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The Most Common Smartphone Repairs

We use our mobile phones all of the time.


In fact, if you ask anyone what they can’t leave home without – you can be certain that the mobile phone is likely to be in the top 3.


And it’s no surprise really. As mobile phone technology has developed over time, it has completely changed the way we live our lives.


Mobile phones aren’t just a way for us to call and text people, they are a way for us to organise our lives, they provide us avenues to access the answer to just about anything, and they have even somewhat replaced the humble wallet – which had always been one of the most important things you wouldn’t leave your home without.


So, given we’re using our mobile phones more and more – we’re literally taking them with us everywhere – even to the bathroom, it’s pretty understandable, that sometimes we end up damaging them.


Though they can withstand a lot, because we are taking them everywhere there are many ways your mobile phone can get damaged and a wide variety of repairs it might need.


Today, we want to tell you about some of the most common mobile phone repairs we, as mobile phone repair technicians, see.

Our most performed mobile phone repair services


Screen Repairs or Replacements


Repairing a cracked, smashed, or broken mobile phone screen is definitely our most in demand service here at Fone Teknician.


This makes complete sense, given that not only are we constantly using our phones, but the size of the smartphone screen has consistently increased over the last decade – which leaves a lot of room for damage.


Unfortunately, even the most careful of people will end up dropping their phone at some point.


While not every drop is going to result in a smashed screen or damage of some sort – smartphones have been made to be able to withstand a certain level of impact – there is still a high chance that your phone’s screen is going to be damaged.


The chance of your phone screen breaking from a drop or impact only increases when you don’t have a screen protector or phone case on your phone.


Luckily, a screen repair for an iPhone or smartphone is quite simple and relatively straightforward – when you have the training that is. It does require expertise, the right tools and knowledge to ensure that it is done properly and doesn’t affect any other areas of your phone, but it isn’t too time consuming and can often be done in less than 30 minutes!


Tip: If you drop your phone and it only has one crack, it can be tempting to avoid having your phone repaired. We would advise against this. If you leave a crack in your phone’s screen, this can lead to it developing into a larger or multiple cracks, debris, dust, or liquid could also find its way into the crack which can lead to further internal damage; or you could even end up cutting yourself as the glass can be sharp. It’s better to be safe than sorry!


Battery Replacement


As you would be aware, all mobile phones run on batteries. Over time batteries naturally degrade.

Battery degradation does tend to occur gradually, however, sometimes it can feel as if your phone goes from easily lasting you an entire day to having to be plugged into the wall at all times.


In the earlier mobile phones, swapping a battery out was quite simple and something you could do yourself, just pop off the back and add a freshly charged or new battery and you’re good to go.


These days, it’s not quite as simple. Batteries for smartphones are built into the housing of the phone which has been designed to only be able to be opened by those who have the right tools and of course expertise.


Replacing a smartphone battery is not impossible and it can be a very cost-effective way to extend the life of your current smartphone, however, it’s most certainly not a DIY repair. A professional mobile phone repair technician is the only person you should trust with this job.


Charging Port Repairs


If you can’t charge your phone, you’ve certainly got a problem on your hands.


Charging ports on your smartphone or mobile phone are quite susceptible to damage because they are one of the most used areas of your phone.


A charging port can stop working for various reasons, including:

  • General wear and tear

  • Using cheap and poorly made charging cords

  • Something being lodged or jammed into the port

  • Debris such as dust or liquid

  • Impact from a drop or excessive pressure on the phone


When your phone stops charging it can be very tempting to call it a day and go out and buy a new phone, but this doesn’t have to mean the end of your smartphone.


The charging port is repairable, and actually doesn’t take too long, nor does it cost very much – while the pricing will vary depending on the model of your iPhone or smartphone, it’s definitely a lot cheaper than the cost of a new phone.


This repair requires your smartphone housing to be opened and the charging port replaced. Before we perform a repair like this, we like to check that your phone’s battery is working correctly. We do this because this can help us to confirm whether it is definitely the charging port that is no longer working as it should.


Phone Button Issues


While mobile phones today certainly have less buttons that the mobile phones of the 1990s and early 2000s, there are still some important ones that when they are not working properly, it can be a major hassle for you.


Some of the common buttons we see issues with include the home button, the volume buttons on the sides, the power button and sometimes even the mute switch. Buttons can become jammed or unresponsive from regular use.


The cause of the button issue will dictate how it is repaired. Sometimes the phone may need to be opened up and have the button and its relevant components replaced, and sometimes the phone may simply need to be cleaned internally to stop the button from sticking.

This repair is usually quite fast and very affordable, so you can easily avoid having to spend money on a brand-new phone.


Water or Liquid Damage


Once upon a time liquid and a mobile phone meant sudden death. Now, while any form of liquid finding its way into your phone is not ideal, there have been interesting developments in the mobile phone world and what happens when it comes into contact with water. There are various smartphones that are now able to withstand water, however, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t actively avoid liquids getting near your phone.


In most instances, liquid damage happens accidentally, you might drop your phone in the ocean when you’re taking that gorgeous sunset pic, or you might get caught in the rain and unable to shield your phone, or you might just do what a lot of people have done before you and drop your phone in the toilet.


Whatever the cause, the most important thing you can do is to turn your phone off immediately and remove any accessories like sim cards, memory cards, and the phone case to allow for maximum drainage.


When you book in your phone repair service for water damage, it’s important to provide as much information as possible, including the kind of liquid the phone was exposed to, when the incident occurred, what you did once you got your phone out of the liquid and anything you might have done to try to fix it.


The success rate of being able to fix water or liquid damage is definitely dependent on the kind of liquid, how long it has been since the accident and what you’ve done between the accident and the repair service.


It’s important to note that even though you might think that water or liquid damage is a death sentence for your phone, it’s not impossible. Here at Fone Teknician, we pride ourselves on having a success rate of more than 90% when it comes to repairing phones that have experienced water damage!


Get your phone repaired by an expert in Sydney


Damaging your mobile phone can be one of the most frustrating things. You don’t realise how much you depend on your smartphone until you don’t have it.


It’s especially tempting to buy a brand-new phone when your phone becomes damaged because it seems like the easy choice. However, choosing to have your phone repaired means you can spend less time and money in setting up a new phone. It also means that you’re making an environmentally sustainable decision. Millions of mobile phones are thrown out around the world every year, when they could have been repaired.


It’s very easy to get your mobile phone repaired, especially when you’re in Sydney. That’s because here at Fone Teknician, not only do offer iPhone and Samsung Galaxy Smartphone repair services, but we also offer them at a place that is convenient to you. Yep, that’s right, we come to you – whether it’s your home, your office, or even just down at the local café, we make it super simple by coming to you.


In addition to being highly convenient for our customers, we also pride ourselves on an incredibly high level of service at affordable prices. Our team is highly trained, experienced and iOS certified, so you can have peace of mind that you’re working with someone who can do the job and do it properly.


If you need to get your smartphone iPhone repaired in Sydney, look no further than Fone Teknician.