The Do’s And Don’ts You Should Know For Hard Disk Recovery

In the digital era, where people are becoming more and more dependent on digital media and storage, no one can afford to lose the data. Data corruption can create panic and sometimes forces the user to make a bad decision. In any system, a hard drive acts as the main storage device. But the life of a hard drive is not more than 7 years. There could be several reasons behind the hard drive failure, where on the other side there are various ways to recover the data. In case, your hard drive got corrupted, you should know the do’s and don’ts of hard disk recovery if you really want to protect the data. Following these steps will make the data recovery process easy and can prevent any further damage to the hard drive.

Things you should do :

Do not try to open the outer shell of the hard disk

A single dust particle is harmful to hard disks, hence, they are manufactured and sealed in clean labs. Opening the outer compartment of the hard drive at home might be risky as dust particles could settle on its surface leading to the contamination of the magnetic media. It needs an expert to open the metal shell and that too in a clean and controlled environment.

If you try to follow the DIY hard drive recovery steps, you might harm the disk accidentally. It requires too much professional experience and expertise in data recovery. There’s nothing you can do if you are not sufficiently trained or have any experience of hard disk recovery.

Do not put the hard drive in the freezer

An old trick that says put the damaged hard drive in a thick plastic bag and place it in the freezer for some time to recover the data. But you should not follow that. Placing the hard drive in the freezer could never help you get your data back instead make the situation worse. The water particles, by sitting on the drive, may cause more damage to the hard drive reader.

Do not allow Windows to scan the disk automatically for discrepancies and errors at startup

The automatic scan completely disarranges the structure of the faulty or damaged hard drive’s data container, hence, it’s not advisable. If the hard disk is already damaged physically, possible further damage to the read/write heads of the hard drive can be caused by the automatic scan. In case, the scan automatically starts as you turn on the computer, shut it down and take out the hard drive if possible.

Things you shouldn’t do :

Find out the problem

You need to find out whether it’s a physical or a logical failure. For this, check if the computer reboots automatically. Also observe if there’s any sound of grinding, whirring or clicking noise as if your computer is working much harder than it normally does. It shows physical damage. If the drive seems to be fine from outside, there’s possibly a software issue or say logical failure.

Recall/check if there are any compatibility issues

Any change in system hardware configuration, software mix or peripherals, may lead to the compatibility problems. It might create unexpected problems that have serious impacts on the hard drive.

Check for Malware or virus

It could be a virus or malware that has affected the storage drive. Quick precautionary action is to install the antivirus software on your computer.

Knowing these Do’s and Don’ts of data recovery will help you to save from losing those important documents and files saves on the hard disk. You should seek help from the professionals. Digital Hospital serves in Singapore with hard disk recovery services. You can reach us when your storage disk needs a repair or recovery.

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Why MacBook Pro Repair Prices Are Higher Than Windows Laptops?

Ever since Apple introduced the MacBook Pro, it is gathering more and more user base. The fact that we can’t deny is due to its high cost, not everyone can afford to buy one. The debate over which of the two is better is going on for years. Well, both have their own points to prove their strong side. 

MacBooks have become a style statement today. They are more expensive than the Windows laptops not during the purchase but the cost for the fault repair is also high. Let’s know in detail why MacBook Pro repair prices are high then Windows laptops.

Apple has come a long way ever since the introduction of first MacBook

The repair cost for almost all the electronic products has been steadily increasing for the past few years. To understand better why the Apple products repair cost is so high, we need to understand how they have developed the products over the years. The MacBook has changed a lot in many ways since it is first released. Some of those upgrades come at the cost of the repairability. 

Battery

The MacBooks earlier were used to come with a battery that is user-replaceable and could be swapped out easily. That battery used to have a life of about 5 hours which is very much less than the current models.

In 2008, Apple introduced MacBook Air with a non-removable battery. It was not user-replaceable so customers didn’t like that earlier. The traditional cylindrical Lithium-ion cells were replaced by the custom-made lithium-polymer cells that were thin in a rectangular shape. It allowed the battery to easily fit in the body. All the bulky components were taken out that took too much space for that battery. All three changes allowed Apple to squeeze in 30% more battery. It made the MacBook look thinner than any of the Macs before. The non-removable battery leads to high MacBook Pro repair prices.

Whereas most of the Windows laptops come with a removable battery. Users can easily open and replace it when needed. The repair prices for Windows laptop with the non-removable battery would be more but still less than the MacBook Pro.

Customization

The MacBooks are less customizable than many Windows laptops. Though the MacBook Pro hardware works fine if you want to make any upgrades, the options are very limited. You can build your own customized computer with the parts as per your requirement. But the output might not be satisfying. You have very limited options when it comes to picking parts for building a computer. macOS can be updated on the computers that are not made by Apple.

In case of a Windows laptop, it’s easy to switch the parts and customize as per your computing requirements. If you are a gamer, you can customize your Windows PC or laptops as per your gaming needs. You can also switch the components in order to give them extra life.

In the case of Windows laptops, it’s easy to switch the parts and customize as per your computing requirements. If you are a gamer, you can customize your Windows PC or laptops as per your gaming needs. You can also switch the components in order to give them extra life.

Ports

The MacBook Pro that was introduced in or after 2016 comes with only USB-C ports. You can’t plug in the monitors that use HDMI or SD card readers or other regular USB accessories (hard drives) as it requires a USB-C adapter. It makes the device unique and contributes a bit towards the high cost. While the Windows laptops have all the commonly used ports.

