Einleitung

Hält dein Akku nicht mehr solange wie früher mal? Schmeiß sie raus und hol dir eine Neue.

Einführungsvideo

Falls das Displayglas gesprungen ist, halte die Bruchstücke zusammen und vermeide Verletzungen während des Reparaturvorgangs, indem du das Glas mit Tape zusammenhälst.
  • Falls das Displayglas gesprungen ist, halte die Bruchstücke zusammen und vermeide Verletzungen während des Reparaturvorgangs, indem du das Glas mit Tape zusammenhälst.

  • Lege sich überlappende Streifen von durchsichtigen Klebestreifen über das Display des iPhones, bis die gesamte Vorderseite bedeckt ist.

    • Dadurch werden die Glasscherben zusammenhalten, wenn du am Display hebelst und es heraushebst.

  • Trage eine Schutzbrille, um deine Augen vor Glassplittern zu schützen.

You got to make sure you have gloves.

Adam Ettachfini (student) - Antwort

You got to put on gloves.

Adam Ettachfini (student) - Antwort

Entferne die zwei 3,7 mm Kreuzschlitzschrauben von demjenigen Ende des iPhones, an dem sich auch der Dockanschluss befindet.
  • Entferne die zwei 3,7 mm Kreuzschlitzschrauben von demjenigen Ende des iPhones, an dem sich auch der Dockanschluss befindet.

Shesh - why doesn't the first line of step #1 say "Turn off your phone" by holding the power button down and shutting it down. I know you don't HAVE to do this, but it certain didn't feel right opening a device while the screen was humming along looking at me.

mattfife - Antwort

The power button is broken... that is why?

Marc Tobe -

You might also want to have a little tweezer which comes in very handy when reassembling the phone

Mathias - Antwort

Do seriously consider ESD when getting to the internals. External connectors have ESD protection circuits, but these will not help if you touch the internals!

HaJo Schatz - Antwort

I highly recommend using a slew of refrigerator magnets to hold the screws for each step. I also used post its to label each step, making reassembly a snap.

In the end, I was able to successfully replace the jack, but they weren't kidding when they said it was difficult.

christine - Antwort

  • Entferne den Metallgriff vom Saugnapf. Es ist einfacher und sicherer, die Saugnapf-Unterseite statt des Metallgriffs zu packen.

  • Sei vorsichtig beim Öffnen des iPhones, damit die Kabel unter dem Display keinen Schaden nehmen.

  • Zwischen der vorderen silbernen Einfassung und der schwarzen Display Einheit befindet sich eine Gummidichtung. Es ist etwas Kraftaufwand notwendig, um die Display Einheit des iPhones zu trennen.

  • Verwende einen kleinen Saugnapf bei dem Home Button, um vorsichtig den unteren Teil der Display Einheit zu ziehen.

  • Falls die Display Einheit so beschädigt ist, dass der Saugnapf nicht mehr daran hält, verwende Duct Tape oder Paketklebeband.

The small suction cup near the home button didn't quite work for me, but i found some kind of workaround: just use the suction of your iPhone-carkit (if you have one)

matthias - Antwort

that works like a charm

Rodrigo Marques -

Duck Tape also works. :)

Matt Butson - Antwort

How should i say, do this step really really slow and with patience.

P.S. Ducktape fix nearly everything

Andi - Antwort

Be very very careful with this step. The back of connector 4 (barely visible in the Step 2 photo) was stuck just enough to the back of the display unit to shear the connecter cable right in two when I separated the phone. Ack!

Mikael S - Antwort

Be really careful at this point not too pull too hard when you're trying to get the screen out - I did, the screen came out suddenly and I pulled all the connectors off :/

Tom George - Antwort

put your fingers at power button end of phone, resting on edge of glass/bezel you can use them as lever so when you pull on suction at other end you don't need to apply much pressure and the cables underneath aren't ripped off

pollytintop - Antwort

As a help to doing this step, put your thumb/fingers around the phone around the middle so it's cradled in your hand. Keep your fingers wrapped around and resting gently on the top of the screen with your thumb and the first few fingers. See how his thumb is sitting on the edge like that, but ready to 'catch' the screen when it comes up? Do that with your thumb and the tips of your fingers on the other side.

Now carefully use the suction cup to 'walk/rock' the screen out with a left-to-right while pulling up motions. With your fingers gently clamped around the phone and providing a little pressure on the edges overlapping the screen when the screen comes out, they'll catch the screen before you pull it up too far and yank the cables out.

mattfife - Antwort

I was very careful, but not careful enough removing the display with a suction cup, and Everything came unplugged in an instant. CAUTION: Pull with the suction cup near the round button, AND ALSO have someone else support the other end of the display so that only the end of the display with the round button comes out. I was very lucky.

David Mitchell - Antwort

I put on a piece of duct tape on the Iphone where the Sim tray is. Keeps the display assembly in place preventing cable damage.

johnplim - Antwort

I used some insulation tape to wrap around the top of the phone so this was secure to prevent yanking the whole screen off. This was very effective as my screen was pretty jammed into the case so need extra leverage using the metal ring on the screen sucker

Alf - Antwort

I had no grip at all on the suction cup with my fingers. Problem solved by inserting the screw driver in the s-cup, which gave just the right leverage to control pulling loose the display assembly.

kaivonfrese - Antwort

  • Die Display Einheit ist immer durch diverse Kabel am iPhone befestigt, also versuche noch nicht, es zu entfernen.

