How to Take Apart Your iPhone

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    With these potentially user-replaceable parts coming out for the iPhone (battery, black back), some of you that are more technically inclined may want to try your hand at replacing these parts yourself.

    This YouTube video may either dissuade you or teach you what you need to know.

    The video comes from PDAParts.com who offers it as an instructional video on how to replace your iPhone's LCD screen and digitizer. They warn:

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  2. bdj21ya macrumors 6502a

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    Gah! Will your vs. you're ever be understood?
     
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    I felt sort of frightened just looking at that, I mean, OK I think I can do it -- But how the hell do I put it all back together. Ahhhh!!!!:eek:
     
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    ah yes but you would've chosen a legible username had you cared


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  5. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    This thread should be renamed to "How to Void Your Warranty!"
     
  6. Turkish macrumors 6502

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    Everyone's been complaining how the antenna is only in the base of the phone - the pull apart suggest different: Three connections along the length of the unit all lthe way to the top.
     
  7. bcavanau macrumors member

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    Good information to know, but I am not in a hurry to take my iPhone apart...yet.
     
  8. bigandy macrumors G3

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    yeah, cause the connector is at the top. they're just wires. the antenna is in the bottom plastic part (it'd be quite useless behind the metal of the top part).
     
  9. Peel macrumors 6502a

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    But how to put it back together?

    I can't help but notice that they don't provide a video on how to put it all back together once it's apart. I mean those four cable connections under the motherboard just seemed to pop off when he removed the motherboard. It looks like it would be insanely hard to line all four up simultaneously, and snap them in place on the re-install.
     
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    This is a good take-apart video, much cleaner than any of the other videos that came out right after launch where people were more in a hurry to get the thing in pieces than actually take it apart. They did a good job. Of course (echoing everyone else), a put-together video would be nice since this video seems to be building up to PDAParts selling replacement screens for the user to replace on their own. I would imagine that even as hard as the take-apart looks, putting it back together is much harder.
     
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    I haven't been that scared since watching "The Ring". :eek:
     
  12. Mr. McD macrumors newbie

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    wow ... clicking on the battery link brings you to a page that says the 3rd party replacements are 1. the same as the factory Iphone batterys and, 2. guaranteed to work for 10 years.

    Does that mean I should expect my iphone battery to work for 10 years?? If so ... well that makes the "not user replacable" issue less of a bother.
     
  13. oogje macrumors regular

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    That was indeed very instructive, thanks for posting. I don't think I saw them power it off but I guess if one has the wherewith-all to take it apart one would turn it off first
     
  14. Manatee macrumors 6502

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    I'll try it one of these days. And if it works out for me, maybe I'll be inspired to take my MacBook Pro apart again and put back the pieces I forgot last time that are still sitting out on the end-table next to the sofa.
     
  15. aweber5389 macrumors newbie

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    why would you want to take apart a beautiful device
     
  16. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    So you apply logic and deduce the a factory battery should last 10 years.
    But then they will not have a paying customer until 2017. What a horrible business plan..

    What I suspect is that there is no way the battery will last 10 years but they didn't say it would. They only offered to guarantee that it would. Very few people will keep their iPhone for ten years.
     
  17. oogje macrumors regular

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    To behold the inner beauty.
     
  18. techster82 macrumors member

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    If I can take apart and put back together an Ibook, I can replace the battery in the iPhone. Maybe its just me, but it doesn't look nearly as hard as what people are making it out to be.

    I just need to get my hands on that little green tool.
     
  19. MacJediDude macrumors member

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    I just threw up a little bit in my mouth....

    :eek: This makes me sick to my stomach...
     

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