Here are the examples.
As shown in the picture above, the screen is still functioning. However due to different manufacture process, some phone might not work even though the display is functioning 100%. (i.e, LG NEXUS models.) Then you will have to replace the digitizer. Some keeps using the phone as it is still working, but the cracked glass keeps pressing down, the LCD will eventually will get damaged which then looks like the picture below (called bleeding). When this happens, you will have to replace the glass and the LCD together which will cost more.
we have added new video describing the components. Check it out here.
Even though, glass replacement only repair is possible, we ask customer to swap whole screen with out refurbished screen and give credit of the working screen to you in order to expedite the process. Just replacing the glass of the screen takes a lot of labor and time thus we find this is the fastest way for you to save time.
Ever since iPhone 4 was released using technology called fusing, almost all of the smartphone manufactures started follow it. Manufactures use special treatment called fusion to put LCD or LED / Digitizer / Glass together as a one piece keep dust coming under the glass. It makes the screen brighter but this also makes the repair cost high as well because you have to replace whole front screen panel when it’s broken regardless glass was broken only or not.
Please see our example below:
However not all phones’ glass can be removed due to manufacturer’s different process of making phones.
Please see our list of what phones are possible to remove and replace glass only so that you can save money.
Unfortunately, rice is not an effective solution a couple of reasons. Rice has a low capacity for atmospheric absorption. It may absorb the liquid water on the case, but our real problem are the tiny drops inside. Also, as rice sits on your shelf, and the shelf at the store before you bought it, in unsealed boxes and bags it slowly sucks in water out of the atmosphere around it, reaching it’s absorption capacity. Let the professionals handle your problem. Here is some pictures of what happens when tried to dry themselves.
Below are the phones that was brought in after the phone stopped working after the customers thought they saved the phone by putting it in the rice or using hair dryer after water spillage and used it for a while. Please note the users who experienced phone working after putting in the bag of rice had the phone that had liquid damage was going to function regardless of rice because they were lucky not to have main board damaged. Please see this video.
Some were saved but some were not repairable as it came in too late due what we call “Rice damaged”.
Best thing is to contact local professional repair shop right away when water damage happens, as it can save your money from buying another phone.
The water damage repair service includes full diagnostics and ultrasonic cleaning. We strive to fully restore your phone with only the ultrasonic cleaning process and majority of the time, no other parts are needed to be replaced in the phone. In the event that additional parts are needed, they will need to be purchased along with the water damage repair service. We guarantee that the phone will be in good working condition or functioning properly once damaged parts are replaced. In the rare case that we can not get your phone working, we will provide you with a couple different options. 1) Send your phone back to you. 2) Offer to purchase the phone from you, since we can still use some of the parts from it, and we like to recycle. Helping the environment is a definite plus! 3) If the phone functions fine, but has one or two minor features that may not be fully repairable, we will offer you a discounted rate for the repair and send the phone back. We have state of the art equipment that removes any kind of corrosion, minerals, or debris that has built up on your circuit board and components. Corrosion and minerals that build up on the circuit is the most common cause for your phone not functioning properly.
Please note that water-damaged phones are not covered by the cell phone repair guarantee. Water is tricky stuff, so any phone repair complicated by water damage can result in a loss of functionality. Any new damage is not covered by the guarantee, and neither is the damage beyond the original fee charged for the iPhone repair.
Proud to not be Apple certified!
Here is an example, iPhone X OLED cost $109 from a Korean vendor of Grade A+ panels. Apple does not manufacture any of these parts they resell to the repair shops. Apple sells the part to a service center for 3-6 times its actual cost, which is the reason Apple Authorized service centers are so expensive. Apple knows that customers prefer shops that are Apple authorized service centers. It has little to do with getting you better service or a better repair.
The difference is that we test parts the old fashioned way, by plugging them in before using them. The personal touch can’t be beat.
Apple certified technicians are not allowed to even solder on a motherboard when performing a repair for a customer. AASP’s methods & options to repair are incredibly limited, and you’ll experience the consequences of these limitations firsthand when you get your bill.
