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Small Suction Cup

$2.95

Product code: IF145-019-1

Product Overview

For when you just need to get a grip.

  • Light-duty suction cup for removing phone and tablet glass panels.
  • 7 kilogram (15 lb) lifting capacity.
  • 1.75 inch diameter.
  • 1 inch diameter keyring handle.
  • For a suction cup with a little more testosterone we also carry a Heavy-Duty Suction Cup.

Product Details

  $2.95

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Stories

My Problem

Faulty home button or ribbon cable

My Fix

I have been using my iPhone with a faulty home button or ribbon cable for so long I can't remember. It came to the point a month ago where the button didn't work at all. So I had to assign the optional assistive touch button to access or close apps and that drove me insane. Enough is enough I finally threw in the towel and got online to see if there was a fix and sure enough iFixit popped up. I thought why the !@#$ not. The video and step by step guide seemed simple enough and they even had the right tools. So I placed my order which arrived within a week. Not too bad. Following the video and step by step guide as I thought was easy enough and though the screws were so tiny having the right tools for the job made things quite easy. The only thing I think I did wrong was apply to much force when lifting the front panel off the backing case with the suction cup which came right off without needing to pry the two apart with the tools. Luckily I didn't damage anything. I replaced both the ribbon cable and the button as I wasn't sure which was faulty. Putting things back was fairly simple as well and my phone powered up without any issues. Freakin awesome. Thank you iFixit I am so happy.

My Advice

My advice is don't wait too long to fix your device. I had to use the assistive touch button for so long that now even though with the new home button in place, out of habit I still look for that damned assistive touch button.

My Problem

Upon visiting the Apple store to complain about the useless power button that mysteriously stopped working on my iPhone, I was told that my only option was to purchase an expensive "out of warranty" replacement. Fortunately, after researching the problem, I chose to buy a repair kit from iFixit instead!

My Fix

The repair process went well, although it was nerve-wracking trying to make sure that I didn't lose any of those tiny screws. It took about two hours, but that included redoing a few steps that I didn't get quite right the first time around. All I can say is thank you so much for the detailed guide! I have a working power button now!!

My Advice

Definitely need a lot of light to see what you're doing. I'd recommend a head lamp. :)

My Problem

So, I'm a Norwegian student interchanging in the Dominican Republic for three months. A week after my arrival I managed to drop my iphone on the ground for the 100th time, and after this it did not want to charge when connected to the charger. The dock connector had been an issue before, but I always got it to work after a few tries. Not this time. I was freaking out, "I'm in Santo Domingo and of course this had to happen now"! But ifixit calmed my nerves. All I had to do was replace the dock connector! It sounded so easy, so I decided to go for the challenge, rather than buying a new phone (I'm a poor student, I want to be environmentally friendly, and I like to !@#$ around with this type of things).

I ordered the parts I needed to fix my iPhone 3G S, and voila! Two days after, they arrived.

My Fix

I followed the video and everything went great! I used less than an hour doing the whole thing, which I was super proud of.

But I made a big mistake with the tiny cables at the end, and didn't connect the #3 cable right, so it didn't recognize the SIM card or the speaker. I was a little bit sick of my phone, so I decided to wait until the next day to fix it. I found a few photos on the internet on how it's supposed to look, and put the cable in its right place, and now my old iphone is as good as new!

My Advice

Take your time, don't rush it! Be sure every move you do is correct.

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My Problem

Had a shattered front glass on an spare, working 3GS that was being used as a perfect music storage device [via usb hookup into a JVC car stereo]. Wanted to fix the glass to use it as a phone in Europe, since the electronics were all operational in the phone. Touchpad worked fine through the shattered glass!

My Fix

I was able to remove the front panel with the suction cup and unhook the cables w/o any problems. The display appeared to be a very tight fit and removal was a bit difficult, but all appeared ok at that point. iFixit directions were superb!

But it went downhill from there. It seemed to take forever to heat up and remove all the broken glass from the frame. Even cut myself (my fault). Removal of all of the glue residue was easy, and applying the adhesive strips went well. But after a frustrating time removing the adhesive covering, I took the new glass and began to line it up to attach it. What I had neglected to remove was a thin protective film covering on the glass. So of course, the glass and the frame lined up perfectly, and the adhesive cemented itself to the film covering, NOT the glass. (My fault - strike two). I had to redo everything using a spare adhesive kit which I happened to order not knowing the glass came with adhesive.

