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At The TechKnow Space, we are able to repair most iPhone problems within an hour. All you need to do is come into one of our two locations. We have the highest rated centre for iPhone repair Toronto and Mississauga.
We always have technicians on-site and on duty and we carry nearly all iPhone parts in stock at each of our locations. This helps us minimize the amount of time you have to wait to get your phone back.
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"Fixed my phone within the hour way better then Apple which would have taken forever to simply get an appointment with them."
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Accidents happen - you find yourself stuck in a position where you’re in desperate need of iPhone repair in Mississauga or Toronto and you don’t know where to go. Whether you’ve dropped your phone in water or if it accidentally fell out of your pocket when getting out of your car. We get it because we’ve all been there! Here at The TechKnow Space, we have over 10 years of iPhone repair experience under our belts and we’re exactly what you’ve been looking for.
Service You Can Trust - Your iPhone is your life, in fact, our phones are our lives too. You store personal information on them, keep track of important life events, and store all of the most important data you could ever dream of. Why would anyone want to bring their iPhone into a repair company they couldn’t trust? The answer is simple - they don’t! When you bring your device in for an iPhone repair to one of our locations in either Mississauga or Toronto, you’ll be at ease. Why? Because you’ve left your phone with top tier professionals.
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11+ Years of Experience - As a business that has been in operation for over 11 years you can guarantee there isn’t a single iPhone problem that we haven’t seen before. Nor has there been a single iPhone problem we haven’t been able to diagnose. This is why we offer such a comprehensive list of iPhone repair services for each iPhone model along with transparent repair pricing. If you’re curious about how we can help your iPhone, see our list of iPhone component repairs above.
Brand New Apple Replacement Parts - When you bring your iPhone in for repair, you’re going to want not only top tier service but brand new high quality iPhone parts as well. Even though our technicians are experts in their trade, it’s important that they have access to stellar parts to replace in your iPhone. This is why we only work with brand new Apple iPhone replacement parts. That’s right, there’s no need to worry about having refurbished components installed in your existing device. It’s always best to give you the opportunity to experience the true convenience of brand-new parts during your iPhone repair.
Affordable Pricing for Every Repair - You work hard for your money, the exact money that you used to buy your iPhone in the first place. Why should you be forced to pay outrageous amounts of money just to return your iPhone to a usable condition? There’s nothing worse than trying to live with a broken device, whether your screen is cracked or if your battery drains too quickly. Take advantage of our extensive list of services to return your iPhone to its original pristine condition.
1 Hour Service - If you’re not already sold on why you should come to The TechKnow Space for iPhone repair, you’ll surely love that we can often resuscitate your device in as little as 1 hour. You might be thinking, “That seems too good to be true!” and with other repair companies, it might be. But what gives us that ideal competitive edge is the fact that you can drop your phone off at our locations in either Mississauga or Toronto at a time most convenient to you, and walk out with a fully repaired iPhone in an hour. You better believe it!
Now that you have a better idea of why you should choose The TechKnow Space for iPhone repairs such as iPhone screen repairs, iPhone battery replacements, and more, let us help you understand what could be wrong with your smartphone.
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iPhone Component Repairs - Breakdown
The antenna is a component that allows your iPhone to connect to your carrier’s cellular and LTE network. If you drop your phone or it gets somethign spilled on it, the antenna can get damaged. The antenna cable can break or disconnect from the logic board, creating a problem with the signal.
If people you call complain that you are “cutting out”, or you find that you only have 1-2 bars beside the carrier’s name, or the dreadful “No Service” message – you should bring your iPhone to one of our locations in Toronto or Mississauga to get your cellular antenna replaced.
Our trained technicians can do the antenna replacement on your iPhone within an hour, while you enjoy a coffee and Netflix in our lounge!
It can be frustrating to have a phone with a damaged or malfunctioning antenna, because the antenna controls many of the functions that make cell phones such an important part of many people’s lives. Simple tasks such as making and receiving phone calls, sending text messages or using your cell phone service provider’s LTE network suddenly become annoying or impossible when your cell phone has a broken or damaged antenna cable.
The antenna cable in the iPhone is connected to the rest of the internal “guts” of the phone, which is called the logic board, and if the connection holding the antenna to the logic board becomes damaged or broken, you might experience issues such as:
-calls where the person on the other side of the call complains you are cutting out,
-a “No Service” or “Emergency Service Only” message where the signal strength bars should be,
-only 1 or 2 signal strength bars filled instead of 4 or 5, or
-you are unable to connect to LTE or 3G networks.
|iPhone Models Back Camera Replacement Service||Price||Repair Time|
|iPhone 7 Plus||$149.95||1 Hour|
|iPhone 6S Plus||$89.95|
|iPhone 6 Plus||$89.95|
Your iPhone back camera needs to be replaced when:
If you are experiencing any of the above issues – bring it in and our skilled technicians will replace your iPhone main camera in about an hour, so you can get back to taking photos of your breakfast and sharing them with your friends!
Camera phones have made taking photos and sharing them with friends, family or even the entire Internet easy, quick and fun. For some iphone users, the quality of the camera on the back of their phone is a major part of their decision-making process when thinking about buying a new cell phone. Capturing the perfect moment is important to a lot of people, so why waste time using a cell phone with a broken camera? Bring it to the TechKnow Space and within one hour we can fix or replace your damaged iphone back camera.
Apple is constantly releasing new camera technology that promises to push iPhone photography to levels few have experienced. The iPhone 7 Plus for example features both an f/1.8, 28mm wide-angle lens and a 56mm telephoto lens on the back. A lens is only as good as the sensor and processing pipeline behind it. The iPhone 7 sports a 12-megapixel sensor behind its 28mm wide-angle lens, while the iPhone 7 Plus packs another 12-megapixel sensor behind that portrait-friendly telephoto lens. These modules are optically stabilized, which minimizes the blurriness of photos shot with shaky hands.
