This is why you need tristar tester!
Tristar (or "Hydra" in newer models) is an IC on the logic board of iDevices that is used for authentication of USB devices. It's purpose is to check the authenticity of any attached cable or device via the Lightning Port and to allow or deny data transmission or charging processes. By using uncertified accessories (such as knock-off data cables or Lightning-port-fans) this very sensitive chip can easily get damaged and stop working correctly.
The symptoms of a faulty Tristar/Hydra (no function, rapid battery drain, etc.) are mostly similar to those of a faulty battery. This is why differential diagnosis between battery and logicboard problems is very complicated. If a faulty Tristar is not discovered and a new battery is installed instead, this may bring the phone back to life instantly. However, the new battery will be damaged within weeks if not days and the symptoms will return. This not only results in damaged batteries but also in unsatisfied customers.
Tristar tester can show typical Tristar/Hydra faults within seconds without opening the device. This enables you to detect these errors before or while checking the device in for repair and allows you to discuss the needed repairs right at the point of sale, avoiding unneeded repairs (such as battery replacements) and wasted parts.
This not only lowers your parts costs, but also increases customer satisfaction, as it is widely known that customers hate nothing more than subsequently increased repair quotes.
Taking diagnostics tothe next level
Say goodbye to needlessly replaced batteries, dissatisfied customers and increased part and labor costs. Tristar tester helps you diagnose the mostly wide-spread hardware fault in iDevices within seconds.
tristartester is small, lightweight and comes with a super-powerful integrated battery. This makes it the perfect companion to follow you wherever you are. Take it to the BST post, to the flea market or to your field repair jobs.
Tristar tester is designed to give you results without even opening the device. Turn off the phone, plug it in and start testing. A few seconds later you will see the result. It’s as easy as it gets.
Tristar tester is a must-have tool for everybody: Helping diagnose hardware errors right at the POS, helping microsolderers verify their diagnosis or checking devices before buyback transactions. Once you used it, you will never want to miss it again.
Tristar tester was developed and produced by smartmod, a industry-leading repair center in Germany. As board level specialists, we have put our whole experience and expertise into the development of this tool. Now we are sharing it with the rest of the world.
ABOUT TRISTAR TESTER
What makes this so awesome?
Each tristar tester is calibrated individually to assure reliable and reproducable test results at every single use.
Each test result is compared to a database of known-good values to determine the status of each rail and give precise results.
Easy to use
Dedicated easy-mode with simple PASS/FAIL result allows safe operation without any prior knowledge. (Expert mode available as well, of course)
Solid diagnoses. Satisfied customers.
Point of Sale
Impress your customers with precise diagnoses right at the Point of Sale. Increase customer satisfaction and earn their trust by pointing out the real problem of their phone after they had their battery replaced countless times by your competitors.