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  • Answer to: What is the purpose of the spring near the rear camera

    I have also lost this spring while knocking out glass shards from the iPod body. After searching for a replacement and not finding one online (and searching the carpet for a solid 45 mins) I came up with a brilliant idea to try a filament from a MR16 bulb. The first I tried was too large and would not fit, but the second I tried worked like a charm and after reassembling device, was successful with no adverse effects. more specifically, i used a Philips Halotone 20w 12v aluminum reflector - model number 409355. this bulb here - http://www.bulbconnection.com/ViewSIMIte... break it open with caution! they are under pressure and WILL explode, sending glass shards. hope this helps to those who have lost this spring.
  • Answer to: iFixit iPod opening tools destroyed before job is done

    i've found guitar picks work the best for anything - iPods, iPads, etc
  • Answer to: Cooling system of the MacBook Pro (early 2011)

    Why dont you just call applecare,they ship you a box to ship it in, and its back in like a week
  • Answer to: After water damage, what parts to replace?

    theres actually nothing wrong with the digitizer/screen/lcd. When an iphone is dropped in water the first thing to get corroded is the connectors for the screen. Completely remove the logic board and clean it with distilled water and a tiny amount of dish soap, rinse it real good and let it dry for 2-3 days at least. Put it back together and youll be in business. people say alcohol but ive never had good luck with that. logic boards are about 100 bucks for a 8gig, but honestly i have a feeling its just the connection on the logic board is shorted from corrosion
  • Answer to: Help! No one can hear me when I answer a call on my ip4!

    Has it been dropped? All of the connectors are right where you mention, above the apple logo. I would follow the step-by-step guide found here to check the connections, otherwise, just take it back to the apple store. Its still under warranty and they will do it (or replace it with a new phone).
  • Answer to: Constant Rebooting of iPhone 3G

    If you ever have a problem with entering recovery because of busted buttons, you can enter recovery with RecBoot, here is a good tut and the download: http://jaxov.com/2010/05/recboot-iphone-recovery-mode/
  • Answer to: it powers on but it wll not go any further .

    bang it with the heel of your hand, seriously, ive heard of these drive heads getting stuck, you bang it while powered on, and it begins to work again. funny, but true
  • Answer to: battery out of stock

    eBay is your friend, my friend. http://cgi.ebay.com/Battery-Apple-MacBook-Pro-15-Inch-A1175-MA348G-A-/290522348785?pt=Laptop_Batteries&hash=i... http://cgi.ebay.com/Battery-Apple-MacBook-Pro-15-A1150-A1175-MA348G-A-/130422192763?pt=Laptop_Batteries&hash=i... http://cgi.ebay.com/Battery-Apple-MacBook-Pro-15-A1150-A1175-MA601LL-/190490190501?pt=Laptop_Batteries&hash=i... some examples. find your model number and search with it
  • Answer to: Do I remove the plastic film from the replacement front panel?

    yes remove it. there should be a little tab, be careful not to pull off the digitizer. the plastic you are talking about should have a little die cut mark around it, am i correct?
  • Answer to: iPhone 3 GS wet with milk and not on

    I would treat it as a liquid damaged phone, carefully remove all parts and clean with distilled water and dish soap, COMPLETELY. Let dry for about 3 days, then reassemble.

Notes

  • iPhone 5 Earpiece Speaker Replacement

    There is a tiny black plastic spacer under the top screw, be sure not to lose this. It is easier to reinstall it after all of the parts have been transferred to the new screen including the front facing camera assembly. The spacer has a small cutout in it, which is positioned to the left side. Put this spacer in as the last step before reinstalling the metal speaker bracket, otherwise you risk losing it moving the screen around reattaching all the parts to the new screen.

  • iPhone 5 Home Button Ribbon Cable Replacement

    Hit it and the home button with a little heat, it eases in removing the button and ribbon that have a little bit of adhesive.

  • iPhone 5 Display Assembly Replacement

    As far as screens go, with the technology and build quality involved, I dont see this screen going under $200. Wasn't difficult at all, but there are still many steps involved. Great guide ifixit!

  • iPhone 5 Front Panel Assembly Replacement

    Anyone have any idea why the 1.6mm screw is not magnetic? Just wondering why this screw seems to be made of aluminum, its the first screw of its kind as far as iphones go.