  • Klappe die Display Einheit nach oben, bis der Winkel etwa 45 Grad beträgt.

When you get back to this step as you are reassembling it, it's tempting to test that you've got all the cables plugged in properly by switching the phone on and testing it. However the Home button will not work until the front panel is back in position, because the electrical connection is done by a pair of touch contacts which only work when the phone is assembled.

Jon Evans - Antwort

When the instructions say "Rotate the display assembly up until it is at an angle of approximately 45 degrees." they really mean "TILT THE HOME BUTTON END OF display assembly up until it is at an angle of approximately 45 degrees. Looking at the picture makes this step brain dead simple, but if you were using another iPhone to read the directions it would be easy to miss.

ratioswitch - Antwort

  • Halte die Display Einheit weiter mit einer Hand und trenne mit dem Spudger in der anderen Hand das schwarze Flachbandkabel mit dem Label "1" (Kabel 1 ist für das Display).

    • Achte darauf, den Spudger von der linken Seite, wie auf dem Bild dargestellt, einzuführen (UNTER DEM FLACHBANDKABEL). Wenn du versuchst, das Flachbandkabel von rechts nach oben zu hebeln, könntest du den Flachbandkabelanschluss beschädigen, woraufhin du das Display ersetzen müsstest.

    • Alle Anschlüsse außer dem Flachbandkabelanschluss "3", der in Schritt 7 erwähnt wird, werden nach oben hin gelöst.

What part is 1? My seems to keep dropping out and the ear speaker is not working. Is this what it is?

Russell Graham - Antwort

What are the flex cables #1, #2 and #3 for? There's a lot of questions about this, but no answers?!

SOMEONE has to know!?

Turbo Fredriksson - Antwort

Citaat van Turbo Fredriksson:

What are the flex cables #1, #2 and #3 for?

Aparently #3 is 'Earpiece & Proximity Sensor'.

Turbo Fredriksson - Antwort

Citaat van Turbo Fredriksson:

Aparently #3 is 'Earpiece & Proximity Sensor'.

Found the thread: What Ribbon "1" and "2" and "3" do?

1. Ribbon #1: Runs the LCD

2. Ribbon #2: Runs the digitizer

3. Ribbon #3: Earspeaker and various sensors on the iPhone face

Turbo Fredriksson - Antwort

Note that The connectors have a rubber-like Top surface. Make surre The spudger is inserted underneath that rubber piece. To disconnect, The connector ha to lifted upwards from the PC-Board (i.e. Orthogonally from the electronics board, as opposed to being moved sideways). holds true for all of those connectors, except for the one with the flip-tab.

martinkoschel - Antwort

I had more joy using a home-made spudger from a bamboo skewer. Being thinner, it can release the connectors from the end rather than a side or corner. (I also tried all the different spudgers made by Menda Tools.)

cheongi - Antwort

I already gave up on this step:-)

becky - Antwort

  • Rotiere die Display Einheit nach oben, bis sie in etwa vertikal steht. Dies ermöglicht einen leichteren Zugang zu den verbliebenen Kabeln, die getrennt werden müssen.

  • Trenne das schwarze Flachbandkabel, das mit einer "2" gekennzeichnet ist, mit einem Spudger. (Kabel 2 ist für das kapazitive Touch Panel).

At step 5 my ribbon crumbled. I had nothing left to replace. I now have a dead spot on the screen.

billsly - Antwort

  • Beachte bitte: Bei einigen nicht-amerikanischen Modellen (chinesischen, europäischen) des 3G ist diese Kunststofflasche nicht vorhanden. In diesem Fall schiebst du das Flachbandkabel in Richtung des Screens, bis es sich löst. Beim Wiederzusammenbau übst du Druck auf das Band auf, damit es zurück in die "Fassung" gleitet.

  • Bei einigen iPhones sind die Farben an Anschluss "3" möglicherweise umgekehrt (schwarze Kunststofflasche, weißer Anschluss). Klappe die Lasche ordnungsgemäß um, da du andernfalls den Anschluss beschädigen könntest.

  • Klappe die weiße Kunststofflasche um, die das Flachbandkabel "3" an Ort und Stelle hält. Der weiße Anschluss dreht sich um bis zu 90 Grad und das Flachbandkabel wird freigegeben.

  • Hole das schwarze Flachbandkabel aus seinem Anschluss und entferne die Display Einheit von dem iPhone.

On my 3G, the piece that flips up on the #3 connector was black and the connector itself was white, seemingly opposite of the pictures. I mistakenly tried to pry up the wrong piece, but fortunately didn't do too much damage before I realized this. My phone was replaced on warranty in February so this must be the case in some newer 3G's.

lolsen4 - Antwort

Citaat van lolsen4:

On my 3G, the piece that flips up on the #3 connector was black and the connector itself was white, seemingly opposite of the pictures. I mistakenly tried to pry up the wrong piece, but fortunately didn't do too much damage before I realized this. My phone was replaced on warranty in February so this must be the case in some newer 3G's.

Thanks for the heads-up. I added a note so that people are aware that the colors may be reversed.

