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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Stories

My Problem

The two-year old iPhone 5 lost battery capacity and got hot during charging. In addition, its screen began to bulge outwards and got psychedelic background colors. From iFixit stories, we understood that the battery was due for replacement.

My Fix

Following the procedure given by iFixit, the fix was straightforward. All described problems were encountered but overcome. But one comment: The procedure mentioned that the battery was glued to the phone and some careful prying would be required. But you would not imagine how intensely hard our old battery stuck to the phone - most probably due to the glue being dried out from heat during charging. However, with a combination of good prying tools, strong finger muscles, thoughtful carefulness and quite a lot of patience - we struggled with this battery glue for almost an hour before the battery eventually came out - the fix was a success!

My Advice

Be careful and take your time with the old battery. Drag plastic tab, and pry where shown in iFixit procedure, and the battery glue will be defeated, gradually, slowly...!

My Problem

Broken Screen and a pretty faulty front facing camera! Be cautions when taking off a phone case to enjoy that new screen you just replaced... the bare phone is just a *little* less grippy, and you might find yourself back where you started!

My Fix

Pretty alright! A couple of issues, and unfortunately the new screen got cracked in a couple of places, but from what I hear that's almost a given the first time around. Took me about one relatively frustrating hour, mostly dealing with re-shaping the case from bends from impact damage.

My Advice

A few things!

1) never force it. If the screen isn't settling in, IT WONT FIT. There's some pressure needed, but be a good judge. Glass is not flexible.

2) Check the rim for bends and damage. Often when the screen is cracked, the impact was enough to bend the metal rim around it. If it's not almost perfectly shaped, that glass will not fit!

3) when using the opening tools, gently slide the tip up each side - don't jam it in there like a pry bar, you just want a bit of gently wedge pressure moving up to dislodge the screen.

4) Don't be surprised (or discouraged!) if your first screen (or two) breaks. Repairing electronics is an art and takes practice. It might be expensive now, but after you learn a few times, It'll be easy and you'll really start saving money! (and impressing your friends)

5) work on a nice, flat table. avoid edges where you can drop and lose those teensy teensy screws (oops)

6) keep the leftovers! If anything can be salvaged, don't toss it. When you upgrade, keep the old tech around to practice repairs on. As stated before, practice makes perfect! and perfect makes money :)

My Problem

Someone I knew had a home button that was falling out.

My Fix

Fine super easy took about 15 minutes.

My Advice

Take your time I only did it quick because I use to be an Apple Genius.

My Problem

The kids and I often go behind our local waterfall after heavy rain. The protective cover for my iPhone 5 camera lenses broke off and allowed water to enter the microphone hole.

Both local repair shops said it was repairable and the insurance excess of $200 and resulting loss of no claims bonus was hard to swallow as I have been bought up to maintain and fix anything and everything except electronics. Didn't have the first clue. Did a search, found the ifixit app and found I didn't need the first clue, there they were!

My Fix

I followed the breakdown with a lot of poking the play and pause and voilá, problem sorted.

My Advice

I carefully brushed the screen connectors as they were corroded and I assume that I must have flicked a little isopropyl as when I turned the phone back on there was a little screen degradation. Either that or the water ingress did the damage but I'll be more careful next time in case it's the former.

My Problem

My iPhone 5c home button was loosing the top coat and was scratching off.

My Fix

I ordered the iPhone 5 home button, but actually needed the iPhone 5c button. However, I completed the repair any way using the iPhone 5c home button repair guide and it works great. The repair went fairly smooth except there were a few tense moments working with very small and delicate parts. The hardest part was that at the step before the last I was unable to get the final part off before accessing the button. The part was glued on very well. I had to work around this part. Luckily nothing broke and I was able to install the new button.

My Advice

Take your time and read ahead so you don't miss anything.

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