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!
Check out reviews and 'repair of the week' funny stories at https://www.facebook.com/mendonipadrehab
Or just send me an email:
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回复： iPhone battery expanded causing phone screen to go blankDefinitely not—however you have an equal split of likelihood between bad LCD and short to ground on the backlight circuit. Before ordering a new LCD I’d first either figure out how to take a multimeter measurement of the backlight line, or plug in some other working screen as a diagnostic test.
回复： iPhone se logicboard replacementThat is probably not a great plan—for now. Here’s why: # If the board you intend to fix that is missing that row of caps doesn’t have anything else wrong with it, then it will likely boot right now without them. If it doesn’t, then you have bigger fish to fry. # Mini soldering tweezers are not the right tool for the job because of the tight clearance. You’d end up making a bunch of solder bridges. A tool small enough to actually fit between the components would not be able to deliver enough heat to melt ground pads—-a catch 22 (1) The right tool for this job is a hot air rework station. To use hot air and work on THIS section of the board is fairly advanced. By the time you have the technical proficiency to successfully work that close the underfilled CPU, then you’d have enough experience to know the answer to this question :) Microsoldering is really fun, I hope you give it a try. But this isn’t the project you want to start with.
回复： Screen Reacts to Touch But Does Not Unlock PhoneThis sounds a lot like “dog damage” MacBooks are like dogs, iPhones are like cats. When not working under a microscope, it is really easy to treat an iPhone like a dog instead of a cat. The result is micrometer differences in the positioning of the pins of the digitizer connector. It sounds like your *most likely* case is some mushy-mash damage to the pins of the connector as they sit in malleable plastic, combined with matching damage to the screen. If the end user cares about their data, I’d get this phone to someone with a microscope to investigate the connector before trying to plug anything into it. It is REALLY easy to permanently kill the image on an iPhone 6s with a bad connector. I just wrote a blog about a couple of similar cases. There are pictures of what connector damage look like here: http://www.ipadrehab.com/article.cfm?Art...
回复： Mic and speaker issues (not really the common issue, please read)That sounds pretty classic for audio ic to me, other than the long boot time. I bet if you flexed the board a little bit you’d trigger the long boot time. The classic presentation is “greyed out voice memos” ON iOS 11. With iOS12, voice memos is no longer grayed out—it will just say “no audio devices found” when you attempt to record a memo. I generally consider that finding as diagnostic for common audio ic C12 fault. I definitely wouldn’t do any other troubleshooting on this phone other than a classic audio ic repair and see if that solves. Most microsolderers do no fix no fee so there really isn’t much risk to give it a try.
回复： iPhone wont charge with original cable and its discharging very fastTristar failure is a really good candidate for this problem, or you may have some corrosion on the logic board that is causing a partial short resulting in a low level current leak. Either way—these are microsoldering problems and it is time for a trip to your friendly local microsoldering/board repair shop.
回复： iPhone x keeps restarting even after taking it apartThis sounds like your *most likely* problem is that your battery is damaged or not connected well. iPhones will restart or boot loop if they are missing battery input. I’m ignoring the heat aspect of your presentation—if a new battery well connected with no damage to the battery connector (check under magnification) then I would focus on the heat you found.
回复： Help! Fell into pool w/ iPhone in pocket, now no backlight.The likely case is that this is a microsoldering repair—the backlight circuit is a board level hot spot. But you do have a chance that you just have a bad screen. It might be a fun project to see if a new screen will solve the problem. You never know!
回复： strap replacement alta blackOrder a new one anywhere—-I got a handful of them on eBay inexpensively. These are very easy to replace. Just press the silver button and the band slides right off. Change the color every day!
回复： Stuck at "Press Home to upgrade" with broken home buttonJust grab a different button and plug it in. The phone isn’t connecting to usb because of the annoying “usb restriction'“ that is enabled by default. The phone will refuse to make a data connection (to a computer) until you enter the passcode, and to do that you need the home button.
回复： Need help getting started microsolderingYes, you should absolutely buy a dead iPhone 6 and see what you can do. The best way to learn, IMO, is problem by problem. Not all boards are repairable, but it is really fun to work on dead boards (that YOU own) and follow the real life challenges that the board presents. It’s more fun when you *might* fix it in the end. Invest in good tools—a microscope is a must, and a quick 861dw. Good luck!
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