ifixit taking apart the 3G Live

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  1. pilotError macrumors 68020

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  2. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    Now the display is much more accessible. It must be much easier to replace broken glass now!
     
  3. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    wow looks like those two bottom screws help hold it together.

    I'm sure there's something else holding em together besides just those 2 screws though...looks like you might have to pry it open with plastic tools
     
  4. animenick65 macrumors 6502

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    I'm surprised at how different the insides have changed!
     
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    I was wondering how long it'd take them :D Something to get me through today!!! We're so close!
     
  6. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    The battery isn't actually soldered on. Business users may see a much faster turn around on battery replacements than initially thought.
     
  7. meagain macrumors 68030

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    I bet the back shell can be easily swapped to another color or a new pristine back due to the screws. It appears that way. I want more details on how that back comes off. And more details as to how they got to the battery.
     
  8. animenick65 macrumors 6502

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    Overall, it seems MUCH easier to service. Those two screws on the bottom pretty much hold the whole thing together. Cracked screens should be quite a bit easier (cheaper?) to replace. From what they say, everything is just cabled into the main board making most of the phone parts swappable. If you go back to the tear down last year you should see a huge difference in how easy it is to tear down now.
     
  9. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    VERY COOL! The screen is much easier to replace and the battery is no longer soldered in, making it easier to replace as well!
     
  10. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Layout reminds me of the Mac Pro - looks a decently laid out machine - and you can get the modules out fairly easily too...
     
  11. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Looks like Apple got the internals right this go round. Getting things fixed should be much quicker, easier and cheaper.
     
  12. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Doesn't look like it, they have it almost completely apart and there is a good amount of stuff still stuck to the back of the case.
     
  13. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    oh man that plastic back casing looks complicated....
     
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    Anyone else noticed that the plastic covers on the usb dock cable is missing? More cost cutting from Apple??:confused:
     
  15. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    I'd be curious to know if there is a difference between the UK and the US battery, or whether it is one sort for everyone.
     

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