Repair Stories

When Learning How to Solder a Cell Phone, the Devil’s in the Details

Component-level repair cell phone repair is becoming increasingly uncommon in the west. But in Delhi, any good mobile repair worker knows how to solder. I took this photo in a Delhi cell phone repair school. This student has decorated his soldering iron with cell phone speakers, held up by the same magnets that make the speakers work.

Cell phone repair expert demonstrating how to solder