27 December 2018

iPhone SE water damaged can't on repair

Repair water damaged iPhone is possible. Don't listen to those people tell you it cannot be repaired and need to replace the motherboard. You just haven't found the right person.

Our success rate of repair water damaged iPhone is 90%. As long it's not sea water, then it's very high chance to be fully repaired. Data recovery is 99% success rate.

This case is an iPhone SE. This device been to many shop. Ended up a lot of missing screws and other damaged on it. Owner needs to recover all the photos in it.

Lucky she got some recommendation from her friends, the iPhone SE finally reached into very best hand - me @ my shop.

Below video is to show you how i'm going to save it. The differences between me and those amateur.

Make sure you turn on subtitle. 

Why we don't have On-Site repair or Road truck service? Because advanced repair is in our "LAB".
Not screwdrivers repair job.

Don't ask how much repair water damaged iPhone. We can't give exact price without look on it.
Please send in to our shop to do a full check and we quote you a exact price.  (Sure it won't be expensive as buying another used iPhone)

Full check means we will check every parts. Big or small parts.. like LCD, camera, buttons....
We quote you ONE exact price. NOT gonna tell you to pay more later.

Some bad dealers done repaired and found out new problem then tell customer to pay. We don't want that.

18 December 2018

Japan iPhone camera shutter sound fix

Do you know that Japan and Korea iPhones are unable to silent camera shutter sound?

In old iOS, It even makes a shutter noise when you take a screenshot with Silent turn ON...
It's very annoying.

It's been two years until now that I fixed a lot of this problem. Here I reveal the secret of how I did it.

There are few used/recond iPhone supplier in Malaysia still sending this kind of iPhones to me for modification.

Why I can't silent the iPhone camera shutter sound?

Actually, it doesn't consider a problem. Apple just wants to prevent iPhone being used to sneak peeking especially in Japan. Maybe it's Japan policy for them selling the iPhone there.

If you lazy to read article then watch our video in YouTube

What's the difference between Japan iPhone and foreign iPhone?

As a professional repair iPhone motherboard every day. We knew there is no difference in hardware motherboard between the Japan iPhone and others.

So I guessed it is the software causing that.

But the software iOS firmware that we downloaded are the same file, so there is no difference in firmware either.

So last thing I suspected is the "Model Code" also known as Area Code in "Setting - General - About".

This must be the one telling the iOS to act differently in Camera Mode.

As you can see, Model code MG4C2J/A.
J/A means this is Japan iPhone.
KH is Korea.
Both Japan and Korea will still make camera shutter sound when the iPhone in Silent Mode or ringer volume set to zero.

The shutter noise is louder than the usual iPhone.

So what is the best solution to silent camera shutter sound like a normal iPhone?

All we need to do is reprogram the Model Code to another country.

Here is the procedure to modify Japan iPhone 

Step 1 - Take out the Memory chip which we called NAND.

The red box one is the NAND. Every iPhone must have one. We can upgrade it too.
We need to unsolder this NAND out. 

As far until now 2018, Apple didn't make any memory chip. They usually use Toshiba, Hynix, and Sandisk. So that's why there is a third party tool to reprogram it.

Step 2 - After unsoldered the NAND out and we put it into NAND writer tool.

This is one of NAND writer tool by company WL.

Read the original NAND database.
Step 3 - Change the region code
See J/A?  Just change this to the country we want.
You can check this link to know more country code for iPhone.

Step 4 - Solder the NAND back to the motherboard. Restore the software again then job done.
I reprogrammed it to MY/A (Malaysia).

The fix is permanent. It won't affect you to update iOS or restore the device. 

Two years until now.. from iOS 9 until iOS 12.
None of them return with a problem.
(iOS 13.1.1 still good)

Zero side-effect.

We can do for free if you Upgrade the Storage in our shop. If not then we charge you a labor cost.