I put everything together carefully, snapped the panel back onto the phone body, and found to my horror that I must have damaged the 3GS display while prying it apart from the frame (see display discolorations in photo). The display now does not work. (My fault - strike three.)

So it goes...

My Advice

- Should have ordered the panel with the frame already assembled (glass, button, etc) to save frustration which lead to mistakes.

- Should have been much more careful when prying apart the frame from the display.

- Should have just not attempted the repair and perhaps applied a screen protector over the damaged glass.

My Problem

As all Kids, mine also love elektronics. But loving also means taking care. And taking care also means repairing them: themselves.

My Fix

It is not the first time we repaired an iPhone, but we realized last time, that good tools, are half the way.

My Advice

We use YouTube Videos for instruction. that is sufficient.

My Problem

The lightning connector was damaged and it was really difficult to place the cable and all the time I had to spend 10 minutes to try to find the correct position where my Iphone5 could charge.

My Fix

I bought only the suggested tools to do this repair.

I was very scared at the beginning because, you know, I was repairing a 700 euros smartphone, but everything went very good.

It takes to me more than an hour to do the all fix, both because at the beginning you have to lift the screen and is quite difficult and because the screws are so so small.

My Advice

I did not buy the mat, but it is for sure a good tool for organizing all the pieces, and in particular the screws. Instead I used very small boxes, one for every different size of the screws.

Don't be scared to use you strength when you lift the screen because it is very well fixed.

My Problem

Camera wouldn't focus

My Fix

Repair went very well. Purchased a couple of recommended tools and the camera from ifixit.com. Followed the step by step instructions. Camera works great!

My Advice

Was told by my cellular provider that the phone had to be replaced. Wasn't to thrilled about starting from scratch with a new phone, so I repaired it my self.

My Problem

After all of the trouble getting my AT&T phone unlocked so that I could use it on a trip to England and avoid AT&Ts extortion rates of $1.50 per minute, I found that I only had a land line, as the phone would not work unless plugged in.

My Fix

Fairly smoothly. I was amazed at the battery looking like an overstuffed pillow when it came out. It bent the logic board, but the phone now works great, and the battery I bought from iFix it, although expensive, seems to have excellent capacity. Reading the 1-star reviews on any of the Amazon batteries, they seemed to be used ones.

My Advice

It went pretty well, I do wish, however that there was a better closeup of connector 3, with a vivid description of the different kinds of connectors. I tried to pry it up as I didn't know that this particular one was the type where you pull the ribbon straight out. Testing, pulling up with the spudger caused me to crack the connector. Luckily, the phone works great though.

My Problem

My lightning charging port was damaged. It would have costed me around 118$ to fix it, if anyone else had done it for me.

My Fix

I got the parts after 1 ½ day. I replaced it right after i got the parts. It still works, and i have not had and doesn't think i will get any problems with it.

My Advice

Follow it step by step. Go slow, and compare the old and new part. It's important that the new part is like the old one.

My Problem

My iPhone was only charging intermittently - it would take five minutes each day to find a position in which my phone would charge. This led to my phone running out of battery and my becoming a social pariah. I fixed it because my phone was out of warranty and I didn't want to pay Apple. I'm also a bit reckless when it comes to tech - my fingers never break electronic equipment.

My Fix

Well, the first thing that happened was that I managed to break the camera out of the phone using the phone screen as a lever. That was pretty worrying. After much disassembly and worry when it came to the battery, I managed to put the new stuff in. I hadn't kept the screws sorted and in fact lost one, so now my screws are in position by the maxim 'if it fits, it's ok' and there's one too few holding the screen connector bracket in place. I'm sure it'll be fine.

My Advice

Segregate your screws by size so you know where to get them. Don't cheap out and do buy magnetic screwdrivers. There's a big magnet in the camera and reinstalling screws near it with a non-magnetic screwdriver is just a pain in the neck, takes ages and all kinds of 'noooo i'm breaking my phone!!'