I am Jessa Bethany Jones. Or Burdett---my married name. I'm never sure how to answer that simple question "What is your name?"
I am the microsoldering mom, and you can read about my path to that name here:
I perform microsoldering miracles every day for devices that are sent to me from around the world. You can '''find my mail in repair business online at: iPad Rehab.''' Click the link and fill out a form if you need a quote for any microsoldering support. I came from the DIY community, and I love to help out my peeps. While I work primarily on iPads and iPhones, I do see a few MacBooks, Android phones, and even a Roomba or car key project every now and then.
In my former life, as a researcher with a PhD in human genetics, my world revolved around trying to understand the different dances of molecules inside normal tissue versus cancerous versions of the same stuff. And teaching. I've always loved the art of teaching complex topics to introductory audiences.
Four kids, and a bunch of beat up iPads later.....I realized the profound similarity of the simple march of electrons in orderly rows inside a logicboard with the charge-based movement of current inside neurons. Both seemingly basic processes result in a magnificent transformation into something that seems so vibrantly alive when all is working well, and so profoundly dull when it's not.
I started iPad Rehab a few years ago, and now we have a fully automated mail in repair business that serves hundreds of individual repairs shops in the US and Canada, as well as individual mail in repairs all over the globe. Soon we are going to offer weekend mini courses in Practical Microsoldering and Board-level troubleshooting at our Rochester, NY location.
In addition, I have trained some local "mommyfixits" from the stay-at-home mom community to be mobile device repair technicians. If you're a stay at home mom with a broken phone---get crackin' mama! iFixit has some amazing resources. You can do this!
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Respuesta a "iPhone 7 touch ID fail after battery change."If you were just changing the battery, and you didn’t unscrew the home button itself (which is very susceptible to nano-tears) then the *most likely* reason you lost Touch ID is from stress/rough handling of the flex on the screen that is the conduit for home button/touch id data. It is easy to tear or stretch that flex. To rule that out, see if a new screen will solve. That would be your next step.
Respuesta a "iPhone stuck in recovery mode"If a new battery and charge port doesn’t improve the situation, then your next ‘most likely’ fault would be damage to the tristar usb recognition chip which can cause these symptoms. Changing tristar is not a DIY job, but can readily be done by any competent microsolderer. If not tristar, then it can be failure or corruption of the flash memory chip.
Respuesta a "hissing noises if recording with front camera"The single largest complaint at Apple Support is iPhone 7 audio ic problems. Because it is so common, any time anyone has any complaint about microphone, static, speakers, ‘can’t hear me’, failure to record sound, no voice memos—-any or all, then I would assume this is audio ic defect until your friendly local microsolderer rules that out for you.
Respuesta a "I dropped it in a pool"In general it will be more economically feasible to replace the device. However, if money isn’t a factor, and the data on the device isn’t important, then you might roll the dice and see what happens. Start by ordering a new battery and charge port—overlay both following iFixit guides and see if the device will charge the new battery with the new port. If so, fully install. If not, then decide whether or not you want to learn microsoldering to address logic board charging issues.
Respuesta a "iPhone 5s does not charge anymore"Step one—see if it will boot with a new battery. Step two—if it does, see if it can charge that battery.
Respuesta a "How to erase previous owner from phone that is damaged"Sure—put a new screen on it and you’ll be able to see the passcode lock screen. If you know the passcode, enter it and you can erase all settings and clear iCloud lock. If you don’t know the passcode then you’ll have a visual cue when you’re trying to put it into recovery mode. If you get it in recovery mode you can restore and then clear iCloud lock with the original owner’s apple id and password.
Respuesta a "My phone turns off as soon as I unplug it"Forget the thing that holds down the antenna. If the phone works when plugged in, then that is pretty good for a 4s. It is difficult to find any battery that will still work in a 4s. Use a usb ammeter to see if it is consuming charging current. If it is—wait and the device will eventually work on battery. If it is not, then troubleshooting battery and charging.
Respuesta a "Why won’t the home button and touch screen work together?"From memory—it is pin 14 in the connector. I can’t remember the name of the line. Consider pulling pin 14 out of the home button connector.
Respuesta a "HELP! iPhone 7 could not be restored"The only thing you could try is changing the NAND flash memory chip. 20% on 3utools is the same thing that happens if you have no NAND at all.
Respuesta a "iPhone SE rear camera issue."Water damage—-the problem is where the water went. The *most likely* problem here is corrosion at the connector.
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