I am a mobile, certified computer, smartphone, and tablet repair tech. I meet the customer with my rolling workshop, a full-sized ambulance, and do my work from within it. It is fully-powered and self-contained so it makes rolling up, fixing the device, returning the device to the customer, and cleanup easy. I do not have to enter the customer's home or office unless they prefer it. I am located in Everett, WA (about 15 miles north of Seattle).
Answer to: What kind of liability insurance do you carry?Depending on what I am doing with someone's computer, I will advise that I can back up their data as a safety precaution prior to the work. If I am attempting data recovery, most software programs will not lose any of the data. Remember, data is rarely lost no matter what you are doing. Even if you accidentally delete something, it is truly never gone off the drive. There are several programs out there that will recover all kinds of data, even if the drive has been formatted or overwritten. The only way to destroy the data completely, is to use a program designed to "NUKE" the drive or to otherwise render it totally erased.
Answer to: iPhone doesn't wake up with home button. Only when plugged to AC.First of all, the power button issue can be fixed and needs to be. Second, the home button also needs to be replaced. If you are not comfortable with ordering the parts and doing it yourself, then contact ICracked, who will put you in touch with a local tech, who is able to fix your phone. They will give you a no-obligation quote. I am a certified computer repair tech and a certified ICracked repair tech. We fix these types of things on a daily basis. Don't keep putting up with a phone that only partially works.
Answer to: MacBookPro does not power up on AC power or battery.None of this has worked for me. When I try the reset with battery and power out of it and then replug power while button is held in, the fans go wild but nothing else. When I try battery and power out of it, hold power down for 10 seconds, replug Magsafe and battery back in,and try to start it, I hear the optical drive spin once but nothing else. The battery shows fully charged. I guess my only other option is to disassemble it and see what happened. I think an 85W power supply I had for it that was not from Apple directly, may have done something to it. It seemed awfully warm during the charge process; however, the battery does show charged. That same power supply sparks when I go to connect the Magsafe to the computer. I just hope I didn't fry the board.