How much to fix Japan/Korea iPhone camera shutter sound?RM 150 for iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus.
RM 300 for iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus


Video of how to fix iPhone camera shutter sound

05 December 2018

News - December 2018

Battery offer price by Apple will be ENDED at 1st Jan 2019 !! Hurry grab it before they return to normal price which is few hundreds ringgit.

RM 125 for all models iPhone. 3 months Warranty.

15-20 Min replace process. On The Spot.

(No need backup, No need reset all data,  No need wait a week)


iPhone 7 - Audio IC disease 

We uploaded a video into Youtube about iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Audio IC disease.
Read more at iPhone 7 Audio IC article

23 November 2018

iPhone Battery Drain and Consumption Test

How to check iPhone motherboard drain battery issue?

  • iPhone leaking power quick
  • Consume or drain the battery fast
  • New battery same problem
  • Restore the firmware and still the same

A lot of shops claim they know how to repair motherboard, they really don't do well. Most of them send to another shop to do or they just blindly change whatever IC that is related to power, after messed a lot of things and still return your iPhone at same state a month later.

If you have an iPhone that having drain or consumed battery power fast. The first thing you suspect is the battery. Right?
But what if the problem still exists after you replaced a new battery?

Well, then you should send to us then we use some tools to check the voltage leak.

Below method is how a PRO technician to do the diagnosis.
(We uploaded a Cantonese video into YouTube. English subtitle provided)  - YouTube Link

If you would like to read instead of watching a video, then please continue to scroll down.

1. The first step we unplug your battery and then plug into Power Supply to read how much your iPhone is drawing power from it.

2. We must slowly to turn the knob that giving power voltage into the iPhone. By carefully watching the Meter so that we can know is the iPhone draining the power before we turn it on.  Slowly raise the voltage to 3.7 above which is battery level. 

It should be staying in ZERO and not drawing any power before we switch the iPhone ON. 

The left gauge is showing Amp unit. We set the reading to 1A. So it's 20ma leaking before we turn it on.
3. In this case, we found out this iPhone 5S is leaking power. Sure it's draining fast compare to normal iPhone. Even the owner switch it off, it is still consuming the battery fast.

Can it be fixed? Yes, we can. But that's not today topic.

4. If the above case is not happening. Continue to check 2nd possibility by clicking BOOT UP TEST.
We need to press the Power Button once. Not to turn it on. Just once. If you holding it more than a sec then it will turn on. But if we press it once, it will do a self-power boot up test. 

A normal iPhone would raise from 0 into 80mA then drop back into 0 positions.
This is what we called the Boot-Up Test.

If the device passed the first test, then Boot-up-test can tell any major component or IC is drawing more power than usual. 

A charging IC problem can be easily found by this method. Another day topic too.

This is a digital power supply. The function is the same. It can be more accurate for some purpose.
As you can see the photo above, this iPhone 7 booting-test at 218ma which is very high and indicated there is IC or circuit leaking power. 

A full power running iPhone is 1A = 1000ma.
But it only require consuming 1A if the CPU is running at full speed. So far no app constantly running full speed. 1A full speed is just few seconds for loading. 

By the way, this iPhone boot-up test result started at 200ma. Means it's before power on or entering iOS, it's already consuming 200mA non-stop. I believe this iPhone 7 needs to charge twice in half day on normal use.

Can it be fixed? Sure if we repair it first hand, then it will be a quick JOB which usually able can be done within a day

We received countless of failed repair iPhone from another shop. They mess up a lot of things which they shouldn't touch. They changed things without proper training/educated and even not knowing how to diagnosis the board circuit.
The worst matter is the workmanship quality, they usually did more damage on the board. In the end, we repaired it with higher cost and longer time...

22 November 2018

Renovation Done! Now OPEN as Usual

We are re-OPEN and continue as usual. 10:30 AM - 9 PM  (MON - SUN)

90% Done. Will add some TV and cabinet soon.
My new logicboard repair station. And few more..

08 November 2018


Our shop is going to renovation. Will be closed for one week.

Estimate started on Tuesday 13 November 2018.
Re-Open on 20 November 2018 and and continue business as usual.

