Equipment Costs

How much does it cost to buy the tools used by a cell phone repair technician?

The short answer to this question is that it depends on whether or not you plan on specializing in popular repairs or prefer to prepare for situations that require more sophisticated equipment. You can expect to invest somewhere between $100 to around $400. This of course does not include any costs that might be incurred by leasing a retail storefront and purchasing furniture, display cases, replacement parts inventory or any advertising costs.
After you have completed the MD Wireless Cell Phone Repair Program you will want to purchase tools and replacement parts. While each person has their own preferences we have put together a list of tools that are recommended in order to perform the great majority of cell phone repairs that you will encounter. If you already own some of these tools then you can of course save some money by not purchasing them again.

This is a list of the basic tools required for the most popular cell phone repairs. You should be able to purchase them all for less than $100.

Cleaning solution
Cutting surface
Double sided adhesive
Heat gun
IPhone pentalobe driver
Magnetizer
Magnifying glass
Pry tools
Safety goggles or face mask
Scissors
Small LED flashlight
Small paper clip or SIM tray ejector tool
Small screwdrivers-Both Phillips and flathead
Soft bristle toothbrush
Suction cup
Torx drivers- T2 through T7
Tweezers
Wide transparent packing tape

As you can see these tools are not difficult to find and are quite reasonable as far as price goes. In addition to the tools listed above you might want to consider investing in the following which are significantly more expensive but will make your job much easier and allow you to perform some of the more advanced cell phone repairs. You should be able to purchase these for less than $300.

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Microscope
Soldering iron
Toaster oven
Ultrasonic cleaner