iPhone Disassembly Instructions

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    I seem to be inexplicably drawn to procedures on how to take apart your iPhone. I don't know why since I have no personal interest in taking apart my iPhone. So hopefully this will be the last one, and fortunately, it appears to be the most complete set of instructions.

    iFixit posts nice step-by-step guides on how to install/replace the following parts on your iPhone:

    - SIM Card
    - Antenna Cover
    - Headphone Jack
    - Rear Panel
    - Camera
    - Front Bezel
    - Logic Board
    - Communications Board
    - Battery
    - Display Assembly

    In particular the Rear Panel disassembly instructions appear to involve less Adhesive Remover than previous instructions. Conveniently, iFixit also sells these iPhone parts individually.

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  2. MacJediDude macrumors member


    Jul 12, 2007
    I could never even think of violating my baby like that :eek:
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    So, you want to take apart someone else's? Maybe KT will let you. At worst, the conversation would make a good blog entry. :D
  4. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    Whoa! There's no way I'd take a chance on voiding my iPhone warranty or even worse unintenionally damaging it while trying to do a repair myself :eek:
  5. gif32 macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2003
    Las Vegas, NV
    This is because the instructions they provide are only for removing the easy parts! If you wanted to use the CNN.cn black back, you have substantially more work to do since it does not come with any of the metal attachments. I couldn't find anywhere on iFixit that deals with disassembly of all the tiny structural pieces on the backplate.
  6. 3282872 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 11, 2006
    Somehow, I was hoping for a hidden, "top secret" 3G chip :eek:
  7. chr1s60 macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Haha, I wouldn't even attempt to take my phone apart. I would either lose something or break something guaranteed.

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