Disappointed in iPhone 4

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  1. noatonement macrumors member

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    So this is probably the first complaint i have ever had about an iPhone i have owned..

    I am way past my warranty and thought that i'd open up my phone to take a look at it, i was even thinking about changing the face plates.

    Well when i open up the phone, i find that a majority of the screws are stripped... which really disappointed me, seeing as i would not be able to change anything on the phone now besides the back plate...
     
  2. res1233 macrumors 65816

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    This is NOT what I expected to read. I'm dying here. :D
     
  3. msb3079 macrumors 6502a

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    Umm... what would you change INSIDE the phone??
     
  4. noatonement thread starter macrumors member

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    For me to change the front face plate and the home button, i'd have to take the motherboard out and such.. and the screws to get to that are all stripped...
     
  5. jlluna macrumors 6502

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    Thats strange.:confused: Did you buy the phone used or new? I have replaced about 11 iPhone 4 screens and never ran into that, Unless the person opened it before and striped them. The screws do break very easy so be careful with that.
     
  6. msb3079 macrumors 6502a

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    Ohhhh gotchya. I'm a moron. That is weird that they are stripped....
     
  7. noatonement thread starter macrumors member

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    I bought the phone new and this is the first time i have opened it
     
  8. labman macrumors 604

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    this is why Foxconn is going robots. Only problem human fix robot! Human not perfect. Human make Robot so Robot not perfect.
     
  9. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    Ok, I want to make sure I understand this.

    You are disappointed that Apple didn't make a phone that allowed for heavy modification by the end user?

    Really?

    And are you sure the screws are stripped out? Because the new phones don't use phillips screws anymore, or torx.

    Google is your friend.
     
  10. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    :D

    well played
     
  11. noatonement thread starter macrumors member

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    The screws inside my phone are all philips, the two screws on the bottom are not, but those are easily removed. Also, for a phone that is so well built and put together, runs flawlessly, i would not expect screws to be stripped inside the phone.
     
  12. Dumbledorelives macrumors 6502

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    It's not designed so you can open it. So really, this is just part of the design.
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You know its such a great idea to open up electronics just to take a look inside and move things around:rolleyes:
     
  14. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    I've done that before. When I was three years old.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Me too, my parents were pissed:D
     
  16. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Oh yeah so were mine because they came home to find that the VCR was disassembled and I was halfway through the screws on the back of an old Cathode Television. Needless to say, my father hid all of his tools from me until I was older.
     
  17. msb3079 macrumors 6502a

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    hahahaha I have done this before, as well.
     
  18. foulmouthedleon macrumors regular

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    Well an Iphone 5 will most likely be out next month. Give that one a try (but don't open it up).
     
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  20. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it also led to a lot of punishment when I was younger.
     
  21. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    Hehehe, this is becoming a nice thread. I could open almost anything my parents wanted to keep me out. And I made blood drawing sharp knives and swords from wood that I found. I would sharpen the blades
    On stone and wrap the handle for more grip. But every morning they where gone. Unless I did hide them outside the garden.

    But ot, the screws shouldn't be stripped. I never have seen that either in the 6 iPhones I opened.
     
  22. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Were you thinking that it would need those screws to function? It should't ever have to be opened, except for by Apple techs. Most people who have iPhones, aren't going to think that the product is any less "magical" just because Apple didn't let them take it apart and play with it.
     
  23. EddyP macrumors 6502

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    OP:
    I'm sorry I don't understand what you are saying. The threads are stripped? Or the heads of the screws are stripped?

    Can you post a picture or two? How bad?


    I don't see the big deal about opening up his phone. It's his to do with what he pleases. If he wants to carry it without a case or take it apart, big freaking deal.
     
  24. staeit macrumors member

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    Maybe it stripped because you tried turning the screws the wrong way. Just remember... righty tighty, lefty loosey. Live by those words.
     
  25. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Um, you don't have a collection of eyelids hanging inside your closet, do you?
     

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