Master Microfixer Jessa Jones repairs iPhones and iPads in ways that Apple doesn’t: board-level micro-repair. Her background as a geneticist—”a field that involves the study of how really really tiny things built inside cells pull off incredible feats like controlled cell division”—has helped her pioneer the process. With her YouTube channel and her popular Practical Board Repair and Microsoldering Training Courses, she’s teaching others how to do it, too. She explains:

“I realized the profound similarity of the simple march of electrons in orderly rows inside a logicboard with the charge-based movement of current inside neurons. Both seemingly basic processes result in a magnificent transformation into something that seems so vibrantly alive when all is working well, and so profoundly dull when it’s not.

I started iPad Rehab a few years ago, and now we have a fully automated mail in repair business that serves hundreds of individual repairs shops in the US and Canada, as well as individual mail in repairs all over the globe.”

Her team of six women and one stay-at-home dad are working to reduce e-waste by fixing these ‘unfixable’ challenges. See their work in this MotherBoard vid: The Master Microfixer Teaching the World to Fix iPhones.

Follow Jones and iPad Rehab on YouTube.

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