45 minuten - 2 uren
For a while now, my wife has been complaining that her lock button was only working part of the time. About a month ago, it finally took a dump and wasn't working at all. It would click, but nothing would happen. She couldn't lock the phone, couldn't turn it off, and most importantly, she couldn't snap a screen shot. Pure torture.
This was my first time doing any type of repair on an iPhone. I was a little nervous at how small everything was and of course, how expensive the phone was. When I first popped the front panel off, my opening tool slipped and went crashing into the viscera of the phone. I thought it over. Luckily, everything turned out fine, the repair continued seamlessly, and the replacement of the lock button actually worked!
I think for a first repair, this one was pretty rough. Lots of little pieces, little pieces that you have no idea how much pressure you need to use to get them out.
Here is my advice:
Watch the video at least once before you start.
Read the instructions. I mean, READ.
Do your repairs on top of a towel to prevent anything from rolling around.
Start with light pressure when removing parts.
Keep all of the parts in order when you remove them.
Eat something beforehand.
Please...take your time.
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