iSclack

$24.95

Product code: IF145-243-1

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iSclack

$24.95

Product code: IF145-243-1

Product Overview

Open your iPhone in a Snap

  • Specifically engineered to open the iPhone 5, the iSclack is the simplest way to pop open an iPhone 5.
  • The iSclack also works for opening iPhone 5S, 5C, 6, and 6 Plus, though it should not be used on any previous generation of iPhone.

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Available: 50+

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Jamie FC's Story Photo #851718
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Jamie FC's Story Photo #851720

My Problem

Continuing the saga: bringing the power back to the people through repair and reuse.

My Fix

The repair went very well. I love working on iPhones because the iSclack makes the initial opening steps so very easy, compared to iPods and iPads. There were a few steps that require great patience and attention to detail - keep in mind that this is one of Apple's most advanced architectures as of this writing, and the compactness with which the designers have packed in all the features is telltale: this is not a repair for the budding tinkerer.

My Advice

- Be extremely careful with removal of the home button cable. I recommend perusing the edits and comments on the guide to get your bearings; this is a very easy step to flub.

- Keep track of the various cables (four of them) when disconnecting. Pay special attention to how the cables are stacked and wound together in the assembly. This will save you time puzzling with them when you go to reconnect them.

- Using your fingernail or a pair of ESD-safe tweezers is a good way to provide adequate pressure when removing the six sideways-mounted LCD shield screws. Be careful to mount your workpiece firmly before attempting to remove them, as slipping with your tool holds a good chance of gouging out your circuitry if your angle is wrong.

Kirill Raskolenko's Story Photo #874252

My Problem

Previous battery was replaced in some service center in Moscow, Russia. When I got back in US, I realized it was so bad and the battery was dead after half a day. I have no idea how long it will be working here, we will see.

My Fix

I didn't have hair dryer, so I had to borrow one. And the screws on top were made from metal which cannot be attached to screwdriver's magnet. I don't know why, maybe the guys changed it. That was part where I tried to do everything very carefully. Hard part was to pull the battery out, a lot of scary noises haha. The guys put very strong scotch tape there.

My Advice

Be very careful when you trying to pull battery out. It could be scary and try to not damage any cables, contacts and other small things around. The hair dryer helped; I just didn't know how long I had to dry/warm it.

Alex Sharpe's Story Photo #866025

My Problem

The capacity of my battery had decayed to below 1000mAh.

My Fix

Followed the replacement guide, and being sure to keep the screws and brackets organised, it all went very smoothly up until it was time to actually remove the battery. The adhesive strips broke almost immediately so I tried using a heat gun to loosen it and running dental floss and fishing line behind the battery. Both the floss and the fishing line broke on multiple attempts. I ended up just yanking the battery off the back of the phone which severely deformed it, as seen above. Bit dangerous but it worked.

All in all, the process took about half an hour and the phone works perfectly.

My Advice

The iSclack was impressive, it opened the phone in seconds and only opened it enough to not damage the digitizer and or home button cables.

Also take extra care while you're removing the adhesive strips, try to go slow, maintain tension and move slowly around the edge of the battery. Chances are they'll break anyway but the process is a lot easier if you can get the strips out cleanly so give yourself every chance of doing so successfully.

My Problem

One of our employees dropped their phone in the parking lot

My Fix

Repair went great. Keep track of the itty bitty screws and you'll be fine.

My Advice

I did this repair with a 7yr old on my lap looking on. In the future, I'd forgo this extra step ;) but hey, teaching a future fixer is a smart thing to do.

My Problem

My stock iPhone 6 Plus battery was not holding it 2 day charge I would normally get out it anymore. So I decided to replace it out.

My Fix

I followed the excellent iFixit's iPhone 6 Plus Battery Replacement directions in no time I had my iPhone 6 Plus open and had the battery swapped out.

My Advice

I would highly recommend to use all the wonderful highly detailed IFixit repair guides. Saved me time and money. I guess I will now be the go to family member to fix peoples cell phones.

My Problem

Had issues with my GPS no longer working. Apple community was fairly censored but I can see in there that users were recommending getting a new flex cable. After exhausting all software options I decided to replace the cable and, while I was at it, the battery too.

My Fix

I purchased the iFixit battery kit and the flex cable. All the tools ifixit recommended came in handy, the how-to guide was straight forward. Ifixit recommended the logic board replacement how-two because the flex cable requires access to the back end of the logic board. I did somehow have a few screws leftover...but the phone works fine and now I have GPS!

My Advice

Really keep track of those screws and where they go. While they look the same there are tiny variance in length and width (say for the metal plates), so mark the plastic trays with the specific size of the screws, maybe color code by marking the metal brackets and chassis so you put the screws in the right place.

My Problem

The earpiece speaker in the wife's phone practically stopped working. The sound was weak and muffled. She had to either use a Bluetooth headset, speakerphone or headphones to make or receive calls

My Fix

The repair went remarkably well. Exactly like the repair guide.

My Advice

Since I didn't have a magnetic tray for the screws, I used a piece of painters tape that I looped and stuck to the table, sticky side up, to place all of the screws on.

My Problem

GPS was not accurate and WiFi signal strength was goofy. After researching others that has the same issue and resolved it by replacing Logic Board Antenna Flex Cable.

My Fix

Significant tear down to reach the Logic Board Antenna Flex Cable as it is on the underside of the main logic board (which really has no good photo). Lots of screws with just tenths of a millimeter difference. Plan for a long session.

My Advice

The RF connections are extremely finicky. Be patient. Found rotating them a bit while pushing down helps.

My Problem

Vibrate was dead - Not software related

My Fix

With the suction clamp it was a cinch, just 4 screws and done

My Advice

Mixed in some suggestions, like propping the screen up with a can and rubber band and not disconnecting the battery to make things go quicker. New unit had a blue sticker that was not mentioned and removed it before placing. New unit looked a bit different on the bottom side as it was more sealed. Old unit looked like the core was broken in half.

My Problem

Home button wasn't working

My Fix

The repair was a snap with the iSlack

My Advice

I really didn't replace the button at all, before I replaced the battery and bent one of the contacts for the home button. All I did was carefully use the iSlack and then pry the contact up a bit and what do you know, it works. I am keeping the part because a friend might need a repair and I have the part.