Miroslav Djuric - Antwort

That flip tab on the #3 connector split in half and came off completely. Be careful. And if anyone knows where to buy a replacement flip tab, that'd be cool too :)

cliffcurtis - Antwort

I should also note that I used a little flat head screwdriver when lifting the flip tab and the narrow pressure point is what cause it to split. Should of used a spudger.

cliffcurtis - Antwort

I bought my black iPhone a full housing white cover off ebay. No phone shops seem to be able to change it for me.

If I follow this guide, will I be able to pull my phone apart, change the covers and put it back together?

That is, once I pull the phone apart, will it work properly once I put it back together again?

kristymic - Antwort

Citaat van kristymic:

I bought my black iPhone a full housing white cover off ebay. No phone shops seem to be able to change it for me.

If I follow this guide, will I be able to pull my phone apart, change the covers and put it back together?

That is, once I pull the phone apart, will it work properly once I put it back together again?

Yes, if you take care and follow the instructions to the letter.

marmalade - Antwort

How on earth do I get the black ribbon cable back into its connector???

Cor Berkelaar - Antwort

Citaat van Cor Berkelaar:

How on earth do I get the black ribbon cable back into its connector???

Cor, You have to slide the little bar on the connector away from the body of the connector before you can insert the ribbon cable into it. I know it's tight quarters, but even my meat hooks were able to finally get it inserted. The 'trick' is that once you have inserted the cable into the body of the connector, quickly slide the bar back toward the body as this will lock the cable into the connector. I hope this is helpful.

David

dheady - Antwort

Is there a way of replacing the connector?

i have torn the top of the connector......... would that be the reason that the iPhone would not start even though the ribbon is in the connector and fastened secured with the white plastic tab is down.

Vishal Vaidya - Antwort

I HAVE DONE IT GUYS SO THANK YOU.

Citaat van Vishal Vaidya:

Is there a way of replacing the connector? i have torn the top of the connector......... would that be the reason that the iPhone would not start even though the ribbon is in the connector and fastened secured with the white plastic tab is down.

Vishal Vaidya - Antwort

Citaat van Vishal Vaidya:

Is there a way of replacing the connector?

You could replace it. That's what I'll have to do. Luckily my brother is great with soldering surface mounted components.

But if you had to ask if it can be replaced, you don't have knowledge to do it yourself! It's VERY difficult! Look among your friends or the 'Net. I found quite a lot of forums where they talk about the difficulty on replacing SMD's. Just mail one of them that seem to know what they're doin'...

Turbo Fredriksson - Antwort

Citaat van cliffcurtis:

if anyone knows where to buy a replacement flip tab, that'd be cool too :)

http://www.earth2k.com/fpc-ribbon/

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...

I'm currently waiting for mine... :)

Turbo Fredriksson - Antwort

[quote|I'm currently waiting for mine... :)[/quote]

And my younger brother managed to replace it with only a couple of minutes whining about it's size :).

Works just fine now (exept that I can't seem to turn the darn thing off, even though I've also replaced the button harness!)

Turbo Fredriksson - Antwort

I have torn the top of the connector too and the iPhone is not starting.. Was that the reason? Did it work after replacing the connector?

Citaat van Vishal Vaidya:

Is there a way of replacing the connector? i have torn the top of the connector......... would that be the reason that the iPhone would not start even though the ribbon is in the connector and fastened secured with the white plastic tab is down.

veloudo - Antwort

Citaat van lolsen4:

On my 3G, the piece that flips up on the #3 connector was black and the connector itself was white, seemingly opposite of the pictures. I mistakenly tried to pry up the wrong piece, but fortunately didn't do too much damage before I realized this. My phone was replaced on warranty in February so this must be the case in some newer 3G's.

Maybe it adds Value to the explanation to say that the piece that needs to be flipped up is located on the opposite side of where the ribbon cable exits the connector. It needs to flip upwards towards the ribbon cable.

My confusion was to identify which connector I have in my phone, since everything in there is so tiny that it is hard to identify which is which. Maybe a zoom-in on the connector with the tab flipped up would be a good addition to the instructions also.

martinkoschel - Antwort

I accidentally lost the black plastic tab (mine was black) when I was removing the ribbon cable. I managed to get the ribbon cable back into the white connector and the phone seems to be working fine. Is this going to be a problem?

Mike - Antwort

Note: You cannot slide the black ribbon connector back into place unless the lock is flipped open (up)--see the instructions on replacing a broken screen for images)

czubko - Antwort

The tab (black in my case) is the thin horizontal plastic piece opposite where the ribbon is inserted. Use the spudger in the center, approaching from the bottom side of the phone, and it flips up easily.

larry - Antwort

Be VERY careful when working with ribbon 3. I thought I was but when I got the phone back together the earpiece didn't work. While doing research to find out why, I discovered that ribbon 3 is very delicate and easy to damage. I'm now waiting for a new one... if I can't fix it, I'll have to get a new phone since I can't see myself hearing only via Bluetooth or speakerphone.

MarySC - Antwort

When re-inserting the #3 connector how much force does it take to get the connector fully inserted? How can I tell whether it is fully inserted?

slessard - Antwort

Be very careful, in some cases the ribbon damages. After this damage the proximity sensor won't work anymore.

