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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Jamie FC's Story Photo #844375
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My Problem

I live in a remote community and I unlock iPods as a side thing. A lot of people started asking me about fixing screens, so after making an order with ifixit, this iPhone 5c was the first device that came through my door.

My Fix

The repair went fantastically. The tools I received from ifixit were exactly what I needed to make the repair. The iSclack works exactly as described, and the various hand tools made the job smooth. The repair guide was also exceptional and turned out to be very helpful.

My Advice

Use a soft surface around your work station in case you drop your screws! I spent twenty minutes looking for an errant Pentalobe that could have been saved had I been more careful. Also, allow extra time for stubborn fasteners - you can't work out a #00 screw the same way you could on your back deck. Be patient or you'll strip your screws.

My Problem

lightning jack was not working properly. not charging reliably

My Fix

straight forward with the guide

My Advice

Test screen is good before reassembly

My Problem

Headphone jack was staticky and unusable. Apple informed me that, since it was out of warranty, a repair would cost $299, or could they interest me in the iPhone Upgrade Program...so I had nothing to lose.

My Fix

Did a initial exploratory opening of my iPhone 6 with the iSclack (which works like a champ!). Tried compressed air and then a little rubbing alcohol on a skinny brush, but no improvement. Ordered the iPhone 6 Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement. Disassembly guide was spot on, but a few things to note on reassembly:

• There is a tiny black rubber gasket that goes between the headphone jack and the iPhone case. I noticed it next to the old assembly just before I put the new assembly in. Be sure to place it around on the headphone jack before inserting into the hole of the case;

• There is a rubber spacer with a small hold that attaches to the microphone connector. It must be removed from the old connector, but the glue was tacky enough to attach to the new connector;

• Attaching the antenna cable connector is a *bear*. Could have shaved 10 minutes off the time if I had gotten it on the first try. What finally worked for me was positioning the cable head approximately where it should go, then using my thumb to gently press and nudge it around until it clicked in.

Having gotten it buttoned up, I powered it on (always satisfying after opening up a device), I plugged in a Lightning cable (started charging and syncing - Check!), unlocked (digitizer working - Check!), tried Siri (recognized and responded - Check and Check!), made call (other microphone - Check!), played a song and then plugged in the headphones - and nothing. No static, no controls, no microphone, sound just kept coming out of the speakers. Did I get a bum assembly? Any thoughts?

My Advice

I'm going to disassemble and and double check that the Lightning connector assembly cable is completely snug, but it seems that it should either all work or not work.

My Problem

Dust entered my iPhone and decided to settle inside the camera lens. I thought this will be impossible to fix but iFixIt came to rescue.

My Fix

It went without a hitch, unscrewed the phone and opened using iSclack. Cleaned things out and closed up again. The only scary moment was detaching the screen as it is not bending away beyond 90deg. This makes it hard to unscrew the tiny bracket philips screws that are holding the screen connectors in place. But it ended up being fine.

My Advice

Some internet videos show that one can pull out the camera without disconnecting the screen, I would not try that, the iPhone screen is very stiffly attached through ribbons to the rest of the iPhone. One might rip the ribbon cables otherwise.

My Problem

That was my eldest kid's phone which had a broken lightining connector and a unnusable camera. I got the chance to change the old battery for a new one too, since it had almost 3 years of use.

My Fix

It was relatively easy to open and disassemble the iPhone, though I had some trouble to reassemble it. I had to reopen the phone cause the digitizer cable wasn't correctly connected, but in the end everything went perfect.

My Advice

Please pay strict attention to the disassemble steps, lest you can get caught with cables you don't know where to connect. And would be important to alert people that the spare parts are different from the originals.

My Problem

I was having issues with my iPhone 6 battery. It was shutting off way before it was supposed to die and also experienced other battery issues.

My Fix

The repair was awesome. the iSclack was worth EVERY PENNY. This repair was super easy following the guide on iFixIt website!

My Advice

Get the iSclack. Its super nice. Also do not forget to get the battery replacement sticky tape, or at least have some double sided tape online. Dont forget it as it is NECESSARY!

My Problem

Dropped my phone on concrete. Had a case but the phone fell face down and a little rock created a spider web pattern of cracks.

My Fix

Thanks to the replacing the front facing assembly and the replace home button guides it was a fairly quick fix. Taking the phone apart was easy and the islack worked great. Connecting all the data cables from the front facing assembly was a little more daunting because of how tiny they are. That was my only hiccup. After i was done with that i closed the phone and the turned it on and it was like hhe first time i took it out of the box.

My Advice

Take extreme care when removing the home button from your old front facing assembly as it is glued to it.

My Problem

The phone had been dropped more than once and now glass pieces were falling out. It was bad. Daughter is miss clumsy and I had put off getting it fixed because of the cost. Just two months before I had bought her the new phone because she had destroyed the old one. I decided to fix it myself this time because it would be less expensive in the long run. To get the phone replaced with insurance would cost $200. To get the parts, the islack and the Pro tool kit cost $240. I know the cost is more initially. Considering the wait time between getting the insurance to fix the phone and knowing the phone will be dropped again, I figured this to be a savings. So far so good. The parts kit is packaged great! The tools are the bomb! The islack tool makes this go so much easier than the horror stories I'd heard. With the tutorial from Ifixit and the tools, some good lighting it was easy. With some guidance from Dad, my daughter actually did the screen swap including R&R the home button herself. To be fair, my daughter just turned 20. So, not being a teenager anymore, she didn't know everything and listened. A truly great bonding moment. Thanks!

My Fix

The repair went smooth. No hiccups. My daughter is happy and now so am I. Whew!

My Advice

You can do this. Prep well. Light, and a clean work space are huge. The screws are so tiny. Don't sneeze.

My Problem

My phone would only keep a charge for 2 hours and would go dead. My home button had to be pressed several times to work.

When I saw the ifixit website and how easy the instructions were to repair, I thought I need to try this.

My Fix

The repair went great! The instructions were given step-by-step and were so easy to follow. The tools that I order were very inexpensive and worth the purchase. I now have a phone that will last me a lot longer and I paid a fraction of would it would have cost to do an insurance claim or send it somewhere to be fixed.

My Advice

Watch the instructions carefully before you start the step-by-step process. Make sure the screws that you take out are put on a piece of paper that is labeled as to where you took these screws out. That way you will not get mixed up to which screws go where.

Eric's Story Photo #730293

My Problem

A friend put their iPhone into a cup of soda, thinking it was the empty cupholder in the car. Ooops! Then they took it out a few minutes later and tried to use it right away. Sigh. I got the phone a week later with the complaint that it would not even charge.

My Fix

The first bit of repair was removing the grain of rice stuck in the lighting port. I guess there are drawbacks to the rice-dry method my friend had tried. The phone kind of worked, but had some difficulty holding a charge, very sticky buttons, and a fascinatingly disfigured screen. I decided to open it up and clean off all the parts and buttons individually. Unfortunately, I struck out on step one: it took so much effort to pull the screen from the body that I ripped all the ribbon cables off the screen. Drat! I proceeded with the cleanup anyway, and ordered a new screen. Bottom line, everything works!

My Advice

Soda can add an extra challenge to prying the screen off. This phone was so sticky that even the iSclack did not budge the screen. I learned to keep an extra tight grip on the top of the phone while prying apart the bottom with stronger suction cups. Luckily, in my case the screen was already damaged, but it still did not feel good to rip those cables the first time around!

I'm not sure if it was the soda or not, but removing the home button contact points was also more difficult than I expected. Going slow with patience paid off, though. Those little gold bugs will move, eventually!