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....
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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...
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- Mobile Device Repair training options to stay current with modern device repair technologies - December 18, 2015
- Why repair of electronic devices is better than recycling - September 27, 2015
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...
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- How to source parts for laptop and other devices to do mobile device repair? - April 19, 2016
- The tools you can use for the repair of mobile devices - May 20, 2015
- How is the repairs of electronic devices is saving the planet ? - April 29, 2015
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...
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- Step by step transition from student life to opening your own business - May 19, 2015
- Typical Services and Prices for Mobile Device Repair in the Milwaukee Area - February 17, 2015
- How repair of electronics saves the planet? - February 12, 2015