Fix Factory Now Offering AfterPay!

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It’s official, Fix Factory Canada now offers AfterPay as a payment method! Now is the best time to ‘Get Fixed’, with no fees or interest when you pay on-time in 4 payments!

Here’s Why You Should Afterpay It

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Get Everything You Need Now

Is your fix expensive? Don’t worry, book it now choosing either genuine original or premium aftermarket parts, knowing you can afford it! You can split your payments over time, but have your device fixed now!

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Pay Over Six Weeks

Make the first payment upfront and the rest over time, and on-time using Afterpay. Always interest-free without fees when you pay it in 4 payments on-time. You can adjust your payment dates and afford more with Afterpay!

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No Fees When You Pay on Time

They’ll send you reminders and cap late payments to help you get back on track, in the event you missed a payment. But, don’t worry, there’s no extra fees for using Afterpay when you book your fix with us here at Fix Factory!

Afterpay allows you to shop now and pay later. With Afterpay, your purchase will be split into 4 payments, payable every 2 weeks.

Get the App for AfterPay and pay on site after fix with fix factory canada

Manage Your Spending While Getting What You Need – the App Makes it Easy.

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Want to Afterpay it in Person, After?

We’ve made it easy to pay in 4, on-site and post-fix:

Step 1: Set up the digital Afterpay Card* from the ‘In-store tab’ (in the app) and follow the prompts to add it to your Apple Wallet or Google Wallet.

Step 2: Book Your Fix Online. Choose ‘Pay Debit/Cash/Afterpay Post-Fix’ for your Payment Method.

Step 3: Technician arrives, completes your fix and requests payment with Afterpay. It’s easy to split your payments with Fix Factory, on-site and post-fix!

*You must be 18 or older, a resident of the U.S. or Canada and meet additional eligibility criteria to qualify. For access to ‘in-store tab’, additional verification may be required. Late fees may apply. Click here for complete terms. Loans to California residents made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law license.

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A Quality Fix + Financial Wellness is Just a Tap Away

AfterPay for your fix in 4 interest-free installments. Budget your other spending. Earn rewards when you shop here and with others. Discover thousands of other cool brands like Fix Factory Canada plus millions of products you can purchase online, and in-store. 

Do it all in the app, easily and securely.

What is an IP rating and How do I Correctly Care for my Mobile Device?

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Understanding IP68 Dust and Liquid Resistance Rating

(From your Manufacturer)

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In today’s tech-savvy world, our devices are constantly exposed to a wide range of environmental conditions. Whether it’s our smartphones, smartwatches, or even industrial equipment, we rely on these devices to function reliably, even when subjected to dust and liquids. This is where IP68 dust and liquid resistance ratings come into play. In this blog post, we’ll deep dive into what IP68 rating means, how it is tested, and why it’s essential for various electronic devices + how you can correctly care for your mobile device.

What Is an IP Rating?

IP stands for Ingress Protection, and it is a standard used globally to define the level of protection provided by a device against solids (dust and particles) and liquids (water and other fluids). An IP rating consists of two numbers, such as IP68, with each number having a specific meaning:

The first digit represents protection against solids

0: No protection

1-6: Protection against various levels of dust and other debris, with 6 being the highest

The second digit represents protection against liquids

0: No protection

1-8: Protection against various levels of water and other fluids, with 8 being the highest

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Understanding IP68 Rating

An IP68 rating is one of the highest levels of protection a device can have against dust and liquids, if your device is un-opened/un-repaired/un-refurbished (original), from the Factory (OEM) and without physical damages or above threshold drops/bangs/compressions etc. Let’s break down what each digit signifies:

Protection Against Solids (6)

An IP6X rating indicates that the device is completely protected against dust and particles. It is dust-tight and won’t allow any dust to enter, ensuring that the internal components remain clean and functional.

Protection Against Liquids (8)

An IPX8 rating denotes that the device can be submerged in water beyond one meter for an extended period without any harmful effects. This level of protection makes it suitable for activities like swimming and snorkeling. However, it’s essential to note that IPX8 doesn’t specify the depth or duration of submersion, so manufacturers may provide additional details.

Testing for IP68 Rating

Manufacturers rigorously test their devices to ensure they meet the IP68 standard. These tests include:

Dust Resistance Testing

Dust chambers are used to expose the device to various types and sizes of dust particles. The device is inspected for any ingress of dust. It should remain completely dust-tight throughout the test.

Liquid Resistance Testing

The device is subjected to various liquid depths and durations, often in controlled environments. It is checked for any signs of water ingress, and it should continue to function properly after the test.

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Importance of IP68 Rating

IP68 ratings are crucial for a wide range of devices, including smartphones, smartwatches, fitness trackers, cameras, and industrial equipment. Here’s why:

Durability

Devices with IP68 ratings can withstand harsh environmental conditions, making them more durable and long-lasting.

Versatility

They can be used in various scenarios, from underwater photography to construction sites, without worrying about damage.

Reliability

IP68-rated devices are less likely to malfunction due to dust or water ingress, ensuring consistent performance.

Correct Care for your Device

Devices may be damaged if water or dust enters the device. In addition, falls, impacts, or physical damages will surely reduce or invalidate the IP68 rating your device had from the manufacturer. For new devices with a manufacturer IP68 rating, follow these tips to prevent damage to your device and to help maintain the water and dust resistant performance:

Do not immerse the device in fresh water deeper than 1.5 meter’s and do not keep it submerged in fresh water less than 1.5 meter’s deep for more than 30 minutes;

If the device is dropped or receives an impact, the water and dust-resistant features may be damaged;

Do not expose the device to water moving with force;

If the device is exposed to fresh water, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth;

The touch screen and other features may not work properly while the device is in water;

If the device is exposed to any liquid other than fresh water, gently rinse it with fresh water immediately and dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth. Failure to gently rinse it in fresh water and dry it as instructed may cause it to suffer from operability or cosmetic issues.

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Consideration of the IP68 Rating

In a world where our electronic devices accompany us everywhere, the IP68 dust and liquid resistance rating provides a significant layer of protection. It assures us that our gadgets can withstand the challenges of both everyday life and more extreme environments. When choosing your next device, whether it’s a smartphone for your adventures or industrial equipment for your business, consider the IP rating to ensure it meets your specific needs for dust and liquid resistance and use common sense when thinking about your devices’ IP rating post-repair.

In addition, please note that once you have dropped your device with significant g-force, have physical damages or your device has been repaired/opened these actions will invalidate the IP68 rating guarantee from manufacturer. Although our technicians are trained to replace seals and adhesives where applicable, we don’t guarantee against liquid damages or guarantee the original IP68 rating from the manufacturer.