JanWillem - Antwort

I think that this is where the problem is. I must have one of the unique (Chinese) versions and while trying to lift up, I should have been sliding back. It is too difficult to see. Mine broke off and crumbled and now the screen has a dead spot.

billsly - Antwort

That step also had me thinking & reading for quite a while. Maybe a close-up picture of the connector might be helpful, seems that a lot of people screw up badly here.

HaJo Schatz - Antwort

My American 3GS white connector did not flip open. It split into 3 little pieces of white plastic when I tried lifting it with the spudger. The plastic seemed very brittle; the phone is 4 years old. Amazingly to me, I was able to slide the flex tail back in to position and it made all the necessary electrical contacts (at least for the time being). Wi-fi cable #6 was not properly seated after first assembly, but everything is working now! Thank for the help.

Dennis Smith

denniskristen - Antwort

I strongly recommend that you review Step 7 of the 3GS 'Display,' 'Front Panel' or 'Front Panel Assembly' guide. As of this date (June 2015), only those three guides include a photo of a mock-up of Connector 3 that will provide you with detail that will help you avoid damaging that fragile connector.

jpa - Antwort

  • Führe dein iPhone Eject Tool oder eine Büroklammer in das Loch neben der Kopfhörerbuchse.

  • Drücke das Werkzeug hinein, bis das SIM Kartenfach herauspoppt.

  • Ergreife das SIM Kartenfach und hole es aus dem iPhone heraus.

Can you take the SIM card out before you start the procedure?

alex - Antwort

This is the hardest step of all :)

modima65 - Antwort

  • Trenne das Flachbandkabel "4" mit einem Spudger.

Note! Be EXTRA careful with this cable #4. Twist and brakes easily!

taneliteittinen - Antwort

What if I have one of those thin film screen protectors applied, would the suction cup peel it right off instead of lifting the screen up?

zneumann66 - Antwort

  • Trenne das Flachbandkabel "5" mit einem Spudger.

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  • Trenne das Flachbandkabel "6" mit einem Spudger.

  • Wenn du ein iPhone 3GS hast, schaue auf das zweite Bild und trenne mit dem Spudger das Flachbandkabel "7".

  • Stelle sicher, dass die Anschlüsse auf dem Flachbandkabel perfekt mit den Fassungen auf dem Motherboard ausgerichtet sind, bevor du Druck ausübst. Es kann hilfreich sein, dafür eine Lupe zu verwenden.

Those "6" and "7" antenna connectors are quite fragile.

Be very careful when assembling not to force the connector down; It should click actually quite easily once it's placed properly.

If you try to force the connection, it might easily be deformed, which would really be a pity.

jimbbo - Antwort

Actually, I had to apply some pressure to #7 to get it back in place - I tried not to force it as advice above said, but it wouldn't go in. The pressure wasn't too strong, but it doesn't just slide right in.

iluxan -

I think the steps to replace the connectors 6 & 7 should be emphasized because of the size/fragility of the connectors.

satsho -

I agree with the others that cable 6 and 7 are very fragile and can be difficult to reattach. I was able to get #7 back on but #6 just wouldn't attach. I put too much pressure on it so now I have a cell phone without WiFi or GPS. I would rate the repairability of this phone lower than it is because of the 50-50 chance of flattening these connectors. My 3GS is now effectively an iPod, but with a new battery.

plink53 - Antwort

In hindsight I should have read over the whole recipe twice and looked at the comments before starting but I didn't because I thought I could do it and was impatient. I agree that there should be warning at the top to draw attention to the multiple wires that could be damaged when you do this.

My antenna doesn't work now and there is a small metal part that looks like a letter p that fell out of my phone. I thought it wouldn't matter till my friend said it might attach the antenna. Does anybody know where it is supposed to go?

tumaru - Antwort

The small metal part that looks like a "p" is a clip that holds the camera in place. You need to put it in place before you replace the screw immediately next to the camera. It's mentioned in step 12 of many of the guides.

Dieter Groll -

#6 would not reattach. I spent an hour trying to reattach that ONE thing. I finally had to give up. What a complete waste of time.

d10boe - Antwort

I had edited this step months ago to add a warning to make VERY certain that the connector on the ribbon cable for #6 is centered on its mating connector on the motherboard before applying pressure to it. If it's not centered and you apply pressure you will very likely destroy both halves of the connector. The half attaced to the ribbon is replaced with the wifi antenna- very inexpensive. However, the half on the motherboard is tiny and soldered on. You'll need to get someone equipped to repair circuit boards.

When I ruined my #6 I ended up getting another phone. If you don't repair it, your phone will work but your wifi will not because #6 is the wifi connector.

Tom Brandolini -

Months ago I wrote and placed an edit into step 10 which read something like this:

" Be very certain that the #6 connector half on the ribbon cable is perfectly concentric with the #6 connector half on the mother board before applying pressure. This may require a magnifying glass or jewelers' loupe. Failure to ensure proper alignment of these connector halves prior to applying pressure will destroy both connector halves."

At some point someone removed this much needed edit. WHY???????

Tom Brandolini -

"concentric" is not the right word. Try "parallel and aligned".

Veloaficionado - Antwort

No, actually concentric is exactly correct. When the center of the circle in the ribbon is exactly over the center of the connector on the board the respective circles of the connector halves are CONCENTRIC and properly aligned.

