Disassembling my first iPhone.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mrat93, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    EDIT: I have received several PMs and IMs asking me how to fix it and I never had the time to update this. I NEVER GOT THE POWER BUTTON TO STAY FOR MORE THAN A FEW PRESSES, so I just resold it.

    I've been fixing iPods since about last April to make money. I've had my iPhone since June 29 and have always been tempted to open an iPhone. I recently purchased a broken (jammed power button) iPhone on eBay and have begun the disassembly. The power button fix was easy, but I'm also going for the full disassembly.
    Currently, I have:
    - Fixed the power button
    - Removed the headphone jack / power button
    - Removed the camera
    - Disconnected to antenna cables
    EDIT: Now removed:
    - Logic board and battery (soldered together)

    Any advice before I go on?
    Pics to be posted later.
  2. DaLurker macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2006
    No advice, just a question: Did you fix the iphone then?
  3. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Yeah, follow these instructions:

    iFixIt disassembly

    Choose the last one, Display Assembly, to get the whole enchilada.
  4. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    Yeah, I've been using that as a guide. I am currently putting it all back together.
  5. phungy macrumors 68020


    Dec 5, 2006
    So the logic board and battery are soldered together? Any difficulty (for a noob) to replace the battery when the time comes?
  6. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    I didn't even bother with that. I'm only used to fixing 5g video iPods which no parts require soldering. I don't even know how to solder anyways.:confused:
  7. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    Well... disassembly completed, and now I need help. Where can I find a guide on how to put this thing back together? People who describe their experience online type out how to take it apart, but not how to put it back together, though they say it takes about 15 minutes. I've been working for hours! Any help?
  8. witpim macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2007
    How did you fix the stuck power button? can you describe a little bit in details. My girlfriend drop it and the power button get stuck. I plan to fix it myself. Your addition information would be really helpful
  9. matusov macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2007
    NJ Phila area
    My power button is also stuck... Can you provide detail description please.
  10. Stephanie Jarvi macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2007
    stuck power button

    my power button is stuck.
    They want to charge me $245 to give me a new phone so that they can fix my button and resell my phone to someone else for $245.
    There has to be an easy way to get it unstuck!!!!

    Please help!
  11. razublade77 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2008
    my power button is also stuck. i know how to open the iphone but how do i go about fixing the power button. thanks for any help
  12. csupinski macrumors member


    Jul 13, 2008
    Cape Canaveral, Florida
    I think the hardest part about you guys who want to fix the power button is actually finding the part. Soldering is such an easy procedure and the way I figure it - if you've made it to this thread - you can solder.

    You may want to browse the web for the power button or buy a broken iPhone on eBay and de-solder the one off it.

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