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More than a Fix Repair for iPhones & Computers

Jun 18, 2021 01:03PM ● By Nina Welch

The talented specialists at More Than a Fix: James Gallaher, Monse Morales, Guy Shtauber.

by Nina Welch

Did you smash the back glass of your cell phone or did your computer die? Don’t worry, there’s hope. More Than a Fix is a device fix-it business in downtown San Clemente. In 2015, Guy Shtauber launched this affordable repair service for mobile phones, tablets and computers above Starbucks at 300 S. El Camino. 

Originally from Israel, Guy, an avid surfer, moved to San Clemente with his wife, Ashira, for the best surf breaks in California. As a small business owner, he has enjoyed living in San Clemente for eight years.  To enhance his business, in 2018, he took on a technical-savvy business partner. James Gallaher specializes in micro soldering, circuit board and logic board repair. “He can fix anything,” said Guy. 

To further his proficiency, James took a special two-week course in Rochester, New York in micro-soldering, which is taught by the founder of iPad Rehab Jessa Jones, the best in the logic board repair industry. 

Guy and James started out in a tiny room in the same Starbucks location where they were only visible online. They were able to move to a larger space at the end of last year, which opened up the business to accommodate in-person customers.  To complete their family-style organization, Monse Morales was hired in November. At her first interview, Monse knew that this is where she wanted to work. 

“I chose to work for them because of what I knew I was going to learn,” said Monse. With eight years of repair experience, she is their cell phone repair guru. To increase her technical knowledge, Monse will be taking the iPad Rehab logic board repair class in the summer.  
Common repairs to phones are screen smashes and water damage. Guy says, “Today, cell phones are like an extension of our brains, so we treat them as such. We fix them well and try to return them in under an hour.” 

With a small-town vibe, More Than a Fix has a growing customer base. Eighty percent of their clientele are return customers. The laptop repair service has increased over phone repair due to Covid 19 because people are working out of their homes. During the pandemic, they have taken every precaution to ensure the safety of their team and clients.

Other services include iPad, Mac, Android and PC repair. They also offer data recovery, nationwide mail-in repair, and they sell pre-owned devices, at a fraction of the price.
The name of the business, More Than a Fix, seems to work well because customers do get more than repair. They get service and assurance that there is rescue close by at reasonable rates for any future device problems.

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-7pm. Sundays, 12noon-4pm.