Look Sharp: The killer app on the 7 Plus is a 2x optical zoom. Tap an onscreen button to jump from the wide angle to the telephoto lens. Yes, all smartphone cameras let you zoom, but most of them use a digital zoom. That means the lens doesn’t move, the camera merely enlarges the pixels in each photo for a bigger view. Such images degrade as you increase the zoom. The new iPhone has digital zoom too, but because you’re starting with 56mm telephoto glass, you’ll see less degradation in resolution as you start moving in with the 10x digital zoom. Apple also touts the expanded dynamic range and color capabilities of the new shooter, and a RAW mode saves images in DNG format—a feature common to higher-end cameras, but absent from most phones.
Processing Power: In both the single-shooter iPhone 7 and the dual-lens iPhone 7 Plus, Apple claims this processor uses machine learning to scan a scene for faces and other recognizable objects, then pays particular attention to them when focusing and setting exposure. It also optimizes everything from the white balance to noise reduction to tone mapping
Many users and consumer reviews have agreed the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ has a greatly improved camera, compared to previous versions of the iPhone. The camera itself is still the same 8 megapixel camera that has been a staple of all iPhones since the iPhone 4S, but the software supporting the camera in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been significantly upgraded. Apple has added “Focus Pixels,” which are meant to focus the camera on the intended subject faster and more clearly. This should allow iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ users to get the photo they are hoping for on the first try, and also spend less time fussing with camera settings before snapping a picture. These pixels, in addition to focusing better, allow for manual exposure settings and better face and blink detection. Another function added to the rear camera on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is a second option when in slow-motion video mode, giving the user the option of slowing down high-speed action even further than the iPhone 5/5S/5C is capable of managing.
|iPhone Models Front Camera Replacement Service||Price||Repair Time|
|iPhone X||$To Be
|iPhone 8 Plus||$CALL||~1 Hour|
|iPhone 7 Plus||$149.95||1 Hour|
|iPhone 6S Plus||$89.95|
|iPhone 6 Plus||$89.95|
Most phones and all iphones phones come equipped with a front-facing camera near the top of the screen, and can be very useful for video calls, self-portraits, or even as a makeshift mirror. Having a working front-facing camera on your iPhone is vital for day to day usage of their phone, and fixing or replacing a broken or damaged front camera can be a pain if you go to Apple to get it looked at. Make that repair process worry-free by bringing your iPhone in to the TechKnow Space, and within one hour your iPhone selfie camera will be working and taking terrific videos and pics.
There have been reports from users and consumer blogs that the front facing camera on the iPhone 6 (so far there are no reports on whether this occurs in the iPhone 6 Plus as well) can become misaligned in its housing, revealing a small grey crescent on one side of the camera lens. Rather than risking damage to your iPhone 6 to fix this issue, bring it to one of our conveniently located TechKnow Space locations in Toronto or Mississauga and let us do the “heavy lifting” for you.
You should get the front facing camera on your iPhone replaced if you experience:
-blurry or unfocused photos and videos,
-“dead pixels” or black spots in your photos and videos,
-a cracked or shattered camera lens, or
-a blank or black screen when you open the camera app.
Camera problems can also happen if your iPhone has experienced physical damage like a drop, or liquid damage like water getting inside the phone. Secondary damage to the camera can happen after one of these occurrences, but don’t worry because the TechKnow Space is prepared to repair or replace your front facing camera within one hour.
Replacing a front camera on an iPhone is a very detailed and delicate repair. It involves carefully disconnecting cables, removing parts and screws, … This is delicate work! Leave it to The TechKnow Space where we repair iPhone front cameras in under an hour so you can get back to what matters….(let me take a selfie!)
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices, and building personal area networks (PANs).
Bluetooth is an effective way of connecting your cell phone wirelessly to a wide variety of devices such as:
This cordless technology works using radio waves like an FM radio transmitter would, but instead of the signal travelling hundreds or thousands of kilometers to your radio or phone or TV, the radio waves only need to travel a short distance, usually a minimum of 10 metres, but can be stretched to more than 100 metres. This might seem like a limitation, but it is actually a good thing, as it keeps the power usage of the device low.
Enabled media devices use these waves to connect through constantly refreshing networks called “piconets”. Devices connected to one another are a “pairing”, or are “paired”.
These networks are kind of like rubber bands. Devices are automatically connected when in range (which is not like a rubber band but this is totally going somewhere relevant.) and the network can stretch to accept multiple devices (see? Exactly like a rubber band.). Each rubber banded device can also communicate with a maximum of seven other devices which can each be rubber banded to seven more, etc., etc. Devices can also be attached to multiple networks at once. This means users can connect Bluetooth devices in endlessly customizable ways to make the most of their electronics.
This hands-free technology makes using a cell phone while on the go much handier (pun intended!). Tasks like driving which would be dangerous to do while using a cell phone in one or both hands, suddenly become safer and simpler.
iPhone Earpiece Replacement Toronto & Mississauga.
The earpiece is a little speaker located just above the display of your iPhone. It is attached to the frame that holds the screen from the inside and connects to the logic board through the same cable, which connects the front camera and the proximity sensor. When it fails it becomes very inconvenient to use the phone – you would have to talk to everyone on speakerphone or via a headset.
There can be many reasons for the earpiece to fail, like physical or liquid damage, electrical failure, etc. The only solution is to get your iPhone earpiece replaced.
Replacing the iPhone earpiece will solve the following problems:
If you have an iPhone headphone jack problem, you will notice almost right away. Usually the sound becomes distorted, broken or it is missing sound quality it is damaged. iPhone headphone jack replacement, so if it is acting up or has a problem, stop by and we can fix it today.
The headphone jack on any phone is a very small but important part of the phone’s function. The headphone jack is where you plug in a microphone headset or ear/headphones. The headphone jack is located on the bottom of the phone, next to the charging port.
Having a working headphone jack on your iPhone allows you to:
Spare yourself the frustration of using your iPhone with a broken or damaged headphone jack and come to the TechKnow Space.
Within one hour, you can be in and out of our store with a repaired or replaced headphone jack in your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
|iPhone Models Headphone Jack Replacement Service||Price||Repair Time|
|iPhone 6S Plus||$149.95||1 Hour|
|iPhone 6 Plus||$69.95|
The most common problems we see people have with the headphone jack on their iPhone are:
A few consumer reviews have revealed the iPhone to have a slightly modified headphone jack input which causes some headphones, especially third-party headphones not sold by Apple, to create static, stop headphones from working fully, or even remotely activate Siri.
