We Have Merch!

Want to support the site and get some cool threads to show off your PlzBro™️ Skills??

Check out our range here: https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/Slot1Gamer/

OR

TeeSpring (cheaper) https://teespring.com/stores/slot1gamer?aid=marketplace

ZXW Tool Free Alternative – Free Board View Software Review

Today we came across this 100% free alternative to Zillion X Works ZXWTool.

This tool has been created by Guido Pola and we think the guys over at UnionRepair have some help in this, we have had a play around with it and it will be a strong contender to ZXWTool. This is likely due in part to this tool using board files that look as if they have been ripped directly from the latest ZXWTool ..

You can load your own .brd files or use the ones provided free with the software.

Here we have a side by side shot of both ZXW Tool and PhoneBoard software.

We’ve loaded up the iPad Mini 4 board view file that is provided by each respective program. As you can see both board files have the same, I guess you could say errors? Both are missing Net Names (so no search functions) and the only other major difference is the ZXW version has the ground tabs for the main RF shielding, whilst the PhoneBoard software has the correct shape ground tabs for the flex covers around the Power switch FPC.

We doubt they are a direct rip, alternatively they are most likely from the same source.. The magic Apple schematic shop in Russia the sky..

Direct comparison

As far as supported models go ZXW is the winner… HOWEVER, seeing as PhoneBoard is backed by UnionRepair and is free (so higher adoption rate), we feel that PhoneBoard will overtake ZXW in a matter of months!

Readers may be un-surprised to know that PhoneBoard, unlike ZXW, does not come with schematics. We think this has to do with Apple and their lawyers.

PhoneBoard has a much more intuitive user interface compared to ZXW, it feels more modern. However, again there are some shortcomings, namely we only have a small handful of options, no rightclick menu and no hot keys!

BOTH software packages lose a few brownie points for the complete inability to breakout windows. Most people only use one monitor but on a setup like ours (we use three), being able to arrange windows and save the workspace would be an awesome feature! You could have a schematic on one screen, the board view on another and other shop stuff open on the third.

One (or really two) other great feature(s) of ZXW that would be super awesome to have in PhoneBoard, is the “Solutions” table and the “remarks” function.

Example of a Plz Bro Solution

We feel if PhoneBoard had a community like solutions sharing option it would make it the best board view program available.

This has the potential to be a huge community building opportunity!

Final Thoughts?

PhoneBoard has the potential to be industry changing but needs improvement, here are our suggestions.

  • Add user solutions and comment section, this could even be boosted by offering a ‘gold’ style system, where users can tip solutions creators via the program ($1 or $2 donations, PhoneBoard could maybe take a tiny cut?)  This isn’t just for solutions but also for say Diode measurements

.

  • HOT KEYS, Please add hot key support

.

  • ADS, yes ads. one small ad square or even a startup safe for work ad as part of the splash screen.

.

  • Add more options for advanced users, a right click menu, allow a custom save-able workspace (windows stay in arranged position, like Adobe Premier Pro)

.

  • Add part numbers, photos and shop links as a right click option. Say Right click on J2401 on an iPhone 6 PCB, it could show a photo and a purchase link sending you to Union Repairs site. (some popular PCB design software does this!)

PhoneBoard is a free software, however, if you are a repair business and you use the software to make money, please support their work (more info below).

You can download PhoneBoard for free here:

https://www.phoneboard.co/

Samsung Galaxy J4+ Plus J415F Usb Charging Problem Solution Jumper Ways

Samsung Galaxy J4+ Plus J415F Usb Charging Problem Solution Jumper Ways

Problem:-
Samsung Galaxy J4+ Plus J415F usb charge solution,
Samsung Galaxy J4+ Plus J415F usb not recognized not detected

Diagnostic: –
Plug the USB cable into the PC and phone jack, read the notifications on the screen phone recognized or not. Make sure you can save data to the memory card or not. Replace the USB data cable and try again.

Samsung Galaxy J4+ Plus J415F Usb Charging Problem Solution Jumper Ways

Replace the usb charger and try it again can charge it or not.
Solution:-
If you are facing a load problem in Samsung Galaxy J4+ Plus J415F and have tested all the above steps to solve this problem in it. Dismantle the phone and look at the phone for water and carbon damage. Clean it with an electronic cleaner and apply heat with a heat gun to dry it.

Keep in mind the heat should not be over and much because it can harm your skin and damage the motherboard. So keep it in the normal stream and look at the parts carefully.

Follow all these paths and components as shown in the diagram above. All these pieces are given in different colors so you can discover the ways of jumper easily.

Samsung Galaxy J4+ Plus J415F,Usb,Charging,Problem,Solution,Jumper,Ways
Samsung Galaxy J4+ Plus J415F, usb not charging, Usb not recognized, charging not save, not charging

IPhone 7 Backlight Ways Display Light Problem Jumper Solution

Display light problem in an Apple iPhone 7 normally occurs when your phone has encountered any kind of water damage. In such a condition your phone works normally, but it becomes really very hard for you to perform different functions on your phone, especially in sunlight, as it will become very problematic for you to perform different functions. Hence overcoming this issue is surely very important for you.

