December 2018

  1. What is Chinese New Year, and How Will it Affect Your Mobile Phone Repair Business?

    What is Chinese New Year, and How Will it Affect Your Mobile Phone Repair Business?
    Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, takes place on February 5th, 2019. This holiday is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year officially lasts for one week, however, many businesses and factories begin to slow down in December and will completely shut down up to two weeks before the holiday begins, causing a rush to export products before the country...
  2. 3 Factors to Watch Out For When Repairing the iPhone XR

    3 Factors to Watch Out For When Repairing the iPhone XR
    Today I'm covering three quick ways to correctly repair the iPhone XR, including critical factors you will need to watch out for during the repair process. Proximity/Speaker Flex The proximity/speaker flex cable length does not allow for much movement while the display assembly is connected. Use extreme caution while opening this device because the flex is easily damaged. While opening the device, do...
  3. LCD vs. Full Assembly: Pros and Cons - Tech Bob

    LCD vs. Full Assembly: Pros and Cons - Tech Bob
    In today’s world of iPhone repair, screens are supplied in two types of configurations: the root LCD -- which contains the bare minimum needed to swap the screen -- and the full assembly configuration -- which contains the root LCD, plus all of the small parts attached to the display. The only small part not included is the home button...
  4. 6 Tips to Successfully Repair an iPad - Tech Bob

    6 Tips to Successfully Repair an iPad - Tech Bob
    Do you ever run into issues when doing an iPad repair? If you do, following the tips below will take you from being "just okay" at repairing iPads to being great at it! Know your iPad! Many iterations of the iPad have been released, and we have seen differences in the opening process, as well as the danger zones to...
  5. Tools: The Right, The Wrong, and How Not To Be One - Tech Bob

    Tools: The Right, The Wrong, and How Not To Be One - Tech Bob
    Let’s  talk  about  the  right tools,  wrong tools,  and  how  not  to  be  a  tool in the phone repair business. The  age  old  saying  of  "use  the  right  tool  for  the  job"  fits  perfectly  in  the  cell  phone  repair  industry.  Not  only  does  the  right  tool  make  the  job  easier,  but  in  many  cases,  makes  it  safer and prevents  damage...
  6. Three Tips for Identifying Liquid Damage - Tech Bob

    Three Tips for Identifying Liquid Damage - Tech Bob
    Many times, when a customer seeks your help with a phone that is experiencing signs of water damage, they will be able to share if there was an event that caused the phone to malfunction. This event could be something like accidentally dropping the device in a pool or in a tub of water. Knowing this key information expedites the...
  7. Heat Gun v. Heating Pad: What's Hotter? - Tech Bob

    Heat Gun v. Heating Pad: What's Hotter? - Tech Bob
    The  heat  gun  has  been  a  staple  in  the  repair  industry  since  its  inception.  Although  it  has  been  a  vital  tool,  just  as  the  repair  industry  has  evolved,  so  have  the  tools  being  used  to  complete  repairs.  This  evolution  has  brought  forth  the  heating  pad.  Let’s  take  a  look  at  both  and  you  can  decide,  what’s  hotter? Heat  Gun  ...

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