Many issues with the headphone jack can be fixed with a little DIY, but why risk breaking your phone?
Your phone is often the most important item in your pocket at any given moment. Don’t try to live with the frustration of a non-functional phone. Bring your iPhone to the TechKnow Space and let us do the hard work for you.
This may actually be the most important button on your iPhone and probably the button you use the most! It’s the button you click to go back to your home screen. If your home button becomes damaged or broken, you won’t be able to do many things easily as you were before. You’ll still be able to do things, it will just take much longer to do so. So if your iPhone home button is sticking or simply not working at all, bring it in and we can replace it for you in 1 hour.
|iPhone Models Home Button Repair Service||Price||Repair Time|
|iPhone 8 Plus||$CALL||~1 Hour|
|iPhone 7 Plus||$CALL||1 Hour|
|iPhone 6S Plus||$89.95|
|iPhone 6 Plus||$89.95|
On iPhone models that are equipped with Touch ID (fingerprint unlock) the home button itself contains electronics that assist in sensing your fingerprint and unlocking the iPhone. The home button is matched 1 to 1 with the mainboard of the iPhone.
After a home button replacement on an iPhone with Touch ID the fingerprint sensor will no longer operate.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus doesn’t come with a physical Home button like previous generation iPhones. Instead, it comes with an all-new pressure sensitive Home button, which relies on the Taptic engine to give you a sensation that you have clicked on the button. Pressure sensitive buttons have their advantage. You no longer need to worry about the wear and tear of the home button. Apple used the words “force sensitive solid state” – which means, in a sense, that it’s a lot less prone to breaking or wearing out.
But anything can happen with electronics and if you think your home button has a problem drop in at any of our locations located in Mississauga/Toronto & our technicians will be happy to assist you.
The home button on the iPhone 5/5S and 6/6+ also doubles as a fingerprint scanner, called “Touch ID”, which allows you to unlock your phone with your fingerprint instead of typing in a password, and also allows you to purchase apps, movies, or music without needing to verify your credit card every time.
This is also beneficial for preventing credit card fraud or accidental purchases if you have small children who often use your phone for “pay-to-win” type games or apps, because you can require your phone to ask for a fingerprint scan before completing a purchase.
Touch ID works by layering a few different components on top of each other. The top layer made of a very scratch-resistant sapphire crystal (I guess you could say Apple craves that mineral!).
This layer needs to be scratch-resistant because any imperfections on the scanner can prevent Touch ID from scanning fingerprints properly. Then a stainless steel ring surrounds the crystal which when touched by your finger (your body has low levels of electricity – ‘cuz baby you’re a firework!), “wakes” the actual fingerprint sensor underneath.
This sensor “reads” your fingerprint by taking a very detailed picture of your fingertip and matching it to a scan saved to your phone.
Apple assures their users that the fingerprint data isn’t saved anywhere but on the phone itself, not on their servers or online. This should make the fingerprint data safer from security threats or hacking.
The touch software is programmed to request a pass code or password in certain situations before it will re-enable the scanner, for your security:
The Touch ID can also help replace your wallet with a new program called Apple Pay, a “contactless payment” system. It is available at some places in the US, but not currently in Canada. Apple has plans to bring Pay to Canada some time in 2015.
This software allows users to quickly tap their phone against the credit card terminal at a variety of places, instead of swiping their credit card or entering their PIN. It also works with a huge range of online stores and apps. Apple Pay also allows you to store more than one card, just like your actual wallet.
“Banks are clamping down on their verification processes for the Apple Pay mobile-payment system after crooks started loading stolen credit-card data onto phones and then making fraudulent purchases...The banks are making customers jump through more hoops because they want to make sure that card really belongs to the person who is loading it into the phone.”
--Wall Street Journal, March 2015.
The iPhone 6 Plus’ large size meant Apple needed to add an additional function to this phone, called “Reachability”. The large screen-size makes touching all parts of the phone when holding it in one hand difficult for some users. By double-tapping the home button, everything on the screen is shifted to the bottom half for greater ease of use. This function works, regardless of whether you are:
Without a working home button, you will not be able to use your phone for a lot of the things you usually use a phone for, such as:
Once your iPhone’s home button works, you will be able to:
With such an important part of your phone out of commission, you will definitely find using your phone much more difficult. Bring it in to the Techknow Space and walk out within an hour with it back in action.
The loudspeaker if often damaged by liquid or through extensive use, once it’s damaged you may not be able to hear your phone ring, music, or the caller on speakerphone.
We can replace your iPhone loudspeaker in an hour, so stop by so you don’t have to worry about missing your calls.
|iPhone Models Loudspeaker Replacement Service||Price||Time|
|iPhone 7 Plus||$CALL||1 Hour|
|iPhone 6S Plus||$89.95|
|iPhone 6 Plus||$99.95|
Damage to the loudspeaker can occur … as a result of drops or falls, or water damage, among other reasons. As any other electrical component, an iPhone loudspeaker can fail over time on its own. Being forced to use your iPhone a malfunctioning loudspeaker can be very frustrating.
Without a working loudspeaker:
-you will not hear your phone ringing to alert you of an incoming phone call or text message
-you will be forced to use headphones to listen to music, watch movies, etc
-you will not be able to use FaceTime
For your convenience and ease of use, we suggest bringing your iPhone to the TechKnow Space as soon as you are able to do so. Our expert in-house technicians will replace your broken or damaged loudspeaker within one hour, so you can get back to your day-to-day life with no interruptions.
About Our iPhone Mainboard Repair service.
Your iPhone mainboard may also be referred to as an iPhone Logic Board or Motherboard.