Security

The MacBooks are more secure as compared to the Windows laptops. Their in-built security systems like Gatekeeper, Malware Removal Tool and XProtect are powerful enough to detect and remove the malware. Whereas in Windows systems you’ll have the option of the firewall. But it’s necessary to install an antivirus in order to protect the virus and malware threats entering your laptop.

These were a few factors that make Apple products more unique and desirable. These are also contributing factors in higher MacBook Pro repair prices.

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Best Options to Fix a Cracked iPhone Screen

There are high chances of the shattered screen when your iPhone accidentally slips down on a hard surface. Not all the drops are serious but in some cases, it might be hard to operate the device with a cracked screen. What to do in such a case? Is it good to go to a third party for screen replacement?

A lot of service providers other than Apple offer cracked iPhone screen repair or replacement. Remember all the low-cost shops that offer Apple services are not Apple authorised. If you go to them for the cracked iPhone screen repair, your warranty with Apple is voided. You won’t be able to access the services that fall under the warranty once your device is repaired by a non-Apple service centre. Before you make any decision, just read the whole article and try considering the possible points.

Check for warranty

The regular iPhone warranty does not cover accidental damage, means broken iPhone screen repair is not included in the warranty. TO get your iPhone’s screen repaired or replaced, check whether your iPhone is still under warranty. If yes, you can reach the Apple support directly, go to the phone company from which you purchased the device, or ask for help from a certified Apple reseller.

A benefit of getting your iPhone fixed at Apple stores is that they will replace the screen at one place without sending it out for service and it won’t take much time.

Apple Care Extended Warranty

Having an Apple Care extended warranty means you’ve got yourself saved for up to two incidents. They might charge you some amount but it would definitely not be more than the amount an unauthorized repair shop will charge. Also, it might result in void of your standard and Apple Care warranty if you seek repair services at a non-Apple store.

IPhone Insurance

Many people purchase insurance at the time of buying a new product. There are many policies available in the market that covers the accidental damage to the iPhone. Some insurance policies only include an accidental cracked iPhone screen. Before buying any, do ask your insurance company about the terms and conditions in the detail. You might have to pay some amount for repair but that would be less than replacing the iPhone.

This is an available option, but we personally don’t recommend this. Many users have complaints about bad experiences when they use insurance for these kinds of repairs.

If your iPhone is out of warranty

If your iPhone’s warranty period has expired and you don’t have the insurance coverage, look out for other options. In this case, you should find a certified iphone repair shop that offers cracked iPhone screen repair or replacement. But make sure the technicians are well qualified and trustworthy. An untrained person can cause more damage to the device and that might force you to buy a new phone.

Bonus tip to protect your iPhone’s screen in future

There’s no hundred per cent surety or strategy to protect the iPhone from damage. But you can follow some steps to keep it safe and reduce the chances of cracked screens. Use the screen protectors as they offer extra defense against scratches and cracks. Use the iPhones cases that provide screen protections too.

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Easy Breezy iPhone Battery Replacement Services In Singapore 

Technology is becoming advanced day by day. We can easily find mobile phones with the batteries that take less time to charge and more to drain off. But with time, we start facing battery-related issues. Most of the times we fail to understand that the battery is at the fault, not the phone. Not just the android phones but iPhone users also have complaints about the battery and most of them say that using the camera or any other feature or app consumes too much battery.

If you too are facing the same problem, don’t blame any application or your iPhone. It’s the battery that needs your attention. Instead of spending money on buying a new iPhone, you should consider changing the battery. Well for this you might need a service centre for iPhone battery replacement in Singapore? Well, Digital Hospital is here to cure all your digital device’s issues.

We provide battery repair and replacement services for all the iPhone models. All you need to do is self assess your battery health. If found any problem, we are just a call away. We are providing device pick up and drop services during the circuit outbreak by following the social distancing and sanitization guidelines.

Signs that show your iPhone’s battery need replacement:

  • The device heats up very quickly

When your iPhone starts heating up even after using it for a few minutes it means there’s something wrong with the Iphone battery. The device may also heat up during charging. It generates a lot of heat when you are using it for gaming or watching video during the charging mode. It happens due to more power usage. Too much heating up of battery reduces its cell lifespan. You should keep a check on this and go for the iPhone battery replacement before it’s too late and got blown up.

  • Your iPhone works only on charging mode

Suppose you have iPhone 7 and it looks almost dead despite having a functional display. The possible fault could be in the battery. To be sure, connect the charger and let it charge for a few minutes. If your iPhone7 is working fine on charging mode it means there’s hope. Now try using it after disconnecting the charger. If it doesn’t work or shuts down, it possibly means the battery is dead.

  • A bloated battery

Overheating is one of the reasons behind a bloated battery. The other one is the expansion of cells. However, the iPhone’s battery is inbuilt so there won’t be any problem like difficulty in closing the battery cap. But it will push the front and back of your iPhone off the frame. This situation is dangerous and might cause the battery to blow up. It might harm the person whoever is nearby.

If you find any of the above problems, it means your iPhone’s battery needs replacement. If you are thinking about where to find the affordable and best quality iPhone repair services in Singapore, Digital Hospital is just here to serve you.

Bonus Tip: If your iPhone’s charger breaks down, don’t use any other (duplicate) charger to charge your iPhone. It will damage the battery. You will have to spend more in order to save a few bucks. So, always use the original charger.