Tom Brandolini -

  • Entferne die folgenden acht Schrauben

    • Fünf 2,3 mm Kreuzschlitzschrauben mit Teilgewinden, die das Logic Board am hinteren Gehäuse befestigen.

    • Zwei 2,3 mm Kreuzschlitzschrauben mit vollen Gewinden, mit denen Logic Board und Kamera befestigt sind.

    • Eine 2,9 Kreuzschlitzschraube, die sich unter dem "Do not remove"-Stricker versteckt.

  • Beachte beim Wiederzusammenbau:

    • Die Schraube neben der Kamera (die orange markierte Schraube unten rechts) weist eine Metallleiste auf, welche die Kamera an Ort und Stelle hält.

    • Denke daran, diese Leiste zurück an ihren Platz zu befördern, bevor du die 2,3 mm Kreuzschlitzschraube mit ganzem Gewinde neben der Kamera eindrehst.

One of the two full thread screws holds a small retention clip not shown in this diagram to keep the camera in place (3G model). Remove this clip when removing the screws.

jake2 - Antwort

Please note that iFixit supplied screwdriver is way too big for these tiny screws, you'll need a smaller one like the ones used to repair wrist watches!

The good side is that iFixit's screwdriver is magnetized, a bonus when working with such small parts.

paolo - Antwort

while re assembling i couldnt for the life of me figure out where the metal plate thing off the camera went until i saw the gap for it (i had spent about half an hour trying to put it in)

jjw123 - Antwort

My Camera is not working anymore =( going to open my iphone once again...

l4ci - Antwort

I found that after putting the battery in place and reattaching the logic board with the screws I had to press down a little bit to get the screws to reach because the battery contacts kept the logic board from settling in this tension gives positive contact between board and battery.

Bill - Antwort

I am unable to remove the screw that holds the camera in place. I'm afraid I am stripping the screw head. Any advice?

libchis - Antwort

My battery had swollen - so much so that the back cover was bulged. So when I was removing screws, I was really careful and did every-other-one first on one side, and then the other, then back to the first side, etc. Even in doing that, one of the screws went flying...somewhere...I never did find it, but it hasn't seemed to effect anything. And when I do find it I know I can get back in my phone to put it back.

djjdohio - Antwort

I didn't have a removable screw in the bottom right with a metal strip, there was a fastening in there without a Philips type depression, but the camera came out with the board. Not sure if the last person in here before me broke something, as there was an aftermarket battery in the phone with no adhesive. However the camera works after putting it all back together

panchocole - Antwort

  • Verwende einen Spudger, um die Kamera vorsichtig nach oben und aus ihrem Gehäuse auf dem hinteren Gehäuse zu hebeln.

  • Die Kamera kann nicht vollständig entfernt werden, da sie am Boden des Logic Boards befestigt ist.

After removing the 2.3 mm Phillips #00 screw attached to the camera a small retaining clip may be present.

Take note of its position and orientation for later reinstallation.

John Zemko - Antwort

As mentioned, some 3g phones there is a small metal clip holding down the camera (held in place by the screw there). Be sure it doesn't fly out or fall into the phone workings. Fine point tweezers would help here, to take it out and to put back in place during re-assembly.

Tim - Antwort

3G and 3GS camera enclosure: As I was transplanting a 3G cover onto a 3GS, I realized as I was trying to re-assemble the camera that it would not fit: the 3GS camera does not fit in the 3G enclosure. Luckily, you can remove just the camera enclosure from the 3GS and transplant it to the 3G. It's dirty, I broke the ring, I transplanted some of the double face tape... but in the end it worked.

chuvux - Antwort

There were many places where I wished there were clearer instructions on putting it back together; this was a big one. It was very difficult to get the camera back in place. I heard a snap when mine went into place.

atlemar - Antwort

  • Heble das Logic Board vorsichtig an dem Ende, wo sich der Dock Anschluss befindet, mit einem Spudger nach oben.

  • Neben dem "Do not remove"-Sticker befindet sich ein Erdschleife auf dem Logic Board. Sei SEHR vorsichtig, dass diese nicht an die Seitenwand des Gehäuses stößt; sie bricht leicht. Wenn du Signalstörungen hast, nachdem du das Logic Board einmal entfernt hast, kontrolliere diese Erdschleife.

  • Wenn sich das Board nicht herausbewegt, kontrolliere noch einmal, ob alle Schrauben, mit denen das Logic Board befestigt ist, entfernt wurden.

Even after the eight screws are remove, the board won't lift up easily. That is because the golden clip nearby the "do not remove sticker". In the picture above, it simply jumped out for no reason, while I had to use a tweezer to make it out...

wandonye - Antwort

When removing the logic board, a slight push towards the top of the phone, will "unclip" the bottom edge of the logic board near the "Do Not Remove" screw.

When reinserting the logic board, there is a tab in the top edge of the rear shell case that the edge of the logic board goes under. It is the edge closest to the camera.

Without this "comfortable" fit, you won't be able to get the SIM in.

The camera itself also has an element of "comfortable" Fit.

