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December 6, 2013
My daughter has an old hand me down 3GS that she's using as an iTouch. The device suddenly stopped working and buying a new iTouch isn't an option. We guessed it might be the battery and figured the $25 gamble was a good one, despite our total lack of technical experience
Easy peasy! Took about 45 minutes - longer than it should have because I couldn't figure out how to re-seat one of the cables. And because I was a chicken about the whole process. But the instructions were great and other users suggestions helped me thru that one tricky cable reattachment (#3).
If I could, I'd add a little more info about how to reseat cable 3 - as per a user suggestion, I had to go to a different guide to learn that the little flipper thing has to be up for the ribbon to slide in....thanks, other user!!
December 4, 2013
My earpiece was broken so I purchased the display assembly.
The repair was easy enough with the great guides but I did have a problem with one part. Customer service sent me a replacement immediately with no hassle.
Ifixit is a great company and I'll return for any electronics needs in the future. Thanks ifixit, you rock!!
December 3, 2013
My good old 3gs begins running out of power. Have to charge it more and more often. Ifixit replace batterykit where orded from Norway. Four days later it's on my desk! Great service. With help from guides and youtube the replacement went as planned.
As planned, but I have now a new challenge. The phone has become very unstabel when it comes to power. Typical after a few ours the battery indicator shows empty and it turn black. When charging it shows 50% after one minute. Any idea anyone?
Don't be afraid to the job. Have enough time and check youtube.
November 27, 2013
5yr old battery needed replacing
Repair was smooth and took about 2 hours to complete. I didn't realise when I started that I would essentially be taking the whole phone apart to get to the battery. A lot of work to get it out.
Take it slow and read the instructions before diving in. Be gentle with the phone components and take your time putting everything back together, especially the logic board. Should take you 2 hours.
November 26, 2013
replace battery because it would not hold a charge for a day.
so so, but it worked.
I bought the suggested tools but suggest you consider replacing the screwdriver with one that has some magnetism in it to make it easier to replace the screws, especially the one for the camera. I ended up getting one which made the repair significantly easier. also, I would include a new "do not remove" strip since it is inevteibly going to be damaged.