A summary of such iPhone mainboard problems requiring board level repair include:
Refer to the following table to determine the price and repair turnaround time for your iPhone Logic Board failure:
|iPhone Mainboard Repairs||iPhone Mainboard Repair Price
||Typical iPhone Mainboard Repair Time|
-Brightness won't increase
|$CALL||2 to 4 Days|
Black Screen Repair
-Turns on but No Display
Touch IC Repair (iPhone 6 Plus)
-Grey Bar of Death
Not Charging Repair
-Charging Circuit Failure
-Power Management Repair
Cameras Not Working Repair
-No Photo Preview
-Camera not activating
-Blue Screen Of Death
Broken Connectors Repair
-LCD / Touchscreen Connector
-Missing / Broken Pins
|$CALL||1 to 2 Days|
4013 Error Code / iPhone Won't Restore Repair
-Data Recovery (Damaged Mainboard)
|$CALL||3 to 7 Days|
iPhone Touch Disease, or Touch IC disease as it is so-called is a failure of on the mainboard of the iPhone (affecting iPhone 6 Plus models especcially) that casues a degradation and eventual failure of the iPhone's touchscreen response.
Essentially you will find that over time as you attempt to interact with the iPhone's touchscreen it will become more and more difficult to activate the controls and eventually nothing will hapen when you touch or swipe.
Some are calling this problem (which Apple has acknowledged exists) a defect. However Apple's website indicates that the failure is a result of repeated drops, knocks and/or other stresses experienced by the iPhone. They are neither covering failure under warranty nor repairing the damage -- leaving affected users to their own devices to find a solution from a third party repair shop.
The cause of the problem consists of the failure of 2 integrated circuits on the iPhone mainboard - namely the U2402 & U2401 chips which require replacement in order to provide a solution.
A distorted grey band may show intermittently at the top of the display.
This distinctive grey band is usually a tell-tale sign that your iPhone is suffering from the mainboard surface-mounted component failure known as Touch Disease, Touch IC Disease or Touch IC Failure.
When your iPhone mainboard is damaged, you haven't synced your iPhone's data with iCloud, AND you consider that data to be vital business information or irreplaceable nostalgic photos and videos (for example) -- you may not yet be completely out of luck!
There is more than one approach to go about recovering data from a damaged iPhone.
1. The iPhone doesn't work but powers on to the point where when interfaced with a computer and software data recovery is possible.
2. Repairing the mainboard damage sufficiently to allow access to the iPhones memory and using a host computer and data recovery software.
2. Removing the on board storage integrated circuits and recovering data from the on-board flash storage using a specialized iPhone flash IC host.
Bring your damaged iPhone in to us and we will determine the best (if any) method to recover your iPhone data.
An iPhone that doesn't turn on after damage to the mainboard as a result of impact, liquid exposure, heat etc. is not necessarily bricked forever.
Depending on the circumstances that led to the damage there may be a short circuit, an open circuit that should otherwise be closed, or a capictor or other surface mounted 'power-management' component may be damaged.
Extensive testing using microscopes and infrared heat sensors to specifically identify the damage, and subsequently repairing circuits or replacing components with micro-soldering and reballing tools is required.
The entire process of repairing an iPhone that has mainboard damage preventing it from powering on can take several days.
The iPhone Blue Screen (Of Death) is a situation where during normal operation of the iPhone or when interacting with certain apps it suddenly goes to a all blue screen and may freeze - requiring a hard reboot.
Typically, there are 3 common possible causes of the dreaded Blue Screen on an iPhone.
Having determined (preferrably by a competent repair technician) that the cause is not either of the 1st two mentioned, you will need an iPhone mainboard repair.
The most common question asked by iPhone users finding themself in this situation is "Can I get my iPhone working again AND save the data?"
When the cause of the the 4013 Error (Cannot Restore iPhone) is mainboard failure there is no way to restore functionality while also saving the data on the iPhone.
The NAND chip (integrated circuit or IC) requires reprogramming which will - while restoring functionality - will also restore your environment to factory defaults, with no data.
If your iPhone microphone has failed or is failing, you might experience one of these issues when you make a call, or try to record audio:
The microphone is an important part of any phone this is the component that lets you be heard during a phone call, and for iPhones also allows you to use voice commands with Siri.
The microphone might become less effective through normal wear and tear on your iPhone, or it can become damaged by something such as an impact or liquid damage.
Without a working microphone you will not be able to:
With a repaired microphone you will be able to communicate with others with the convenience and simplicity you know and love your cell phone for. Tasks like:
would be impossible without a working microphone in your cell phone. Don’t miss out on life’s greatest offerings by waiting to fix your iPhone. Drop by the Techknow Space any time and let us help you get back to business with one hour!
The iPhone has the mute button right above the volume buttons, it is important for switching your ringer off so the phone will vibrate when a call comes in. If the mute button doesn’t work, you may not be able to hear when you receive a phone call.
|iPhone Models Mute Button Repair Service||Price||Time|
|iPhone X||$To Be
|iPhone 8 Plus||$CALL||~1 Hour|
|iPhone 7 Plus||$CALL||1 Hour|
|iPhone 6S Plus|
|iPhone 6 Plus|
The mute switch might not seem like an important part, but using your phone without can get pretty inconvenient at times. Phones are meant to make your life easier, not more difficult – so why live with a device that doesn’t work 100%?
Come to The TechKnow Space and let the experts fix your iPhone mute switch within the hour, and allow you to enjoy the benefits of a working mute switch:
Living without a working mute switch can get really inconvenient – just imagine going into the settings of your iPhone to mute it every time you are sitting in class, library, going to the movies or theatre where you need to mute the phone! It’s definitely much easier to do that by just flipping the mute switch. If your iPhone mute switch needs to be repaired – bring it in to our expert repair gurus who will replace it while you wait in our comfy lounge drinking coffee and watching TV!
The power button on your phone is vital to locking the screen to prevent pesky butt-dialing (my butt always calls the pizza place) and also for waking your phone back up from a locked state or powering it down completely (although in this day and age, turning off your phone is probably less common than chewing your own arm off). This button is also sometimes referred to as:
The power button does more than just turning the screen on and off, or at least it does in iOS (Android users are not as lucky, unless you are willing to download a totally new OS, or reprogram the button yourself – both options have risks and rewards attached). The lock button, when pressed at the same time as the home button, saves a picture of what is currently displaying on your screen. This is called a “screenshot.”
