Repair Services In Sydney For Consumer Electronics, Mobile Phones & Tablets

Circuit Board Microchip Replacement, Soldering & Diagnostic Testing

Repair services for consumer electronics available in Sydney CBD and Bondi Junction. From bloated batteries to sketchy software, Fone Fix can repair almost any fault you are experiencing. We service a huge range of handheld devices, gadgets and company electronics. Please select your service from the table below or contact any Fone Fix store today for more information.

Fast, reliable, professional and the majority of repairs are completed in the time it takes to grab a coffee. If you are unable to find the repair services you are looking for, don’t worry, we can provide solutions for any faulty or damaged electronic device.

Repair Services By BrandRepair Services By Fault or Part
Apple iPhone Repair ServicesCamera Repair (Rear)
Apple iPad Repair ServicesCamera Repair (Front)
Google Pixel Repair ServicesCamera Repair (Lens)
HTC Pixel Repair ServicesBattery Replacement
Microsoft Repair ServicesCharging Connector Repair
Motorola Repair ServicesBack Glass Repair
Nokia Repair ServicesData Recovery Services
Nexus Repair ServicesNo Power Repair
OnePlus Repair ServicesHome Button Repair
Oppo Repair ServicesHousing Repair
Samsung Repair ServicesHeadphone Jack Repair
Sony Repair ServicesLoudspeaker & Ringer Repair
Microphone Repair
Earpiece Repair
Power Button Repair
Screen Repairs
Software Fault
Sensor Repair
Sim Tray Replacement

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Level 1, Suite 107,
250 Pitt St,
Sydney,
NSW,
2000

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14/80 Spring St,
Bondi Junction,
Sydney,
NSW,
2022

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Repairs, Servicing & Maintenance For Consumer Electronics

Handheld Devices & Internal Part Components

Electronic components are used within a circuit structure to manipulate electrons to the desired effect. Using heat, solder and extremely steady hands, each piece can be connected and disconnected from the printed circuit board. When creating a circuit, the components can be made individually or in more complex, integrated versions. The parts are enclosed in heat resistant padding and a protective outer housing much like the frame and glass of your iPhone or the aluminium shell of a MacBook.

The external components we interact with are controlled by the internal microchips. Thankfully, most damage that occurs to the external parts can be replaced with relative ease. Third party repair services are generally your cheapest option. In addition, turnaround times tend to be much faster as opposed to manufacture servicing or warranty claims.

Circuit Board Servicing & Microelectronic Soldering For Extreme Damage

Microelectronics is the manufacture of tiny (micro) electronic designs. These designs are built from semi conductive materials. Over the years, microelectronic components have continued to reduce in size. Encouraged by consumer demand for thinner, lighter devices with more battery life. The microelectronic technicians need to achieve this goal without compromising on expense, functionality or compatibility. There’s nothing worse for a company than a laggy user experience from an overhyped, overpriced new product.

Integrated circuit replacement and mainboard soldering is usually only needed for extreme damage or during the making of a product.  In most cases this would happen from significant impact or exposure to moisture and liquids. The cost of this work is often high and extremely time consuming for the technician. If the device is relatively cheap, a replacement would certainly be a better option as opposed to microchip restoration. If valuable data is stored on a damaged device that’s inaccessible and irreparable, motherboard work is a great option to recover and retrieve lost data files.

Part Sourcing For Electronic Internal Components 

As with most consumer electronics, the vast majority of the parts for handheld devices are manufactured and sourced through mega companies like Foxconn Technology.

They are the world’s largest provider of electronic manufacturing services. They manufacture electronic products for major American companies including the iPhone, iPod, Kindle, Nintendo and PlayStation. Foxconn has allegedly manufactured around 40% of all consumer electronics sold worldwide.

Third party parts mostly come from factories located in China. The quality of these components can vary greatly between suppliers and there are more bad than good on the market. This is probably due to a high international demand, inconsistencies in control measures, poor manufacturing processes and breakdown in communications. On websites like Alibaba you can literally find thousands of part suppliers, it’s often a game of hit and miss when it comes to the quality, unfortunately most miss.

Have you ever tried to buy stock in bulk from China? It’s difficult enough to find quality products that have zero functionality, complex parts with microscopic components that attach to circuit boards must come from a select group of manufacturers that are known within the industry to produce quality, high grade products with minimal defects. With any expensive device, if damaged, it’s always best have it serviced by a professional, well-established repair company that’s already built that crucial relationship with trusted overseas part manufacturers and distributors.

