Thursday, September 13, 2018

Unlock SIM / Carrier

We can unlock the network / SIM / carried locked iPhone that came from other countries. After unlocked so that you can use any SIM card / Network carrier.

Any iPhone with iOS 11.4.1 are supported.
Hurry, update to 11.4.1 and come to our shop to unlock it!

I believe the unlock service won't be available if iOS 12 released. 



iPhone 6 / 6P - RM 150
iPhone 6S / 6SP - RM 200
iPhone 7 / 7SP - RM 250
iPhone 8 / 8P - RM 350
iPhone X - RM 400


No turbo SIM or R-SIM needed to use the SIM.
No hardware modification.



Below first video is before we unlock.




Second video is the same iPhone we unlocked.


I know some student or traveler bought their low price iPhone at oversea and then found out unable to use Malaysia sim cards.  Now you know that we can unlock it. :)






Friday, September 7, 2018

iPhone Battery Replacement Price Updated

We managed clear our last battery stock.
Now we arrived new stock of batteries

Original battery replacement for 

  • iPhone 5 
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus 
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
From Price RM 129 drop to RM 125. 
(Labour included)

In case you don't know why so cheap...
Last year was RM 350,  Apple dropped the price so much because of the big case complain which found out they purposely lower our iPhone processor speed at each new iOS update, their reason do so that old battery can last few more hours usage and longer life span.
But people don't want slow iPhone. So they apologized with battery cut down price and won't downgrade the iPhone speed on latest iOS.

Hurry to take the offer before Apple close the offer!

Monday, August 13, 2018

iPhone 7 Upgrade Storage Capacity

Many people didn't know is their iPhone storage can be upgrade or not. Apple shop tell you it's not possible.

Of course they can't. They are just reseller. The more you buy the whole product, the more they earn. So they won't bother doing small repair or small parts changing. 

But our shop CAN do it!
Today we done upgrade an iPhone 7 32GB to 128GB.
  • No need replace whole device. 
  • No need replace motherboard.
We are true specialist repairer can change the memory chip inside. Guarantee job and warranty provided.

As you can see, not only memory expanded. The Model code actually from other country and we can also to MY (Malaysia)

Want to upgrade your storage capacity? No problem! 

  1. Let us know what model of your iPhone or iPad we reply you with price with option of capacity.
  2. Make appointment with us then we can done in few hours or less. Same day collection!
  3. Backup your data into computer first. The iPhone will need to Format/Restore after we done.


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Courier Post Service - Feedback (Kedah)

A customer from Kedah sent two iPhone to our shop by Pos Laju






Received Parcel on 24 Jul 2018



Customer received both repaired iPhone6 and iPhone 5C on 29 Jul 2018
As long the payment is done into our company account, we ship out the parcel as soon as possible.

Thank you, for all the customer who always trusting us by sending their device through courier service.
Because even for me, i also don't have much confidence to send expensive stuff to people that i never met before.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

iPhone 7 Error 56 - NFC Problem (A10 CPU repair)

Few iPhone 7 and 7 Plus came in last week.
Customer said the iPhone was working fine before, but problem appear when he tried to restore/update in iTunes. The iTunes is showing Error 56 and the iPhone stuck in Recovery Mode.
No matter how many times restore or use third part program to restore it, it's still the same.


Restore progress bar stop at there..

Error 56 
According our PRO level training, iPhone 6S and 7 that showing error 56 is NFC chipset ic issue.
Without proper training and Apple high level technical support, you only know what google tell you.

NOTE for people who lazy to search google: NFC stands for “Near Field Communication”.
One of type Short-range wireless connectivityApple Pay that working like Smart Tag or Visa Wave.



By the way, before we quote a price, we need customer to leave the iPhone check for one or two days.

Why take so long?
Because by experience we know it won't be so simple job that just to replace the IC and then problem solved. Normally this kind of IC won't fail itself..  So we need to take our time to check the board carefully.




First we take out the board. Measure the lines between the power to NFC IC.  Job will be more complicated if all Voltage are correct and nothing short.

After we found nothing wrong then continue to remove this IC and measure all the pads below. 

See the Red Dots? Mean that dot at NFC is connected to front of board that under the CPU.

OMG !! Two of the NFC pads which directly goes into CPU. B1 and C1 legs has no connection into CPU.
So the price we quote customer will be high since this is the job is involving the CPU.

If customer OK then we proceed to remove the CPU.

