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Enjoyable and definitely cheaper than getting someone to do it

Leo Chacko -

iPhone 6

iPhone 6 Antenna Flex Cable Replacement

iPhone 6 Antenna Flex Cable Replacement

2 uren

Moderate

Mijn probleem

My iphone 6 was acting cranky with wifi, bluetooth and GPS.

I would only receive a wi-fi signal if the phone was within 3 meters of the wi-fi router

My bluetooth speaker would only connect if my phone was about 1 meter away from it. In the car, the connection would constantly break

I could not get a proper GPS fix. My location dot on the map would jump all over the place. Needless to say, I could not use google maps for directions since my current location and orientation would keep changing constantly

Mijn oplossing

Overall the repair was fine. I enjoyed fixing my own phone rather than having to give to someone and then pray that he did a good job at it. We don't have an apple store here so I should rely on third parties.

Instructions on your website a detailed enough for a newcomer to take on the job.

My phone now works perfectly fine.

Mijn advies

I have some

1) A lot of insights are hidden within the comments among the instructions. It would be handy to have them in the main text of the instruction since many of us (myself included) would not go through the comments until we muddle around with the problem for a while. And then we look at the comments and viola, the solution was there all along.

2) ifixit cheaped out by not including a standoff screwdriver head in the tool. Thats a critical component and we reach it quite deep in step 36 of the repair. A normal flathead does not work. Its too thick. I know its mentioned in the list of tools needed in the site but most of us would assume that all tools are available as a set in the box. Luckily, I had a very old flat head that was worn down and it fit. Even so, it was too wide and I had to be extra careful to not hit something else when using it. In fact, there is one screwdriver head in the toolkit that is not used at all during the fix. You could replace that for a standoff screwdriver head in the box.

3) In step 32 where we remove the angled logic board bracket, if its the first time this part is being removed, then a small part of it will be stuck under the connector strip on the right. Ensure that this is unstuck before pulling the bracket out. Its a plastic part and if we don't do this, we run the risk of breaking it.

4) The flex cable has 4 connectors that need to be attached. On the part i received, one of the connectors was damaged and it took a lot of effort to connect it to the board. It just would not click. I'm not based in the US (used a forwarding address to get the part to me) and returning / re-ordering is economically not viable since i pay the forwarder for shipping and customs each time something comes in. Luckily I managed to fix it and the phone works now. But a little more care in quality control at ifixit would help.

iPhone 6 Logic Board Antenna Flex Cable afbeelding
iPhone 6 Logic Board Antenna Flex Cable

$14.99

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