Apologize for inconvenience.

Before renovation 12 Nov 2018
Day 1 - Removal of outdated design which doesn't fit for our repair jobs

Day 1 - Installing glasses for noise cancelling. Shop is facing middle of the hall which is very noisy if event hosted. Especially they turn on music for stage. 

24 October 2018

iPhone 7 Plus Audio / Sound problem

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus having audio or sound problem isn't rare.

When Audio IC is not working properly.
  • Unable to record voice (No audio devices found)
  • Other parties can't hear you when calling
  • Very slow boot-up Apple Logo
  • Phone is lagging and slow
  • No Sound
  • Video record got problem
One of it or you have all the symptoms above, it can be considered the LAST stage of audio "cancer".

Check iPhone 7 Audio IC Repair Cost - 2019 

In iPhone repair community, we called it iPhone 7 Audio IC Disease.

iPhone 7 Sound Problem
Go to VOICE MEMO and click record
iOS 12 would show this message - Recording Failed. No Audio Device Found.
It would just freeze there and won't start recording

We made a video and how to repair this issue. 

Why it happened?
Because you drop it too hard or bend it... One of the solder joints or solder pad below the Audio chipset is broken.
Not entirely your fault. It's their design problem and they didn't expect it. Don't worry, it can be fixed permanently.

"Advise: DO NOT send to normal shop repair this issue. The audio ic is located behind Baseband and CPU. You don't want the they ended up to tell you now got another problem or became a brick which totally unable to POWER ON. 
Of so many cases that i repaired their failed attempted job. They "accidentally" overheated the components around. They either caused the iPhone became No Service (Baseband shorted) or unable to power on (CPU shorted).

Ended up at higher cost repair and time wasted."
This photo is an iPhone 7 Plus. The smaller iPhone 7 also has the same flaw.

Let's take off the IC and look closer with a microscope

iphone 7 c12
99% of audio disease is because of this pad broken. Even it's not missing, we MUST still need to build a new track for it. I saw a lot technician didn't rebuild this track and the customer keep coming back with the same problem.

Technical term of this method is called "jumper".

Jumper it to the Resistor R1103

This is a very important line that would cause malfunction of the audio codec totally.
It controls the microphone and sound codec. You might still have ringtone working but no sound when calling.

iPhone 7 Plus audio ic repair
So this is the fix that must be applied before we put Audio IC back

iPhone 7 audio sound ic repair
We still can see the green PCB glue on that area after repair.
If this iPhone suffers another serious fall damage again, it would still be working fine.
The screen should be broken first before this problem reoccurs again.

Don't worry. The solution we apply is a permanent fix method. We'll cover you this problem for 1 year if it happens again.

"Having the tools to repair doesn't mean also having
precise surgical skill and experience.

It can be done in 2 to 4 hours between.
Click here to inquiry  

19 October 2018

iPhone 6 Error 9

Countless people asking me how much is the motherboard..

"Apple center told me my motherboard is spoiled, it's beyond repair. Need pay them Rm12xx to replace whole device. Ridiculous!"

Before you buy the motherboard.. Please send the device to my shop and i check for you is it can be repairable.

90% of motherboard problem are can be repaired. 

Example: A motherboard is RM 650. Motherboard repair price between RM 200 to RM 400. A second hand of  whole iPhone is RM 750.

We always quote you a fair price that lower than a board replacement... and much hell cheaper than Apple Center offer you device replacement at ridiculous price!!

"By the way, technically it's called Logic Board. Not motherboard. Motherboard is in the PC which you can plug in third party hardware. Logic Board on other hand, you cannot. Plug in their designed hardware only."

So today topic is iPhone 6 that is stuck in Recovery Mode. It failed to restore and show Error 9 in iTunes. Customer been to some shops telling them same story that it can't be repair.

Let me show you how is the professional repair it.... in my shop, of course.

iPhone 6 Stuck at Recovery Mode. Most end user like to say Cable Mode or iTunes Logo Mode

Restore failed. A code appear. it's Error 9. 