The lock button on the iPhone 6/6+ has been moved from the top of the phone, unlike in all the previous models, from the side of phone. Reviews from users and consumer blogs have been divided pretty evenly. Some users have adjusted to the change fairly seamlessly while others have noticed issues with the placement of the button directly opposite to the volume adjusters on the other side of the screen.
According to these users, the way both sets of buttons are placed on the phone makes it pretty difficult to avoid pressing both sets of switches when you only want to hit one. Problems associated with the new design as noted by users have been:
If the power button on your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus is not working, the current workarounds built into the software are pretty unwieldy and annoying to use. To lock or power down your phone without a hold button, you need to:
1. Search through your settings
2. Turn on Accessibility/Assistive Touch
3. Create a shortcut to use the Assistive Touch feature because without it there is a pretty annoying grey box taking up a portion of the screen
4. Triple- clicking the home button will activate the Assistive Touch menu (which is additional wear and tear on the home button, on top of your already malfunctioning lock button)
5. And then select the function you want, lock or screenshot or camera, etc.
You need a fully working phone. There’s no question about that. So why would you live with a broken phone? When you bring your iPhone to the Techknow Space for a power button repair, you will soon be able to do all the things you used to with your phone, like:
Don’t settle for less with your broken iPhone. Don’t struggle daily to use your phone. Phones are supposed to make your life easier, not more frustrating. Bring your iPhone to the Techknow Space and get the lock button replaced within one hour by our certified, expert technicians.
Apple has admitted to problems with the power button on previous models. They have even been sued a time or two in the US over the faulty construction of the cable which connects the button to the rest of the phone’s guts, especially in the iPhone 4 and 4S. But that doesn’t exactly mean they are eager to help users fix the problem. That’s not to say you should try fixing the problem yourself either.
Fixing the power button on your own is a complicated mess and really, who needs more mess in their life? Unless you’re Mr. Clean or maybe an army of Roombas (or is the plural Roombi? Roombus? Roombopodes?), no one wants a messy situation. Just let us do the hard work for you.
To fix the lock button yourself you would need to:
1. Remove all the itty bitty screws from the outside of the phone
2. Carefully take the screen off. This is not as easy as it sounds: you can run the risk of shattering the glass or damaging the connecting cable. This step also either requires a special suction cup tool or very steady hands and a good quality suction cup. (Not one of those ones that slide off the car window 30 seconds after attaching your fuzzy dice to the windshield.)
3. Veeeeeeeeery carefully undo the clips holding the screen to the frame and disconnect the cable between the phone and the screen
4. Remove more screws – don’t mix these ones up with the other ones from the outside (still think this is a good idea? The difficulty level shoots up soon, hope you’re ready for it)
5. Pry up the cable connectors BUT not the actual sockets of the home button, digitizer and display (you might need an old timey Sherlock Holmes-type magnifying glass for this (ok, you don’t actually need an old timey one, but those totally look cool, right?)).
6. Remove EVEN MORE screws (also don’t mix these up. By this point you should be drowning in loose screws – and I don’t just mean the ones from the phone haha)
7. Remove internal cables powering the phone.
8. MORE SCREWS MORE SCREWS
9. Remove the antenna cable and logic board – also very important parts
11. Finally!!! You have reached the power button. You did it! Now all you have to do is install a new one and do all of that IN REVERSE.
12. Good luck!!!!!!
Q: What is an iPhone proximity sensor?
A: The iPhone proximity sensor is the component in the iPhone that turns the screen (display and touchscreen) off while holding the phone to your ear while on a call to prevent the touchscreen from disconnecting the call or activating any other function.
iPhone Screen Repair Price & Time For Each iPhone Model
LCD Touchscreen-Digitizer & Glass Replaced as one Screen Component
|iPhone Screen Replacement By Model||
iPhone Screen Repair Price
|Typical iPhone Screen Repair Time|
|iPhone X||To Be
|iPhone 8 Plus||$CALL||
|iPhone 7 Plus||$159.95
|iPhone 6S Plus||$119.95|
|iPhone 6 Plus||$99.95|
The Apple iPhone Screen can also be called the iPhone LCD, glass, touchscreen or just iPhone display.
We have been replacing iPhone screens since 2007 when the first iPhone was launched. Of all the iPhone repairs we do, upwards of 70% are screen replacements.
The TechKnow Space started repairing (replacing) iPhone screens in 2007. Over the years we have repaired every new generation of iPhone model and have acquired expertise in repairing all iPhone touch screen and LCD problems. With over 75,000 iPhone screen replacements successfully completed, we are always ready for you - the moment you break your iPhone screen - to replace it within 1 hour!
Our repair service is unmatched in terms of technical skills and product quality. Our certified technicians do their magic and within an hour you and your iPhone with a brand new screen are on your way!
Review By Beth Leduc
"Thumbs up to TechKnow Space. I've used them several times and recommend them to all my friends. They've always had my repairs done in the amount of time quoted."
Cracked or broken touchscreens, LCDs, and glass are the most common problems with any iPhone. Many people mistakenly believe that Gorilla Glass is unbreakable, which is not true. Corning Gorilla Glass on an iPhone is a great improvement, making it less easy for the digitizer or screen to get scratched, but it is still easy for the screen to crack or break.
Often, the digitizer or the LCD part of the iPhone screen may not be visibly broken, but does fail to work due to repeated knocks, dings and drops. So, while the glass screen has no visible crack, it might be white or unresponsive to the touch. After suffering multiple knocks and drops over time, just the slightest impact may render it inoperable. This is a perplexing but common experience for many users who can’t understand why a very slight impact resulted in the failure of their touchscreen..
A damaged LCD can also be bleeding the liquid that is sealed within it. This impact often results in hair-line cracks that are often invisible to the naked eye. Over time, however, repeated knocks can widen and deepen the cracks until they are large enough to seep out liquid.
Using your iPhone with a partially non-responsive or a fully dead screen is very frustrating. It means you can’t access a portion of your apps or are not able to see any display at all!
