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Quick-Fix Gadget Repair Shop 'iDropped' Opens in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

 iDropped opened at 611 Flatbush Ave. on Monday.
iDropped opened at 611 Flatbush Ave. on Monday.
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Don Makay

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS — A new quick-fix electronic repair shop opened in the neighborhood this week, becoming the first New York location for a Pennsylvania-based franchise.

Speedy smartphone repairs are the focus at iDropped, said owner Don Makay, which opened its doors Monday at 611 Flatbush Ave. between Rutland Road and Fenimore Street in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.

Makay, a technologist who also works as a senior military officer, said he hopes to make the new 350-square-foot storefront a place where locals can bring broken gadgets, including laptops and cellphones, for quick repairs.

Workers at iDropped will aim to fix simple issues like cracked screens within an hour, Makay said. More serious issues will likely be done on-premises within about a day.

“We can fix things on the phone, too, not just screens. If the speaker’s not working, if the camera’s not working … we’re troubleshooters,” he said.

The chain specializes particularly on Apple and Samsung products, Makay said.

The shop is the first location in the city for iDropped, which already has seven locations in Pennsylvania, five of them near the Scranton area.

iDropped is open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.