Repair Shops in Cebu for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad?

Repair Shops in Cebu for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad?

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Even during the advent of the first iPhone, Cebu is already one among the key cities in the Philippines with decent number of Apple users.

In fact, I’m not surprised when I see people still using earlier generation of iDevices. An Apple gadget is undeniably great! The problem though is when these devices got into trouble and you realized something in the hardware might have messed, and that you need an experienced technician to dig inside. Unlike with any other electronics and gadgets, availability of experienced repair technicians for iDevices is rare. And this could be a dilemma if you’re looking for one like what a fellow Cebuano is concerned about.

Philip, just another Cebu-techie, once stumbled on this blog and asked for a recommendation of repair shops specializing iDevices. I asked his permission to publish his query which reads:

Hello, Sir

Do you know of any trustworthy shops in Cebu that repair iPod Touches? You’re a tech-blogger, and I noticed a few articles about iPhone-related stuff like unlocks and apps, etc. so I’m hoping that you’d know of at least one shop that specialize in iDevice repairs.

My iPod Touch is over a year old, and I never had any serious problems with it until a little over a week ago. It’s jailbroken because of the customization capabilities; while it did randomly crash on me because of buggy Cydia tweaks (or conflicts), it never reached a point where it would no longer boot up. I’ve had my fair share of iPod Touch crashes (boot loops, stuck on the boot logo, springboard crashes, etc.) and I’ve always been able to fix them by myself. This time, it no longer responds to anything I do with it (believe me, I’ve tried), which is why I’ve concluded that it’s a hardware-related issue.

It just refuses to turn on now. Even if I plugged it in to its charger, it doesn’t charge-up anymore (in comparison, when my iPod Touch wouldn’t turn on before, when I plugged it in, I could tell it was charging itself because the backside of my iPod would heat up a bit. A couple hours later, it’s back to normal). Now it’s just completely cold, no matter how long I leave it plugged in.

I’ve described my problem online, and someone told me it sounds like a faulty logic board. I’m familiar with iDevice software problems/fixes, but I have no experience with the actual hardware. Someone also said the battery probably got fried and will need replacement, but I haven’t been able to find anyone who fixes iDevices (also haven’t found a shop that carries legit iDevice spare parts like replacement batteries). So far, I’ve only found shops that help fix software-related issues (the kind of stuff I can fix myself); most aren’t willing to even just open up the iPod Touch and examine the innards to give the problem a proper diagnosis.

If you know of a place I can have my iPod Touch examined and/or repaired, I’d really appreciate it. It’s a 3rd generation iPod Touch, by the way. I know it’s kind of dated, but I’m the type who hates throwing out “bigger” gadgets. If there’s still hope to fix it, I’d rather get it fixed than get a newer model…so long as the expenses for the repairs make sense.

Well, it looks like you really have a quite complicated problem with your iPod Touch. But since I’m not going to tackle how to fix your device (it could be another post), I’ll just response to your main question.

Unless I’m missing one, the answer is NO. Most repair shops here in Cebu are actually not affiliated by Apple. And those premium Apple resellers in the city don’t accept hardware repairs. They just send the devices back to the vendors.

I know of shops in E-Mall which accept repairs of iPhone and iPod Touch devices, but for your own protection – I won’t recommend them since I’m not really sure regarding their expertise. But if you’re interested, I can refer you to a friend of mine who’s known much locally, particularly in, as an expert in repairing iDevices. He’s actually an Engineer, who happened also to be an officemate of mine.

But of course we can ask for our friends and readers here in CTB if they know of a repair shop here in Cebu that accepts iDevices. Just leave a comment below to list one or two.

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This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. Mecaellah Sajuela

    wher can i fix my itouch screen that is cracked? here in cebu?

    1. Cebu Tech Blogger

      No official or authorized service centers here in Cebu, but there are some technicians whom I knew and can do the job. I can personally recommend one. His name is @dhuDz:twitter 

  2. james

    please state your location and contact number so that i can go there or contact you for ipod touch repair, my number 09434565356

  3. stepanie

    can someone fix my ipad? the screen was cracked 🙁

  4. stepanie

    i’m located in cebu city by the way..

  5. Josua

    oh my iphone4 is also broken. can you refer me to your friend sir?

    1. Cebu Tech Blogger

      Hi Joshua, my friend already left for Australia for a more promising work. But I recommend to you Dave at JTech.

      1. Kurisuti-n Gureisu

        tagpila sir?

      2. Josua

        thanks for the rply sir, i had my iphone brought to vietnam, it was said
        that its more cheaper there. I just dunno how.

  6. Jeff Cabahug

    Anyone interested in doing iphone repair instructional videos in Cebu? Please let me know and we can arrange a meeting… thanks 🙂

    1. Cebu Tech Blogger

      Hi Jeff, is this something like “How To’s” videos? For which purposes?

      1. Jeff Cabahug

        We sell a cleaning product that restores water damaged iPhones and we need videos done to show people how to use them to fix their water damaged iPhones,,,

        So, yes, it’s a ‘How to’ instructional video



  7. Maysh008

    Hi can anyone recommend or refer me to a technician? My iPhone 5 was perfectly fine last Aug.31 ,2014 but then My charger was lost, got a new charger by September 5,2014 but then I was shocked when it didn’t charge nor switched on. Tried the “Hold – Sleep/Wake button & Home button for 10-30secs. ” but then nothing happened, tried connecting it to the laptop still NOTHING! now I went to PowerMac nearby Ayala Cebu . The girl tried charging it, connecting it to the laptop and nothing happened she then concluded that the best option was to surrender my unit and they’ll give me “another” unit (take note: its not a Brandnew unit) and I had to pay 16,400Php… Hmm they didnt even tried checking the hardware or I dunno whats the best thing they can actually do. D’ya think 16,400Php is worth the “Replaced/Exchanged unit?” PowerMac has very limited service .:( -HELP!

  8. ralph

    hello. asa ta pwde mka repair ug replace sa iphone 5 motherboard? i need help 🙁

  9. Marie Silvano

    Hi sir. kahibaw ka asa pa bypass og iphone 5 nga barato? like amo budget is 500-1.5 k ra bia. 🙁 mahal kaayo pangayo sa uban gd. abot og 10k. mura nakog nipalit bag-ong unit ana. bought my iphone 5 sa man. i hope you could help me. my name is marie and here is my number: 09321945216. seriously need help.

  10. Francheska

    How much is the price for fixing iPhone 5 lock button/power button?

  11. patrick

    hi asa nta maka paayo ug ipad 2 screen na crack ug how much pod? 09324777304

  12. Drey

    Hi asa ko mag pa ayo ug ipad 2 naay crack gamay how much pd 09321453732

  13. Quenz Agev

    hi gud pm asa ko mag paayo sa iphone s5 broken screen and how much?09177179521

  14. Pete Namalata

    Pls help me where to find a tech for my iphone 4s hardware problem stuck in conect to itunes logo cannot restore error 29 pls rply tnx

  15. Pete Namalata

    Sa cebu lang kanan tech na maka au ug hardware sa iphone pilasad paau f naatnx

  16. Rj

    Visit Spex Appeal At SM seaside cebu.
    You can contact also contact 09224646238

  17. Roan Sande-Villahermosa

    Does anyone know where I can have my Samsung note 4 broken screen replaced? Lcd is fine… I can still navigate. Just a broken touchscreen. Pls advise..

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