Students Learn About the Repair Industry at uBreakiFix

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While it’s pretty common for the typical high school student to break a phone, it’s not every day that they’re given the opportunity to put one back together.

Devin Watson, a social studies teacher at Liberty High School brought a group of her students to the uBreakiFix home office as part of a job shadowing program. The program aims to provide students with hands-on experience in a variety of career fields. 

The students were led by Assistant Trainer Marcus Porche and Training Manager Josh Sutton. They roughly followed the same guidelines that technician trainees follow on day one of training, discussing the repair industry and uBreakiFix as well as repair safety and general career questions.

The students were then given the opportunity to tear down an iPhone 3GS. They followed along with an official teardown video and talked about how the device works along the way.

“They had a lot of fun doing [the teardown],” Marcus said. “Not many of them really struggled with it either. One girl even probably could have done the entire thing in 20 minutes. She didn’t mention that she had any previous experience so she just seemed to be a natural.”

Marcus and the other trainers were very impressed with the students’ natural proficiency for repair and attributed it to their familiarity with the devices.

“They’re called digital natives in the education field,” Marcus said. “I think it might just be that knowledge that things are made from parts and so they understand that they’re going to take these things apart sequentially and put it back together the same way.”

The visit almost didn’t happen after an attempt to raise the funds for transportation came up short, but founder Eddie Trujillo agreed to cover the remaining cost so that the trip could still happen.

“Students were truly transcended into the world of technological repairs, one that many of them knew little about,” Mrs. Watson said.” uBreakiFix effectively balanced their diverse business model to allow students to focus on the reality of their own future endeavors in this field. The lasting effect of this experience for my students is one that has motivated and inspired.”

 

10 Tools that a  Mobile Phone Repair Technician must have

1. Soldering Iron / Soldering Station / Soldering Iron Kit

The first must-have tool for mobile phone repairing is a Soldering Iron. Beginners can Buy a Simple Plug-and-Use Soldering Iron of about 40-50 Watt.

Experienced and Professional Technicians can Buy a Temperature Controlled Soldering Iron or a Temperature Controlled Soldering Station or even a Soldering Iron Kit that Contains Everything in an Easy-to-Carry Kit or Carry Bag. These Soldering Iron Kits Help you to Keep Everything in an Organized Manner.

2. Hot Air Blower / SMD Rework Station

The Second must-have tool for mobile phone repairing is a Good Quality Hot Air Blower or SMD Rework Station. Beginners can Buy a Cheap and Economical Hot Air SMD Rework Station.

Experienced and Professional Technicians can Buy a Temperature Controlled God Quality SMD Rework Station. These Rework Station Come with the Main Station and Hot Air Nozzles of Different Diameters and SMD Pick Up Tools to Repair SMD Electronic Components and ICs.

3. Precision Screwdriver and Mobile Phone Opening Tools

The Next must-have tool for mobile phone repairing are some Good Quality Precision Screwdrivers and Mobile Phone Opening Tools.  T4, T5 and T6 Precision Screwdrivers are Good Enough to Unscrew and Disassemble Mobile Phone and Smartphone of Any Brand and Model.

Both Beginners and Professional Technicians Must Buy Good Quality Precision Screwdrivers and Mobile Phone Opening Tools. I also Recommend to Buy Tools that are ESD-Safe (Antistatic).

4. Digital Multimeter

A Good Quality Digital Multimeter is a Must for Every Mobile Repair Technician. Both Beginners and Professional Technicians Must Buy Good Quality Digital Multimeters Even if they Cost Little More.

5. DC Power Supply

A Good Quality DC Power Supply is a Must for Every Mobile Repair Technician. Both Beginners and Professional Technicians Must Buy Good Quality DC Power Supply Even if they Cost Little More.

6. Magnifier or Magnifying Lamp

A Good Quality Magnifier or Magnifying Lamp or Magnifier with PCB Holder is a Must for Every Mobile Repair Technician. Both Beginners and Professional Technicians Must Buy Good Quality Magnifiers Even if they Cost Little More.

7. ESD Protection Tools

Most SMD Components and ICs on Mobile Phone PCB are ESD Sensitive and can Get Damaged even before you know. Hence ESD Protection is a must.

8. Soldering Consumables

For Soldering and Desoldering or Electronic Components, a Mobile Repair Technician will need following Soldering Consumables.

9. Cleaning Chemicals and Equipment

For Cleaning the Mobile Phone PCB and Electronic Components a Technician will Need Following.

Following are the Best Options 

  1. IPA Solution

  2. Ultrasonic Cleaner

  3. ESD Brush

  4. Glue Cleaning Chemicals

10. Other Miscellaneous Tools

A Mobile Repair Professional may also need few other Tools and Consumables.

Following are the Best Options 

  1. Battery Booster or Battery Eliminator

  2. LCD Screen Separator Machine

  3. SMD Hot Tweezers

  4. Glue Cleaning Chemicals

 

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