Iphone 4 screws smaller than 00?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Canoncowgirl, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Canoncowgirl macrumors newbie

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    I'm attempting to replace the front glass on my iphone 4 but haven't got past the bottom screws :( They're a standard philips head (so not the newer torx style) but they are NOT 00. A 00 screwdriver looks so huge next to these screws, I might as well be trying to use a shovel (a philips shovel :p). I purchased it pretty much as soon as the 4s were available, has anyone heard of early 4s having a different sized screw? If so what the heck could it be? It's super tiny!

    (just for clarification: by "4s" I mean the plural of iphone 4, not the iphone 4S)
     
  2. Canoncowgirl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok alternate question: Is it possible to have the "wrong" philips 00 screwdriver? I finally got the bottom screws out (had to use a flat head screwdriver & some superglue) but the 00 screwdriver also doesn't fit any of the internal screws. Isn't the whole thing supposed to be 00?
     
  3. LT1FirebirdSLP macrumors newbie

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    It may not be correct in the eyes of professional technicians however, I have found 000 philips along with a bit of pressure is exactly what is needed on most of the internals of the iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S. Try that.
     
  4. harrisonw1998 macrumors regular

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    It is 00, however some screwdrivers may not be of the highest quality and don't fit properly. The smaller they are, the harder it is to ensure the accuracy of it.
     

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