Here is an example.
When iPhone X is brought in to Apple Store, the phone is taken back to so called repair area and technician will do following:
- take two bottom screws out
- Lift the screen out of frame
- Remove 5 screws holding connector
- Detach the cable from logic board
- Remove screen
- Replace screen
- Replace connector cover and screw that was provided with the screen.
- Put the screen in the housing
- screw 2 bottom screw
That is all they do and they is all they can do. They are not allowed to remove camera, speaker, etc. Nor they are allowed to remove charging port.
That is why when you bring your iPhone X with lout speaker problem (for example) to Apple Store, Apple will charge your $500+ to swap you with refurbished phone.
A common example is with A1150, A1211, A1226, and A1260 model Macbook Pros. If you’ve had Apple work on your machine, remove the battery. Look at the two screws on the side facing the front, the trackpad button. These screws likely are not put in all the way. They’re inserted at an angle, because the person putting them back in is using a screwdriver too long and thick to allow him(or her) to insert them straight. This is a small detail, but it showcases a good point: that you barely need to know how to use a screwdriver to call yourself “Apple Certified”, and shows a lack of broader experience on the part of most “certified” technicians working on these machines. Being Apple certified means someone’s passed a test and can read a manual. It doesn’t mean they have years of experience servicing gear in mission critical environments, where workmanship counts. We do.
Another common example with iPhone. iPhone has different size screws and if put it in wrong place, it could damage the logic board and it could prevent your phone from working. Apple Store genius makes such mistake and they end up replacing the phone so that data is gone forever at times. In addition, this happens alot at amateur repair shop but the problem is that they do not take responsibility for it.
I learned how to service electronics the old fashioned way, with an apprenticeship alongside senior techs. I worked on broadcast consoles and tape machines in the tech shops of professional studios. Real clients lost real thousands per day when gear malfunctioned, and the gear we repaired was expected to work 30 years late, far beyond the lifespan of today’s disposable electronics.
It requires time consuming cherry picking and research to consistently find good parts at good prices. Leave that work to us. Often good parts can be had at lower prices than knockoffs, but you have to know where to look.
If someone’s priced 10%-20% over me and they claim the repair is Apple authorized, it’s just not true. In order for that specific repair job they performed to be Apple authorized, it has to be done with their parts, and this costs a serious premium.
However, in reality, Apple can’t tell the device’s been opened or repaired, by just looking at it. Our meticulous workmanship ensure they’ll never know we were there. (If Apple decides to disassemble the device and look inside, they might be able to tell as our part are marked with our logo inside). Will the next housecall repair person use a magnetized tray to ensure each screw is saved?
All parts necessary are stocked. We don’t have to order a part in order to perform your repair in many cases! The second you decide to utilize a service, we’re ready.
Certain competitors are paying 20%-40% more for the same parts at the same quality level because they lack a structured, aggressive parts sourcing system.
Lastly, we do not employ unnecessary staff. You may be used to walking into a store with 4-10 people. In these cases, most of the people are looking for guidance from 1 or 2 senior techs. We do not employ technicians that cannot perform every service offered by themselves. You will find here that even our receptionist knows how to fix an iPad without ripping the wi-fi antenna. Smarter employees leads to a more efficient work environment
In addition, consider part quality being used. Even though they are made to same size, the finish and the quality can affect the cost of the parts. Please look at the picture below for the comparison.
They are same iPhone 5 Glass, but look at the quality. Should I say more?
What makes us better? A lot of the gear I worked on was over 30 years old, and used in mission critical environments. One second of downtime is unacceptable as it will render a recording useless. If one thinks opening a slightly abused 2 year old laptop is difficult, imagine working on a 55 year old Pultec equalizer, where the parts are practically turning to dust as you touch them! The level of workmanship necessary to keep these from failing again and to successfully get it back in service is considerably higher than the level of workmanship necessary to get a laptop back together. Rest assured your machine won’t be leaving with missing screws, broken pieces, or misaligned parts; we know better.
At every location, we want to have just one person working so that the job is done right from start to finish.