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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

My Problem

Dropped my phone, glass cracked and speakerphone mic no longer functioned.

My Fix

Exactly as planned.

My Advice

Don't rush, stay organized with your screws.

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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.