Small Suction Cup

$2.95

Product code: IF145-019-1

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Small Suction Cup

$2.95

Product code: IF145-019-1

Product Overview

For when you just need to get a grip.

  • Light-duty suction cup for removing phone and tablet glass panels.
  • 7 kilogram (15 lb) lifting capacity.
  • 1.75 inch diameter.
  • 1 inch diameter keyring handle.
  • For a suction cup with a little more testosterone we also carry a Heavy-Duty Suction Cup.

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My Problem

I hate telephones. Always have. But my wife and I were going to Great Britain, and we might be in separate places and might need to contact each other. Also, her iPhone5 was locked to AT&T, and we might need a cheaper way to make phone calls home. The solution was to revive her ancient iPhone 3gs, unlock it, and get a cheap UK sim to use in the UK.

My Fix

The iFixit instructions were awesome, both the video and the web page, and I got through it, slowly and carefully, in something like two hours. I was very pleased with myself. I'm pretty technical, but at age 67, my eyes are not what they used to be and some of those connectors are REALLY tiny. Especially the little tab that flips up to hold connector 3. But I got it done.

One problem. The battery did not come 50% charged. It came pretty much dead. On turning the device on, I got a black screen. Plugging in the power, I still got a black screen. I thought I had bricked the thing, but I left it plugged in. About 30 minutes later, the screen came to life, but only with the dreaded "Red Battery". But I still left it plugged in. Another hour later, I got a green battery, with a 10% charge, and normal behavior; IT's ALIVE! After that, everything went as expected.

The old 3gs served admirably with a UK SIM and I was able to call locally and back to the US with and old phone and a cheap Lebara UK SIM. Clear as a bell. Who needed a new phone?

My Advice

1) The iPhone 3gs replacement batteries are probably getting a little stale by this time. It might take a couple hours charging to wake one up.

2) Read the instructions very carefully about connector #3; it's a lever and tab connector, not a snap-on like the others.

3) At this point in history, unlocking an old AT&T iPhone was pretty easy; AT&T has a web page for the purpose; put in the right numbers and you're done. I attempted a similar maneuver with my daughter's old Sprint iPhone, and Sprint seems to be incredibly hostile and obstructionist about unlocking. If a phone has ever been a Sprint contract phone, just throw it away. It's not worth your time trying to convince them to unlock it.

My Problem

My son got a new iphone because the home button fell off of his iphone 5. My husband had been thinking about switching from b-berry to iphone but I really didn't want to buy one and have him not like it and change his mind so I asked my son if we could have his broken one and I would get it fixed. I called a few places to see how much and it seemed pretty expensive to fix so I googled it and found ifixit. I checked out one of the guides and then priced out the list of things we would need and it was sooo much cheaper. My husband took a look a the guide and said he could do it so I ordered the parts. They came in perfect condition exactly as pictured.

My Fix

It took my husband about 45 minutes to get the phone apart replace but button and get it back together using the guide. (There wasn't even any swearing!). He is currently using the phone and it is working just great! We had more problems with a faulty sim card then we did with the repair! Now he's tell the kids not to worry if anything happens to their iphones he can fix them!(He's gonna be walking around in blue shirt asking if he can help them any day now!)

Thanks so much ifixit, I have your site bookmarked and will always remember to check there first!

My Advice

My advice, always check with ifixit! I have seen some step by step instructions before but nothing like this,these guides are made for real people not technicians. And the fact that they give you a list and you can get everything you need all in one place makes it effortless.

My Problem

The battery in my iPhone 5 kept dying. I didn't really want or need a new phone. We purchased a new battery & the tool repair kit. Saved me $700 for a new iPhone 6, versus the $60 to replace the battery in my old phone.

My Fix

It took my husband about 30 minutes to remove the old battery & replace it with the new!! No data was lost in the process! All the items in the repair kit were well worth the price of less than $30!!! No problems at all following the step by step instructions given on the website!! Thank you IFIXIT!!!

