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MacRumors
Aug 2, 2007, 11:51 PM
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I seem to be inexplicably drawn to procedures on how to take apart your iPhone. I don't know why since I have no personal interest in taking apart my iPhone. So hopefully this will be the last one, and fortunately, it appears to be the most complete set of instructions.

iFixit (http://www.ifixit.com/) posts nice step-by-step guides (http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone) on how to install/replace the following parts on your iPhone:

- SIM Card
- Antenna Cover
- Headphone Jack
- Rear Panel
- Camera
- Front Bezel
- Logic Board
- Communications Board
- Battery
- Display Assembly

In particular the Rear Panel disassembly instructions appear to involve less Adhesive Remover than previous instructions (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2007/07/30/how-to-replace-the-iphone-enclosure/). Conveniently, iFixit also sells these iPhone parts individually.

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2007/08/03/iphone-disassembly-instructions/)



MacJediDude
Aug 3, 2007, 07:08 AM
I could never even think of violating my baby like that :eek:

rdowns
Aug 3, 2007, 07:17 AM
I seem to be inexplicably drawn to procedures on how to take apart your iPhone. I don't know why since I have no personal interest in taking apart my iPhone.

So, you want to take apart someone else's? Maybe KT will let you. At worst, the conversation would make a good blog entry. :D

AJsAWiz
Aug 3, 2007, 01:37 PM
Whoa! There's no way I'd take a chance on voiding my iPhone warranty or even worse unintenionally damaging it while trying to do a repair myself :eek:

gif32
Aug 5, 2007, 10:01 PM
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In particular the Rear Panel disassembly instructions appear to involve less Adhesive Remover than previous instructions (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2007/07/30/how-to-replace-the-iphone-enclosure/).

This is because the instructions they provide are only for removing the easy parts! If you wanted to use the CNN.cn (www.cnn.cn) black back, you have substantially more work to do since it does not come with any of the metal attachments. I couldn't find anywhere on iFixit that deals with disassembly of all the tiny structural pieces on the backplate.

CJD2112
Aug 6, 2007, 12:08 PM
Somehow, I was hoping for a hidden, "top secret" 3G chip :o

chr1s60
Aug 7, 2007, 06:26 PM
Haha, I wouldn't even attempt to take my phone apart. I would either lose something or break something guaranteed.