Trusting The Experts in Mobile Phone Repair
Mobile phone repair at home, office or the gym (well, post-lockdown anyway!) has become an increasingly popular service. Customer demand continues to grow as this service becomes more mainstream, especially with the increase of working from home.
Despite how easy it is to get your device repaired on your driveway by an experienced technician, some will try to fix their own phones. They might do it to save costs, to fix a tiny problem or to just ‘have a bash’. Unless they’re properly prepared and ready, it’s advised to not do this without at least speaking to someone who works in the tech field!
With the importance most people tend to place on their mobile phone it makes sense to trust the experts in mobile phone repair – getting it wrong might be more than just a case of a waste of time and money on a purchased part – it could easily render the device completely useless and the data irrecoverable. It is very, very easy to do.
You might ask yourself…
What Counts as Self-Repair?
Self-repair can range from the following:
- Relying on a guide, such as looking at YouTube videos from unreliable sources. Usually there are self-repair videos online that are made by professionals within the tech industry, but it can be difficult to know who to trust!
- Reverse-engineering a mobile phone to find the issue during its reconstruction – sometimes the problem could just be a part that needs a clean!
- Purchasing a repair part to then replace inside the phone itself.
What Can Go Wrong With Self-Repair?
Because of a lack of expertise in the tech repair field, anything can and will go wrong if anyone attempts to self-repair their phone themselves.
This can vary from:
– Diagnosing the Issue
In some cases this can appear obvious and in reality can be far from it! Mobile devices are extremely complex and delicate. A drop can crack a screen but it can also damage other components that aren’t easily accessible or repairable. Diagnostic software is vital for spotting potential issues prior to ordering parts or even picking up a screwdriver.
– Third-Party Parts
One issue can be caused by cheap repair parts purchased from a third party online, as they could be poorly made or lack any quality control. Sometimes the repair part that’s purchased could even be for the wrong model. This could lead to potential faults during and after the repair such as glitches, additional damage to other parts and even cause the phone to cease working!
– Lack of Tools
Specialist mobile phone repair services make sure to have specialised tools necessary for any kind of mobile phone repair. The average person wouldn’t have those kinds of tools. Sometimes to make up for this, they may use tools that they do have but aren’t suitable or buy cheap tools online. Poor quality tools can easily cause damage to screws and components – particularly when stubborn screws just don’t want to be removed.
It may be easy to disassemble a phone, but it’s not easy putting it back together! During reconstruction, it may be possible for cables inside the phone to become jammed, torn or broken, or a single screw to protrude out more than it should! All of these issues can cause connectivity problems and further breakages with other parts. A snapped motherboard is way more problematic for a mobile phone than a cracked screen!
– Improper Procedures
Since mobile phone repair services follow a set of procedures to ensure the safety for the phone and the technician, a self-repair can potentially lack any of the expertise and experience. Static build up during a repair can potentially be hazardous and could harm components due to a lack of grounding procedures.
Using heat is often necessary but fraught with danger – it is often applied to get rid of any adhesives used inside the device, but it needs to regulated or damage can occur. The use of special ovens that can be set to specific temperatures for a set time (usually in seconds) are often used to reduce risk to components but allow screens and battery covers to be removed safely.
What Do The Experts Do?
Our tech team know the correct procedures and have the right equipment to ensure that a mobile phone can be properly repaired without any further problems occurring.
Here’s what the experts in mobile phone repair offer compared to self-repairs:
ArmaFone’s technicians carry out a series of diagnostics test to find any other issues that can be managed safely and securely. They make sure to keep themselves grounded using anti-static wristbands and make sure to work in a clean environment that gets sanitised during the repairing process.
– Good Quality Parts
Using genuine and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts that are coupled with the correct procedures and tools results in a quality repair. For peace of mind, the final repaired product is also given a 12 month warranty should anything occur.
– Proper Equipment
Any and all equipment used during the repair process are specialised for mobile phone repairs, ensuring that no parts inside the phone are damaged along with any other parts that need repairs.
– Repair Management
Every disassembled part is kept in check and organised to avoid any clutter. Once the repair is complete, the technicians make an estimate on how long any parts or adhesives will take to completely merge with the phone.
“So Should I Use The Experts?”
It’s completely your choice if you want to self-repair your device, but ask yourself:
“Do I have any warranties? If anything goes wrong, can I live without my device? Do I feel lucky?”