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.

PRODUCT PHOTO NOTE: The handle on most recent revision of the iSclack is slightly different than shown here and does not have the holes through it. We will update the photo soon.

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Product Details

  $24.95

 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

Standard warranty

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My Problem

My daughter's iPhone 5c needed a new battery. I had ordered the iFixit replacement, but when I was ready to do the replacement, my daughter had dropped her phone that morning, cracking the screen. I ordered the new screen, and, given my recent experience with an iPhone 5 battery, ordered the iSclack as well.

My Fix

Repair went fine. It is recommended to remove the screen when changing the battery, so I just put on the new screen during reassembly. The iFixit video and step-by-step instructions were clear. The screen replacement is quite straightforward.

My Advice

The iSclack is not necessary, but makes the job much easier.

My Problem

My iPhone 5 battery finally bit the dust and would not charge up. My mobile service provider would not give me a replacement even though the serial number was part of the Apple recall. They said they detected some moisture in the unit which disqualified my phone from the replacement program. They offered to replace the battery for a fee of $200. I laughed at them before leaving. I ended up getting an iPhone 6+ from a different provider, but by chance I found your site and decided to try to salvage my iPhone 5. I had nothing to lose except $29 for the kit and the potential of reviving my phone to use as a spare was worth the try.

My Fix

The repair was a bit more effort then I thought. Even though I bought the iSclack, it was difficult separating the shell. In fact, I had more success using the single suction cup that came with the kit. Go figure. Anyhow, my biggest fear was dealing with those microscopic screws. In fact, I ended up losing one but I had already finished swapping out the battery so I just closed up the case and hoped for the best. What a great feeling to see the familiar Apple logo appear upon start up - with 48% battery capacity already loaded.

My Advice

Have a magnetic tray or mat to hold those microscopic screws. Trust me...they are so tiny you'll want to have them staying put once you remove them. My eyesight is terrible, so I was using a magnifying glass. It would've been helpful if I had some device to hold the magnifier while I worked on those screws.

My Problem

After a hard fall onto a hardwood floor, the screen cracked.

My Fix

Overall it was surprisingly easy, especially because of the easy to follow guides here on ifixit.com. The only part of the repair that was somewhat problematic was getting the multi-connector cable to fit back into the phone when putting it back together. Getting it put back in the correct direction was a bit of a puzzle. But eventually I managed to do it by really examining the pictures. At the end of the repair the phone booted up with no issues at all.

My Advice

I would have payed a little more attention to how the cable that connects everything together was situated and layered before removing it, maybe even taking some photos of it myself from several angles.

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My Problem

I've had my iPhone 5 for close to two years now. Two months before my eligible upgrade to the next iPhone the power/sleep button stopped working. Using a workaround for a few weeks started to become cumbersome and I really didn't want to upgrade to the larger iPhone 6. Knowing how much a repair through a shop would be, I decided to hold on to my phone a bit longer and repair it myself.

My Fix

The repair took a lot longer than I expected. However, because I opened my phone up weeks prior to the repair, and by doing some research on iFixit, the small parts and screws seemed a little less daunting to deal with.

Because I had to replace the entire power control/audio control ribbon, I pretty much had to gut the entire phone. The iFixit tray came in handy when keeping all the parts and screws organized for reassembly. Also, thank heavens for the iSclack phone opener because before, I was using a razor blade which nicked my phone up pretty good.

Like I said before, the repair took a lot longer (just under 3 hours) than I had expected mainly because I didn't realize how many parts were laying upon the part I had to replace. I also had some problems with getting the special standoff screws back into place upon reassembly, but with some patience I got them to go in.

How many times did I want to throw my phone and parts across the room?...

...Only two.

My Advice

Plan, plan, plan. Take Murphy's Law into account and purchase your tools and parts according to that. There's nothing worse than opening your phone and realizing you just wiped all the parts and screws on the ground with your arm. Also, no matter how frustrated you get, be gentle. If you have kids you'll have more practice with this.

My Problem

Iphone 5-6

My Fix

Great

My Advice

No

My Problem

Cracked Glass

My Fix

Very well.

My Advice

Take your time. Since I had the proper tool, iSclack the most difficult part was reattaching the three connectors. This part takes a little patience. I used a refrigerator magnet to hold the screws. The one non-magnetic was on its own.

My Problem

Like many other kidds, my 15 year old daughter dropped her phone and cracked the screen

My Fix

I was glad that I saw the video first and got the tool to separate the screen and the replacement screen with the camera. Saved me time and I finished the job in 20 minutes.

My Advice

Yes, get the screen tool, order the replacement screen with the camera and watch the video.

My Problem

Broke the glass panel of the screen

My Fix

It took a little longer than I thought, given the iPhone's complexity, but I did it! With no trip-ups either given how detailed the instructions are on ifixit.

My Advice

Just read everything first. Then go back and follow step by step. There may be stuff that you miss by not knowing the entire workflow beforehand.

My Problem

Screen was shattered

My Fix

Worked perfect. Had it apart and back together in less than 20 minutes.

My Advice

The iSclack worked great. If you don't have one and have kids with iPods or iPhones it is worth it.

My Problem

iPhone Battery issue.

My Fix

This tool is so easy to use. I have used the suction cup that comes with the tool pack to replace iPhone batteries before and it usually takes me about 10 minutes of frustration to finally get it separated and open. But with the iSclack after you remove the screws, applied the suction cups, BOOM it is open.

My Advice

Definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to get into an iPhone!