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How to repair your Apple device at an Apple service center in Singapore

I am writing this to give you some details on how to get your Apple device repaired at your nearest Apple authorised service centers in Singapore. Essentially if you have an issue with your Apple device you can choose to visit the main Apple on Orchard Road or Jewel Changi Airport, or alternatively you can visit one of their authorised Apple service center partners around in Singapore.

It is advisable to book an appointment first as it can get quite busy. While I have seen that some service centers have their own online website to book this, I suggest using the Apple website to make an appointment reservation either way.

How to repair your device at an Apple service center in Singapore

Assuming you have visited Apple’s website with online troubleshooting steps and have gone through their online troubleshooting guides. Since you will be able to save yourself time and money if you’re able to troubleshoot issues yourself. For some issues, like hardware failure, it cannot be helped and you will simply need to go to an Apple store or authorised Apple service center if you want to have it repaired.

For example, I recently had a hardware issue with my Macbook Pro, and now I need to get it reviewed and repaired by an Apple service center. I had attempted to get it to work by following Apple’s online guides and troubleshooting by connecting it to external monitors, using different accessories to see if I can still work with it using an external monitor. I concluded it needed a professional technician to look at it further. When I brought it to a service center I have found that I am pretty lucky, as only my screen seems to have an issue. My hard drive and keyboard seems fine so only the screen needs to be replaced.

How to repair your device at an Apple service center in Singapore

Step 1 – Visit Apple website and find “Get Support” link

Visit Apple website via https://support.apple.com/en-sg and find the “Get Support” link.

Apple Support page

Step 2 – Head to “Get Support”

This will take you to getsupport.apple.com.

Step 3 – Follow prompts till you get to “Bring it in for repair”

Follow the prompts and you should get to a page that asks if you want to “Bring it in for repair”.

Step 4 – Detail details about your issue

Step 5 – Choose an Apple service center

Here is a list of their service location details. 

A.lab Plaza Singapura
#04-12B Plaza Singapura
68 Orchard Road
Singapore 238839

Mon-Sat: 11 AM to 7:30 PM
Sun: 10 AM to 6 PM
(Collection till 7:30 PM)

Telephone: 65.6784 1318
(Mon-Fri: 9 AM to 6 PM)
Fax: 65.6784 7626
E-mail: [email protected]

Apple Orchard Road
270 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238857
1800 699 2824
Mon - Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Qcd Wheelock
501 Orchard Road, #05-13/14, Wheelock Place, 05-13/14, 238880 (Angullia Park side)
Tel: +65 6555 0500
(Hotline Operating Hours: Mon - Fri 11.00am - 6.00pm)
Fax: + 65 6235 9665

[email protected]
(Mon - Sat) 11.00am - 7:30pm
(Sun) 10.00am - 2:00pm

A.lab Changi City Point
#01-55 Changi City Point
5 Changi Business Park Central 1
Singapore 486038
Mon-Sat: 11 AM to 7:30 PM
Sun: 10 AM to 6 PM
(Collection till 7:30 PM)

Telephone: 65.6784 1318
(Mon-Fri: 9 AM to 6 PM)
Fax: 65.6784 7626
E-mail: [email protected]

Qcd Westgate
3 Gateway Drive, #01-42
Singapore 608532 (Next to taxi stand)

Tel: +65 6515 2010
(Hotline Operating Hours: Mon - Fri 10.00am - 06:00pm)
Fax: +65 6793 2936

[email protected]
(Mon - Sun) 10:00am - 08:00pm

Apple Jewel Changi Airport
78 Airport Blvd, #02-234, Singapore 819666
Hours: 
1800 699 2824
Mon - Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Step 6 – Select a timing that works with you

Select the Apple service center timing that works best for you. Here is an example of the options available to me when I went to book for a repair.

Step 7 – Backup as much as you can

Backup your data and bring everything you see as necessary for them to understand your issue and provide a solution for you. Be prepared to leave your device with them to repair, as it’ll take 3-7 business working days to repair depending on the issue you’re facing.

Be also mindful that quotes that they do note may be quoted in USD, as the Apple system is in USD. So please clarify this when it comes to actual costs for services/ parts replacements.

How much does it cost to repair Apple items in Singapore?

So how much does it cost to repair some Apple items?

It depends, and while I don’t have a full listing here. When I asked about a handover of devices in Singapore I was quoted the following:

  • Macbook Pro 13inch 800 USD
  • Macbook Pro 15inch 1000 USD

Eligible AppleCare+ Tiers:
If you are fortunate enough to be on AppleCare+ plans and be in warranty (as it is like buying insurance, you may or may not use it during the warranty period). Then the excess or amount you will have to pay to engage an Apple service center may be as follows:

  • all other damage – USD 299.0,
  • screen or external enclosure damage – USD 99.0

I hope that helps you with your Apple product repairs. Please feel free to share any of your experiences/ questions in the comments below.

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Testing connectivity with pymetrics Web Services using SOAP UI software

This guide will explain how you can use SOAP UI Open Source software to run API calls to pymetrics Web Services APIs. I will run you through the steps of how to set up your environment so you can start testing and engaging with the pymetrics Web Services APIs.

How to test the pymetrics Web Services using SOAP UI

Step 0 – Install Soap UI Open Source

If you haven’t already done so, please download and install the free SoapUI Open Source software on your computer via soapui.org/downloads/soapui.html. For basic details demo on how to test it on a public free API data source, you can review this post here.

Step 1 – Add pymetrics Web Services to SOAP UI

Add a “New SOAP Project” to your SOAP UI software by clicking on File> New SOAP Project and add in the following details:

  • Project name: pymetrics Web Services (or your name of choice)
  • Initial WSDL link: https://www.pymetrics.com/docs/integrations/webservice/v2
  • Create Requests: Tick (optional but it’s good for auto generating some sample body data that you often need to send with requests so you start getting familiar with it).
Create a "New SOAP Project" where you add in the pymetrics.com WSDL link
Add in the pymetrics.com WSDL link

Step 2 – Test that your new pymetrics SOAP project is working

You will want to test that you have added the new SOAP project and it is configured to the pymetrics Web Services endpoint correctly. The best way to test is using the Echo API.

The goal of the Echo API is to just respond back to let you know that it has received your API call. No authentication is needed so you can use this API call to just confirm the connectivity and connection.

<soapenv:Envelope xmlns:soapenv="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" xmlns:pym="pym.intg.ws.2.0.0">
   <soapenv:Header/>
   <soapenv:Body>
      <pym:echo>
         <pym:echo>Test Echo</pym:echo>
      </pym:echo>
   </soapenv:Body>
</soapenv:Envelope>

Step 3 – Echo API should repeat what you have sent

Echo API should repeat (echo) what you have sent. As it’s goal is to confirm that it has received your API request and sends back the same message in response.

If you have received the same message, then you’re successful in configuring your SOAP UI to interface with the pymetrics Web Services endpoint.

Here are some examples of how the Echo API should function:

Using the Echo API call to send the words “Test Echo”
Using the Echo API call to send the words “Sending a different message to Echo”

Step 4 – Success your SOAP UI is configured!

You are now configured to start using SOAP UI and engaging with the pymetrics Web Services endpoint.

(Optional) Nice to have configuration for SOAP UI

You can consider seeing up your SOAP UI environment so that it shows some helpful functionality.

I like to turn on the Debug, Header tab, and Request Properties windows, as this gives me more information about the API calls and endpoints that am working with.

Example configuration with "Header" window open
Example configuration with “Header” window open
Example configuration with "Debug" window open
Example configuration with “Debug” window open

Enjoy using SOAP UI to test your endpoints!