CPU job must be expensive.
You see the big A10? It's the CPU, it's big enough and might create other problem if something around it goes wrong.
Because we will bear ANY other problem that happened after we rebuilt the CPU. 


This kind of motherboard repair is PRO level. So far now in Malaysia, you won't see our kind of expert people around in handphone shop or shopping center. that including Low Yat Plaza.

Checked the tracks between NFC and CPU. It's OK. Means by only reball / rebuild the CPU then will be OK.


A10 CPU re-balled done.
DO NOT send to person who doesn't seems to know how to repair. Any amateur try to practice repair the CPU usually end up totally death. 

Job done!! 
So even you know what is the error problem, you never know what we going through to complete the repair. Sometime it's easy, sometime it's NOT.



Saturday, July 14, 2018

NOTICE: CLOSED ONE DAY on 21 July

Been busy this few weeks. No time to write repairing job..
A lot of iPhone 7 repaired done.
By the way.. back to topic which we notice here.

Our shop won't be open on 21 July 2018. Saturday.

Re-open and continue as usual on 22 July, Sunday.

Because our shop which inside of South City Plaza, they and TNB need to stop the power for one day to do maintenance.

Apology for inconvenience.




Friday, June 29, 2018

iPhone 7 Plus Touch ID Broken

Got an iPhone 7 Plus came in yesterday with problem below.
  • Home button not working
  • Touch ID failed
  • Long time booting up / Slow startup at Apple Logo.
By having those problem above.. we already knew the Home button itself is damaged or flex broken.

Indeed, as we expect. Customer replaced the LCD screen from some where else. After he replaced the screen, the button became not working and having those problem above.

We open up and check the home button flex. Yup. It's confirm broken.


Note: Phone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, We CANNOT replace it with other button. Home button and Touch ID both won't work!  
If iPhone older iPhone, we still can replace the button, but you still will lost the Touch ID. 


So we must repair it back! No short-cut! 

This spot is very easily broken by amateur repairer who replace the screen. 

In Malaysia, Now i'm sure this job is very few people can do. But i can!

Our academy G-LON company invented this Home Button Repair Kit.

First step: We cut it nicely. (DO NOT OVER CUT)

2nd Step: We taped on a plate and prepare to peel off the protection layer.

Carefully peeling off.. ONE MISTAKE THEN THIS BUTTON WILL BE GONE.


Step 3: Slowly keep peeling off first layer and expose those all trace which we need to connect all.
Then apply the replacement kit on exactly top of it.

Done!! Careful install back everything. 

Seems easy?
It won't be easy if technician not have precise skill and experience. 
Send to our shop before someone permanent destroy it by failing attempt repair on this.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Dealers are welcome - iPhone 6 Backlight IC pads broken

Don't think we just only accept repairing from our own customers.

Dealers are always welcome. Even you are my competitor, we can repair those unpublic.
So if you are dealer or repairer, don't hesitate to contact us if you have any failed repair iPhone.


We repaired many people mistake.
One of the most common job to repair other people mistake are on following photos.

Backlight IC of iPhone 6. There should be 12 solder pads. Every pads is very important and cannot be missed. 


Backlight IC of iPhone 6 (U1502) is located at very near A8 CPU.
Tips: If you having display problem, never blame the IC first.

This case is usually happened on untrained technician. They were try to remove it by not using too high temp air which might damaged the CPU. But unluck happened for this guy.. when he pulled the IC up, the pads are gone and peeled off together with the IC. Because by using wrong temperature, the pads below are still not melted.

It is out of their league to repair it back. They googled and found us.
After I look at the damaged and told them no problem, piece of cake.

All the pads are rebuilt.
U1502 pads repaired.
Dealer collected it on the same day he sent in. 


As long don't cause deeper damaged, we can quote a fair price for dealer.
Even if you send in the iPhone which you think it's beyond this damaged. We STILL CAN repair it, but will be expensive since we might need to move CPU and memory into other board. It will be next topic which is consider Extreme iPhone Repair.



Saturday, May 26, 2018

iPhone 7 Error 4013 - Baseband problem

Today got an iPhone 7 is having restore failed show Error 4013 in iTunes.

Customer said before it was working but just no service (network). Then he sent to previous shop, the guy restored the software and it ended with error 4013. Then it stuck at Recovery mode.

Older iOS will display different iTunes logo and Cable.


By hearing the client said it was No Service. We already know it got network or signal issue.
it's famous problem for iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. Same like iPhone 6 Plus touch disease.

This we called it  - iPhone 7 Baseband disease.

