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  1. Still holding off on updating your older Apple devices?

    Still holding off on updating your older Apple devices?
            As of November 3rd 2019 Apple has rolled out a few new updates for those older devices. According to Apple’s website, “some iPhone and iPad models introduced in 2012 and earlier require an iOS update to resume accurate GPS location.”     What does this mean? Not updating to the newest iOS version may cause service...
  2. The iPhone 11 Series Phones Are Here: Are They Repairable?

    The iPhone 11 Series Phones Are Here: Are They Repairable?
    The launch of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max on September 20th brings us Apples most advanced mobile devices to date. As always when new devices release, we raise the question, can they still be repaired? Screen Replacement We have confirmed that when swapping the screen on and iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max that a notification...
  3. Apple iPhone Battery Lock-down

    Apple iPhone Battery Lock-down
    Apple iPhone Battery Lock-down     It appears Apple is back to their old ways. It was recently discovered that Apple has implemented software that causes the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max to display “Service” on Battery Health when the original battery is replaced.  Whether it is replaced with an aftermarket or original battery, the device will still display...
  4. How To Maximize LCD Buyback Profits

    How To Maximize LCD Buyback Profits
    Why only original screens should be sent in It is important that you only send in original screen. Original screens are worth more than after market screens because they have the original LCD/LED. The LCD/LEDs on the original screen are the best quality. Aftermarket screens have lower quality LCD/LEDs that are not worth much. Sending aftermarket screens in for buyback...
  5. iPhone X Series Tips

    iPhone X Series Tips
    As the iPhone X series gets older, naturally, there is an emergence of different types of replacement screens that become available. Various materials are used to create each different screen which, in turn, means that each screen will have its pros and its cons. Some screens are intentionally created to be more cost-effective while others are made to try to...
  6. Liquid vs. Electronics

    Liquid vs. Electronics
    Have you ever dropped your device in some sort of liquid? Everyone knows that liquid and electronics do not go well together. But why is that exactly? Let's talk about what actually happens when your phone slips out of your hand and into the toilet. We know it is gross, but it is very common. Most mobile devices today use...
  7. Testing Samsung Galaxy Displays

    Testing Samsung Galaxy Displays
    It is always important to test your display before fully installing it. Defects are a part of the repair industry and we understand that. Not only does this help the RMA process go a lot smoother, but it also helps us correct any potential part issues in the future. When we receive a return, we evaluate the part and its...
  8. All About Battery Life

    All About Battery Life
    In today’s world, almost everyone has a cellphone. It is attached to us closer than anything else that we carry. It has become a part of our daily lives and flows seamlessly with everything we do throughout the day. One of the most gut-wrenching feelings is when your battery dies, and you have no way to charge it. You become...
  9. Understanding the Importance of Repair Training

    Understanding the Importance of Repair Training
    When it comes to the mobile repair business, unfortunately there are very few options for cell phone repair training. For those wanting to attend higher learning schools specifically for cell phone repair their options are very limited. In most cases, cell phone repair is learned through trial and error. Whether it be watching YouTube videos to fix your broken device...
  10. The Right to Repair Movement

    The Right to Repair Movement
    What is the Right to Repair? In its simplest form, the 'right to repair' movement wants you to be able to fix your own stuff.  In our industry, it is centered around advocating for individuals and small businesses to be able to fix electronic equipment. What’s the issue? You might ask yourself, well, what’s the issue? What’s stopping people from...

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