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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. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Our Top 10 Tips for Repairing the Samsung Galaxy S10

    Our Top 10 Tips for Repairing the Samsung Galaxy S10
    Our Top 10 Tips for Repairing the Samsung Galaxy S10   With the release of the new Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, and S10+, Tech Bob is here to share the top 10 tips for repair. This time around, Samsung has not made any drastic changes to the layout of their flagship phone. However, there are some small but important changes...
  9. What is an LCD Buyback Program?

      What is an LCD Buyback Program? LCD Buyback Programs are a service that allows you to sell your broken, unwanted end-user screens for extra profit. Most programs allow you to simply pack up your screens, ship them out, wait 24-48 hours, and then receive payment or store credit.  Utilizing an effective buyback program can add an additional 8-10% profit...
  10. 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...

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