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Join the Repair Community as we discuss the present and future of the cell phone repair industry.

  1. Avoiding Flex Cable Damage

    Avoiding Flex Cable Damage
    At some point most techs will experience the frustration that comes with a damaged flex cable. Tech Bob is no different and has put together a guide on how to avoid flex cable damage.   Experiencing Flex cable damage? With modern devices becoming thinner, so are the displays. This new advancement has led to thinner and more fragile flex cables...
  2. Coronavirus Update on Mobile Parts Inventory

    Coronavirus Update on Mobile Parts Inventory
    Currently all factories that produce electronic parts are closed. Traffic in and out of the cities is severely limited, anyone attempting to return to work is undergoing a 7-14 day quarantine to confirm they do not have the virus. Production and shipping at this time is at a complete halt. In order for a factory to open they must seek...
  3. New and Improved! W28 Pro Multi-Function Battery Tester

    New and Improved! W28 Pro Multi-Function Battery Tester
    Be confident in your repair parts with the newly updated W28 Pro V2 Tester!  With this tester you can easily review the battery data prior to fully installing into a device. This prevents you from wasting time having to remove fully installed defective batteries, and damage that may occur during the removal.   The battery tester provides the following data...
  4. Tech Bob’s Top Tools

    Tech Bob’s Top Tools
    The tools we use day to day repairing devices become an extension of ourselves not only making the repair process easier but more enjoyable as well. Here are some of the tools that I, Tech Bob, use daily and recommend to any technician completing a repair.   Screwdrivers I like to mix it up when it comes to screwdrivers as...
  5. The Woman Behind the Wireless Repair EXPO

    Michelle-James-repair-expo With over 15 years’ experience in marketing, retail and wireless, Michelle James is no stranger to building things from the ground up – in fact, it might be what she’s best at. After 9 years spent creating innovative sales solutions and in-store campaigns as Marketing Director for Levi Strauss & Co., Michelle lived “a marketer’s dream” as an essential part of the team that helped mobile phone company Nokia climb to #1 global market share. Since then, Michelle has supported wireless retailers nationwide in publishing, event production, brand management and now, for the past three years has rallied the entire wireless repair community together to build the Wireless Repair EXPO from the ground up.   eTech Parts had an opportunity to chat with Michelle for an exclusive interview about how her former role as Marketing Director at Nokia sparked her passion for helping entrepreneurs, her thoughts on the future of wireless repair, and what you can expect from the 3rd annual Wireless Repair EXPO 2016 at CTIA Super Mobility 2016. Continue reading →
  6. Our Top 7 Samsung Galaxy S7 Durability Test Videos

    We LOVE durability test videos! The sleeker smartphones get, the more exciting it is to see them put to their physical limits. Have your customers brought you any extraordinarily demolished Samsung Galaxy S7 devices yet? Feel free to share photos on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with us! In honor of the fallen Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge devices that have already had to visit your wireless repair shop, here are 7 of our favorite videos showing Samsung Galaxy S7 durability:  How does the Galaxy S7 stand up when put in a blender? Continue reading →
  7. Spring 2016 iPhone 6 Screen Replacement Market Watch

    Spring 2016 iPhone 6 Screen Replacement Market Watch
    branded-Phone-6-screen-replacement-spring-market-watchWe asked the wireless repair community to share their location and what they are currently charging for an iPhone 6 screen replacement. This sparked a great conversation not only about pricing but about topics such as glass-only repair, offering multiple screen options to customers, and what service add-on’s different wireless repair shops include in their pricing. For purposes of this post, we included the price of a full assembly swap but if you’d like to see the original conversations please check out our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds. We are so thankful to all who participated including members of the international wireless repair community in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the UK. Here is a break down by region as well as some other quick facts brought to you by the wireless repair community. Continue reading →
  8. Top 4 Pain Points of Wireless Repair

    Top 4 Pain Points of Wireless Repair
    The wireless repair industry often still looks like the Wild Wild West. Like in the West, there are new trails to be blazed and outlaws to be stopped. These outlaws don’t stop us from being excited about the future of the wireless new frontier, through repair. To keep your repair business moving down the trail, we wrangled some solutions to the Top 4 Pain Points in Wireless Repair. Continue reading →
  9. Shop Talk: CrackedMacScreen

    [fusion_text] We caught up with Trevor L. from CrackedMacScreen to learn more about his experience in the wireless repair industry. How did you end up in the wireless repair industry? Back in 2009 I was looking to upgrade my black Macbook and ended up finding one on Craigslist that had a broken crackedmacscreenscreen. I found the screen on eBay, downloaded a 9 step PDF install guide without reverse instructions and went to work on my Mac. Three hours and a bucket of sweat later the Mac was repaired. Word got around that I could fix the “white Macbook” and I knew that there was a definite need for it so I taught myself web design, bought a domain, got an 800 number with my mom doing the voiceover, and CrackedMacScreen was born. Continue reading →
  10. Wireless Repair Roundup 2016 Recap

    Wireless Repair Roundup 2016 Recap
    We had a great time with the wireless repair community in Nashville! wireless-repair-roundup-collageIf you weren't with us, then you really missed out. The repair industry is rapidly growing. As we continue to grow, it is important to remember that working together will be the most beneficial for all. There is room for all members of the Repair Community to grow. The Wireless Repair Roundup was a great chance for members of the wireless repair community to connect and make plans for the future. Continue reading →

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