No matter how many PC or Mac you use to restore it.. it ended up with same error.

Error 9 is indicated NAND or NAND circuit failure.  NAND is the memory chip. Some people like to say HDD or Hard Disk. But in Apple schematic, they called it NAND.

We notice first bad news is "all the memory data inside" probably gone. Especially customer attempted to restore it and it failed.

Put in our board onto his device to TEST every parts such as  LCD, camera, buttons, battery, ports....
You don't want after we repaired the board and turn on found another problem then paying more.. Right?

Then call customer and quote him a price after we inspect the board damaged under the MICROSCOPE.

That's how professional checking procedure. Not Genius Bar that just telling you the Logicboard is spoiled and you pay whole device price. They don't even know what's wrong is the logicboard and which chipset or what circuit failed. They sure didn't check every parts of the device.
Wasted your time.

Apple trained them nothing in repairing except follow procedure of reading script to tell you what to pay.
Want more similar story? here is the Youtube link - Genius Bar caught ripping customer

Back to topic..

I found the NAND is the only issue instead of CPU. So by replace it can solve the problem.

Obviously this iPhone housing and LCD changed at other place before..
iPhone NAND tool
We use special tool that can read/write NAND. This tool is not cheap. Cost one thousand above and it just only works for specific models. Not every iPhone.  
Tried to read the old NAND and it failed. So we put in new NAND to reprogram Serial Number, Address...
The iPhone won't be able to activate if we don't do this. Activate process is needed go through Apple Server and they will verify the device Serial Number, Wifi and Bluetooth address.

We also need to purchase the INFO of this device to reprogram it. It might take days to wait from server provide us the report of this iPhone.

I must need to blackmarked all the infomation.. Who knows Apple might saw this and blacklist this iphone from server.. So the user might ended up unable to activate or network blocked. 
Once re-program done. Soldered the NAND back on the logicboard.

Voila~ Done!

 Bonjour ~

All this kind of works require real professional repairer and tools. Special training already cost more than 20k. Tools cost above 20k and still need purchase tools for coming iPhone..

That is why it's not available at Face 2 Face or whatever Food Truck and Van on-site service. Those are DIY repairer. Plug and play stuff only..

Visit real professional to do the board repair directly. Not pass over to some guy and wait for weeks.

06 October 2018

Memory Storage Upgrade Service

This 16 GB iPhone is going to upgrade

Do you still have 16 GB iPhone?
You can consider upgrading your memory without buying a new iPhone...

Today we have done another iPhone 6 Plus... I really can't imagine how 16GB is torturing user.
Glad this customer upgrade it to 128 GB in our shop.

Check for Upgrade cost and FAQs

Done!! Upgraded to 128GB and  updated to iOS 12

                          iPhone Storage upgraded compilation video


iPhone upgrade memory to 512GB
We can upgrade to 512 GB too!!
There is a saying in China... an iPhone 16 GB is just a beggar version of iPhone.
         乞丐版 iPhone vs. 豪华版 iPhone (Beggar iPhone vs. Luxury iPhone)
Cheap iPhone = Low memory storage iPhone 

Upgrade memory price list of 4th Quarter 2019

Available for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, SE, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X
  • 32GB RM 180
  • 64GB RM 280
  • 128GB RM380
  • 256GB RM480
  • 512GB RM580
*iPhone 6 and 6 Plus get discount RM 50*


Question: After upgraded the storage, can I still update the iOS?
Answer: Yes, it can. From iPhone 5 to iPhone X, so far none have a problem. Apple doesn't check or care the capacity of your device. But their server will check the Serial Number, IMEI to make sure it's their product.

Question: What if my device got a problem later?
Answer: There will be one month warranty for it. But the warranty doesn't cover problem like the LCD screen, buttons or camera.

Question: If you so confident it won't get any problem, then why don't you provide more extended time warranty?
Answer: Because we never know how the user uses their iPhone. Not confident in how they take care of their iPhone. They can even kill the iPhone with the wrong charger also.  That's why we will check all function and inspect the board first so we can eliminate potential problem too.

