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    1. How the Global Chip Shortage is Affecting Screen Prices

      If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve likely heard of the global chip shortage that is affecting the automotive, PC, and video game industries. Unfortunately, the widespread use of microchips means that this shortage is inevitably spreading to other industries, and now that includes cell phone repair. Currently, we’re seeing higher costs for aftermarket screens, particularly those for iPhone 7 through iPhone XR. We are hoping that these increases will remain restricted to those models, however, it’s possible that more will be included if the supply issues are not resolved.

      What is causing this s

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    2. How to Remove UV Tempered Glass from an Apple Watch

      One of the most asked questions on our YouTube channel is how to remove our Apple Watch UV tempered glass. So we recently put together a quick little video that demonstrates exactly that.

      Many people are understandably hesitant to try and remove this type of screen protector, because of the strength of the bond. But it’s actually pretty straightforward, once you know how to do it. The main thing to remember is that you need to interrupt that bond between the adhesive and the screen glass. Once that is done in one spot, the rest of the adhesive is much easier to remove.

      Take a look at the video below for the demonstration.

       

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    3. Severe Weather is Causing Shipping Delays

      Severe weather is delaying shipments- but don't worry, we've got your back!

      As you’re certainly aware, severe weather is making things difficult for people all across the country, and that includes our shipping carriers. Because of this, some shipments are arriving later than planned, depending on weather conditions or transport ability. If you’re located in any of the affected areas, or are far from the west coast, please select a higher shipping tier in order to reduce the chances of a late order.

      That being said, we cannot guarantee that orders will arrive when expected, even at higher shipping tiers. Carriers are doing everything they can to reduce the chances of delays, and to help, we will refund shipping costs for any next-day-air orders that are delayed from their scheduled arrival. Terms and conditions apply and these refunds will only be available until mid-March, depending on weather. Maximum sh

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    4. We've added C11 and DTP labels to applicable 7P and 8P screens.

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      We’ve added C11 and DTP classification to select 7P and 8P screens!

      You may have noticed the new additions to our iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus line-up. These are new AA and incell options labeled DTP (LG) and C11 (Toshiba). If you’re new to the iPhone repair industry, you may not have come across these codes yet. However, since 7 and 8 series repairs are more common than they used to be, it’s important to be aware of these codes in order to get the correct part for your repair.

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    5. Product Unboxing: iCopy Plus 2.1 by QianLi

      Check out our latest YouTube video for a look at this great product!

       

       

      Here at Maya Parts, our goal is to best serve our customers in any way that we can, and that often means going beyond just replacement parts. Recently, we started carrying a selection of QianLi Tools- a brand of quality, high-precision tools made just for the phone repair industry! Many of you are probably already familiar with their beautiful line of iThor screwdrivers, but maybe not with their more technical offerings.

      One example is the iCopy Plus 2.1 Logic Programmer. This durable and compact device is a great tool for any iPhone repair technician. The iCopy duplicates and transfers data between original and replacement screens, vibration motors (aka Taptic Engines), and batteries. This all

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    6. Which Screwdriver Do I Need?

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      Since we started selling individual QianLi screwdrivers, a few of you have asked which drivers you need to work on a specific model of iPhone. The easy answer is that you need all four for iPhone 7 and up (consider picking up the iThor or iFlying 5-piece set- both include all four iPhone screwdrivers, plus a torx driver for other electronic devices). But the more precise answer is that it depends on which repairs you need to perform. So here’s a breakdown of each driver and what it’s accompanying screw is used for. We also have a quick chart at the bottom explaining which screwdrivers are needed for screen re

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    7. Have You Experienced Touch Issues on the iPhone 11?

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      Have You Experienced Touch Issues on the iPhone 11?

      Apple recently launched a repair program for certain models of the iPhone 11 that are experiencing touch screen problems. According to their announcement, a small percentage of phones are experiencing a loss of touch response due to a flaw in the display module of specific iPhone 11 models. This issue specifically affects devices manufactured between November 2019 and May 2020, and customers can check to see if their particular phone is affected by visiting the repair program’s web page. If their phone is affected, they can apply to get it repaired free of charge.

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    8. Apple is temporarily closing stores due to COVID-19

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      Apple is temporarily closing stores due to COVID-19

      It’s no surprise, given the state of the pandemic, but Apple has closed nearly 100 stores across the US and in other regions worldwide. According to the Verge, this includes all stores here in California, as well all stores in Tennessee, Utah, and Minnesota. There are closures in other states as well, but it mostly depends on the area, as some are still operating.

      It’s probably the right move, considering how many people these stores attract. Plus they were never really designed with social distancing in mind, so keeping them open does present some risk. There is a bit of a silver lining for ou

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    9. iPhone 12 Disassembly: What's Different?

      iPhone 12 Disassembly: What’s Different?

      As noted in our last post, the iPhone 12 is impressively durable. That being said, people are people- and people break things. So it’s probably a good idea to get familiar with the new repair changes in the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro.

      Now while there are many subtle differences between these models and their predecessors, there are only a few areas that we feel are important to focus on.

      Opening Procedure

      The process for opening up the phone is mostly the same as previous iPhone versions, save for some small details surrounding the installation layout, frame adhesive, and flex ca

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    10. How Durable is the iPhone 12?

      How Durable is iPhone 12?

      If you’ve been following the annual release of new iPhones, then you are surely used to hearing claims like “strongest glass ever in an iPhone.” Well this year, it’s not just marketing speak. As we mentioned in our last post, Apple has incorporated Corning’s new “Ceramic Shield” onto the front of the iPhone 12 series, allegedly making it’s screen glass 4x more resistant to damage. Furthermore, they claim their new angular design brings added strength to the device. But how do these phones actually perform in practice? We’ve turned to YouTube for the answer to this question, and rounded up the results from several channels to get a better understanding of what the phone can take.

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