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May 17, 2015
Realized the back glass was broken, don't know how it happened, but it was. So I looked up what to do and found your site. Then I decided to also replace the dock connector because I when I used my phone I had to put the other person on speaker or they couldn't hear me. The sweet girl at the Apple store had told me the only solution was to replace the phone with the latest $$$ model.
Replacing the back class was easy, although one of the screws was striped. I sent a question in, but then I found three solutions and between the three, I finally got that li'l bugger screw out. so while I had it open I went for it and followed the guide to replacing the dock connector. I had trouble understanding what part was what:
battery connector from the socket (what socket)
speaker enclosure assembly
home button ribbon cable ZIF socket.
And that is where I got into trouble. Those ribbon cables and how to put them out of the way while I'm working. Was worried as to how delicate they were so apparently I didn't move the home button ribbon far enough out of the way and as soon as I moved the dock connector, the home button ribbon tore. So now I have placed my order for that.
All in all it was a good experience. I am having to wait on the home button ribbon part, but I was able to do something I believed was difficult. Your instructions made it easy.
1. maybe a picture with part names just for us idiots. the warning on working with the small parts such as ribbons; how far to pull out of the way or not pull. A picture of that small part.
2. instructions just say: To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order....well that's not necessarily true.
A. The new part doesn't have a retaining flap on the home button ribbon cable ZIF socket.
B. There are parts that have protective plastic covering (on the dock connector part and the back glass as well). Some of us may not realize where they all are and some may not even realize it needs to be removed.
Suggestion to an inexperienced person attempting the dock connector replacement or anything in that area of the phone: Before each step, check the step comment icon at the top right of each step. They will give you a heads up on problems and solutions before you make a mistake.
May 12, 2015
Back cover was shattered.
Fantastic!!! Really simple and only took 3 minutes.
April 28, 2015
I was trying to take the back off because it was cracked. I did not have the proper tools and I just made it worse.
This was so easy to repair after I received the tools and parts from IFIXIT!
Don't brake your son's phone!
April 14, 2015
both were broken
smoothly, phone is back in business.
don't destroy the plastic tabs or warranty is voided
April 8, 2015
One little drop and the back glass is shattered. Oh well, but over time, the battery starts getting hotter and hotter. Then it decides to no longer hold a charge for more than an hour or two. 75% charge to dead in seconds flat.
For all the hype about having to take the phone to an Apple store to get it fixed....HOGWAS
When you remove the two little screws from inside the phone, keep track of them! Because one is 0.2 mm longer than the other, keep them separate so you know which is the longer one.
April 7, 2015
One phone needed battery another phone needed back panel.
When in doubt watch ifixit video
March 17, 2015
The hard drive in my mac was only 120g. For some reason, I thought that would be adequate when I bought my mac... It's really not! After years of backing up and deleting my files so I could use my mac, I thought, there must be a solution!
Really easy to repair. I was a little nervous to open up my laptop and damage anything. But with the guide, the repair was easy as 1 2 3!
I also took the hard drive out of mine and my partners old macs and, with the hard drive enclosure, now have access to all my old data.
Use a program like carbon copy to copy your old hard drive to the new one.
If there is enough space on your new hard drive; copy any data over from old hard drives, delete the old drives, and use them as external hard drives!
March 2, 2015
Through a series of unfortunate events my phone's rear cover was detaching from the body (some spaz had kicked it out of my hand!). Apparently one of the plastic clips that holds the screen in place had cracked off.
The repair was considerably easy. Since the original cover had been broken it was easy to remove. Just as the ifixit instructions indicated remove screws, slide down no brainer.
It was such a straight froward process, but don't take a simple project for granted, you could easily break off the clips sending in the new part crooked. Once I slid the cover down I flipped the whole thing over so that I wouldn't have to worry about angeling wrong. Once the new cover is in place it is a bit snug so alight carefully, and firmly however, patiently push. Also, don't forget to remove the protective stickers.
February 10, 2015
Dropped my iphone. Cracked the back panel.
Very simple to repair but what they don't tell you is critical.
There is a clear plastic coating on the inside of the panel - on the mirrored back and the camera lens. Peel it off or the back panel won't fit. Why don't they just tell you this? Duh!