Outer Screen (associated with the iPhone digitizer, glass, or the touchscreen) problem symptoms include:
Your iPhone’s LCD will likely need to be replaced if you experience of the following:
For any of the above, your screen assembly needs to be replaced. Bring your iPhone to The TechKnow Space and let our expert technicians replace the screen within an hour.
Further Damage not Addressed by a Screen Replacement
Typically, your display or LCD gets damaged because of a hit, bang or a drop. When this happens, you are unable to use your iPhone since you cannot see what is displayed on the screen. It is possible that the bang or the ding has also damaged other components on your iPhone, like your headphone jack, loudspeaker, earpiece, wifi antenna, etc. We can often only discover these failures once we have replaced the screen, and can observe the behaviour of your iPhone functions on the display. Should we identify any additional repairs needing to be done to your iPhone, we will call you for confirmation before completing any repairs.
In situations where your iPhone screen is not the only problem we may need to perform additional diagnostic work to determine the cause of the problem and the repair approach which can take more than an hour and sometimes up to a day. (We will always keep you posted during the repair process!)
Sometimes when the drop that damages your iPhone screen also causes damage to the frame as well. The iPhone’s case may become dented, bent and otherwise deformed, preventing the new replacement screen from being installed properly.
It is crucial to address the issue with the frame before installing the new screen, as doing the installation on an imperfect frame could cause stress on the glass, and make the screen crack with a minimal amount of force applied to it.
In the event if we find damage that requires some minor adjustment, we will perform the repair at no extra charge to you. If the frame is severely deformed (and sometimes that can only become evident after the cracked screen is removed) we will call you and inform you of an additional charge (typically less than $20) for realigning the frame and with the costs of replacing the housing entirely.
Again, when we discover any issues with your device beyond just a screen replacement, we will inform you and ask for your confirmation before we do any iPhone screen repairs.
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"This place offers exceptional service for an affordable price. I've been here twice over the last 3 years (iPhone 4 screen repair). They quoted me the standard 1 hour service for the repair to be completed, and it was finished within 20 minutes. As we all know, it's imperative to have our mobile devices working top notch, and we cannot be without them for a week while they are sent in to some unknown location to be repaired. TechKnow space is trustworthy, and you will get your device back the same morning or afternoon - 1 hr for phones and 2 hrs for tablets. They even have a customer lounge area with free wi-fi and a large screen TV for you to use while you wait for your repair to be done. Otherwise, you can leave and come back. Always have had great experiences with TechKnow Space, and will continue to be a customer here in the future! :)"
An iPhone screen needs to be replaced when either one of the two components has sustained damage:
The original first 2 iPhones came with two screen components installed separately.
All other iPhones come with the two screen components fused together as one complete assembly making them impossible to repair individually. Apple has decided to do this for several reasons:
With a fused touchscreen and LCD there is never an issue with dust getting in between the layers of the screen
The screen is thinner, as there is no air gap between the digitizer and the LCD. This allowed Apple to make iPhones a little thinner overall
In our experience we have learned that the primary reason for iPhone Screen Repairs is broken glass, followed by LCD only broken, and in the fewest cases we have seen screen failure without any visible damage or breakage - see the breakdown by failure in the following chart:
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iPhone Screen Repairs - Breakdown by Screen Layer
iPhone Screen Repairs vs All Other Component Repairs
For the top layer of any iPhone screen there’s a layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass. It’s a specially treated toughened glass designed to withstand drops and dings in order to prevent the glass from getting cracked or scratched.
During its manufacture, the glass is toughened by ion exchange. The material is immersed in a molten alkaline potassium salt at a temperature of approximately 400 °C, wherein smaller sodium ions in the glass are replaced by larger potassium ions from the salt bath. The larger ions occupy more volume and thereby create a surface layer of high residual compressive stress at the surface, giving the glass surface increased strength, ability to contain flaws, and overall crack-resistance, making it resistant to damage from everyday use.
Just keep in mind that as resistant as it can be, it is still glass.
The glass is a part of your iPhone’s screen not because smartphone manufacturers want to make phones particularly frail or weak, but because it is an important part of how the screen reacts to touch.
Touchscreens on all cell phones use a technology called “capacitive sensing”. This uses a layer of glass as an insulator (which means it does not transmit electricity), coated with a conductor (which can transmit electricity).
The conductive layer is usually a combination of metals called “indium tin oxide” (ITO). These metals are transparent, so you can see what is being shown on the display underneath.
Because the human body is also an electrical conductor, when your fingers make contact with the touchscreen, the conductive coating registers this as a change in the iPhone screen’s electric field. This is how your iPhone knows where you are tapping or dragging on the screen itself, even if you use multiple fingers at the same time.
Touchscreens use a series of steps to process the information entered by touching your iPhone’s screen:
All of this happens almost instantly. In fact, you probably will never notice a delay between touching the screen and the action happening. Not only can your iPhone do all of that in a nanosecond, but it can also calculate multiple touches at once, like two finger gestures such as zooming in.
You might think that touchscreens having a “multi-touch” capability is new technology. And it is pretty new, relatively speaking. In 1982, a group from the University of Toronto created a screen made of a camera behind a pane of glass which could register any human input. This awkward and hard to use interface was improved by U of T in 1985 with the first version of the modern touchscreens we know and love today.
Apple claimed they invented the multi-touch technology in 2007 with the release of the first iPhone, but both the phrase “multi-touch” and the actual function itself existed well before the rise of the iPhone. However, they are not being completely dishonest, as Apple holds several patents for the mobile device version of the technology.
Apple prides itself on user friendliness, and the iPhone screen interfaces with users in a very natural and intuitive way. The iPhone touchscreen can register your finger or stylus regardless of pressure or surface area. That is to say, the iPhone’s screen is sensitive enough that pressing hard or with a wider stylus isn’t necessary for accuracy or effectiveness.
The gestures accepted by the iPhone touchscreen are also very natural-feeling. Using multi-touch gestures to do a variety of movements, such as scrolling the screen, or expanding or shrinking the screen’s contents are often naturally understood by the user.
