For repair on some devices that are not common, brought from overseas or parts that must be ordered specially.
We can provide you a diagnosis and advise you on the required part that you can order yourself in order to fix your device.
What You Can do:
Order your own part(s) online and bring them in for our technicians to install:
- save time
- save money on the cost of the part
- buy the original (OEM) part instead of cheap after-market part
- avoid frustrating back and forth communications while waiting for shipments
Our Labour Charges:
Depending on the device and the part you want to replace (battery, screen, charging port or camera etc.), we will typically charge $40 to $80 for the installation labor.
Repairing with your own parts is a great solution in situations such as:
- parts not available with our suppliers – you can search a wider range of sources at your convenience
- less common devices we don’t stock parts for (such as Asus ROG or Xiaomi or Nokia phones)
- you’ve already bought the part and need a repair specialist to install it
There are great Risks in Repairing Your Phone Yourself. So maybe you should let the professional technician do it for you.
- It seems like a lot of people nowadays have technical skills and experience. Many of them are aware that replacement parts and guides for smartphone, tablet, and computer repair can be found online, often for cheap. Some repair shops will do repairs with parts brought in by the customer. So why not purchase your own parts and repair your phone yourself (the DIY route) to try to save some money? Here’s a few:
Low-Quality Replacement Parts
When you take your pick of an online parts supplier to attempt a DIY repair, you can’t be sure of the quality level of the parts you might find. Replacement parts must be precisely designed to meet the tight dimension requirements of today’s smartphones and tablets and function properly. A lack of quality in replacement parts can lead to poor fit, flawed function and even compounded future problems.
A professional repair shop that’s been repairing smartphones, tablets and computers for years has formed relationships with trusted parts suppliers who consistently provide high-quality replacement parts that they can rely on.
No Repair Warranty
Most cellphone and computer repair shops offer warranty protection for their repairs. However, you will struggle to find a repair shop offering warranties on a repair using replacement parts that were brought in by the customer. The peace of mind provided by a warranty is simply not available when you attempt your own repair or bring your own parts to a repair. What happens when your replacement part fails or breaks shortly after the repair is completed? You have to roll the dice once again, purchasing another part and redoing the repair with all its risks…
Repair Your Phone Yourself? Very Risky.
The replacement part is only one aspect of a smartphone repair. Typically the actual labor of the repair can cost as much or more than the replacement part. There is a reason for this: a repair specialist shop like us works on hundreds of these devices per month. This experience gives us the ability to do the repair the correct way on the first try.
Smartphone are complex, and it can be a risky process to open one up and make even the most common repairs. Many techniques of phone and tablet repair involve a developed feel, and a broad knowledge of component layout and proper teardown/reassembly sequences. The bonus of choosing a repair shop is they will already know the repair procedure, as well as insider tips and tricks that allow for smoother repair and further damage prevention.
If just the glass is broken, then YES, the part can be found cheaply, but there is a mountain of risk you have to go over in the repair, including proper heating, pressure, and a lot of patience, not to mention the precision you have to remove the old part without damaging very frigile flex cables and connectors.
Also, if customers supply their own part, there is no warranty at all. Purchasing their own parts aren’t saving anything, because most of the cost is in the labor and assuming the risk.
What can happen when you install said part and it doesn’t work? Will you feel good when your device isn’t fixed? The risk may too high with with buying your own part and repairing yourself.
While it seems like you may be able to save a few dollars by buying your own replacement parts online and doing the repair yourself, the reality is that the true value of seeking a professional smartphone repair shop lies in the know-how and experience, warranties, and quality parts you get
If you need to consult us on something about phone repair for your special needs, please contact us. We’ll do our best to help you!