Dropping your smartphone gives you that sinking feeling. But chances are good that it can be repaired.
“There’s not too much we can’t fix. We can fix stuff people don’t expect,” says Andrew Wallis, owner of uBreakiFix that opened June 10 in Quebec Square.
Besides smartphones, Wallis also fixes iPads, tablets, PC and Apple computers, iPods and game consoles. “We do both Apple and PC and we keep the parts in stock,” said Wallis, a Stapleton resident. “Most repairs are done in 30 minutes, while you wait. You won’t have to send your device off someplace and you won’t lose your data.”
The Stapleton shop is uBreakiFix’s 11th location in the Denver area. The business started in Orlando in 2009 and Wallis joined the company in Ft. Myers, Fla. in 2013. “I was mentored to repair devices by taking them apart and figuring out how to put them back together,” he said. “I’ve fixed thousands of devices. Mostly we swap out the components inside with new parts. We repair older Apple products, which the Apple Store won’t do, and we are less expensive.”
“Devices get dropped or water-damaged,” Wallis said. “The most common repairs are glass iPhone screen replacements. Also common are battery replacements, charging issues and computer virus removal.”
The most unusual reason for repair was a run-in with a big truck. “A cell phone had been run over by a semi but we fixed it—it was crazy that it worked. It had been in a case, which helped.”
Prices for repairs range from $60–$300. “Screen repairs are the most expensive because we have to replace both the glass and the display,” Wallis said. “Bigger screens can cost more and newer devices cost more to repair.”
UBreakiFix works with local schools and businesses at a discounted rate.
Diagnostics are free, as is online advice. Hours are Mon.–Sat., 10am–7pm and Sun., noon–5pm.
For more information, to make an appointment or for online advice, see ubreakifix.com or call 303.393.4191. UBreakiFix is at 7305 E. 35th Ave., Suite 130.