110 E. 13th St., nr. Fourth Ave.; 212-673-8400;
The go-to for both the pro whose Canon DSLR needs a new sensor and the cruise-ship passenger, in town for a few hours, who needs to get a filter unstuck. Phototech turns around most repairs in three to seven days (a rush fee of $30 speeds this to 24 to 48 hours). Minor fixes start at $25; overhauls and serious repairs run $95 to 400-plus.
- NYC iPod Doctor
Demetrios Leontaris repairs not only iPods but also iPads and most smartphones. He makes house calls, and cures a lot on the spot: You can shatter your phone on the way to work and have it fixed that day, barely leaving your desk. Water damage runs $79 and up; screen repairs start at $59 for iPhones and $129 for iPads.
- Cosmophonic Sound
1628 First Ave., nr. 85th St.; 212-734-0459
Cosmophonic isn’t the cheapest around, but for repairing a $4,000 amplifier, quality trumps price. They’re factory-authorized by Marantz, Infinity, JBL, and Harman/Kardon, do most jobs within a week, and offer home service. Best of all, if you bring in a burnt-out item that’s not worth fixing, they’ll tell you.
- Hi-Tech Electronics
47 Canal St., nr. Ludlow St.; 212-219-3794
Keeping lots of parts in stock allows High-Tech Electronics to repair most major-brand TVs in two to three days. They never charge for estimates; they’ve been known to do the really small jobs for free; and they’ll pay house calls on customers who live nearby, which is a big deal when you’re talking about hauling in a 52-inch TV.