Most smartphones use LCD technology for screens because it is thin and relatively cheap when compared to its lifespan.
The display of your iPhone is a high definition “liquid crystal display” or LCD for short. Liquid crystals might sound like something impossible, because how can something be both a liquid and a solid at the same time? But because these crystals can do both at the same time, the result is a screen which can display millions of different colours with no visible delay.
These liquid crystals are laid out in between two pieces of polarized glass, underneath the touchscreen. This layer is then powered by thin wires laid out in a grid underneath the crystals.
The crystals act like shutters, opening and closing above a colour filter composed of tiny red, green, and blue “sub-pixels.” These sub-pixels are invisible to the naked eye, and can be brightened or darkened in over 16 million combinations to create crisp, vibrant images and text.
The crystal component of the LCD is only half of the equation. The liquid crystal layer doesn’t project any light on its own, so your iPhone needs a layer of lighting (usually small, low-powered LEDS). This layer of lights is underneath the rest of the components and is referred to as backlight.
Starting with the iPhone 4, Apple calls the new screen technology a “Retina HD” display:
“Rather than using traditional methods to create the higher-resolution Retina HD display, we developed an advanced process of photo alignment. This involves using UV light to precisely position the display’s liquid crystals so they lie exactly where they should. Better-aligned crystals deliver a superior viewing experience.”
Their new technology promises a few interesting perks, like increased visibility in direct sunlight or with sunglasses on. Another added functionality of the Retina HD display in the latest iPhones is a wider viewing angle. The “viewing angle” is the largest angle that the display can still be acceptably used at.
Apple says the screens can now be comfortably viewed from almost any angle. This is possible because of the screen’s higher contrast and extra pixels.
Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor not working after screen replacement on an iPhone 6.
When does this happen?
It is a very rare occurrence -- about 1 out of 1000 screen replacements on average.
Are any iPhone models more susceptible to this failure?
The iPhone 6 Plus (as acknowledged by Apple), the iPhone 6 and 6S are more likely to exhibit this Touch ID issue than are other models.
Why does it happen?
There are a number of possible reasons why this particular issue may arise:
1. Damaged Home Button Cable:
An easily diagnosed problem - damage to this cable can be seen with the naked eye.
This damage is not repairable and can only be addressed by Apple (phone replacement for a fee).
2. Damaged Home Button Extension Cable:
This cable runs from the bottom of the iPhone to the top between a heat-shield and the iPhone LCD.
The extension cable is not usually replaced with a screen (on iPhone 6) as damage to this cable infrequent.
The screen assembly frame must be disassembled to remove this cable and replacement usually solves the problem.
This problem is repairable.
3. Damaged Main-board Circuits:
After impact the behavior and reliability of electronics will ALWAYS be questionable.
Apple has acknowledged main-board failure on some models under less severe circumstances than screen breakage.
Touch ID failure can happen after a screen replacement (even if it was working after the breakage) for the following reasons:
During screen replacement - the home button must be disconnected from the main-board.
After reconnecting - underlying main-board failure begins to exhibit the symptom of Touch ID not working.
Even after reconnecting the original screen the Touch ID failure can persist.
Disconnecting the battery and disconnecting the components necessary for the screen replacement can result in capacitors on the main-board which were previously constantly conducting electricity and maintaining a charge to drain their electricity and exhibit failure when the power is re-connected.
The only option is replace the phone.
4. Damaged Connectors:
This is most common after liquid damage exposure.
Liquid corrodes the conductive pins on the connector.
This is sometimes repairable.
If your sim card isn’t properly your iPhone will certainly let you know with alerts & notifications. Sim tray problems can happen over time, or through liquid damage.If your sim card is properly installed and placed properly in the sim tray and you’re still receiving notifications bring your phone in and we can repair or replace it for you.
|iPhone Models SIM Tray Repair Service||Price||Time|
|iPhone 7 Plus||$CALL||1 Hour|
|iPhone 6S Plus|
|iPhone 6 Plus|
When your iPhone is showing a “No SIM” message all of a sudden, even though you made sure that the SIM card is actually in the phone – there could be a problem with your SIM reader and/or tray. You can try removing or transferring your SIM card, insert the tray completely and in the same orientation that you removed it (it will fit only one way).
The SIM card is a small plastic and metal card your cell service provider gives you to put inside your phone so you can use the phone on your provider’s network. A functioning SIM card in your phone allows you to:
The SIM card tray is one of the parts inside your phone you definitely want to make sure is undamaged and functioning properly so that your phone is connecting to your cell service provider’s network, letting you use your phone for its intended purposes. Apple changed the size of the SIM card tray in the iPhone 5 and 5S to fit a “nano” SIM, which is thinner and smaller than the previous model, the “micro” SIM. This new SIM size carried over to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as well as all of the iPad Air and iPad Mini models. This change allowed Apple to make their devices, especially the iPhones, slimmer and lighter.
If your iPhone is showing an error message such as:
You should remove and then reinsert the SIM card, found on the right side of the screen of the iPhone. If the error message is still there, try putting a different SIM in your phone (borrow one from a friend or family member) and if the message goes away, it is a problem with your SIM and you need to take it to your cell service provider and replace it. However, if it doesn’t, there could be something wrong with your SIM card tray. Issues with the tray can happen for reasons such as:
The TechKnow Space can troubleshoot SIM tray issues quickly and we are prepared to fix or replace the parts that are malfunctioning, any day of the week.
Without a working SIM card reader in your phone, your phone is essentially a really nice looking brick. You will be unable to:
Don’t deprive yourself of the constant connection to social media, calls and texts your iPhone offers. You paid good money for that phone; you should make the most of it, instead of trying to create inefficient workarounds.
The volume buttons are found on the left side of your iPhone they control the sound output and ringer volumes for your phone. If one of these keys becomes damaged, you may not be able to adjust the volume during calls.If you’re experiencing difficulty with your volume buttons, bring your iPhone in and we can repair it for you.
|iPhone Models Volume Button Service||Price||Time|
|iPhone X||$To Be
|iPhone 8 Plus||$CALL||~1 Hour|
|iPhone 7 Plus||$CALL||1 Hour|
|iPhone 6S Plus||$89.95|
|iPhone 6 Plus|
The volume buttons on your phone are a small but important part of your device. Imagine being unable to adjust the sound while watching movies or listening to music!
