How do you take apart an iPhone?

Jan 29, 2010 - 2 Comments

how to take apart iphone Tye Campbell wrote to us with the following question: “Do you guys know how to take apart an iPhone? Specifically the 3G model, I can’t find any way to get to the display and I’d like to do my own screen replacement since mine is cracked but I have another one available to me from a water-damaged iPhone. I’m pretty patient and don’t mind learning, but I don’t even know where to begin, any tips or starting points?”

Good question! I had to take apart an iPhone 3GS recently to replace the back case, I used the guides offered by iFixIt, they are comprehensive and really walk you through accessing various parts of the iPhone including the display. The key is to have the right tools at your disposal before disassembly, otherwise you can end up in a really frustrating situation. Also be sure to track each individual iPhone part and where it comes from inside the device so that when you reassemble it you won’t have any extra pieces laying around! These guides will help you with selecting the right tools and staying organized during the iPhone repair, follow it carefully and you should have no problems. If you’re wondering how to take apart an iPhone, I would go this route:

iFixIt: iPhone 3G Guide

iFixIt: iPhone 3GS Guide

iFixIt: iPhone 1st Gen Guide

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Posted by: Manish Patel in How to, iPhone, Troubleshooting

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  1. […] OS X Daily: Op de site van iFixit.com staan een aantal gidsen hoe de iPhone uit elkaar gehaald kan worden voor […]

  2. I also ran into the very same predicament. I found a lot of tutorial videos on the internet on how to do it, but was shortly reminded by my dad that I’m not very technologically or mechanically suave. For the time I spent trying to find a cheap screen replacement and the tools to do it, I gave up and found a pretty cheap place to do it called midwest iphone repair. They were really fast and reasonable. But good luck to you! You’re a better man than I.

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