How to source mobile device parts for a Repair Business

  How to source mobile device parts for a repair business If you go online and search for phone parts there is a myriad of choices to choose from. The choices are unlimited and they can come from odd places from Canada, China to Africa. Which parts do you choose and which company is the most reliable at the best price?  I recently bought parts for my sons Nintendo 3DS from the internet. The parts came from Japan, they were knockoffs, and were very reasonably priced. The company had good reviews so I thought I would give them a try. I followed a video on YouTube and replaced the right, left and circle buttons on his 3DS. To my surprise the parts worked perfect. His 3DS is working as well as it did when it was new and my son is happy he can play his games again. It seems every time I look on the internet there is a new way to buy phones or parts. Swappa is a website that sells parts it looks similar to  eBay or Craig’s list but is just for all things mobile including broken phones, flashed phones, parts and accessories it has a bone yard that you buy or sell your parts from. iReTron was founded by a 15 year old who buys cell phones and electronics and sells them on the internet. His pitch is green for the world green for your wallet so you will sell his company your used phones so it can be refurbished and resold. The company was even on Shark Tank. With the right advertising who...

Why knowing how to repair devices makes me a better technician

Technology is a fast growing industry and devices are not always bullet proof. To combat this issue, you need to become a properly trained device repair technician. In order to keep up with technology, you should be able use and troubleshoot devices. When working in the Information Technology (IT) field you need to learn how to diagnose and repair computers, but why not go further and learn how to repair mobile devices. Adding mobile device repair to your resume will open up more job possibilities, making you more marketable. According to Simply Hired, “The average cell phone repair technician makes $35,000 a year,” (Simplyhired, Inc, 2016). After you have become comfortable working with mobile devices, you could even open up your own business. After all, “as many as a quarter of IPhones have a broken screen,” according to a poll done by CNET, (Trenholm, 2013). That could be easy money for you or your business. Also, if you have devices that need repair, you could save yourself money. Working as a mobile device technician does not mean you are only limited to working on cell phones. Many mobile device technicians learn how to repair; laptops, IPads, IPods and other tablets. The repairs you might encounter could include; replacing or fixing damaged screens, replacing LCDs, fixing broken head phone jacks, replacing cameras, replacing batteries, fixing buttons, diagnosing software issues and network issues. Some of the skills you should have are; problem solving, good communication, being a team player, self-motivation, soldering, understanding how Radio Frequency (RF) signals work, knowledge of circuit board architecture and knowing about the different types of networks....

Mobile Device Repair training options to stay current with modern device repair technologies

Repairing mobile devices and technology in general has always been a hobby of mine. As a child I was absolutely fascinated with desktop computers and how they functioned. I would spend all night assembling and disassembling them; learning each component and its function. Technology kept my interest and soon I became the person everyone calls for advice when their devices have slowed down, needed to be setup or repaired. These days the bulk of the jobs have shifted away from desktop PC’s and laptops to smartphones and tablets, but the work is the same. Disassemble the broken device, find the bad component and swap it out with a working one. It is an excellent feeling to bring a broken device back to working condition. It not only saves money, but it keeps waste of out landfills as well. It is currently a hobby, but one day I hope to make repairing mobile devices into a lucrative business. The mobile device repair business has experienced rapid growth in the last few years. IBISWorld, a global business intelligence leader specializing in industry market research, procurement and purchasing research reports, reports there are 2,368 cell phone repair businesses in the United States, with an annual growth rate of 4.9 percent. With more than 20,000 cities nationwide, it can be concluded that there is plenty of room for more cell phone repair businesses. In addition, the online marketplace is virtually unlimited (flipsy.com). The rapid growth in mobile device repair has been largely created by the vast number of mobile devices out there. Nowadays everyone has or wants a smartphone and the market for these...

The tools you can use for the repair of mobile devices

There are many mobile devices almost everywhere around the world today. The problem is that these devices can get damage inside and out, and some people don’t quite know what do to with it. The solution is to repair the device whether is phone, video game, or GPS. Some people recommend get rid of it or sell it and the buy and new one. That’s not the obvious solution, because they are better getting a completely fresh one, but thing is. It can be salvage, if you take to the repair shop or repair it yourself. That’s the number one option. Diagnose the mobile device and see how far the damage is, and if you can be repaired or beyond repair. It’s the best way to save money from your pocket instead of spending. Also, saving specific resources of whatever it made of, however, if you want to do it. You’ll need a special kind of tools to use to repair. Which is called “mobile repair toolkit”? Where and how to get it and to use it, and what do I do once to pry the device open and dissemble. What to expect the results and to succeed? Repair toolkits of mobile devices are very uncommon and to locate in local stores. These kits do have some in particular computer or electronic stores in far way places, or that sell in other places. The reason is so uncommon because they don’t sell very much of it, because is not significant item to sell in popular stores, and many people are non-experience on repairing mobile devices. The only recommendation is...
Step by step transition from student life to opening your own business

Step by step transition from student life to opening your own business

  Core Values The first and most important step in launching our family-owned electronics repair company is to set the core values for our business. Some of the core values that we live by are respect, honesty, and trust. We believe that with these three core values and along with quality service, we can build a stable and strong foundation for our business. Our motto is: You break it, we fix it. So our main focus is to offer the best customer service to our customers in the business of electronics repair. Our employees will be the first interaction our customers will have with our company. Customers love their devices and we want them to know that when you shop with OB Electronics your devices are in good hands. We value our employees and we know that if we take care of our employees they will in return take great care of our customers and our customer’s electronic devices.   Goals Our next step to launching our family-owned business is to set several goals. Goals are important for any new owner that plans to start a business. We use a timeline with our goals in sequence. These goals are listed in our business plan on a set time limit. Our first goal is to find a location for our business. The ideal location would be in a high traffic area. This location should be visible to potential customers from the streets. The building should be able to hold enough space to complete the services that we are offering and (somewhat) attractive to the public eye. Another goal we are...