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Just curious if anyone else does this for a "living". I'm a full time student and do repairs for money. It pays the bills
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    Default Anyone else repair iPhones for a JOB?
    Just curious if anyone else does this for a "living". I'm a full time student and do repairs for money. It pays the bills
    Last edited by iRepairIndy; 11-17-2010 at 08:43 PM.

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    What do u repair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waleed786 View Post
    What do u repair?
    Guess I should have stated that.. but this is the iphone hardware forum. lol

    Mainly iPhones. Sometimes ipods.

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    I do it for extra cash here in there i have tons of spar parts i could probably build 2 phones all together if i just had spare logic boards
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    hobby of mine is buying used 16gb iphones changing them white and selling them "new" overseas for about 1000$. sometimes i do advanced replacement if sides are scratched, its not a job just something to do since im taking a semester off and too lazy to get a job

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    I do repairs for a living. I own a shop. We aren't limited to just iphones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee9299 View Post
    I do repairs for a living. I own a shop. We aren't limited to just iphones.
    I thought about getting into repairing other phones.. I actually have a Samsung Captivate in pieces right now. Needs a new screen.. which is no problem. It's the fact that I cannot find the bottom button replacement that's stopping my repair.

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    Blackberry is the easiest repairs 6 screws and you have the whole thing apart
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    Quote Originally Posted by westerman View Post
    Blackberry is the easiest repairs 6 screws and you have the whole thing apart
    Agree Blackberry is an easy phone to repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westerman View Post
    Blackberry is the easiest repairs 6 screws and you have the whole thing apart
    Quote Originally Posted by dee9299 View Post
    Agree Blackberry is an easy phone to repair.
    What are common problems with Blackberrys besides the trackballs going bad.

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    blown lcds and bad charging ports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee9299 View Post
    blown lcds and bad charging ports.
    Yup, spot on. Charging ports are a biggie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty126 View Post
    Yup, spot on. Charging ports are a biggie.
    Charge ports for sure and cracked displays
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    Buying broken phones fix and sell about 30 a week

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolk72 View Post
    Buying broken phones fix and sell about 30 a week
    When I didn't have a job I was make 700 or so a month flipping phones
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    I know how to replace LCD's and digitizers back housing for a little money. Lot of the people in my school always break there iPhones so I always have business.

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    about 30 a week i mean 30 phones not 30$

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    Quote Originally Posted by westerman View Post
    When I didn't have a job I was make 700 or so a month flipping phones
    I'd say a little over half my income is from flipping phones

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRepairIndy View Post
    I'd say a little over half my income is from flipping phones
    Ya it's a good chunk of mine I also flip laptops and other electronics
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    Quote Originally Posted by trigun989 View Post
    hobby of mine is buying used 16gb iphones changing them white and selling them "new" overseas for about 1000$. sometimes i do advanced replacement if sides are scratched, its not a job just something to do since im taking a semester off and too lazy to get a job
    FRAUD.

    Illegal, and you should be prosecuted and/or jailed. (no jailbreak 4 u)
    Unless you describe them as just like "new" or do indicate in some fashion that they aren't exactly new.

    If you sell these refurb units, with a description as "new" without qualifying they are not new, that would be false advertising.
    You're breaking Canadian law. Very likely the local laws in those overseas countries you're marketing to.

    If your description has both "refurbished" and unqualified "new" then you're probably not breaking the law.
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