iPhone Screen Repair – The Computer Tech’s next income source

iPhone Screen Repair – The Computer Tech’s next income source

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

I was recently talking in a great online forum to fellow computer and laptop repair technicians about how Laptops and PC’s are now a thing of the past.  One fellow member came out and said he was making great money from iPhone Screen Repairs.

This got me thinking – almost everyone now has a smart phone over a certain age/income bracket.  This of course tails away at the other end of the spectrum with the older generation but that middle market is where the money is at.

There is not an hour in the day goes where I don’t see someone clutching at their iPhone updating their facebook or checking emails.  My work college then mentioned to me that his daughter just dropped her iPhone last night and managed to crack the iPhone screen.

Things have now started happening in my mind thanks to both these events for the fellow computer technician and my work college mentioning his daughter.  Only two years ago my neighbour also came to me with his iPhone – i think it was an iPhone 3Gs and showed me the screen that he’d managed to crack.

Well my mind is now working overtime as this is truly the next big income generator for IT Repair people.  You see the iPhone is an expensive bit of kit and unlike other phones when the screen has been cracked or damaged people will not be inclined to go out and buy another iPhone due to cost. They will be looking for their iPhone Screen to be repair repaired.

Okay so I’ve done many laptop screen repairs over the course of the last 3-4 years but iPhones are a completely different ball game.  Where do i start?  How do I learn how to repair an iPhone screen?  The experts will tell you to go to ebay and purchase a few dead or faulty iPhones to repair however there is a problem – faulty iPhones go for quite a bit of money on ebay and I hate unnecessary expenses.

The plan is to offer an

iPhone screen repair

service and learn as I go.  This is exactly how I did it with laptop repairs.  I had a great understanding of hardware on normal desktops but had never had to swap out a laptop screen or take one apart.

I think my skills as a laptop repair engineer will transfer over quite well to iPhone repairs.  I am in two minds about this though as mentioned in a previous article I am now working back full time for someone else so I may just outsource the iPhone screen repairs to a proper company and take a cut on the commission for passing on the leads.

Anyway stay tuned for an update

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Update March 2012:

I’m now researching how to repair iphone screens and see how much it would cost a technician to fix an iphone.

Here are some pretty informative videos if anyone is thinking of offering this service to their customers.

9 Comments

  1. Jim says:

    I have been offering iPhone Screen repairs for over 3 years now. I started back 10 years ago fixing desktop computers – moved to laptops now a lot of my business are iPhones.

    This is an expanding market as smart phone sales have exploded in the last 3 years and I believe we are playing catchup when offering to fix cracked/smashed/broken iPhone screens.

    • admin says:

      Well as mentioned in my article Jim – I have not started offering iPhone screen repair yet however I’ve noted that there are a lack of companies on google offering this service. I am thinking of developing a national website to offer the iphone screen repair service and outsource it.

      There are of course local companies as well and that’s where the computer tech should really be looking at.

  2. Sidney says:

    iPhone screen repair is something you should be very careful of offering as a service. How much does the average iPhone cost? If you mess up the repair be prepared to pay out a substantial sum as you may do more damage than good trying to repair someone’s iphone screen.

  3. admin says:

    I’ve had a few emails this week asking if it’s worth chasing your insurance company if you crack your iphone screen. To tell you the truth for the price of an iphone screen repair it’s probably cheaper than the excess so I’d probably look into this.

  4. Sarah P says:

    My dropped my iphone on the pavement last night how much does it cost to repair the screen on a iphone?

    thanks

  5. Control Freak says:

    Thanks for posting the videos on how to replace an iPhone screen. Have just ordered up a new screen so am about to try it out on my first phone.

    Scary!

  6. P Loop HOle says:

    Apple just released the new iPad HD today I wonder how difficult it will be to swap the screen out on one of them?

    How know’s ! Probably as easy as before :D

  7. computer repair says:

    My brother recommended I might like this blog. He used to be totally right. This post truly made my day. You cann’t imagine just how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

  8. admin says:

    I’ve just done my 100th iphone screen repair in a matter of weeks. Price? £60 :D

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