Circuit Board Repair Experts
Circuit Board Medics don’t just repair circuit boards; they rebuild them better than new. In a dozen years, the company has gone from a garage shop sideline to an online business with more than 100 employees.
    “The company founder repaired his first circuit board when he was told a replacement circuit board for his washing machine would cost almost as much as a new machine,” says Seth Stokes, Circuit Board Medics. “He had the background to repair it himself. Later, he did the same with a fuel injection control board in his Ford truck. He saw the need and started doing circuit board repair on the side.
    “Today, we have customers worldwide, with the bulk in the continental U.S. and Canada,” adds Stokes. “We work on everything from home appliances to class 7 and 8 heavy-duty industrial equipment.”
    Prices vary with the item, running the gamut from $200 to $2,500. The company website provides examples and pricing for a variety of repairs. Problems with LCDs in 2004 through 2008 RT120 instrument clusters run $319.99. A remanufactured option for a Holset HE300VG Turbo Actuator that includes the installation kit and gaskets for a 6.7-liter diesel Cummins engine runs $799.99.
    Stokes notes that the current big items are control boards for Allison transmissions in Duramax trucks. “New ones are on backorder, but we’ve been able to do repairs,” he says.
    Capabilities have grown with the company. Stokes points to high-level technology, such as wire bonding, x-ray capability, and high-tech component testing at all levels.
    A post on the company’s Facebook page describes the use of a laser to repair circuitry in a GMC Yukon taillight. Faced with cutting through the rear casing of the light to repair circuitry flush against the backside of the surface, they used a programmed laser. This gave them access to repair the taillight’s circuitry with a stronger, more reliable solution than the manufacturer. They then sealed the holes with custom-made cover plates.
    Another post described technicians going the extra mile with customers, replacing clouded lenses on a control board without being asked to do so by the customer. They cut replacement lenses from a Lexan sheet and 3D printed new housing for them.
    “When we finish repairing jobs, we want them better than new,” says Stokes. “People are coming to us because they’re getting a better-finished product than with new.”
    While examples such as those cited above are posted on the company website, a request form invites quotes in a wide variety of categories. Emphasis is placed on communicating with the company, getting an order number, and making payment before sending in a part for repair.
    The company’s YouTube channel provides extensive videos on circuit board repair, including removal and installation. They even include helpful basic information like using a digital voltmeter.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Circuit Board Medics, 15-C Pelham Ridge Dr., Greenville, S.C. 29615 (ph 864-641-0564; toll-free 800-547-2049;;

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