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- I had a customer bring an iPhone 4s to me that he tried and botched home repair, not keeping track of screw locations etc. I ...
- I got one of these drives (750gb) for 75 bucks, I want to put it in my ps3. Anyone have any experience/tric
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- Got an iphone 4 that was dropped in a bucket of icemelt/water, cleaned it up, no backlight. Took a known good logic board and...
- I was wondering what the proper way to test a battery is. I do alot of liquid damage iphones, ipods and i usually just swap t...
- Im in the process of replacing the glass/digi on an ipod touch 2nd gen, and when i picked it up off the table i powered it on...
- I just changed a back panel on a 8gb 3G iphone, when i put it all back together and tried to turn it on, i had nothing. I not...
- 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.
- i've found guitar picks work the best for anything - iPods, iPads, etc
- Why dont you just call applecare,they ship you a box to ship it in, and its back in like a week
- theres actually nothing wrong with the digitizer/scree
n/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
- 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).
- 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/
- 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
- 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
- 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?
- 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.
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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.
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.
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!
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.