iphone 5c back cover repalcement parts
/ By Jonathan Hawkins / iPhone 5C / 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again! Apple is ready to roll out their newest models on September 10th, with their most-gossiped and guessed-about device being the iPhone 5C. The “C” is rumored to stand for “color”, or possibly “cheaper”, because the iPhone 5C will be offered in 5 different colors, at a fraction of the price as the original iPhone 5. If you need iPhone 5C front glass replacement parts, iPhone 5C batteries and other iPhone 5C parts, you have come to the right place.

iphone 5c back cover repalcement parts
iPhone 5C back cover colored shell {Photo Rights: Youtube/iCrackUriDevice}

Colors? And Did You Say Cheaper?!

That’s right- the iPhone will finally be available in something other than black or white! In fact, the iPhone 5C doesn’t appear to be offered in black; instead, consumers will get to choose between blue, green, red, yellow, and white. It’s body will be slightly different, with rounded edges where the original iPhone 5 is flat.

The biggest difference between the iPhone 5C and previous models is not color, but material. The reason this model will be cheaper has to do with the plastic housing it will feature on the back, a big change from the metal and glass casing that we have become used to from Apple products. Supposedly thinner and lighter than its other plastic-backed competitors, the integration of glass fibers into its ultra-thin plastic shell should also grant it more strength and durability than other similarly-constructed smartphones. (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/03/15/lower-cost-iphone-said-to-use-super-thin-plastic-and-fiberglass-shell-in-4-6-colors/)

Does the iPhone 5C Compromise on Capability?

When I heard the rumors of a cheaper, plastic-backed iPhone, I figured that it would simply be a brightly-tinted downgrade to a 4/4S-type technology, but it seems that the innards of the iPhone 5C are very similar to the original iPhone 5. Like the 5, the new 5C is said to be equipped with a dual-core CPU and tri-core GPU; other parallels to the original 5 are the new iOS7, and the 8 MP rear camera and 1.2 MP front camera.

Whether the iPhone 5C will feature the iPhone 5’s 4-inch Retina display is still under debate (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/03/22/apples-lower-cost-iphone-to-lack-retina-display/), and there have been rumblings that the 5C will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor instead of the Apple-crafted A6 the original 5 has. (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/01/25/apple-to-use-qualcomm-processors-for-low-cost-iphone-for-emerging-markets/)

A Cheap, Unbreakable iPhone? In Colors?!

What? That is not at all what I said. Except for the colors part- It definitely comes in colors.

I don’t know that I’d call the iPhone 5C cheap, either. Cheaper, maybe, but the lowest lowest estimate still runs at $350, and the highest at $550. Its price may align with the current iPhone 4/4S subsidized price of $99 w/ a two-year contract. (http://www.macrumors.com/roundup/iphone-5c/)

And unbreakable? Personally, I’m very optimistic about every “new-and-improved” model , but I’m never very surprised when technology breaks, either. So, should you acquire an iPhone 5C (they are expected to be released to the general public around September 20th!), and somehow manage to crack the screen, call RockIT Repairs at (540) 412-8824! Our competent, knowledgeable techs can easily take care of your iPhone 5C front glass replacement, quickly and at reasonable, honest prices!

customized xbox 360 controller in chrome color
/ By Jonathan Hawkins / Xbox / 0 Comments
There are a couple of different ways to customize your X-Box 360 controller.
Cosmetic Xbox 360 Controller Customization
There are endless options when it comes to personalizing the appearance of your X-Box 360 controller. Every visible piece is available in an endless variety of colors, designs, and finishes. You can even add custom LED lights! We can build a custom controller for you, changing any of the following parts:
  • controller shells
  • bumper assembly (LB & RB) and triggers (LT & RT)
  • thumbsticks and D-pad
  • ABXY buttons
  • LED ring

xbox 360 purple and green customized controllerGold and Red Chrome Customized Controllers

Gameplay Xbox 360 Controller Customization Modifications
modding- custom modifications made to the controller’s programming, allowing for “enhanced” gameplay
Yep, we can mod your X-Box 360 controller! There are lots of options available here- some of the more popular ones include:
  • rapid fire- turns every weapon fully-auto; customizable
  • burst mode- set # of shots and rate of fire per trigger pull
  • fast reload- duh
  • jump shot- enable to avoid enemy fire
  • quick scope- auto-fire upon target lock
  • jitter- fires even faster than rapid fire, but you can’t aim
  • akimbo- dual rapid fire for two-handed weapons
Call RockIT Repairs Today for Custom, Modded X-Box 360 Controllers!
Call us today at (540) 412-8824! We’ll work with you to build the X-Box 360 controller you’ve been dreaming of!
/ By Jonathan Hawkins / DC Power Jack / 0 Comments

RockIT performs laptop power jack repairs on all models of laptops. Over time, the excessive use of a laptop charging port can cause the port to become dislodged from the board or just go bad. We can resolder a port back to the board for much less than the cost of a new laptop. If you are having issues powering on your laptop, no longer getting a charging / power light when you plug in your ac adapter. These ac adapter / charging port repairs are under $100 and will get your laptop back up and running in no time.

We do DC jack repairs on these models and more! You can read the links below to learn more about the problems people are having with the charging / dc jack port on these various laptop models. You are not alone.

  1. Sony
  2. Lenovo
  3. Samsung
  4. Asus
  5. HP (Hewlett Packard)
  6. Acer
  7. Emachines

Here is a video of us soldering on a new Asus power dc jack port to a laptop. We had previously removed the original port using an SMD rework station and soldering iron. We always clean out all of the old solder to ensure the best connection for your new dc jack.

We can even fix your laptop power jack port the same day if you set up an appointment. Call 540-412-8824

kindle fire charging port viewed under a microscope
/ By Jonathan Hawkins / Kindle FireTablets / 0 Comments

If Your Kindle Won’t Charge, You have come to the RIGHT place!

