I am Jessa Bethany Jones. Or Burdett---my married name. I'm never sure how to answer that simple question "What is your name?"
I am the microsoldering mom, and you can read about my path to that name here:
I perform microsoldering miracles every day for devices that are sent to me from around the world. You can '''find my mail in repair business online at: iPad Rehab.''' Click the link and fill out a form if you need a quote for any microsoldering support. I came from the DIY community, and I love to help out my peeps. While I work primarily on iPads and iPhones, I do see a few MacBooks, Android phones, and even a Roomba or car key project every now and then.
In my former life, as a researcher with a PhD in human genetics, my world revolved around trying to understand the different dances of molecules inside normal tissue versus cancerous versions of the same stuff. And teaching. I've always loved the art of teaching complex topics to introductory audiences.
Four kids, and a bunch of beat up iPads later.....I realized the profound similarity of the simple march of electrons in orderly rows inside a logicboard with the charge-based movement of current inside neurons. Both seemingly basic processes result in a magnificent transformation into something that seems so vibrantly alive when all is working well, and so profoundly dull when it's not.
I started iPad Rehab a few years ago, and now we have a fully automated mail in repair business that serves hundreds of individual repairs shops in the US and Canada, as well as individual mail in repairs all over the globe. Soon we are going to offer weekend mini courses in Practical Microsoldering and Board-level troubleshooting at our Rochester, NY location.
In addition, I have trained some local "mommyfixits" from the stay-at-home mom community to be mobile device repair technicians. If you're a stay at home mom with a broken phone---get crackin' mama! iFixit has some amazing resources. You can do this!
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What repair tip/trick have you learned lately?Here at the Wireless Repair Expo I just learned about iFixit Pro--LOVE IT! In our own silo's, we all make tiny discoveries...
Source for rough in box transformerI have replaced a damaged relay on my M&S N350 whole house intercom system motherboard, and miraculously, the whole thing...
crwdns2890332:0Why is my phone inverted and glitching?crwdne2890332:0It sounds like your phone has turned on accessibility settings on it’s own. It could be randomly, or your touchscreen could have a defect called “ghosting”. Either way, go to settings and depending on what iOS the device is on scroll around under accessibility and turn off whatever settings you don’t want on to return the screen to normal. Alternatively, restore will reset it back to defaults if your data is backed up.
crwdns2890332:0Hearing other sound while on FaceTimecrwdne2890332:0Anything with the keyword “sound” “Microphone” “speaker” is audio ic fault on iPhone 7 or 7plus until you prove that it’s not. This is such an epidemic. https://www.ipadrehab.com/article.cfm?Ar...
crwdns2890332:0Phone randomly tapping and typingcrwdne2890332:0Ghosting is almost always the screen or bend/crease in the flex cables. In iPhone 7, the touch chips are in the screen itself. All the board does is provide power to those chips through the connector.
crwdns2890332:0How do I fix a crease on the collar?crwdne2890332:0bruh. buy an iron, or go to your mom’s house and ask her to fix it for you.
crwdns2890332:0Bluetooth not connecting - LED ring won’t flash, worked fine yesterdaycrwdne2890332:0iPhone 11 can sometimes lose bluetooth after a drop, so step one is to see if someone else’s phone can pair with the speaker to isolate the problem to either the speaker or the phone.
crwdns2890332:04th Gen Nano causing iTunes to Freezecrwdne2890332:0see if 3rd party software can communicate with it, like 3utools. It’s free chinese software that does a great job, unlike a lot of the spammy stuff out there.
crwdns2890332:0After I replaced my battery it won't stay on.crwdne2890332:0This could be damage to the battery connector or the battery flex—-if the battery can’t communicate it’s data to the logic board (the tiny center pins of the battery) then the phone will reboot every three minutes and report incorrect battery percentage. The other likely case is that this isn’t bad battery at all, but instead “charger damage” You can get damage to the charger facing chips, tristar and tigris, by using non-certified charging cables. To check if this is the problem you need a usb ammeter—this device will tell you if it is consuming normal charging current or not.
crwdns2890332:0Trying to read pcbcrwdne2890332:0This particular guy is a weird one. There’s actually not a resistor in that position, it’s a filter. On the other hand—this filter doesn’t go bad. What makes you looking at battery_swi line?
crwdns2890332:0Is this what a damaged FL11 looks like on a iPhone SE?crwdne2890332:0You are probably missing FL11, aka FL2400 in the SE —and definitely missing two of the caps. The picture is clear for the two caps, and less clear at FL2400. If the symptoms that this phone are having are a match for missing gas gauge filter, then you know that FL2400 is not on the board. Gas gauge problems in SE: With a charged battery phone will reboot every 3 minutes Battery percentage reported wrong—will say 1% or 100% or jump up and down erratically 3utools software does not “see” the battery percentage in battery details. With a dead battery, the low battery “plug me in” logic will not engage, the phone will try to boot instead and show apple logo then loop. usb ammeter will show low charging current, less than 0.5A If those are the symptoms, then yes—-send this phone out for SE “little peckers replacement” I see that you contacted me on iPad Rehab Microsoldering website, but I’m answering here to help anyone else with a similar problem in the future figure out if they have a little pecker problem ;0...
crwdns2890332:0iPhone 7 touch ID fail after battery change.crwdne2890332:0If you were just changing the battery, and you didn’t unscrew the home button itself (which is very susceptible to nano-tears) then the *most likely* reason you lost Touch ID is from stress/rough handling of the flex on the screen that is the conduit for home button/touch id data. It is easy to tear or stretch that flex. To rule that out, see if a new screen will solve. That would be your next step.