• Devin Martinez

iPhone Repair Do's and Don'ts

I have been repairing iPhones now for almost 11 years.

The iPhone 4 was the first iPhone I disassembled, and it was not easy.

ComputerTek Repair Services - Stacked iPhone Repair Apple Devices - Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Stacked Apple devices. History unfolds.

Throughout the history of iPhones, the process of the repairs have gotten easier in some ways, and more difficult in others.

Here are a few tips for diagnosing the issue with your iPhone.

ComputerTek Repair Services - iPhone 6S Screen Repair - Wilkesboro, NC 28697
iPhone screen repair on an iPhone 6S.

If your screen stops responding to touch in a few areas, or just one, then your digitizer is most likely bad.

Sometimes, this can also be caused after a hard drop. The cable can get slightly disconnected and cause some portions of the screen to malfunction.

The repair process could be as simple as re-seating the connections inside, or as difficult as replacing the whole screen.

Water damaged iPhone - ComputerTek Repair Services in Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Water damaged iPhone. They are water "resistant", not waterproof.

If you spill a liquid on your iPhone, be prepared.

The first step is to wipe away the liquid and shake the phone. Wipe to the sides, not the top and bottom. You do not want the water to get into your home button or ear speaker.

Note: There are rubber gaskets around the underside of these two locations, but it is better to be safe than sorry.

Swollen iPhone Battery at ComputerTek Repair Services, Wilkesboro NC 28697
A very swollen iPhone battery that we replaced at ComputerTek Repair Services

Swollen batteries are dangerous. They swell due to a mixing of the chemicals inside the battery. Once the gases start expanding the battery, it will get to a point that the gases need to vent out.

If the battery tears open to vent, the metals inside can cause a spark, and then huge flames.

If your battery is hard to charge, or it seems that your phone screen is rising away from the inside of the phone, then your battery may be in the first stages of venting.

Please be very careful, this is not a repair process that I recommend anyone does at home.

Swollen iPhone battery inside the phone before replacement at ComputerTek Repair Services in Wilkesboro, NC 28697
This battery was in terrible condition. It vented and burst into flames when it was removed.

Hopefully, you learned something from this article. I really enjoy repairing iPhones here in Wilkesboro, NC.

There are some dangers when repairing iPhones, and there are some repairs that should only be done by someone with a few years of experience.

At the shop here in highway 421, I can also help you repair your own phone. If you want to attempt a screen repair, I charge $39.99 to walk you through the process.

The parts we have in stock come with a lifetime manufacturer warranty, and I try to keep a few in stock for each model.

Thanks for reading.

Written by Devin Martinez

ComputerTek Repair Services

1919 US Highway 421, STE D

Wilkesboro, NC 28697

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