You probably never think about the volume buttons. But once they stop working properly, your phone might suddenly seem very frustrating.
Now you can’t change the volume while making or receiving a call, or asking Siri something, among other things. That might seem like something you can live with, but it will more than likely get annoying fast.
If the volume buttons are not working properly, or even worse – not working at all, let the experts at the Techknow Space get your iPhone back to full health in no time.
With a newly working phone courtesy of the Techknow Space, you will be able to enjoy perks such as:
Why deprive yourself of all these advantages? The Techknow Space is conveniently located in Toronto and Mississauga, ready to help nurse your phone back to 100%.
Our certified technicians can spin your broken volume buttons into beautiful, working buttons within one hour. So don’t live with the inconvenience – come on in!
Because the volume buttons seem like such a minor part of your phone, you might think they are an easy thing to fix.
But the “do-it-yourself” thinking is pretty dangerous for any electronic device. Repairing your phone is quite tricky and often requires special tools.
And that’s the only you thing you need to worry about – if you do it right. Doing the repair wrong means more headaches for you.
You run the risk of damaging it badly enough that it’s no longer useable. Let us do all the hard work instead!
If you bring your phone to us for a repair, your experience will include:
1. Pleasant decor
2. Great customer service
3. Free coffee and Wi-Fi
If you try to repair your phone on your own, you could experience:
1. Breaking your screen while trying to open your phone
2. Losing one or more parts from the inside of the phone while you take it apart
3. Damaging other parts of the phone while removing or reinstalling them
4. Getting everything out of your phone and not being able to put it back in again
5. Managing to get everything back into your phone, but the problem still exists
Don’t risk the chance you might do everything right on the chance you won’t do anything wrong. Bring your iPhone to the Techknow Space for a risk-free repair experience.
Apple is pretty proud of their new design for the buttons on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, saying:
“We also thought about how you use your iPhone every day and redesigned the buttons to make it even easier to use. Elongated volume buttons are integrated into the thinner profile, outlined to make them effortless to find by touch.”
Some users have commented that the new design may contribute to what the Internet is referring to as “Bendgate”.
A few reports of frame bending in the middle near the volume buttons appeared online shortly after the phone hit the market. The problem may occur because the area of the frame around the switches has not been reinforced enough, so it can’t survive very long in your pocket without a case.
iPhones can provide users with a full multimedia experience by allowing users to do things like:
To do any of these tasks, your iPhone needs to connect to the Internet, either by using a nearby Wi-Fi hotspot or connecting to the LTE or 3G network offered by your cell service provider. Using the Internet on your iPhone with a LTE or a 3G network for everything can mean a costly phone bill at the end of the month from your cell service provider. In order to lessen the impact on your wallet every month, connecting to Wi-Fi with your iPhone is a big part of most users’ phone usage. When you can’t use the Wi-Fi on your cell phone, doing all the multimedia things you are used to doing on your phone becomes expensive and slow.
Sometimes the Wi-Fi connection problems on your iPhone can be fixed with a factory reset of the phone, but that means if you don’t have the data such as photos and apps that are on your iPhone 6 or 6+ saved somewhere else as a backup, you will have a blank iPhone without any of those files after the reset, and it still might not solve the Wi-Fi connectivity problem. Instead of fussing with all of that, you should bring your iPhone to the TechKnow Space and let our expert in-house technicians fix your Wi-Fi connection problems.
Repairing the Wi-Fi connection will fix issues such as:
Why live with the frustration of using a phone with no Wi-Fi connectivity? Bring your phone to the TechKnow Space any day of the week and get your phone back in tip-top shape! If you are facing issues being reported include not being able to connect to a Wi-Fi network, getting incorrect password prompt, Wi-Fi settings grayed out, dropping connection intermittently or speeds being extremely slow you can drop in at you can walk into one of our locations in Mississauga/Toronto & our technicians will be happy to assist you.
If you are worried your new iPhone is destined to become a very expensive and fancy paperweight because it won’t turn on, don’t worry. There are a few things you can do to try to fix the problem, but if those don’t work, the in-house expert technicians at the Techknow Space can definitely help!
If your iPhone won’t turn on, try to restart it by holding down the power button on the side of your iPhone (referred to sometimes as the hold or lock button, and by Apple as the “sleep/wake” button.) until the screen lights up. If this doesn’t occur, try plugging your iPhone in and waiting about 15 to 20 minutes before trying again.
But if this doesn’t solve the problem, you can try doing a hard reset by holding down the power button and the home button (on the front of the screen) together. You will probably need to hold these down at the same time for at least 10 seconds. If the Apple logo appears on the screen, the reset worked. If nothing happens, plug your iPhone in and try again after charging it for a little while.
If your iPhone still has no smile, try plugging your iPhone in with a different charger, or if the charger and the cable are two separate pieces, try with a different cable as well. Sometimes the charger breaks without you realizing it and can fail to charge your iPhone.
Another possibility is performing a full system restore on your iPhone. This is a pretty drastic measure because a system restore will delete all your information such as photos, videos, and other similar data. If you are reluctant to take this step right away – don’t worry, we at The TechKnow Space can take a look at your phone and see if we can save your information while fixing your phone.
If there isn’t anything particularly valuable on your iPhone, you can perform a system restore:
If your iPhone won’t turn on because of an impact or a fall or liquid damage, then you will need to bring it into the Techknow Space to let us open it up and repair or replace anything that might be keeping the phone from turning on. Some of the other components that could be damaged because of the impact include:
Liquid damage can usually be repaired, but it can have underlying issues that might prevent your iPhone from functioning normally. We have been saving liquid-damaged phones for 9+ years and our experience and advice is documented on our Liquid-Damage Information page: /information/liquid-damage/
If your iPhone still plays dead, bring it to one of our convenient TechKnow Space locations and let our experienced technicians do their magic for you, typically within a few hours.