and repair your gadget
A+ Certified Computer Technicians specializing in repair of all PCs and Mac
All service repairs done in-house in our Barrington, IL facility
We use only the highest quality replacement parts on our repairs
We offer a 90 day warranty on all of our parts and labor
and excellence in all that we do
iPad & Tablet Repair
Apple iPod Repair
Come visit us to find solutions to all your gadget tech needs
Repair services for e-book readers, multi-functional portable media players, web browsing devices, portable gaming devices and three dimensional printers (3DP) and three dimensional printing (3DP) hardware accessories
Installation of computer networking software; computer services, namely, data backup and recovery services; maintenance and updating of computer software
Installing computer software and firmware for operating system programs for use with mobile devices and mobile phones
modifying pre-installed mobile communication device software for the purpose of allowing a mobile communication device of one carrier to be used for another carrier
Modifying pre-installed mobile communication device software for the purpose of allowing root access and removing default restrictions in order to give the user of the mobile communication device full access and full permission
We replaced two screens (iPad Air 2 and Pro) at Gadget Bar, after two months the home buttons on both iPads stopped working for some reason, probably part issues. Brian (Gadget Bar owner) fixed the issue at no additional cost, and showed he cares about his reputation and clients. I hope the issues will not arise again. We are satisfied with the way he dealt with us.
Definitely will be a repeat customer! (Although knocking on wood that I don't drop another phone.) I highly recommend this shop over any others.
I had called around requesting quotes on an iPhone X screen replacement. Brian was the ONLY person who took the time to thoroughly explain my options. Super helpful, knowledgeable, and the process was simple.
Got a great deal and the phone looks brand new! Couldn't be happier with my experience here.
I've used these guys several times, for computers, tablets and mobile phones. For quality work (which you always need), speed (when you need it), talking you through your options, and HONESTY (depressingly unusual), they're simply tops in their category. Five stars, thumbs way up, whatever you want to say.
Brian at the Gadget Bar is awesome. We have a built-in fireplace in our sunroom with a remote control that has an LCD screen and a few buttons. The buttons all stopped working a while back and we couldn't find a new remote anywhere. So, while it was probably an unusual request, we brought it to Brian and he couldn't have been any nicer or more enthusiastic about helping us fix it. He took it apart and confirmed that all the buttons on the circuit board were worn out. He found the exact button replacements online from a random Chinese supplier, ordered them for us, and soldered them onto the circuit board. The remote works like new again. Parts and labor were very reasonable - certainly less than buying a new remote. I would encourage you to look around your house for electronics that aren't working and bring them to The Gadget Bar to let Brian tinker with them!
While trying to swap out the hard drive on my daughter's computer I broke a component off of the power button board. I could not find a replacement and I was thinking it will be crazy if I have to buy a new laptop over this. I brought it into Brian and he soldered the component back onto the board. It was not an easy task, it was a complicated job because the circuit was on its side and it had three contact points. He not only fixed power button board, but also fixed one of the keys on the keyboard, and tightened up the touchpad. All for a VERY good price. I highly recommend the Gadget Bar!
I have been there three times before and on my fourth visit the manager was very unpleasant to work with. He didn't recognize me although I was a repeat customer. He took his time making his way to the front and seemed unwilling to help with my problem. Felt like he was only willing to meet me half way, and told me to go elsewhere for a cracked screen.
Brian took in my wife's dropped S8. It was repaired overnight at what I considered a reasonable cost. The perfect combo of service and price. No hesitation ever to work with Gadgetbar again!
This place has great costumer service and super reasonable prices, better that any other places!!!
The owner was super nice and knowledgeable and explained really well all my options. He was able to fix my daughter's iPad.
Don't look any further, this is the place to go!!! I was really satisfied with the service I received!!
Brian knows what he is doing! He makes sure that you problem is fixed! I would not even think of going anywhere else if you have a phone issue. Other places are..."kids with screwdrivers"!
Wow, what a surprisingly good experience!
No one ever enjoys getting something fixed. It's an annoying, unexpected expense and the process is usually a huge nightmare - calling in warranties, dealing with automated phone systems, getting the general sense that no one cares whether or not you get your computer back in time for that big presentation or not.
That was not the case at Gadget Bar! I dropped off my obnoxiously large, self-built computer for them to take a look at. I was having issues with my graphics cards or something and wanted an outside opinion on how to address the issue. I left the computer and expected a response in a day or two.
I heard nothing for a whole week. My red flags went way up! Was the whole computer and phone repair business and elaborate hoax to run away with my multi-thousand dollar computer system?!? I called ready to get my business voice on, but was reassured that they were working on it and dealing with custom systems takes time.
The next day I got a phonecall from the technician, Tyler, assuring me there was significant progress and my computer was just more messed up then either of us had anticipated. Over the next few days he gave me daily updates and asked for my approval before making potentially expensive mods to my case and hardware. The process was very painful, and as someone who knows a good deal about computers he absolutely was not taking advantage of me.
The whole process took about a week and a half. I picked up the computer and the total repair costs were MUCH lower than I expected, even when dealing with such custom hardware! I was impressed with the work and the professionalism! The only reason I am giving 4 stars instead of 5 was for the week with no contact, but they quickly changed their tune once they knew it was an issue for me!
Overall I had a very pleasant repair process with the homies at the bar, and will be bringing my stuff back if I'm ever unfortunate enough to have another computer problem I can't fix on my own!
Could this place get any better? Um no. Because they are the best. This was our last ditch effort (our 3rd stop on a Saturday) - and I'm kicking myself as to why I didn't come here for our first stop. They fixed my destroyed 5C phone screen in 25 minutes. The new screen seems even better quality than the original screen.
As an aside, after I came here - my mom told me that she had taken her Gen1 ipad cracked screen to them last year and had a great experience. She said they had hand cut the new glass screen as they do not have the Gen1 screens available anymore.
Love this place. Fixed my apple 4s in a couple of hours at a very reasonable price and he was nice. Can't beat that.
This place is great! I cracked my iPhone 5C and they fixed it perfectly within about two hours. The man at the counter was extremely nice and explained everything to me which was a nice touch. Competitive pricing as well, especially with the Yelp deal. No complaints!
Happy that they are so close by in case anymore accidents occur!
These guys were awesome. I shattered the screen on my iPhone 5c and was dreading dealing with the apple store when I found them online. They had my screen repaired in under 2 hours and Brian was friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend them for the efficient service.
Came here last minute because my phone had shattered and yelp suggested this place. I honestly don't regret it at all! They fixed it under an hour and service was great. They made it as easy as dropping it off and picking it right up. I was surprised that it looked exactly the same-- the quality is amazing and can't even tell that I dropped it previously. Best part of all, I paid a fraction than I would have if I dealt with Apple's business of having to buy a brand new phone and have the hassle of transferring all of my files! I will definitely be coming here if I ever need service again. Thanks guys!
Tried to get my fiance galaxy note 3 fixed unfortunately they could not fix it since the mother board was damaged. But from the start to finish Brian was great! He called us with updates, answered all our questions even gave us a sim card chip thing to place in my. Fiance new phone to help us! Honestly a great place to bring your broken phone! Ask for Brian