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Repaired my iPhone4

Post by silencertalk » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:49 pm

Had one which went through the wash. We let it dry but even after a few weeks it would reset every few minutes. I bought the tool to open it, an replaced the battery with a new one. Total cost for tool and battery, $10.36, including shipping. Apple would have charged $200 for the repair.

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Post by chrismartin » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:57 pm

I've had good success with: http://www.ifixit.com/
They have the odd-ball tools and parts needed, as well as good instructions and videos.
I replaced the battery in my iPhone 3GS. It really wasn't that bad and it's extended the life of the phone.
I may even skip the 4S and wait for the next one.

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Post by silencertalk » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:18 am

iFixit would have been almost 4x the price compared to what I paid.

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Post by TypeR632 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:47 am

Had a hardware issue with my 4s. The volume would not work on apps, iPod or recorded video. The ringer worked fine if someone called. Called up Apple, tried a couple things with no success. Set up appointment with a genius, gave me a brand new one out of the box. He said they don't refurbish them? I thought they did.
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Post by chrismartin » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:41 am

silencertalk wrote:iFixit would have been almost 4x the price compared to what I paid.
I posted mainly due to the how-to videos and instructions.

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Post by Jmark » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:30 am

TypeR632 wrote:Had a hardware issue with my 4s. The volume would not work on apps, iPod or recorded video. The ringer worked fine if someone called. Called up Apple, tried a couple things with no success. Set up appointment with a genius, gave me a brand new one out of the box. He said they don't refurbish them? I thought they did.
He's wrong, I'm posting this from my year old iPhone 4 purchased from AT&T. I got the 32g model for $180.

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Re: Repaired my iPhone4

Post by silencertalk » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:25 am

Yes, I did use iFixIt instructions.

So maybe I did not fully fix the phone. It did not charge last night. I may also have a fried charging circuit.

It did stop the main problem of resetting every few minutes.

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Re: Repaired my iPhone4

Post by Glock35 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:37 am

my experience replacing the touch sensor is that they are inferior to OEM & supposedly to come in different grades too.

glad to hear the iPh4 wasn't an issue to break open. Need to get my replaced as it's taken a beating & has become glitchy

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Re: Repaired my iPhone4

Post by silencertalk » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:38 pm

Maybe I need to do this next:

http://fonefixer.webs.com/apps/webstore ... ow/2684671

Looks hard - a very small chip and requires soldering.

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Re: Repaired my iPhone4

Post by TypeR632 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:48 pm

I took it they weren't refurbing the 4s.
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Re: Repaired my iPhone4

Post by Schulze » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:39 am

silencertalk wrote:Had one which went through the wash. We let it dry but even after a few weeks it would reset every few minutes. I bought the tool to open it, an replaced the battery with a new one. Total cost for tool and battery, $10.36, including shipping. Apple would have charged $200 for the repair.

If you crack your screen or whatever - you can buy the parts and fix it.
Did you buy a Chinese battery direct shipment over the web? I've had the best of luck with them. Every time I get a new phone or camera I order a stack of $3.50 batteries for it. Only downside is shipping is 2-4 weeks. I also hate smartphones that are not only battery hogs, but you cannot easily replace the battery!

edit - and they always work well.
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Re: Repaired my iPhone4

Post by Schulze » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:46 am

silencertalk wrote:Maybe I need to do this next:

http://fonefixer.webs.com/apps/webstore ... ow/2684671

Looks hard - a very small chip and requires soldering.
There are tutorials on Curious Inventor: http://store.curiousinventor.com/guides ... _Soldering

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Re: Repaired my iPhone4

Post by silencertalk » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:57 am

I got the battery from Amazon.com with Prime 2-day air shipping for $6.

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