Micro Soldering Repair

Do you think your device is toast? Think again! Cell Phone Hospital offers a wide variety of micro solder repair to have your phone working again smoothly. Other companies may offer micro soldering repair, but they must send it off to a third-party company in order to complete the repair. With us, we do the repair in house! Our lead tech has 10+ years experience and a high success rate. So, what exactly is micro solder repair?

Micro Soldering

Micro solder, by the definition, is the act of soldering components so small that they can only be seen through a microscope. These small components usually consist of resistors, capacitors, inductors, connectors, microchips, etc. Because of the amount of precision these repairs require, we do not guarantee/quote same day repair times. So, how much does micro soldering repairs cost and how long will it take? Well, it’s not always an easy answer. Depending on what needs to be done, price and time quotes vary. For commonly known micro solder repair jobs, price and time quotes are as follows:

Touch IC


Touch IC, commonly known as “touch disease”, is a chip near the top of the phone that goes out controlling the touch of the screen. This a widely known issue with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ which, unfortunately, is not covered by Apple anymore.

Price

$100

Repair Time

2-3 Days

Tri-Star IC


This is a chip on the board that controls how much power is being distributed to the battery while plugged into the charger. Whenever this chip goes out, and the phone runs out of power, the phone will not turn on anymore. This issue is usually not a customer’s fault, but it can be summoned because of aftermarket charger usage.

iPhone 6/6s/6+/6s+ Price

$89

iPhone 7/7+ Price

$100

Repair Time

2-3 Days

No Service IC


If you notice your phone saying “searching” or “no service” then this could very well be no service ic. This chip essentially controls the service you receive on your device and once it starts to go out, it may intermittently work for a bit or completely stop receiving service. iPhone 7 and above only have a 50% chance of being fixed due to there being two separate chips on the board; one is fixable and the other is not.

Price

$120

Repair Time

2-3 Days

Backlight

The backlight is essentially a lightbulb for the screen and when it goes out, the screen is almost completely black. The phone will still be on and functionable, but it’s close to impossible to see the display. This can be caused from a drop or over time on its own.

Price

$89-120

Repair Time

2-3 Days

*Price depends on internal condition

of filter, capacitor & backlight IC

Audio Codec IC


A common issue with iPhone 7/7+ where audio is not produced during phone calls. First symptoms are the speaker being greyed out during phone calls and intermittently having no audio while calling. This is another manufacturer issue which is no longer covered by Apple

Price

$100

Repair Time

2-3 Days

LCD/Digitizer FPC connector

iPhone/Ipod

$89

Prices effective as of March 2020. Subject to change. Most repairs are available for iPad models, please call for a quote.