OK, for who googled about this issue and found this page. I'm going to share some tips here.
I'm telling you that do not restore your iPhone. It was never a software issue. Definitely is HARDWARE problem.

If you insist to restore it, then your iPhone will stuck in Recovery Mode. So what so bad about it? Can't gaming or use app? No!! The biggest problem is some shop they intend to swap your expensive part like camera with faulty one..  since your iPhone unable to enter iOS, how you going to check all the function..
Mostly they don't have the skill to do repair logicboard ic. So they swap those "plug and play stuff" and might charge you a diagnosis fee which they just only attempt software method that restore your device in iTunes. This type of repairer without skills usually gain more profit by doing monkey trick.

We are board repairer. Still seeing a lot of this kind of cases. The worse part is they created a failed mess up repair. Forcing us to repair their damaged and time wasted. Usually might cost more than original damaged. For example, sent to wrong shop and failed repair.

So i strongly suggest you to keep the iPhone in a status which can still turn on to test all function or features.

By the way.... we have few ways to check it before you conclude problem.

How to confirm it is Baseband problem:

  1. If you haven't restore yet, go to phone menu. Press *#06#. It will show your iPhone IMEI.
    Nothing appear after you press *#06#, then it's confirm you having Baseband problem.
  2. Try dial 112. Baseband problem will just show you call failed (it's emergency call number which must be able to call out in most country, even for a locked iPhone) 
  3.  Error 1 or -1 in iTunes restored failed. (Only iPhone 6, 6P and older models)
  4.  Error 4013 (iPhone 6S, 6SP, 7, 7SP) After fail restored, you still see iTunes logo in your iPhone. If it's no display and blank screen, then you having bigger problem which is out of today topic. 
Press *#06# then it show IMEI when the baseband CPU working


Let's talk about how to repair it and why did it happen.

First, i show you a photo on below. It's iPhone 7 which we removed the shield on top of the logicboard. We can see the Apple logo chipset with text A10. It's the main CPU of iPhone 7.

The red circle IC is Baseband CPU. (His job is to control all the signal or cellular network) He is the protagonist of today topic.
There are two type iPhone 7 / 7P.. One of it is using Qualcomm Baseband. The other one is Intel.
Both are famous chipset maker. Which one better? I can't say. But i do have a statistic know which one failed most.



Questions:
Why the problem happened?
A: Usually is because you dropped it too hard.

WHY? My other iPhone don't have this kind of issue even if i drop it thousand of times
A: This i can tell you. It is the Design flaw.
Because the baseband IC is sitting middle of the logicboard. In very center. So when the iPhone7 fell hard on the floor, the long logicboard will get slightly bend on middle and return to position because PCB is a bit flexible. But..
By so many black glue bounding between the PCB and this IC, the joint of this IC will still get cracking or lost contact.

So how to fix it?
A: Most of the cases, it just needs reball the Baseband CPU with a better solder paste which is more durable than Apple. Some case might even need repair broken tracks between this IC to other line.
We don't know until we pull this BB CPU off.

To do this job, the technician himself MUST BE very skillful and experience. Master of heat control.
Why? Because CPU is SITTING next to it!! If you put too much heat, A10 CPU beside will be shorted or died. CPU's hundreds of solder balls will be messed up with underfilled black glue.

Reball done. Put all the capacitors and Inductor back. Then check surrounding with multi-meter.


After all the technical works done. We must need to restore again.

When the white bar is passed 50%. And iTunes doing second time of verifying iPhone restore. The problem is fixed.

YAY~ This is the message we love to see!! 
Done.

Tips: Always backup your data in iTunes. Even your iPhone has no problem.

Friday, May 18, 2018

iPhone 6 Touch ID Repaired

A customer came with an iPhone 6 which having Touch ID not working. But home key still works.
He already made appointment with me so that i could check and repair on same day.

Below are the steps how i teach my staff to repair.
As usual, must need to opened it and put under microscope to check.


  1. Check the home button flex. 
  2. Check the FPC connector for home button / Touch ID. (iPhone 6 is J2118)
    Measure the voltage by using multimeter.
    Other pins just measure resistance.

Flex is good, no broken..
BUT THERE IS A BURNT MARK under the home button.






Found the shorted capacitor. Need to replace it.
But better find out why... So continue to measure FPC connector which supply power to the Touch ID.


Found out 1.8 is over power.
Check the iPhone 6 schematic to find which ic is supplying the 1.8.
In diagram look for keywords PP1V8_MESA_CONN. Search where it leads.


