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uBreakiFix phone, electronics repair shop opens in south Fargo

Although the store specializes in everyday tech such as phones, laptops and tablets, uBreakiFix will repair anything with a power button.

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Steven Carlton manages the new uBreakiFix shop in south Fargo. (David Samson / The Forum)

FARGO - A uBreakiFix electronics repair franchise store is now open at 1650 45th St. S.

“We repair everything with a power button. That’s the easiest way to put it,” District Manager Steven Carlton said Tuesday, April 20. “Anything from cell phones, tablets, computers, gaming consoles, laptops. We’ll take a look at anything, we have a hoverboard here.”

Carlton said uBreakiFix also offers Home+ tech support and insurance for all home electronics.

The store opened April 1, and is one of six cell phone and electronics repair shops in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin owned by Rochester, Minn., businessman James Gorecki.

Gorecki is in the process of transitioning his Fast Phone Repair shops, including one in Grand Forks, into uBreakiFix locations, Carlton said.

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uBreakiFix was founded in 2009, offering affordable, high-quality phone repair. The business later switched from an internet-based repair brand to a brick-and-mortar model. uBreakiFix began franchising in 2013 and currently operates more than 600 locations across the U.S. and Canada.

Carlton said the Fargo market should be a good fit for the company.

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“We like to open stores … in growing towns, cool areas, good markets that we feel need a repair business,” he said.
The shop is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and closed Sunday.

Diagnostic checks are free, and the shop is certified to repair Google Pixel and Samsung phones as well as Apple products.

“We can fix a lot of stuff the same day depending on how busy we are and if we have the parts in stock,” Carlton said.

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Technician Blake Lindemann lines up a screen protector at uBreakiFix in south Fargo on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. (David Samson / The Forum)

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In 2019, uBreakiFix joined the Asurion family and now operates as a subsidiary of the technology care company while still maintaining the uBreakiFix leadership team and franchise model.

Though the store specializes in everyday tech, uBreakiFix will repair anything with a power button, from drones and hoverboards to vintage arcade games and light-up Christmas sweaters.

For more information, visit ubreakifix.com .

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The new uBreakiFix store, pictured Wednesday, April 21, 2021, is at 1650 45th St. S., in Fargo. (David Samson / The Forum)

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Helmut Schmidt is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's business news team. Readers can reach him by email at hschmidt@forumcomm.com, or by calling (701) 241-5583.
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