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webmaster | 01/31/13

Local shop fixes, cleans, teaches

Since its opening Nov. 7, 2012, the Phone Stop store has offered a wide variety of cell phones and accessories. But more notably it offers many services not provided by standard cell phone sales store.

Madera store manager Ivan Otamendi said the Phone Stop store offers repairs for numerous types of damage to cell phones. “Depending on the amount of time and exposure to liquid we can usually fix even water damaged phones,” said Otamendi.

In a dusty environment like the San Joaquin Valley, the Phone Stop Store can provide an internal cleaning service that includes taking apart a phone to rid it of dust and debris. They also repair or can replace parts such as LCD screens, charging ports, and digitizers. Other parts can be replaced as well, such as mainboards, trackballs, housing and more.

Mainboards are circuit boards upon which the phone’s electronic components have been soldered in. They are the brains of a cell phone. Hence replacing a broken mainboard is cheaper way to fix some phones than purchasing an entirely new phone...


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