Price Update: 

Kindle Fire Original 7″ Charging Port – $59.99
Kindle Fire HD Charging Port 8.9″ or 7″- $69.99
Kindle Fire HDX Charging Port 7″ – $79.99
Kindle Fire HDX Charging Port 8.9″ – $89.99

Need immediate repair services, just visit our mail in repair page. This original D01400 kindle charging port repair is only $59.99 and we can have your kindle fire charging port repaired and shipped back out to you within 24 hours. Price includes FREE 2 day priority shipping via USPS with tracking. Call 540-412-8824 if you have any questions. We are open 7 days a week! We have repaired over 1000 kindle charging ports to date! Let us fix yours today!

4 kindle fire charging port repairs

Don’t try this repair yourself unless you are skilled in micro soldering on charging ports. This is an advanced repair.

Kindle Fire Charging Port Repair Under Microscope by RockITRepairs

The answer to this common Kindle fire charging port problem can be found in the hands of our experienced, competent techs

It has become an all too common occurrence for Kindle owners- they plug their tablet in, allow plenty of time for a full recharge, yet return to find that their Kindle is still suffering from a dead or dying battery. They might try some of the simpler troubleshooting tips (i.e. hold power button down for 30, then plug into charger to reset; clean port with 99% alcohol); a few may get lucky and discover a charging “sweet spot”, found by wiggling the USB cable into the charging port at exactly the right angle, but at that point, their Kindle’s battery is living on borrowed time. Eventually, the Kindle won’t charge at all, and the charging port has bcome noticeably loose.


Why would this happen to a perfectly functioning tablet that isn’t even two years old?


The Kindle Charging Port Repair Defect

kindle fire charging port viewed under a microscope

If any of this sounds familiar, then it sounds as though your Kindle has been exhibiting the symptoms indicative of the Kindle Charging Port Defect, This surprisingly common problem is caused by an improperly soldered connection on the motherboard, and it seems to affect the Kindle Fire more frequently than the rest of the Kindle family.


This problem is so widespred that it was estimated (because Amazon doesn’t release exact figures) that between 12.5% – 13.3% of the tablets sold in one sales quarter would end up being returned due to customer dissatisfaction ( http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/12/03/how-many-kindle-fires-are-being-returned-to-amazon/ ).


Those folks able to return theirs for a free, brand-new replacement are fortunate, but few. The defect tends to show up following the expiration of the warranty, at around 1 1/2 years of age. Apparently, Amazon has done nothing to make this right, as people are posting about it today on the Amazon Kindle forums  (http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/forums/kindleqna/ref=kindle_help_forum_tft_tp?ie=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1GLDPZMNR1X53&cdThread=Tx3JNOLES8Q4BCQ).


RockIT Repairs Has Got You Covered When Your Kindle Won’t Charge


Our top-notch techs have the ability to cure charging port defects and damages that your Kindle may be suffering from, no matter which model you have! We can repair or replace the charging port, LCD, screen, and more on any Kindle, including Kindle Fire HD 7″, 8.9″, and 8.9″ 4G, both the 1st and 2nd generations of Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, Kindle DX, and  the 1st and 2nd generations of the original Kindle.

*Updated 2/3/14 – We have been seeing a lot of Kindle Fire HD charging ports in need of repair. We do repair the Kindle Fire HD and it is the same price as the Kindle Fire.


If your Kindle is not charging, give us a call at (540) 412-8824!

Here are some image of kindle fires being worked on at our shop:

image of a logic board installed in a kindle fire d01400

closeup of the kindle fire logic board
closeup of the kindle fire logic board

kindle fire port repaired successfully

computer repair help
/ By Jonathan Hawkins / Computers / 0 Comments

Finding a reliable and trustworthy computer repair specialist in Fredericksburg, VA isn’t really very difficult- as long as you’re looking the right way, anyway. Opening up the phone book and calling the guy closest to you is probably not going to be your best bet, but you could get lucky. Taking your computer or laptop to Best Buy for a fix is fine, if you’re looking to spend more money than you probably need to, and are willing to wait up to two weeks to get your computer back. As a person who values their time and money, and who hates to be without their laptop, I wouldn’t trust any computer repair service in Fredericksburg without first checking out what their customers have to say. Luckily for you, I have already done the research, and I have read the customer reviews, and the guys I’m going to call are the ones at RockIT Repairs.

RockIT Repairs comes “HIGHLY recommended!!” by Rob Rickens, one of their happy customers. Their experienced professionals “Fixed my laptop screen for less than half of what Dell wanted to charge.” RockIT Repairs is rapidly becoming known for their affordable computer repair services in Fredericksburg, VA, and their customers are thrilled! “They fixed my iPad screen for half of what apple costs!” raves customer Rebecca Pemberton. Okay, so we have a winner in the cost department- RockIT Repairs takes it for affordable computer repair in Fredericksburg, VA!

computer motherboard fix

Now, affordability is key when it comes to finding the right computer repair guys, but what about time? My time is precious, too, and I certainly don’t want to be without my computer for very long. Can RockIT Repairs meet my speed needs? “Thank you for your fast fix,” says Lauren Bailey Lewis, “And great customer service and friendly staff! Will definitely recommend to anyone in need of repair!” That is exactly the kind of customer review that you hope to find when researching computer repair in Fredericksburg, VA. When customers have things to say like, “AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME, local business – Professional and polite, nicest guys around!” like Jennifer Omundson did, you know you’ve found the right place.

For my dollar, and my time, RockIT Repairs is my choice for any type of computer repair in Fredericksburg, VA. The bonus? They fix cell phones, tablets, and LCD touchscreens, and they complete most of those repairs in under an hour.