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Repair Kit Screw Drivers Don't fit Screws inside my verizon iPhone

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Bought an iphone 4 repair kit from another site in hoping that the screwdrivers would fit GSM and CDMA phones together. perhaps not... the pentelobe screwdriver got the 2 screws out from the bottom to remove the back housing off. however, I see there are about 3 different sized phillips screws holding down multiple parts inside the phone and the phillips screwdriver contained in the kit doesn't even fit one of the screws.. I need to know the exact screwdriver size for iphone 4 Verizon So I don't buy the wrong screwdriver again.

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Jackintosh11
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All of the phillips screws in the iphone are phillips #00 screws.

Phillips #00 Screwdriver

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Phillips #00 Screwdriver

Standard Phillips screwdriver used to take apart laptops. Swivel top handle with precision tip driver. — 50+ available at 4.95 each.

I am using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver and none of the screws will budge, also, why is there 3 different sized screws in my iphone in the first place?

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miranda
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I had the exact same problem with a kit I bought. I also noticed that the Phillips head screws on the inside were all different sizes and the Phillips head contained didn't fit any of them. Did u get it figured out?

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Carlos
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I had the same exat problem but im worried wether or not the one from this site will fit beacause i wont be able to return it

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Same problem with the screws in my 4s. The PH00 that i got from this site would not fit any of the screws. I then went out and bought a 000 and a 0000 from sears. They would not fit. the end was too big, very poor quality. Home Depot had a set from General No 751016 upc 75106 and the bits looked sharper. The kit has #0, #000, #0000. The #0 works great for most screws and the #000 does the rest.

Sending the ifixit PH00 back, taking back the 2 from sears.

I didn't give them substandard money, I should not get substandard tools.

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I bought the "Pro tool kit" that this site offers. I also found that although the kit came with 45 tips, i only use 3 on my iphone 4. They are the Pentalobe #2(smallest in the kit), the Philips PH000(also the smallest), and the Straight 2.5(5th smallest).

Here is my take on the quality of these items.

Pentalobe:#2 Seemed to small the first time I used it, but the next size(5) was decidedly to large to even begin to fit. So I had to use the #2. Soon the tip rounded off, due to the sloppy fit. However since the bit is tapered I decided to dress the tip with a file, and was able to make this one fit nearly perfectly. Since the material seemed a bit soft(it will easily round off again so be gentle, making sure the back is seated rather than trying to use the screws to pull the back cover into position when buttoning it up) I left it a little small so I could redress it again if necessary.

Philips:#000 For me this one is the best. It fits every screw I have attempted to remove, and I have removed them all. It is just sharp enough,(the#00 wont go in any of the small screws, and doesn't fit the rest very well either) and it is holding up well.

Straight:#2.5 These I had a problem with. It seems that the different number designations(1.0,1.3,1.5,2.0,2.5,3.0,3.5,and 4.0) indicate the "Width" of the blade, but there seems to be no rhyme or reason to the "Thickness" with only the 1.5 and lower being sharp enough to fit in the slots on those threaded hold down screws,(you know the 3 that you screw through the mobo that recieve the smaller philips screws for the battery hold down, the chargingdock cable, and the grounding antenna hold down at the top) the only problem is those ones are not wide enough, because of the threaded hole in the middle of the screw. the 2.5 is the perfect width but I had to, once again, breakout the files and dress a sharper tip onto it so those screws would accept it.

Apart from these minor difficulties, I love the kit. what with the 4 kinds of tweezers 3 metal prying tools,(these are quite sharp and perfect for prying up components with adhesive holding them down) and a plastic one that has a sharp tip just right for positioning the ribbons for the volume buttons and whatnot.

Lets face it, if you are a good tinker, its because you were first a good toolmaker, right?

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