Tools & Equipment
My essential tools that get the job done!
iFixit Pro Tech Tool Kit
This is my go to kit for repairs containing a huge range of small bits to take just about anything apart. The Pro Tech Kit also has a range of try tools, spudgers and tweezers to pry open just about anything.
iFixit Mahi Driver Kit
For larger devices the Mahi kit contains larger bits than the ones found in the Pro Tech kit. While I use this kit a lot less frequently its just as awesome.
When it comes to reprogramming phone components the JC Pro is a very capable device being able to reprogram LCD's, Batteries and flash memory. However it cannot reprogram home buttons or face sensors.
Hot Air Rework Station
Pictured is my previous SMD soldering station. Have since upgraded to a Quick 861DW. Used mainly for micro-soldering repairs however can also be helpful to soften adhesive when removing back panels and screens.
An LCD puller is a great little tool to assist in lifting up phone screens. However the strong adhesive found on some phones can still make this progress difficult.
Stop your screws from rolling around and have the ability to organise components and screw layout with the help of a magnetic mat. This can help avoid the risk of installing the incorrect screws when reassembling which can cause serious damage to components.
For larger devices a few large suction cups can provide some more pulling power.
Razor Blade Set
Great for cutting and slicing this razor set comes with a huge range of different blades to cut just about anything including your finger if your not careful..
A nifty little device for Apple phones which displays voltage and current reading of a device. It can also put a device into recovery mode and show the devices model, serial and ECID numbers. This is great for broken devices that have dead screens or are just a bare motherboard.
This is my home built power supply for testing electronics, while I don't use it for phone repair its great for other electronics projects. I used an old computer power supply and repurposed it with the help of a 3D printer. It outputs 3.3v, 5v and 12v. You can purchase commercially produced bench power supplies if building your own isn't for you.
If you work on lots of phones or devices that are held together with glue a heat plate can make opening phones a less difficult process.
Another type of programmer that can be used to reprogram serial numbers on batteries and displays.
This particular amp meter is equipped with an LCD screen that can many things including displaying voltage, current draw and power graphs.
It can be powered by USB-A, USB-C or Micro USB.
These anti static bushes are fantastic at removing dust from dirty motherboards.
A tool to assist holding open a phone screen during disassembly.
Aimed at repair businesses, this machine is used to remove the back glass from Apple phones.
Thats all for now!
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