Apple Providing Free Repairs for Bricked Apple Watch Series 5/SE Devices

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Apple is offering free repairs for the Apple Watch Series 5 and SE following reports of the wearables not waking up after going into Power Reserve mode. This mode engages when the battery drops to 10 percent. Apple has suggested turning off the power-saving mode to prevent this from happening, but that may not help.

The Register reported that the problem affects watchOS 7.2 and 7.3 users. The Apple Watch Series 6 seems to be unaffected. Users have been told to try charging their watches for 30 minutes when they become unusable. If they do not reactivate after that time, owners should contact Apple support to begin the mail-in process to repair their bricked devices.

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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