Settings. Here's what those messages mean and why you shouldn't worry! These alerts surface when a repair has been done on your iPhone, giving you insights on replaced components like batteries, screens, or cameras. Though only an Apple Genius Bar or Apple Authorized Service [...]

19 Mar / 2023

A Comprehensive Comparison of the Top 3 Refurbished Electronics Marketplaces

2023-05-17T11:16:19-05:00By |

Making a Difference: Comparing Top Refurbished Electronics Marketplaces In our fast-paced world, we depend on gadgets like smartphones, tablets, and laptops to keep up with our daily lives. But producing and disposing of these devices can harm the environment. That's where refurbished products come in, helping us reduce our carbon footprint. As smart, eco-friendly shoppers, we can make a difference by choosing refurbished devices. In this article, we'll compare three popular refurbished electronics marketplaces - Backmarket, eBay Certified Refurbished, and Amazon Renewed. We'll discuss their warranty policies, return windows, refund policies, and more to help you decide where to buy [...]

14 Mar / 2023

Is Your Smartphone Carrier Unlocked? Here’s How to Check

2023-05-20T09:56:15-05:00By |

Guide to Carrier-Unlocked Smartphones If you're considering purchasing a smartphone, it's essential to understand the difference between locked and unlocked phones to find one that best suits your needs and budget. A locked phone is a smartphone bound to a specific carrier, meaning you cannot use it with another cellular network. In contrast, an unlocked phone is not tied to a specific carrier, allowing you to use it with any compatible carrier of your choice. To determine if your phone is carrier-locked or carrier-unlocked, it's helpful to understand the difference between factory unlocked and carrier unlocked phones. Factory Unlocked vs. [...]

7 Mar / 2023

Navigating Apple’s iPhone Repair Service: A Comprehensive Guide

2023-03-19T10:49:00-05:00By |

Demystifying the Apple iPhone Repair Process and Your Options Fixing your iPhone at the Apple store can feel confusing, but we're here to help make it easy! In this guide, we'll talk about the different ways to get your iPhone fixed. We'll also explain how long repairs might take and what you should think about when choosing the best option for you. By the end of this guide, you'll know how to make a smart choice for getting your iPhone back in great shape, so you can keep using it without any worries. What iPhone repairs does Apple offer at [...]

28 Feb / 2023

Expert Tech Repair: Trust Gophermods for Exceptional Service

2023-03-19T15:22:06-05:00By |

Reliable Repairs, Exceptional Experience Why Gophermods Stands Out Boasting 2,000+ five-star reviews and 14 years of experience, our dedication to exceptional service has solidified our reputation in the tech repair industry. Gophermods outshines large retailers, franchise shops and manufacturers for repairs with convenient locations, swift service, and approachable, knowledgeable staff. Transparent Pricing Policy Gophermods practices open and honest pricing with a price-matching guarantee. If you find another established brick-and-mortar shop within 5 miles of our location, present their posted price on their website, and we'll match it. We're here to answer any inquiries, from identifying the issue to post-repair support. [...]

21 Feb / 2023

Maximize Repair Success: Essential Tips Before You Visit

2023-03-19T15:21:47-05:00By |

Must-Know Repair Prep Tips The inevitable has occurred – your precious iPhone, Galaxy S22, iPad Pro, or another device has suffered a mishap. You need to get it repaired, and you've wisely chosen Gophermods (thank you!). To ensure a swift and efficient visit, follow these straightforward tips. Accurately Identify Your Device Seems silly, but I promise you, this is the number one pain point for most customers. You've called and got a quote. Great! You were told parts were in-stock and you are on your way in to have your iPhone repaired in the next hour. You get in the [...]


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