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  • Answer to: My KFHD Gen. 1 Power Switch is truly broken!

    There certainly is! Here ya go: Kindle Fire HD 7" (2013) Power Button Board Enjoy. Jake
  • Answer to: Where can I get parts?

    Hey Everyone, Great news! iFixit recently stocked parts for almost all Kindle Fire models. Check out the parts store, as I am almost certain every part you need is in stock. Good luck! Jake
  • Answer to: Faulty Vibrator and Proximity Sensor?

    Hey Jeremy, To preface this, I do not have a good solution to your problem, unfortunately. Hopefully a better answer gets posted on this ASAP. I have not heard of this problem occurring, but something similar has happened to me. I had a similar incident with my iPhone 5 a few months back. It could record voice memos, but would not register my voice when I made phone calls. Even weirder it would not play back voice memos and the headphone jack stopped working, altogether. I took it into Apple and was (get this) 6 days late for them to replace it. I tried replacing so many things, to the point that I swapped my lobo into a completely different device. Turned out it was something on the logic board. Saddest of days. The summary of this is that I would recommend swapping your customer's logic board into a working device (if you have a bench or some sort of working 5s). That will at least eliminate logic board as the cause. If the lobo works in the new device, start swapping out individual components until somethi...
  • Answer to: How About Combining iPhone 3GS with Newer Parts?

    Hey Mishel! Thanks for asking! We always love to hear about people trying new things with their devices. Unfortunately, it is not possible to install the iPhone 5's camera into the iPhone 3GS. The cameras are different sizes, physically, and the connectors are in different locations. If you are looking for a camera upgrade, the difference in camera quality between the 3GS and the 4S is considerable, and you can usually find a cheap iPhone 4S on eBay. Some of them are really cheap, and may only need a simple repair. Hope this helps! Let us know how it goes! Jake
  • Answer to: How do I repair a blank but not cracked screen?

    Hey Crystal, It sounds like the display assembly was simply not attached correctly. The connector must be installed perfectly, so check out this guide to make sure you attached everything correctly. You might want to consider spraying some compressed air over both parts of the connector to make sure that no dust or dirt gets in the way. Hope this helps! Good luck!
  • Answer to: Loud fan after dropping the MBP on tiles

    Hey Jayphen, Before you open the device up, I would recommend taking it in to Apple, since it is so new, and just letting them know the fan is making weird noises and see if they will replace anything for free. It can't hurt to check, and it could save you some time and money.
  • Answer to: looking for throttle postion sensor in my 6cl

    Hey Michelle, This video looks like it should help you out! Hope this helps. Good luck!
  • Answer to: water damaged iPhone 4, replaced dock and battery, won't turn on?

    Hey Alex, It sounds like you have tried all of the main fixes for water damage. Unfortunately, since the dock connector and battery replacement did not fix your problem, it is highly likely that the water caused a short on the logic board, effectively frying it. Did you happen to notice any burn marks on the logic board while you were inside it? You can open the device back up and check to make sure that you reattached all of the connectors correctly, but in the end it sounds like you will have to replace the logic board. Before doing so, you might as well take it into an Apple Store and seeing if they will replace it for free. It is a long shot, but I have had some luck on them replacing a water-damaged device before. Hope this helps. Good luck!
  • Answer to: Front camera stuck on shutter after LCD replacement

    Hey Sue, This has been a common problem amongst iPhone repair enthusiasts! Since the camera does not actually have a physical shutter, this problem is resulting from the phone not being able to access the front camera (also note that this is the front camera, not the rear, that you are having a problem with). The closed shutter view is the phone trying to access the camera. Chances are, when you replaced the LCD, the front-facing camera was not properly re-inserted. Your best bet is probably to follow this guide to open up the device and make sure the camera and its connector are seated properly. Give this a try, and check to make sure that everything is in place! It might be beneficial to spray some compressed air into the front facing camera's connector and socket to make sure there is no dust or dirt interfering with the connection. Good luck! Hope this helps!
  • Answer to: Retina fans mounted in normal MacBook Pro

    Hey Sebastian, Apple has been revamping their internal cooling systems a lot over the last few MacBook iterations. Because of this, the fans and connectors have been changing each time. Unfortunately, you cannot put a Retina fan inside of an older MB Pro. Check out where the retina fan's connector is versus where the Unibody's connector is. Hope this helps!


  • iPhone 4S Teardown

    Psych, Psyche, Sike? It's tough to determine the correct spelling for a slang word. We chose to go with "sike" simply because it looks cool and Urban Dictionary featured it as their word of the day on November 24, 2007. :)

  • iPhone 4 Teardown

    We are glad to hear that you are looking to our site for guidance. However, we would like to make sure you know that the Teardown Flag at the top of all teardowns explains, "Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions." We strongly urge users not to follow teardowns, as they are intended for information and entertainment. Luckily, we have this extremely comprehensive list of guides (as opposed to teardowns) right here.

  • HTC Touch Pro CDMA USB Logic Board Replacement

    They are marked up in red in the second picture.

  • Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight Teardown

    Hey Divinar and Lars,

    We appreciate you reading through the teardowns, but as noted at the very top of each one, these are for entertainment purposes, only, and should not be followed as repair instructions. Teardowns leave out small steps such as removing SD cards in order to keep them engaging and entertaining. Only use repair guides for repairing your own devices.


  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus Teardown

    We are pretty sure that the rest of the memory is contained in the Multichip Memory Package.

  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus Teardown

    To check out unmodified photos, click on the Image metadata link in the top left corner of the image. Then you can choose to view the source image.