Repairing Phones as Opposed to Swapping Parts

Posted by Info Email User on Thursday, October 5, 2017

Brainwave_Computers_Repairing Phones as Opposed to Swapping PartsBRAINWAVE COMPUTERS DOES BOARD-LEVEL REPAIRS

Many phone repair shops have the capability of doing basic component-level repairs (swapping out old parts with new parts), but there is a whole other level of expertise required to actually fix the parts themselves. Sometimes you don’t need to swap out a part; you just need to repair it. This is called board-level repair and most phone repair businesses have to outsource this service. At Brainwave Computers we do this in-house and it can save you money. It is a high-level skill set that is used to:

  • Identify, treat, and repair liquid damaged devices
  • Determine proper tools and cleaning agents for treatment of liquid damage
  • Understand BGA IC chips and their function within the device
  • Replace defective IC chips to restore functionality to the device
  • Replace damaged FPC connectors in the device


If your phone has any of the symptoms below, it usually requires board-level repairs:

  • Phone automatically shuts off – Power Cycling
  • No network signal or unstable signal
  • Phone not powering on – No Power


A lot of board-level repairs require micro soldering. It is similar to regular soldering—the same way landing a rocket on the moon is similar to landing a plane in Denver. Both require training and flight time—but the scale is totally different.

Don’t take your phone to a place where they will charge you extra to send it to someone else. At Brainwave Computers, we do our own board-level repair. Save time and money. Bring your phone or device into Brainwave Computers for diagnosis and repair.

CALL 503.626.6264 TODAY!


Brainwave Computer Locations

8610 SW Scholls Ferry Road
Beaverton, OR 97008
757 SW 185th Ave STE 200
Beaverton, OR 97006

Learn more about Brainwave’s Phone Repair.