Fritz - Antwort

Be careful when putting the circuit board back in also... the golden grounding tab is very easy to break...

rclyons - Antwort

  • Lasse das Logic Board in Richtung Dock Anschluss und aus dem iPhone heraus gleiten.

  • Wenn du das Logic Board wiedereinsetzt, nachdem du den Akku installiert hast, verbinde die Kamera mit dem Logic Board, bevor du es in das Gehäuse einsetzst. Stelle dann sicher, dass du die obere Seite des Logic Boards (wo sich das SIM Fach befindet) in Position bringst, bevor du den Rest des Boards zurechtrückst.

  • Das ist wichtig, da sich der SIM Karten Slot manchmal nicht richtig ausrichtet. Du weißt, dass das Logic Board in der richtigen Position sitzt, wenn das SIM Fach hinter der Öffnung im iPhone Gehäuse sitzt und das Kameramodul richtig an seinem Platz sitzt.

When reversing directions for reassembly, the logic board needs to be clipped into the clips on the side.

Lenore - Antwort

Citaat van Lenore:

When reversing directions for reassembly, the logic board needs to be clipped into the clips on the side.

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Although I would say "needs to be slipped under the clips on the side". The most obvious clip is next to the camera, facing south (if the camera is in the NE corner). There is a corresponding clip on the opposite side of the north end the logic board, facing east (a bit east of the #6 ribbon cable).

It's still possible to get all the screws back in with the logic board above the clips (trust me), but it's a serious barnus because the SIM card holder won't fit back in and the camera will be pointing a bit askew ... and you'll have to pull all the screws back out and figure out what you did wrong (and why you had a naggling suspicion the logic board wasn't placed quite right).

I would recommend sliding in the SIM card tray *before* putting any screws back, just to make sure.

johnhart - Antwort

Slipping the SIM card in first is a helpful suggestion.

My motherboard actually was not quite lined-up as mentioned, and so after the SIM didn't fit, I was able to pull and reposition the motherboard properly before proceeding.

Citaat van johnhart:

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Although I would say "needs to be slipped under the clips on the side". The most obvious clip is next to the camera, facing south (if the camera is in the NE corner). There is a corresponding clip on the opposite side of the north end the logic board, facing east (a bit east of the #6 ribbon cable).

It's still possible to get all the screws back in with the logic board above the clips (trust me), but it's a serious barnus because the SIM card holder won't fit back in and the camera will be pointing a bit askew ... and you'll have to pull all the screws back out and figure out what you did wrong (and why you had a naggling suspicion the logic board wasn't placed quite right).

I would recommend sliding in the SIM card tray *before* putting any screws back, just to make sure.

ianwright - Antwort

When putting it back together, it helps with alignment to put in the SIM Card tray. This beats having all your screws back in and finding out it's misaligned. Put the logic board 5/6 the way in, and insert the SIM Card tray like normal. Allow it to guide your logic board into the proper place.

Mathew Taylor - Antwort

When re-installing the mother board ensure that all of the previoulsly diconnected connector cables are out of the way and do not become trapped by the motherboard.

Tom Brandolini - Antwort

Definitely watch out to have all your connectors above the board. I managed to get my #5 connector trapped under it. Still hope wasn't damaged, we'll see in a few minutes :)

iluxan - Antwort

check also that the golden cicuit is opened when the sim card tray is inserted. this circuitry controls the presence of the sim card tray.

maxt - Antwort

  • Heble den Akku mit einem Spudger vom hinteren Gehäuse weg. Der Akku ist rundherum mit einem Klebestreifen befestigt. Um zu verhindern, dass sich der Akku während dem Entfernen biegt, empfehlen wir, die Kunststoffziehlasche nicht zu verwenden.

  • Um die GPS-Antenne zu ersetzen, ist es NICHT notwendig, den Akku zu entfernen. Es schafft dir nur mehr Platz, um die Kopfhörereinheit zu entfernen (die man ebenfalls nicht unbedingt entfernen muss).

  • Der iPhone Akku ist mit einem leichten Kleber am hinteren Gehäuse festgemacht. Dieser Kleber kommt normalerweise mitsamt dem Akku heraus. Wenn dein Ersatzakku schon eine Kleberückseite besitzt, ist alles geritzt. Wenn dein Ersatzakku keine Kleberückseite besitzt, muss der Kleber von dem alten zum neuen Akku transferiert werden.

  • Du kannst einen Fön oder eine Heißluftpistole auf niedrigster Stufe verwenden, um die Rückseite des Gehäuses zu erhitzen. Das wird helfen, um die Klebeverbindung zu lockern, bevor du den Akku mit einem Spudger vom hinteren Gehäuse trennst.

The glue is very strong under the battery and you may end up snapping a few spudgers in the process so make sure you have a few spare for moving onto other steps. A screwdriver is to hard and will end up damaging the battery.

viper501 - Antwort

Splendid job. it was like a walk. perfect Instructions.

A tip: to handle the screws, very small, I used a pair of tweezers for eyebrows wrapped in double sided adhesive tape.

Thanks. Alessandro

AlexPi - Antwort

Well, I took the chance and the LCD broke on this step. Called iFixit and they advised, "Oh well". $60 well spent during these trying times. Hey, I have a great little screwdriver.

taylor431 - Antwort

How could the LCD break on this step? It was removed and set aside many steps ago.