Electronic Functions & How They Work

Mobile phones, computers and electronic gadgets have become a vital part of our daily lives. From aeronautic engineering to healthcare technologies, they offer us a wide range of applications and provide instant access to almost anything and anyone across the globe.

Most devices have microscopic chips and circuits that control machines and calculate information. The electronic circuits are the building blocks of electrical appliances. We interact with our devices through the visual and audio components and navigate our way through the interface using the internal operating system. This marriage between the various components and operating system allow us to connect to the world and each other like never before. As most devices work using the same basic principles, many can be regularly serviced, helping to extend their lifetime, functionality and value.

Consumer electronics are built upon a cluster of internal components that work together to provide the necessary functionality and features needed for the end user. A mobile phones internals are enclosed in an attractive outer shell and inside are several pieces that house and connect the necessary components. One of those core elements is a printed circuit board or PCB. With mobile phones in particular, electronics experience a great deal of wear and tear that can deteriorate their performance significantly over time.

Repair services for external components such as screens, batteries and cameras etc. Can usually be replaced within minutes and at fairly low costs. With most types of PCB failure, malfunction or damage, the device itself will most likely be unusable and the repair services involved are higher skilled and more labour intensive. Thankfully, it’s possible to repair or remanufacture almost any main board and restore it’s function back to normal. With severe damage to the housing, the main board can be removed completely and reinstalled into a brand new enclosure.

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    What is a Printed Circuit Board?

    PCB’s are required to house and connect the components within a device. They communicate using conductive tracks that run along the board. This allows electricity to pass through the components without interruption. PCB’s are permanently attached to the board, which integrates them to the entire circuit. They are manufactured in layers of conductive and non-conductive sheeting. Multi-layer boards offer users a variety of benefits but are much more difficult to service and repair.

    Do all devices use them?

    PCBs are used in almost every electronic device, from mobile phones and computers to vaporisers and kitchen equipment. Devices that require an electrical connection probably have a circuit board enclosed. Due to consumer demand for extra battery life, more memory and slimmer lightweight devices. In turn, the board has become smaller, more complex and much thinner. Gone are the days of those chunky bright green ones we used to pull from the good old Nokia 3210. This unfortunately makes the new circuit board repair process difficult due to a vast difference in their sizes and designs.

    What causes Printed Circuit Boards to stop working?

    Deterioration over time and regular use can be a main cause of malfunction. For example, trace damage impacts the conductivity that can result in the capacitors dying.

    1. Impact/ Damage

    As you can probably imagine, the most common cause of PCB failure come from physical damage to a device or its internals. This can come from anywhere, car door? Slip from the hand? Dropped weight? As long as the said device is still functional, restoration success chances are significantly increased.  Most people with no repair experience could possibly attempt a simple screen replacement, but with main board damage, a repair performed by a novice would be extremely risky. Circuit board work and microchip replacement should only be done by a trained and experienced professional as it calls for remodelling of the board, de-soldering of components and the mending of conductive traces. In the same scenario, an unexperienced technician would likely cause additional damage resulting in an irreparable device.

    1. Component Failure

    Faulty components are the other most common cause of failure. When there is no visible damage and the device does not power on, the next step would be to take a look inside. Capacitors, diodes and microprocessors are all potential culprits. If replacing these components fail, the trace circuit may have deteriorated and is no longer conductive. It’s also possible that components have fallen entirely from the board and need to be re-seated. Voltage tools and various devices can be used to test the conductivity of a board’s circuit and they can also be used to confirm if there’s electricity flowing through a particular section, or if an element of the board has failed altogether. In some instances the damaged or faulty components may show visible signs such as burn marks, breaks or the component entirely missing. These components are repaired or replaced using a heat gun, solder and continuous testing.

    1. Trace Damage

    Circuit board traces are conductive strips made of silver or copper. If a trace gets damaged it can result in problems with conductivity and cause power shorts, contamination and overheating. The corrupt traces can be repaired allowing the electricity to flow back around the device.

    1. Defective Design, Materials and Production

    It’s not uncommon in electronic manufacturing for mistakes to happen. Often the rush to bring a new product to market in order to satisfy consumer demand is met with corners being cut and defective products. In some cases, these products get recalled and taken off the market by the manufacturer completely. Unfortunately the best solution for a faulty circuit board is to replace it completely with a new one. If there are no signs of damage, this should be covered under consumer two-year manufacture warranty law.

