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How to start an Iphone Repair Business

Updated on August 15, 2010

If you are looking for a good small business idea, then learning to start an iPhone repair business might be a great idea for you.  Now, start to think about how many of your friends have an Iphone or a touch?  I know for me i'd say about 50% of my friends do.  This is a business that has great potential right now, but you’ll need to act right now to get in on this trend. Fixing them isn't very complex for someone who has a little technical knowledge and if you’re willing to buy a couple small tools and a few spare parts and do a little reading.

Since the launch of the new Iphone, there are a lot of the older generations available for cheap. Another angle might be to pick a few up on ebay and see if you can sell them locally. Remember, people are locked into long term contracts and still need to have their current phone fixed!

You should be able to find all kinds of details online on how to repair Iphones.  There are a lot of sites out there that will give you info on them.

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Browse/iPhone

Here is a lot of info on how to repair them.

http://www.powerbookmedic.com/iphone/

Here is a link for a good tool kit.

http://www.rapidrepair.com/shop/1073-deluxe-tool-kit.html

When I broke my iPhone and needed to get it repaired, I ended up finding what I consider a great example of a new start up idea.  I found a repair place that offers 1 hour repair/sameday (if its more complex).  This is the best!!  Most places send your phone away to be repaired.  People will pay a premium if they can get their phone working in less than a few days.

I would suggest first starting small and putting up a few free ads around your local area.  Craigslist is always a good place to start for free ads and should help get you started.



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      Kevin 2 years ago

      We supply all kind of spare parts for repair business, please click: www.gg-mall.com

      Happy repairing~

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      J. Stanton 2 years ago

      I am the owner of iRepairBizGuy.com. It's really affordable too!

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      daisy lopez 5 years ago

      united iphone repair is a SCAM! This fool is trying to charge you an arm and leg to learn something FOR FREE over the internet.

      Don't let that man fool you into thinking he is giving you a good business start.

      Repair shops for ipHones are so 2009. If you want to get in the game, you should have jumped on it a long time ago when the 3G's came out..

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      Flora 5 years ago

      Hello friend,

      Glad to inform u with the following price:

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      We specialize in the export of iPhone/iPad/iPod spare parts and accessories in China.

      Price lists will be forwarded at your further inquiry.

      Email/MSN:sales01@phonepartsmall.com

      Skype:Flora-Fish

      Website:http://www.phonepartsmall.com

      Tkx&br,

      Flora

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      Edward 5 years ago

      Dear valued global partners

      We would like to source some of potential global partners dealing with cell-phone maintains & repair service in your local.

      Edward Zhao, a sale manager in charge of professional global supply of accessories and spare parts mainly focusing on iPhone, iPad and ipod.We are ready for being service of you,if you’d like to try this chance. Thank you for your attention!

      Providing the newest quotation!

      Best regards

      Mr.Eward Zhao,sales manager

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      location: shen zhen of china

      company: Winda electronic.Co.Ltd.

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      joe simith 5 years ago

      Dear Mr:

      This is joe from willstarhk in China!

      we are specialized in supplying iphone spare parts ,all of items will be tested before shipping.

      Now we have some special offers as following :

      4G LCD Complete-------US$26/PC

      3G/3GS digitizer-------US$4.08/PC

      Should you have any interest,PLS let me know. I will do my best assist you anyway.

      I look forward to cooperating with you!

      Yours,Sincerely!

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      Sabrina 5 years ago

      Hello,Hope everything well with you and your esteed company. Please forward this email to the Purchasing Department or the General Manager,Thank you in advance.

      I'm Sabrina from Golden Century Ltd Company in Shezhen China.Our company sale iPhone iPad iPod accessorics and spare parts.For example.LCD with digitizer,Touch panel,Flex,Battery,Cover,Adaptor,Case and so on.Welcome you to visit our website:www.jsjphone.com

      We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our company and products,with the hope that we can cooperation in the future.The important, We can supply competitive price and high quality warranty to you.

      I look forward to cooperating with you

      Sabrina

      www.jsjphone.com

      Email:sabrina.sinocom@gmail.com

      MSN:sabrina-sinocom@hotmail.com

      Yahoo:sabrina_sinocom@yahoo.cn

      skype:sabrina198602

      Tel:008613554740880

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      cece 5 years ago

      hi,

      Have a great day!

      This is Cece from Elekworld Co., Ltd in Shenzhen, China. This email would be worthy one minute and I hope it’ll help you to make better profit by reducing your costs.

      We’re a Gold Supplier of Alibaba, we supply all kinds of spare parts and accessories for Iphone, Ipad, Ipod, BlackBerry, HTC etc. and top quality & competitive price would be guaranteed.

      More information is available here: http://www.elekworld.com/ .

      Any questions, Pls feel free to contact me.

      Best regards

      Cece

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      From: Elekworld Co., Ltd.

      Tel: +86-755-82561878

      Fax: +86-755-82565949

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      Sabrina 5 years ago

      How is everything? Please forward this email to the Purchasing Department or the General Manager,Thank you in advance.

      I'm Sabrina from Golden Century Ltd Company in Shezhen China. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our company and products,with the hope that we can cooperation in the future.

      Our company sale iPhone iPad iPod accessorics and spare parts.For example.LCD with digitizer,Touch panel,Flex,Battery,Cover,Adaptor,Case and so on.Welcome you to visit our website:www.jsjphone.com

      The important, We can supply competitive price and high quality warranty to you.

      Should you have any interet,Pls let me know.I will do my best assist you anyway.

      I look forward to cooperating with you

      Tks&Br

      Sabrina

      www.jsjphone.com

      Email:Sabrina.sinocom@gmail.com

      MSN:sabrina-sinocom@hotmail.com

      Yahoo:sabrina_sinocom@yahoo.cn

      skype:sabrina198602

      Tel:008613554740880

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      Tim Pearson 5 years ago

      Hi,Good day to all of you,I'm an iphone repair man and want to start a business with doing it but can't get the error part of it down so where is a good sorce to find all I need to get started?

      Thankyou

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      alex liu 5 years ago

      Dear Friend,

      Nice day to you.

      iReptech Technology Limited Corporation Trading here, supplying Apple,HTC square parts for all models with great Cost-Performance Ratio.

      Our technicians worked in Foxconn(Apple Authorized Factory) before.

      We are not only just a sales team, But also a well organized Technical team.

      Looking forward to offering us a chance to be your Purchasing representative on Chinese Market.

      Best Regards

      Alex

      Email: alex@ierpsupport.com

      MSN: alexliu19880109@hotmail.com

      ADD: Shenzhen GuangDong china

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      Greg 6 years ago

      The idea you mentioned about picking up a few broken iPhones off eBay or locally through something like Craigslist is a great. That way you can practice with a few cracked iPhone screens before you actually set yourself loose on customer phones.

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      Daniel 6 years ago

      I am the owner of http://unitediphonerepair.com and I help people start their own iPhone repair businesses all across the US. This is true that local repair businesses are much more successful that the mail in services because people do no want to have to wait to get their phone fixed. The references that you listed for learning are pretty good, but they do leave out a lot of important details in the repairs so if you are trying these for the first time be sure to take it slow and don't force anything!

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      rcosman 7 years ago from Toronto

      Chris, how much do you end up charging? Pretty simple business to start huh?

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      CHris 7 years ago

      You are right they do pay a premium, I have done this and just came across your article. You are completely right.