A local Mobile phone technician says most mobile products imported into the country lack spare parts and back up service.
Michael Wale who operated a mini electronic device repair service business in Malaita said this has cause much difficulty and problem to fix and repair faulty electronic devices.
Mr Wale have been providing repair services for mobile phones, DVD screen, radios and Bluetooth speakers at his home in Gelabu near Auki, Malaita province.
He started his small device repair business in 2017. The service attracted most of phone users who have issues and problem with their devices.
He believes that the lack of accessibility for spare parts for phones and other electronic devices is the big challenge for most local electronic technician who operate similar electronic repair service in the country.
An because of that, it affects their business services as well.
“Most faulty phones I have inspected need replacement of parts such as screen, board and wiring, however it impossible to access these parts in the country.”
“The only option is to place an order over-sea for the parts which is very expensive and time consuming,” Mr Wale said.
He calls on the government to put some control over imported electronic devices such as mobile phone, speakers and DVD screens.
He said all the faulty phones at his workplace remain idle due to difficulty of accessibility for spare parts and back up service.
“I can fix everything here if there are opportunity in place for spare parts in the country.
“Such condition should be applied for all electronic device that import into the country,” he said.
By SOLOMON LOFANA
Solomon Star, Auki