    1. Power Failure

    Power failure is similar to component failure and issues can occur for a number of reasons. The only way to diagnose a problem outside of visible damage is to use a power or voltage meter.

    What Does PCB Repair Services & Remanufacturing Consist of?

    With traces and conductive tracks, coating, removing or replacing the damaged matter is required using a soldering iron. For physical damage, baseboard repairs are needed. This is done by melting the materials for reshaping or performing a total disassembly. Soldering, de-soldering and ball grid array (BGA) rework are measures essential to the conductor and component repairs process.

    PCB Repair Service Materials

    Copper and silver are used to repair traces. The underlying layers are made from an epoxy resin and copper which can also be comprised of phenolic resin. Gold is also used when re-plating a variety of units.

     

  • Diagnostic Testing & Maintenance Repair Information

    What is a Printed Circuit Board?

    PCB’s are required to house and connect the components within a device. They communicate using conductive tracks that run along the board. This allows electricity to pass through the components without interruption. PCB’s are permanently attached to the board, which integrates them to the entire circuit. They are manufactured in layers of conductive and non-conductive sheeting. Multi-layer boards offer users a variety of benefits but are much more difficult to service and repair.

    Do all devices use them?

    PCBs are used in almost every electronic device, from mobile phones and computers to vaporisers and kitchen equipment. Devices that require an electrical connection probably have a circuit board enclosed. Due to consumer demand for extra battery life, more memory and slimmer lightweight devices. In turn, the board has become smaller, more complex and much thinner. Gone are the days of those chunky bright green ones we used to pull from the good old Nokia 3210. This unfortunately makes the new circuit board repair process difficult due to a vast difference in their sizes and designs.

    What causes Printed Circuit Boards to stop working?

    Deterioration over time and regular use can be a main cause of malfunction. For example, trace damage impacts the conductivity that can result in the capacitors dying.
    1. Impact/ Damage

    As you can probably imagine, the most common cause of PCB failure come from physical damage to a device or its internals. This can come from anywhere, car door? Slip from the hand? Dropped weight? As long as the said device is still functional, restoration success chances are significantly increased.  Most people with no repair experience could possibly attempt a simple screen replacement, but with main board damage, a repair performed by a novice would be extremely risky. Circuit board work and microchip replacement should only be done by a trained and experienced professional as it calls for remodelling of the board, de-soldering of components and the mending of conductive traces. In the same scenario, an unexperienced technician would likely cause additional damage resulting in an irreparable device.
    1. Component Failure

    Faulty components are the other most common cause of failure. When there is no visible damage and the device does not power on, the next step would be to take a look inside. Capacitors, diodes and microprocessors are all potential culprits. If replacing these components fail, the trace circuit may have deteriorated and is no longer conductive. It’s also possible that components have fallen entirely from the board and need to be re-seated. Voltage tools and various devices can be used to test the conductivity of a board’s circuit and they can also be used to confirm if there’s electricity flowing through a particular section, or if an element of the board has failed altogether. In some instances the damaged or faulty components may show visible signs such as burn marks, breaks or the component entirely missing. These components are repaired or replaced using a heat gun, solder and continuous testing.
    1. Trace Damage

    Circuit board traces are conductive strips made of silver or copper. If a trace gets damaged it can result in problems with conductivity and cause power shorts, contamination and overheating. The corrupt traces can be repaired allowing the electricity to flow back around the device.
    1. Defective Design, Materials and Production

    It’s not uncommon in electronic manufacturing for mistakes to happen. Often the rush to bring a new product to market in order to satisfy consumer demand is met with corners being cut and defective products. In some cases, these products get recalled and taken off the market by the manufacturer completely. Unfortunately the best solution for a faulty circuit board is to replace it completely with a new one. If there are no signs of damage, this should be covered under consumer two-year manufacture warranty law.
    1. Power Failure

    Power failure is similar to component failure and issues can occur for a number of reasons. The only way to diagnose a problem outside of visible damage is to use a power or voltage meter.

    What Does PCB Repair Services & Remanufacturing Consist of?

    With traces and conductive tracks, coating, removing or replacing the damaged matter is required using a soldering iron. For physical damage, baseboard repairs are needed. This is done by melting the materials for reshaping or performing a total disassembly. Soldering, de-soldering and ball grid array (BGA) rework are measures essential to the conductor and component repairs process.

    PCB Repair Service Materials

    Copper and silver are used to repair traces. The underlying layers are made from an epoxy resin and copper which can also be comprised of phenolic resin. Gold is also used when re-plating a variety of units. 

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