Boost customer satisfaction by diagnosing a malfunctioning Tristar/Hydra chip and avoid replacing a perfectly good battery. Immediately diagnose the most common hardware fault in an iOS device without opening the phone with version 2 of Smartmod's Tristar Tester.
What is a Tristar Integrated Chip?
A Tristar (or "Hydra" on newer devices) is an IC on the logic board that is responsible for the authentication of any device attached to the Lightning port. If the Tristar IC is damaged, it will not allow any communication or charging to proceed. For example, batteries won't charge or cables malfunction.
Why test the Tristar IC?
Most iPhones, iPads, and iPods with a lightning connector.