Problems

  • Display light not working.
  • Display light is dim.
  • Sometimes display light works and sometimes it does not.

 Reasons of Problems

  • Phone might be water damaged.
  • Dry soldering of display connector pins.
  • Diode might be faulty.
  • iPhone 7 LCD screen might be faulty.

Hardware Solution:

iPhone 6S Charging Paused Solution Jumpers

When you plugin charger of iPhone 6S and see the notification temperature too high, your phone needs too cool down. This post will help you to solve iPhone 6S Charging Paused Solution in a few easy steps.

This component is a thermistor, it is used as an easy way for the iphone to tell if the battery or device is getting too hot while charging or in use. If this component gets damaged, the phone will think the battery is overheating and pause charging.

iPhone 6S,Usb,Charging,Problem,Solution,Jumper,Ways
iPhone 6S, usb not charging, Usb not recognized, charging not save, not charging

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Charging Solution Jumper Problem Ways

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Charging Solution Jumper Problem Ways
Charging problem in Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) can be due to charging pin broken damage and due to water damages.in case of charging problem mobile can not save power in battery and may it shows fake charging in it.in fake charging condition you can only see charging singe in mobile but it will not save any electricity power in it.

to solve charging problem Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Charging Solution Jumper Problem Ways Charging Not Supported
after disassembly of mobile phone you have to do a few steps as shown in above diagram.check charging jack and its points do they have good value if yes then change charger and check it and if charging points at mother board do not show accurate value with meter then you have to check all parts and tracks that are given in diagram of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017).

look at mother board vary carefully if there is any rust or carbon and water damage or may any component is damage.if any track is missing apply jumpers as given and if any part is damage or broken then replace it with new one.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) Charging Problem Solution Jumper Ways No Charging

If Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) is not charging and you are trying to solve this charging problem. Here is the post very helpful for you to solve because it contains Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) charging jumpers these Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) charging ways will help to repair Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) not charging issue.

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) Charging Problem Solution Jumper Ways No Charging

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Charging Paused Solution Jumpers

When you plugin charger of Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and see the notification charging is paused. This post will help you to solve Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Charging Paused Solution in a few easy steps.

This component is a thermistor, it is used as an easy way for the tablet to tell if the battery or device is getting too hot while charging. If this component gets damaged, the tablet will think the battery is overheating and pause charging.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Charging Paused Solution Jumpers

Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-P550 & T350 Charging Paused Solution Jumpers

When you plugin charger of Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-P550 and see the notification charging is paused. This post will help you to solve Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-P550 or SM-T350 Charging Paused Solution in a few easy steps.

This component is a thermistor, it is used as an easy way for the tablet to tell if the battery or device is getting too hot while charging. If this component gets damaged, the tablet will think the battery is overheating and pause charging.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-P550 Charging Paused Solution Jumpers

Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-P550,Usb,Charging,Problem,Solution,Jumper,Ways
Samsung Galaxy Tab A SM-P550, usb not charging, Usb not recognized, charging not save, not charging

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) Home Key Button Not Working Problem Solution Jumper

This solution is about home key problem in Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) in most cases this problem happens because of water or rust damages. So disassemble the phone and check these parts that are shown in the diagram given bellow.

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) Home Key Button Not Working Problem Solution Jumper

On you have make sure there is rust or carbon on the motherboard so make it clean with electronics cleaner and apply heat to make it dry.

In the diagram above you can see red and green line track that is given to show you the track and parts used in Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) home key functions.

iPhone SE Usb Charging Problem Solution Jumper Ways

Problem:-
iPhone SE usb charging solution,
iPhone SE usb not recognised not detected

Diagnostics:-
Plug in usb cable into PC and Phone jack, Read notifications on the screen phone recognised or not. Check out you can save data to memory card or not. Replace usb data cable and try again.

Solution:-
If you are facing charging problem in iPhone SE and have test all above steps to solve this problem in it. Dis assemble the phone and then look at phone for water and carbon damages. Make it clean with electronics cleaner and apply heat with heat gun to make it dry.

Track all these paths and components as shown in diagram above. all these tracks are given in different colors so that you can find out the jumper ways easily.

iPhone SE,Usb,Charging,Problem,Solution,Jumper,Ways

iPhone SE, usb not charging, Usb not recognized, charging not save, not charging

iPhone X Display Problem Solution Jumper Ways

iPhone X hanging or frozen screen. White screen, dim light, blinking light can be fix by following this post.


If smartphone is hanging it can be solved with restore hard reset or flashing with latest firmware. Sometime it can be hardware fault in that case we have to disassemble phone and check out all parts used in display screen problem. Check LCD screen jack.

Make it clean with electronics cleaner if you find some rust or carbon on the motherboard. Above diagram have a few color full lines and all these tracks indicate parts used in display functioning components.

Above mentioned display solution will work only if LCD is not damage, Screen is not cracked or broken. Withe or Blue display screen problem is caused by firmware errors.

iPhone X, Blank Display, Blinking Display, Display Jumpers, Display Problem, Display Solution, Display Ways, LCD Display, White Display

iPhone X Display Problem Solution Jumper Ways