How To Keep Electronics Safe this Summer
Gizmogo’s mission has been simple – make it easy for you to sell your used gadgets at the highest price with the fastest payment possible. Our team members believe your once cherished device sitting in your drawer has more value in being re-purposed and given a new life. We take your device and give it to someone who will enjoy it the same way you once did. That’s why Gizmogo strives to create a seamless customer experience that enables people to see the full potential and value of their devices. Our goal is to extend the life-cycle of technology while reducing the impact on our environment and passing the value onto our customers!
Avoid heat related damage to your electronics with these top tips
1. Do not leave electronics in direct sunlight
Anything pass the ideal mid-70s temperatures can put laptops, phones and other devices at risk, causing a fire, a small explosion, or other hazardous things. Be cautious on where you place your cell phone, avoiding hot places like inside the car. If you have no choice, leaving it in a cool, dry place under a seat inside a cooling bag can be found on Amazon.com. Excessive heat is known to crack plastics and can even damage internal parts of any gadget.
2. Leave devices in a cool area
To beat the summer heat, it is best to leave your sensitive electronics at room temperature, aiming at 73-76 degrees, which can make a world of difference. We expect the devices we own to be sturdy and durable, but keep in mind that they are sensitive to heat. To help keep them cool, consider installing a Thermoelectric Air Conditioner. This special A/C can help cool devices by removing any heat within the enclosure of laptops and computers and circulate col air throughout the space.
3. Electronics with cases are the safest
For obvious reasons, investing in a case for your tablet, cell, or laptop is a great idea. Not only will you preserve the life of your electronic device, you will also be maintaining its appearance. Avoiding scratches and dents along the outer side of the devices can help you make more money when you are ready to sell.
4. Use a clear zip up bag when participating in water-based activities and sports
We have all been there-the phone just got wet! You will never have to say those words again after you try this genius hack. Grab a clear, zip up bag and place your phone in there when you take a swim at the pool or hit the waves at the beach. This cool trick will also help reduce the chances of sand getting into your mobile buttons and speakers.
5. Avoid charging phones and tablets under cushions
If you or someone you know is part of the the popular group of sleepers that charge their phones under a mattress or pillow, think again before doing it. Charging a mobile phone covered under a pillow can lead to excessive overheating and can cause an explosion to occur or even a fire to start. Also, be aware of torn or frayed charging cables. Be sure to change them out when needed. This will also reduce the risk of a negative situation from happening.
6. Protect your phone when going to the beach
Refer to tip #4
7. Stack Money, Not Gadgets
In fact, stacking your devices on top of each other can cause more harm than good. When computers and other electronics are stacked directly on top of each other, it is a recipe for overheating. There is very limited space for air to flow out of the top of the devices. This results in the lowest gadget ventilating hot air into the upper piece versus cool air.
8. Deep Clean Your Devices
All electronic devices should be cleaned regularly. Dust, dirt, and other debris can cause clogging in places like speakers and auxiliary ports. Any clogging like this can lead to overheating and eventually a shortened life of the gadget.
If you are handling computers and laptops, it is best to blow out the fans once a year for maximum cooling. Laptop fans can be accessed by opening the case usually on the bottom of it. It can be cleaned with a can of aerosol, otherwise a small vacuum cleaner with a hose will work.
Frequently Asked Questions
I don't see my device on your list; how can I place my order?
If your device is not listed, place your order as an Unknown Device. Please review our list of accepted electronics to ensure your device falls into one of the classifications. Following our fee-free shipping, we will evaluate your device and send you a quote. If you choose not to sell, your device will be returned to you free of charge!
Do you accept old and damaged devices?
Yes! We accept a vast amount of different electronic devices regardless of condition. To find out how much your damaged device is worth, locate your device on our website, select your model, and indicate the condition to receive an instant quote. If it has any value, we will compensate you accordingly. Otherwise, we would recycle it responsibly for you
You evaluated my device, and the payment amount differs from the quote I received when I first placed my order; what happened?
There are a few reasons why the quoted payment can change following our evaluation:
- You did not accurately select the condition of the device (most common).
- The device has defects that are not indicated on your order.
- You chose the wrong device or device model when completing your order.
Our customer service team is happy to answer any additional questions about changes to your quote
My device has had a case and screen protector since I originally purchased it, and you're trying to tell me it has screen scratches. Can you explain?
Our grading standard is different from what people usually would think. Our professional technicians base their evaluation on the quality of factors such as the
- USB Charging Port
It is common for people to believe their phone is ‘like new,’ only to have a slightly different definition of the term compared to the industry standards.
My laptop isn't on your list; how can I determine its worth?
If you don’t see your device on our list, email us at email@example.com for your free quote. Include the device brand, model, and serial number in your message. We will have our technician deliver an estimate within 24 hours.
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