New Norwich store will try to fix your broken electronic

Technician Noah Dziengier, centre, and supervisor Brandon Kinzly, correct, support shopper Branden Flinchbaugh, left, of Norwich on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, who desired his desktop Pc repaired at the new Ubreakifix by Asurion site in Norwich. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Norwich — In the two months considering that the new Ubreakifix retail store opened at 30 Salem Turnpike, its three tech-savvy personnel have served 4 exuberant Nintendo gamers with broken recreation consoles, fastened 5 iPads, a hard-situation building mobile phone and assisted one customer who smashed his Iphone when he shut a auto doorway on it.

Ubreakifix will tackle repairs on “anything with a electricity button that connects to Wi-Fi,” retail store supervisor Brandon Kinzly claimed Wednesday. That contains smartphones, tablets, desktop desktops, laptops, sensible watches, laptop or computer recreation consoles and intelligent speakers.

“We’re listed here to assist correct the oopsy-daisies,” Kinzly said.

Ubreakifix was launched in 2009 by two companions in Orlando, Fla. The concept and storefronts expanded to 700 locations across the United States and Canada, a news release on the Norwich retail outlet opening mentioned. Lately, the corporation was obtained by Asurion, a business that insures electronic devices.

Customers who have machine insurance from Asurion or any other coverage expert services will be referred to the nearby outlet by claims they file with the coverage providers. The shop also is open to stroll-ins with broken devices, who need to have tech support with troubleshooting or a diagnostic evaluation.

The Norwich retailer, positioned in the plaza involving a T-Cellular retail store and Chipotle restaurant at 30 Salem Turnpike-Route 82, experienced a smooth opening March 1, Kinzly said. The keep is open Monday via Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday midday to 5 p.m.

The store sells some machine accessories, such as smartphone conditions, monitor protectors and earbuds, and features Asurion’s Residence+ insurance policies for extra than two dozen “smart” gadgets in properties, besides appliances.

Kinzly, 30, drives to the Norwich retailer every single day from his Hamden house. He is a veteran of after ubiquitous RadioShack shops. When those closed, he worked in blue-collar positions in advance of acquiring the opening for Ubreakifix expansion into southeastern Connecticut.

Kinzly is joined in the Norwich retailer by professionals Nate Ward of Norwich and Noah Dziengiel of Waterford.

Dziengiel, 23, a 2017 Montville Significant University graduate, was performing in blue-collar employment ahead of he was hired by Ubreakifix in November for the Manchester shop. He moved to the Norwich store when it opened March 1.

Ward, 25, a 2014 Norwich Free Academy graduate, also labored in numerous work opportunities right before doing work at Apple for 3 a long time as a technician. He was hired by Ubreakifix in December for the new Norwich retail store and will specialize in Apple device repairs.

“It’s a really awesome area,” Ward reported. “We’re generally below to assist out our customers.”

A significant glass partition with the organization logo surrounded by dozens of little illustrations of electronic gadgets divides the front foyer from the technicians’ workspace, exactly where wall shelves residence bins of typically needed components. Basic repairs may well take a couple of hrs. For extra uncommon objects, the retail store may well want to purchase components or mail the system in other places for a restore. Kinzly stated the store hopes to return repaired things to buyers in a person to three days.

But Kinzly and Dziengiel experienced some discouraging terms for the several folks who have dropped their telephones into drinking water. “The rice matter is a myth,” Dziengiel explained. When rice does take up dampness, it are unable to completely dry out the internal mechanisms of a gadget, which will corrode if not dried out. Salt drinking water, he said, is the worst.

When not working on repairs, Kinzly has been spreading the phrase the outdated-fashioned way, driving to cellphone retailers, Staples and electronics shops and dropping off fliers and organization cards to warn prospects that the Ubreakifix store is open.

It didn’t just take much, Kinzly stated. Before the store opened, folks have been pulling on the locked door. A grand opening ceremony will be held someday in April, he explained. And a Groton store around the Navy Submarine Base is anticipated to open in April. Other Connecticut stores are in Glastonbury, Manchester, New Britain and Newington.

“Everybody now is tied to their telephones,” Kinzly explained. His purpose for the retailer is to observe individuals who come in upset to fall off a dropped telephone or a unit that just stopped doing the job, and have them return a working day or two later with smiles as they choose up their fixed gadget.

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Technician Noah Dziengier, centre, and supervisor Brandon Kinzly, right, talk to buyer Branden Flinchbaugh, left, of Norwich about fixing his desktop Computer on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at the new Ubreakifix by Asurion area in Norwich. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Supervisor Brandon Kinzly phone calls a consumer Wednesday, March 9, 2022, to schedule their Pc prognosis appointment at the new Ubreakifix by Asurion in Norwich. (Dana Jensen/The Working day)

Biz snapshot

What: Ubreakifix, an electronic machine fix store

In which: in the plaza at 30 Salem Turnpike-Route 82, Norwich

Hours: Monday by means of Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday midday to 5 p.m.

Call: (860) 383-1397

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