Terence Elliott - Antwort

it is said on step 18 "Carefully peel up the orange ribbon cable from the rear panel"

but when you reassemble the iPhone, how do you glue the ribbon on your new panel?

bobbyfrog - Antwort

I successfully completed these steps to dry out a wet phone. While everything inside was dry as a bone, I never did remove the battery since the adhesive was so strong.

I found the spudger far too weak to even attempt the removal of the battery. Instead, I used a folding bone (something I've had for years that's used for making perfect folds in heavy printmaking paper) however, I was still bending the battery far more than I was comfortable with. Since my mission was not to mess with or replace the battery anyways I just left it alone.

Excellent directions!

ratioswitch - Antwort

Installed and the phone is working... You'd think Apple didn't want us to be able to replace the battery. Good directions.

lazygorilla - Antwort

I did not need to remove the battery. The power button, headphone jack, volume rocker, and vibrate switch were all accessible with the battery still in place.

Mike M - Antwort

I've done all the steps and phone switches on and works just fine with the one exception that I do have a signal! Is it possible I've damaged the aerial in the process? The strange thing is that on checking the networks I can see T-Mobile, but not 02, so implies something is working. All very odd. Currently my iPhone has become an iPod! Erkk

Any tips?

John - Antwort

You most likely forgot to re-atatch the antenna. It is one of the connecters you unhooked after the first 3...its located in the top left of the case..Its a circular connecter.

Citaat van John:

I've done all the steps and phone switches on and works just fine with the one exception that I do have a signal! Is it possible I've damaged the aerial in the process? The strange thing is that on checking the networks I can see T-Mobile, but not 02, so implies something is working. All very odd. Currently my iPhone has become an iPod! Erkk

Any tips?

Charles Ravaglia - Antwort

Sorry...Its the connecter on the bottom left..Rectangular shaped

Citaat van John:

I've done all the steps and phone switches on and works just fine with the one exception that I do have a signal! Is it possible I've damaged the aerial in the process? The strange thing is that on checking the networks I can see T-Mobile, but not 02, so implies something is working. All very odd. Currently my iPhone has become an iPod! Erkk

Any tips?

Charles Ravaglia - Antwort

I put back together my iPhone and put it in a new shell but I just finished and the power button won't work what could i have done wrong?

thomas manning - Antwort

Citaat van thomas manning:

I put back together my iPhone and put it in a new shell but I just finished and the power button won't work what could i have done wrong?

oh also the vibrate button won't work any ideas there?

thomas manning - Antwort

I managed to replace the mute button without removing the on/off button :o)

luisgarcillan - Antwort

Great tutorial guys, I must admit it's not easy, due to tiny parts and screws, but you can do it!

Great!

KrissWeb - Antwort

Was able to peel the ribbons without removing the battery. Worked great with a 3G. Thanks

midiman127 - Antwort

Instructions and notes made this fairly easy to do. I had one scary moment where my screen would not turn on but a Hard Reset on the phone fixed it.

richardskevinm - Antwort

any help welcome,just changed the battery on the wife's iPhone after it took a little swim,it wouldn't charge after drying out and i thought a new battery would be the answer,phone switches on ok and everything works except it won't charge on any of our proven chargers.guess something on the main board's knackered. if you have any ideas i would be a very happy chap.

gareth jones - Antwort

Be careful when trying to pry the battery from the side, as the spudger will break.

zeke - Antwort

There are no delicate parts below the battery so you can push the spudger under the battery without damaging anything. Just be careful at the top of the phone that you don't damage the orange ribbon cable.

Erik Mouw - Antwort

Just a little tip I thought I might add. I would recommend having a digital camera handy to taking snap shots before proceeding with each step, so that you can see exactly how it originally looked at each stage. Once you've gotten to the battery section, just pop the card from the camera into a computer or applicable device and you now have a simple guide for reassembly that is specific to your device.

Also, it may be prudent to take a picture of the screws laid out in a tray along side the phone in the same positions they came out of.

szr - Antwort

Agree with others - spooger will almost certainly break if you try to pry it out using just that and you can't pull hard enough on the plastic tab. Even on my 2 year old phone, the glue was still *quite* good at holding the battery in.

I used an equally small flat-blade screwdriver and gently walked around the battery lifting against the bottom plastic and the edge of the phone being careful NEVER to touch any of the flat-cable wires. While you can pry against the bottom since there is nothing under it (just double-check since there are some wires running along the side of the phone and the pressure you need to remove the battery would damage the wires if you pryed on them), you need to be careful against the edge of the phone. It's cheap plastic. You can pry against it, but I dared not use more force than enough to start hearing the adhesive start to rip/creak loose. SLOWLY walking around the battery at safe pry points several times finally loosened it enough that I could pull it out. GO SLOW.

mattfife - Antwort

I found removal of the batt was easier to accomplish by prying slightly and slowly around, starting from the edge opposite the Volume control.

Fritz - Antwort

Same - the key is to start prying with a screwdriver, not a plastic spudger, but make sure to keep away from any wires.

iluxan -

If you have the plastic spudger that comes in the kit, it will most likely break when trying to remove the battery. A butter knife worked extremely well, however ...

jargogle - Antwort

Agree with this comment. Prying the battery up from its adhesive was the hardest part of this repair, and yes, I did break the spudger thingy.

