Anyone with any advice would be greatly appreciated. p.s. iFixit-- rock on! thank you once again for going where no man has gone (generally, at the time of the original video) and delivering unto us the gift of disassembly.
so now that story time is over, back to my question: I've decided that since im tearing down anyways, i might as well frankenstein some parts, and so I'm going to either do a White body with black sim card tray, black finger print sensor, power button, volume rocker, etc. I'll probaboly even do the little back bottom battery cover piece in black as well. Theres also a slightly low to to medium chance that I may opt out of the white body and go with the same design, but with a silver housing instead. My question is: ive found every part that i need seperately, but the volume rocker and power button piece seems to only be the ribbon. Does anyone know if the oems selling the housing are including the actual buttons with the main housing, and selling the ribbon seperately? Or do I need to find the black ones to ensure my little colorway variant comes together as i want it to?
Question: so ive apparently suffered from the "jeans too tight bent my volume rocker" problem, and i am in the early learning stages of the repair ability preparation process. I dont mind having to tackle this repair myself (as opposed to RMA'ing the device, as many have done) since I have planned on swapping out the gold housing with a different color since i first purchased the device. Its not because the gold is my LEAST favorite color of the 4-- in fact, its actually the ONLY color option that i don't like. I purchased the gold one because i was able to get a 32 gb version for just over $300 brand new at a crazy random sale/opportunity, and so I knew iFixit wouldn't let me down when it came to showing me how to get that desired colorway while still saving one or two benjamins in the process.
Then, sadly, I hopped on here and learned the bitter truth about the 6p's teardown: it frickin sucks.