We are the only micro-soldering mobile device repair center in North central Indiana.
We have noticed that electronic hardware is starting to die before it loses its usefulness. No longer is your computer, phone, or tablet obsolete a year after you buy it. Ten year old computers are not only still able to be used, they are able to run modern software and operating systems as well as most people need. The problem is, they are considered throw away devices. Manufacturers attempt to artificially increase sales by making it nearly impossible to get many repairs done that really aren’t that difficult, or not allowing the newest software to be installed on older hardware, even if there is no technical reason it wouldn’t run on that older hardware, ultimately making devices obsolete before their time. This all causes e-waste to fill up landfills, and when it is recycled, it still costs more in energy, chemicals, and time than just repairing the device to give it a few more years of life.
This kind of electronic device genocide is not limited to mobile devices and computers. Cars, semi trucks, HVAC systems, and even farm tractors are all reliant on electronics and software to maintain, and we are seeing that there are complaints from all sectors that these companies are not allowing independent repair people to maintain these devices, often costing up to tens of thousands of dollars to the consumer. Lawmakers are starting to take notice, and bills have been introduced in many states that would require these companies to give access to repair information for any products they sell in those states. Because of this, we see that what we are doing will be as commonplace in the future as auto mechanics are now, and we intend to be there from the beginning.
We want to help people save money, reduce the amount of e-waste in landfills, reduce the amount of energy and chemicals wasted on recycling electronics before they should be recycled, and help people keep access to the data that is the life blood of our society in the modern age.
In the effort to accomplish this goal, we create methods and tools that we share with the greater repairing community, as well as teach others how to do what we do. The more people that are out in the world repairing technology, the more people will know that it’s a viable option, and choose repair instead of replacement. While this might sound altruistic, it is also economic. More people knowing that repair of these devices is possible means more people looking for businesses that can repair them, which means we get more business. It’s a virtuous circle that helps us all.