Question: Do you have a price listed on the web site?
Answer: Yes, It's on this page. By the way, the price is up and down floating according to the market. Just like the computer HDD, their rate is also not fixed. Sometimes go up or down.

Question: How long does it take?
Answer: It's between 2 to 4 hours if appointment made. Otherwise, it would just need one day.

Question: Do I need to backup?
Answer: Yes. We will need to erase/format the iPhone. By the way, we can do the backup for you, but the process might extend another two hours or more. So it's the best you back up into your PC before you come.

Question: Do I need to turn off iCloud or password?
Answer: Yes. After re-format with new memory. Activation will ask for the previous ID if we didn't turn off iCloud before format.

Question: How is it possible? Even Apple doesn't even have this kind of service. They told me it's impossible.
Answer: Yes, it is possible because they don't have a factory to make memory chip or hard disk. They get the hard disk from Toshiba, Sandisk, Hynix, and Samsung...
By the way, those memory chip is called NAND flash.

NAND supplier sure has their own developer tools and software.

We purchased and use their tool that even Apple center inside doesn't have.

That's why we can do what is impossible.

The chip I holding is the NAND flash. It's common to use on iPhone and iPad.
We have multiple NAND writer for different models. Not just only one.
From iPhone 4 to iPhone X.

iPhone X upgrade price click here!

Interested in upgrading? Click HERE to book an appointment by WhatsApp. 

21 September 2018

Data Recovery from dead iPhone 7

Apple Center can't do logic board / motherboard repair.
They offered replacement unit but you will lost all the data memory.
What if your iPhone has important data that need to be save?

That's my job to solve the problem that Apple couldn't.


Have you ever see this?  By the way this is not photoshop! 
Question: What's the trick?
Answer: Simple.. I just repair whatever ic / component on the board that is damaged. 

Question: But i was told the board is very broken condition. They said it's not possible.
Answer: They don't have the right tool and the skill. I even bet they don't know people like me is exist. By the way, my last solution is move your memory ic chip into other new board. 

Question: What's the charges? 
Answer: Cheaper than Apple Center. The price range is very rough and broad. You need send the device to my shop to check it. 

As the the board is not broken become pieces, we still can save the memory. Even from serious water damaged or rusty condition.

13 September 2018

Unlock SIM / Carrier

iPhone SIM Not Valid | iPhone carrier locked 

We have do unlock service for the network / SIM / carried locked iPhone that came from other countries.

I know some students or travelers bought their low price iPhone oversea and then found out unable to use Malaysia sim cards.

We have two options for unlocking.
Unofficially unlock and Factory unlock.

Unofficially Unlock (Turbo SIM method)

Price of unlocking 4th Quarter 2019
  • iPhone 6 / 6P - RM 150
  • iPhone 6S / 6SP - RM 150
  • iPhone 7 / 7SP - RM 200
  • iPhone 8 / 8P - RM 250
  • iPhone X - RM 250
  • iPhone XS / XS Max - RM 350

NOTE:  for iOS 12.4.2 or below.
The process is about 30 to 60 minutes.

Factory Unlock

Factory unlocks also means official unlock. The cost is high.
But this is the best way to unlock it permanently so that you don't need to afraid update iOS would be locked again. 

The price depends on the carrier and bill status too
Be sure to let us know what model of your iPhone and it's from which carrier and country.The process is longer. It can be 3 days to 6 weeks between depends which carrier your iPhone from.

Malaysia Telco Lock

We don't have do unlock for Malaysia telco lock. So far there is no way to unlock it except changing the motherboard.

07 September 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!

13 August 2018

iPhone 7 Upgrade Storage Capacity

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

Of course they can't. They are just re-seller. The more you buy the whole product, the more they earn. So they won't bother doing small repair or small parts changing. They just know follow the script and tell you to pay more..

But our shop CAN do it!
Just 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.

05 August 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.