My Advice

Only way to go, unless you really want a new phone. We thought the instructions were very clear. Definitely the best way to go, by ordering all the repair tools in a kit. It was nice to have the Antic-static tray also to keep the tiny screws separate. We highly recommend this product!!

P.S. Make sure when it says don't pull too hard, make sure & follow the advice!! Break a part & you will need a new phone!!

My Problem

The phone would not power on even when plugged in. Apple couldn't evaluate the problem because it would not turn on for them.

My Fix

The repair was quick and relatively simple. The suction cup worked great!

My Advice

Make sure the cables are plugged in completely, including the volume switch cable that you don't remove when you disconnect the three cables to remove the touch screen.

My Problem

Screen has lines running on it, tells me the connection of the display module has problem

My Fix

Perfect, iSlack is useful but still need help

My Advice

Its very tight for iSlack to open in first trial, you need to still use the suction cup a bit, but be careful not to be too 'excited' on the opening process, once it shows movement, switch back to iSlack to prevent killing your precious Touch ID

My Problem

My phone was having trouble charging. Had to hold cable "just right".

My Fix

Everything went well with the repair and my phone was fully functional afterwards. However the next day my touch ID stopped working and I haven't been able to figure out why. Not sure if it is related to the repair. Anyway, my phone now charges correctly.

My Advice

Take it slow. Make sure you have something to hold the screws and small parts with. I used a piece of packing tape attached to a paper plate.

My Problem

Home button stuck.

My Fix

It was easy with your tools and video.

My Advice

Follow the video!

My Problem

The problem arose from my use of the headphones while carrying my phone in my back pocket and sitting down. In a short manner of time I lost audio in the left ear. It was the jack and not the headphones. Cleaning the port with a stripped swab didn't correct it either. Soon after I was afforded an upgrade and got a new iPhone 4 and was able to keep the 3GS. After about a year I found some Youtube vids about phone repair and then found this parts source.

My Fix

After watching the video tutorial I was confident I could perform this task. So I ordered the replacement part and suction cup. The other tools needed I already own. Six days later I received my parts package. So I laid out a clean rag to keep small parts in the place where I laid them and began the process. Disassembly and removal of the defective jack only took 15 minutes. What followed next became a test of skills to remove small parts from the old assembly, attach to the new, and bend and lay the ribbon wires correctly and replace the screws one by one. The most difficult task was placing the mute switch correctly. It took me three tries to get it right, but in the end, it all went together well. Every screw was in it's place. Reassembly of the phone was easy, and a function test proved that I had completed the task properly and stereo audio was restored.

My Advice

My advice is the same as I have always practiced. Start with research, advise, and whenever possible, pictures/video of the operation you wish to perform. Details are important and always give yourself a clean and uncluttered work site. Using a large clean rag will allow you to place the removed screws in an orientation that allows you to remember their place. And make sure the rag can't be moved in such a manner that dumps everything in your lap! I thank this site for allowing me to restore an old phone to full function and use. Scott.

My Problem

Unreliable Lightning connector and faulty power button. Charged intermittently and power button failed to work at all.

My Fix

Watched some YouTube videos and got the parts required. Repaired both parts (which were very fragile) at the same time, it only took about 90 minutes. Very straightforward.

My Advice

The only thing I would do differently is catalogue the screws. It took a few tries to get the right ones each time.

My Problem

The home button on my iPhone 5 fell off and could not use the phone anymore.

My Fix

It went very well. I bought the button and the tools from your site and I used the excellent video that you guys made. I followed it to the letter and had no issues, it took me set by step until the job was completed. I was done in less than 30 minutes.

I did not have the heat pad so I used a blow dryer to help loosen up the button cable very carefully which I would not recommend doing. But, if you have no choice set it to the lowest level of heat and air speed and keep it away from the tiny screws. I was done in about 30 minutes.

My Advice

Get the tools for the job because it will make your job go without a hitch and do not deviate from the video instructions.