Shenzhen day 2: Other stuff

Posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 in Global Geek by Ian

One of our goals on this trip is to map out the main component buildings of Hua Qiang Bei market. Today we explored the South-East quadrant we’ve never noticed before.

This part was full of cell phone replacement parts and repair stands. It was much like Manish market in Mumbai India, but Shenzhen-sized. There’s replacement screens, touch panels, batteries, chips, and even full case replacements. You could probably rebuild about any modern phone with the parts here.

There was a lot of interesting stuff. We saw a cell phone tester of some sort, and a shop selling solder stencils for the main chips on popular phones like the iPhone.

This stretched over at least 2 floors covering 3 city blocks. At the end we noted multiple used cell phone markets selling all kinds of phones: broken screens, outdated, etc.

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5 Responses to “Shenzhen day 2: Other stuff”

  1. bzorg says:

    Wow , what did you pick up ?

  2. Sjaak says:

    Damn how could we have missed LCD heaven in April? :/

  3. reyhani says:

    plz send for me addres company

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