john (at) choatecomputers.com • 707-409-4621
Text or email is best as my phone is often out of cell reach.
Hours of Business: No official hours. I do the repairs in my spare time.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Still Closed

STILL CLOSED - I need to do some car repair and cannot drive beyond Mendo Village for the time being.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Re-organizing

Over the next weeks I will be working on coming up with a reliable way to receive devices for repair, while being mindful of stay-in-place restrictions for all involved. Hopefully I will be able to get back to doing repairs soon.

Friday, March 20, 2020

CLOSED FOR NOW

CLOSED FOR NOW

Due to the obvious reasons, I am closing my repair services until further notice.

EMERGENCY REPAIRS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FIRST RESPONDER AND CRITICAL SERVICE WORKERS ONLY

Emergency repairs available will be limited to what will soon be listed below:

  • iPhone Screens:
    • SE x1 avail.
    • XS LCD x1 avail. (cheap qual. compared to original) - last resort option only
    • 6-regular x2 avail.
    • 6S-regular x2 avail.
    • 6+ x2 avail.
    • 6S+ x2 avail.

  • iPhone Batteries:
    • 4 x1
    • 4S x1
    • 5C x1
    • SE x1
    • 6 x1
    • 6S x1
    • 6+ x1
    • 6S+ x2
    • 7 x2
    • 7+ x1
    • 8 x1
    • 8+ x1

  • iPhone Charge Ports:
    • 6 x1
    • 6S x2
    • 6+ x1
    • 6S+ x3
    • 7 x1

  • Other iPhone parts:
    • Speakers, cameras, misc. small parts for most 6 and 7 series phones


Hunker down, take care, and I'll see you on the flip-side.

John 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Limiting iphone repairs

I am considering making some extreme limitations upon which iphone models I will work on and which jobs are available. 6/7/8 series iphones will have pretty much all repairs available, but as models get older (such as the 5S, 5C, 6 and 6 Plus), the parts will be available by order only.
I have also decided to not work on "flagship" models (current best models) unless the owner has no other option. If the phone qualifies for warranty or insurance work, I will say to send it to the manufacturer.

8/X/XS/XR series phones rear glass replacement

Concerning rear glass (phones with a glass rear panel).
If rear glass is in need of replacement on iPhone 8 and beyond, I will only order a new rear case with the glass and camera lens already installed. Replacing glass alone on these models is a complete pain in the ass. When chipping off the rear glass, these phones will likely receive cosmetic damage. Money and time will be saved by transferring the phone to a new chassis.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Refurbished original screens for the iPhone 11 series are becoming available on the repair market. Pricey, but available.
No other parts yet for these phones are available and I do not work on them as of yet.

Friday, September 13, 2019

X and XR phones can now get lower cost LCD screens

Thanks to availability of LCD screens for the X and XR, I can now get new screens for $75-95 (+tax and labor). X and XR screen repairs can now be much more affordable. New aftermarket OLED screens are also available. Refurbished OLED original (OEM) screens are also available at a premium price point. Brand new OLED OEM screens for the X/XR/XS series phones will not be available.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Coming soon... Functional* replacement home buttons for iPhone 7/7+/8/8+ phones! Some phones get smashed in the home-button area of the screen, resulting in a physically damaged home button. Previous replacement buttons for the 7 and 8 series phones were for cosmetic function only. Now I can get functional* replacement home buttons, which restores home/return, long-press, slide-up, and double-tap functions to the button. *With exception of secure-id.

Reviews

I had put up my 'reviews' page, where customers could post comments, only to take it down again. Once a review was posted, it was hard to read due to the page theme. The rating system was subscription-based if I wanted advanced features, such as custom themes/colors, etc. I was ok with that, but when their site messed up the new subscription process, I gave up. I will add a ratings page when I get the issues sorted.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Some mild re-designs to the layout of the website are underway. Things may get weird for a while.