We sometimes do some electronic equipment and board repair to a component level – a lot less than now than in the past – generally just industrial modules. We no longer look at domestic or automotive audio/video equipment because it’s too time consuming and less repairable.
We don’t do site visits due to the ever more complex Health & Safety red tape.
Examples of past repairs:
We no longer look at home entertainment equipment such as TVs, DVD/CD/Blueray players, games consoles, cell-phones, tablets or laptops. The time to evaluate and difficulty of getting parts usually means these are not economically repairable.
Is it repairable ?
Generally I am finding that equipment is out of Asia is much more likely to be repairable than if it is out of the US or Europe. Parts and technical information will be more readily available.
Components from Asian companies are more likely to be available than those from US companies.
Production – Assembly
Most of this is now for in-house products but we also assemble boards and equipment as specified by customers – generally kitset assembly with the customer supplying components.
Prototype, one-off and low volume.
Design – Development – Testing
During 2019-2022 this has taken a back-seat to production. It is more likely now that a product or device is already available at a reasonable price and we have been very busy with production, leaving less time for development.