Found it. It's U2100.
From the diagram you can see U2100 job is taking 3V and cutting down it's current to 1.8V and supply into FPC.
Mean this IC is not doing his job. Need to replace it too. (Some technician will just borrow a 1.8v from another spot and jumper to here. But i prefer teach my staff to repair it as original designed)




Replaced burnt capacitor on Home button flex and U2100 on PCB. Then Touch ID is resurrected.
By just using basic resource and schematic can do the job without problem.

DONE!! 




Sunday, May 13, 2018

Old iPhone 4S Repair Board

Don't think we don't have provide repair for old iPhones.

Even you send us the oldest iPhone 2G (1st Gen)
We still can do it...

This time a customer sent in a iPhone 4S which failure attempted repair from other shop.

After a brief checked on it. Found out the previous repairer replaced the Power IC.
And the iPhone still unable to power on.

By looking carefully at the board, the other side of Power IC is CPU. This is very heat sensitive area. If an amateur technician try to replace the Power IC with incorrect temperature or method, it will cause CPU problem. CPU problem will cause iPhone unable to boot up.


A5 SD RAM cracked
There is a cracked line on top CPU. Usually it happened because of other side too hot and this side CPU bloated
This A5 is iPhone 4S CPU. Actually CPU was below this A5. The Apple logo with A5 part is SD RAM which sitting on CPU.
Means there is two layer for this IC. 


So the problem is this top of CPU cracked and bloated. 
All i need to do is replace the SD RAM.

Honestly to tell you that iPhone 4S doesn't worth to repair since Apple stop giving new iOS on it. Unless you have some important data need to recover.


Yes.. This customer do have important data must need to backup. We quote him RM 250 to repair. Market value of iPhone 4S is about RM350 - RM450. 
It's consider fair price to him and me (worth of my time)

So we remove the SDram from our working iPhone 4S then reball it. Left is the one reballed.

Ready to mount on top of CPU. 


Done. Lucky all the data still remain. 
Forgot take picture. But we care customer privacy so usually we don't take photo of inside.
Happy customer collected this iPhone on same day. :)


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Congratulation to new Malaysia

Yesterday vote result was huge success changing the very dark future into very bright. Tears in eyes.. i thought it's not possible..

They announced holidays for today and tomorrow. It's best stay home and avoid chaos too. Wait for smooth PM transition

We re-open as usual on Saturday! Cheers~~

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

9 May 2018 - GE-14

Tomorrow is election vote day! A lot of shops should be closed..

But we still OPEN!!  Because my home town is same place as our shop.
We might late to open our shop. Estimate 11am. We still need to vote! 


Saturday, April 28, 2018

How to read battery health and original?


Most user upgraded to latest iOS 11.3 or newer.
Inside come with new feature which is about reading battery health.


If your battery doesn't show maximum capacity, then you might have battery problem or either it's not original.


If below 70% is consider very weak. Should replace it.

However, it's best to use third party PC app to read the capacity and how many times it been charged cycle. 

Photo above is Chinese app which i forgot switch to English. Sorry.

It show this iPhone been charged cycle 707 times.
56% is battery health.

1587 mAh is the current maximum battery capacity it can hold.
2855 mAh is original designed max capacity.

In new iOS battery health check, you can only see battery health percentage. And it's not so details as PC app.

You never know the battery you replace on it is how new and actual capacity. If "they" put high grade battery, you won't know with this BETA of iOS battery health check.
(A low grade battery won't show maximum capacity.)

So the best way for end user to check is to download third party PC app to read it.
We are using iTool.


Photo above is the original battery that we replaced.
Since the new battery hasn't been fully charge, so it's 0 times cycle.
Health 100% (Health will become 99% if charged to full once)

As you can see. The battery current condition can hold 2865 mAh. Slightly higher than original design 2855 mAh. 
(It's normal since battery is made by chemical. So it would be + - 5% from factory designed.)

A high quality grade A battery usually between 2300-2600 only. 

Note: Even you bought new iPhone that come out from box freshly, it might be just 99% health and capacity is slightly lower or higher 5%

Read here if you looking for higher capacity battery:
From what we found in market so far, those higher capacity battery is scam. I have so many customer cheated by those. 
Higher capacity battery won't exist for Apple iPhone. Because Apple lab spent so much money to design the whole iPhone with maximum battery space and life. Who can beat their own product? Unless that someone has special technology which is unique and created by billion cost lab. And they selling those to you at cheap price? 

Replace your battery today while it's still under Apple offer this year. We always have stock to replace it just within 15 minutes.