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Been owning my 3G/black/16gb Iphone now for about a solid year and its been through its fair-share of wear/tear. Although I have the shield for the phone & the phone
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    Exclamation How to take apart an apple iphone 3G/16gb for Dummies?
    Been owning my 3G/black/16gb Iphone now for about a solid year and its been through its fair-share of wear/tear. Although I have the shield for the phone & the phone hasn't been dropped hard to a point where things were malfunctioning/screwing up, 1 of my speaker is popped/top right corner of my phone is cracked [bought from Ebay used].

    I'm thinking of buying some parts from various sites; a back cover, speakers, and possibly a new battery to "renew" the phone. I need expert help and or trusted videos would help on how to take apart an Iphone safely. I'm not planning on messing with any of the hardware, just replacing the core stuff as I mentioned. And of course, some tips/guides/suggestions would ever be so helpful.


    Thanks ahead of time!!

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    The best guides your gonna find will be on ifixit.com

    But unless you have some technical experience.....I wouldnt recommend it, you will break something. The parts are not very forgiving. Otherwise, you can swap everything out in about an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    The best guides your gonna find will be on ifixit.com

    But unless you have some technical experience.....I wouldnt recommend it, you will break something. The parts are not very forgiving. Otherwise, you can swap everything out in about an hour.


    I see.. So basically, there's a chance I might mess up the phone just by unscrewing the back cover?? Because that was the first thing I was planning to do.

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    To remove the housing (back cover) you have to COMPLETELY disassemble the entire phone.

    The housing is the LAST part to be removed, everything sits inside it.

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    lol. looks like I have my work cut out for me haha.

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    Click on my sig link "Project Red" to get an idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    Click on my sig link "Project Red" to get an idea.


    Nice work, truely. Self-educated man? if so, major props. I'll do my homework before I try doing something like I want to.

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    First off, get a suction cup and unscrew the 2 screws then suction cup the screen about 30 degrees before popping the 3 cables.

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    back cover and battery easier to swap, even no need for a video or guide, while speaker more complicated, it's positioned in a soldered combo of charging port...better take it to special technician

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