Phone repair

Starting mobile phone repair business in Nigeria (training & tools you need)

Mobile phone repair is of the lucrative handworks in Nigeria and would continue to be given the fact that there are millions of mobile phones and tablets used in Nigeria, with many of them requiring one repair work or the other every single day.

Although it is a fact that there are many people already into cell phone repair business but there is still a significant gap in the market for this business.

The biggest thing that is still lacking in this business, which is an opportunity for anyone who wishes to start a phone repair business is the fact that there are only very few, among the many phone repairs out there, who know the work very well.

I’ve had the experiences several times myself when you take your phone to a cellphone technician but after he has worked on it the phone gets worst, at least within a couple of days.

The bottom line here is that there is still a lucrative business opportunity in smartphone repairs!

List of tools required for starting a mobile phones repairs business

  1. Soldering Iron
  2. Solder Wire
  3. Soldering Station
  4. DC Power Supply
  5. Multimeter
  6. PCB Holder / PCB Stand
  7. Hot Air Blower
  8. Antistatic Mat (ESD Mat)
  9. Magnifying Lamp
  10. Tweezers
  11. ESD-Safe Cleaning Brush
  12. Screwdriver Kit
  13. Mobile Phone Opener
  14. Battery Booster
  15. Battery Tester
  16. Test JIG Box
  17. LCD Tester
  18. Mobile Phone Repairing Tool Kit
  19. Jumper Wire
  20. Solder Paste
  21. Paste Flux
  22. Liquid Flux
  23. Blade Cutter
  24. Point Cutter
  25. Nose Cutter
  26. Cleaning Sponge

Other tools

  1. Desoldering Wire
  2. Wrist Strap
  3. Antistatic Hand Gloves
  4. Antistatic Apron
  5. Smoke Absorber
  6. Microscope or Magnifier
  7. BGA Kit
  8. IRDA or Infrared Workstation
  9. Ultrasonic Cleaner
  10. Thinner or PCB Cleaner

How to learn mobile phone repairs

As you can see in the list above, there are many tools used in mobile phone repairs and to be effective in your work as a cellphone technician you need to get familiar with the tools for the job.

However, it is important to point out that you don’t necessarily need all the tools mentioned above. The idea is to invest in what you need most.

Talking about learning mobile phones repair handwork, I think the most effective way is to learn from a good phone technician! This will be more effective given that the technician was once a beginner like you and over the years he has gathered a had a lot of hands-on experience in this business you want to venture into.

Also, there are many resources online that can help you get started. A good example is this article which explains the mobile phones repairs tools listed above and show how to use them. Another great resource for this is YouTube. There are many YouTube video tutorials on cellphone repairs to help you get started.

All the best.

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