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Louis Rossmann’s rants, tips, and ideas on the laptop repair industry.
iPhone & iPad parts - what matters, and where we source it from.

Today, we're doing something unorthodox. Most businesses in this industry refuse to give away information. We'll be doing just that - I'm going to tell you Who we purchase iPhone/iPad/iPod replacement parts from. Why we purchase these parts from them. What we look for when purchasing parts. Our iParts come from Jack Telecom. Jack Telecom […]

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Macbook glass - why you shouldn't buy off eBay & Amazon.

Price isn't everything. I've always been outspoken against price shopping for parts to repair laptops. You want to arrange by lowest price – you'll get precisely what you bargain for, and eBay & Amazon are two of the worst cespools when it comes to purchasing repair parts. Good Macbook glass aint cheap! Today I'd like […]

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Will the Chinese keyboard feel the same as the original?

We received this question from Youtube, and I figured I'd share with the audience. I've been watching your video on the a1466 keyboard replacement debating on whether i need to replace it so I decided to ask you directly. I broke my tab key as in i broke the metal clip that holds the plastic […]

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Criticism of Verizon FIOS deployment in New York City, my thoughts.

There's been a lot of criticism of FIOS in Austin as they have not fulfilled their obligations to wire the entire city. The only way to get a franchise agreement, was to agree to wire just about all of the city. They certainly knew this was impossible, but what many pundits do not understand is […]

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Tired of coming here? Buy a more durable machine!

We're often asked, as a store called Mac Laptop Repair Specialist, why do we have Lenovo laptops in the window? Why do we have Lenovo computers as shipping stations, cash registers? Why does the owner have a Thinkpad T520 as a personal laptop? I've always been a function over form kind of guy. I want […]

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Macbook Pro falls asleep, GPU issue, to bake motherboard or no?

Kris asked me on youtube about baking a motherboard to make it work again. I get this question a lot, so I decided to share with the rest of the class. I was wondering if you could offer me some words of advice. I own a - somewhat old by now - macbook pro 2007. […]

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The importance of having a target demographic.

Target demographics.   You're used to hearing this, I'm sure, in many introductions to marketing & advertising. What is the average sex, race, age, etc, of my targer audience? People in the repair community ignore this, because, frankly – it DOES NOT apply to us! People are not choosing to buy Proliant servers instead of […]

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Adhesives for sale.

There are no fewer holy wars in the repair community than in regards to adhesives. Which is precisely why I am trolling and saying - this is the best. Use it for damn near everything. https://www.rossmanngroup.com/shop/product-category/adhesives/

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The "original screen" myth - what you didn't know about the screen you were told was original.

We get asked about whether we use original screens to fix iPhones on a regular basis. We're compared to cheaper places that say they use original parts all the time. I want to clarify for a moment what "original parts" can be, and why the two words "original part" are not enough to make an […]

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