Barb -

Make sure no unplugged cabel is under the circute board when inserting the board again.

This happens easily since the cable tend to spring back.

Mathias - Antwort

Since I didn't have a hair dryer (never needed one) I used a 500W construction lamp... Those things get very hot. The battery came free relatively easy.

DefCharlie - Antwort

Had to use pliers to slowly pull the battery free by it's tab. When you reverse the steps to reassemble the phone - make sure to get all 6 (or 7 for the 3GS) cables plugged back in. I forgot connector 5 and had to take the phone back apart. Then realized the next day I also had missed connector 6 (wifi). So because I reassembled too quickly the first time - I got to do all the steps 3 times! But phone works perfectly now with a new battery.

pdusini - Antwort

Actually broke the plastic spludger trying to get the battery off. Considered it the hardest part of the tutorial. I kept looking at it to see if I hadn't ruined something.Asides from this, reassembling was fairly quick although there was no sliding back of the logic board for me on a 3G. Turned it back on, tested sound, microphone and wifi. All seems good. Thanks alot for all the help guys.

pedromcerveirapinto - Antwort

I've made all the disassembling process with no problems, but when I put the logic board back the battery starts getting hot and hotter. Any suggestions??

germanperezsalva - Antwort

When I put the new battery in, it was a smidge too far toward the bottom. As a result the logic board didn't quite fit back into place and I was unable to put two screws back in. However, the repair seems successful and my phone is working now. Additional guidance on installing the battery would help.

atlemar - Antwort

So, I replaced the battery, but now, when I charge the phone, it shuts down and restarts. It also shuts down with use. Hmmm. What is it? Is it the "Do not remove tape"? Or som eother connector?

jonatgree - Antwort

I replaced the battery and it works great...battery wise...however my home button and power button do not work. I can turn the phone on by plugging it in and then out again only. HELP PLEASE?!?!?!

eswolski - Antwort

The new battery that I have had air pocket in it. It kinda bloated. The logic board would not fit back perfectly because of the bloated battery.

So using a sharp cutter, I cut a bit hole. Pssssttt... the air came out. Watch out for the chemical smell. Using a good tape, tape back the hole. Double did that to make sure.

Don't know whether I supposed to do that or not, but sending back the battery to ifixit was not an option as I live on the other side of the planet.

Indramin Darmadi - Antwort

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If you do not have a suction cup, duck tape is strong enough to remove the screen as well. Position it in a similar place as the picture shows the suction cup.

Aaron - Antwort

I replaced the battery in both my iPhone and my wife's in the same session. Using the slideshow and directions I was able to successfully do the replacement. Of course my iPhone was the first one done so as to gain some experience before tackling my wife's iPhone. I had two minor issues in reassembling mine. Firstly, I completely missed re-installing the number 3 cable. It wasn't till I was reassembling my wife's iPhone that I realized I'd missed it. Not sure what it supports as I had my phone up and running, checked the GPS, etc while it wasn't connected. Secondly, my camera wasn't seated properly and I got the strangest imagery when I launched it. All green and black, looking like one of those ghost buster reality shows using night vision. Fortunately, both issues were easy to correct. Outstanding directions and slides! Oh yeah finally, the kits for the battery comes with both a #00 Phillips screwdriver and a spudge, however, I ordered the extra spudge and got one that is better suited for prying the battery up.

dheady - Antwort

Hey,

first of all - BIG UPS AND THX for everything.

That means FAST shipping to germany and the great tutorials, manuals etc.

I did change the battery in less than 15 minutes whit ur manual this was easy as.... dunno :).

the "hardest part" was to remove the battery from the cover - but with a bit of tact it works fine.

So thx :)

princeC - Antwort

Incredibly easy to make the swap. Thanks for the great writeup. I was able to complete the battery replacement within about 20 minutes. I've swapped an iPod battery before and although this was a bit more complex it really wasn't that tough. Anyone who's a bit handy should be able to complete it with no trouble at all. Thanks.

twulf - Antwort

Great instructions, very clear. A couple points:

1) The screwdriver I had wasn't working that well, so I had to use a different one. I found that a 0# worked fine (although I suspect a 00# would work better.0

2) When I reassembled the phone, the home button didn't work. You really need to press down on the bottom of the screen when you screw the bottom screws (by the dock connector) back in. Otherwise, the contacts for the home button won't reliably hit.

dlinsalata - Antwort

Don't get too impatient once the whole thing is together and it doesn't turn on. Let it charge for 10 minutes or so, then try to turn it on. The battery is fully drained when you get it (or at least mine was).

unixmonkey1 - Antwort

If anyone is looking for a way to extend the battery life of an iPhone 3G or 3GS, I found this product on Amazon.com for under $14.00 and it works great.

http://www.amazon.com/XPAL-IPOWER-IPHONE...

rcab867 - Antwort

my local apple authorised repairer quoted me €80 to replace the battery in an old iPhone 3g that my daughter was using, after some searching i came across this site and decided to take a chance on the replacement kit!

once it arrived it took me approx 15 minutes to replace the old battery, some of the ribbon connectors were fiddly to reconnect but overall an easy- moderately difficult job!

great step by step help tho! thanks a lot

collinsmikep - Antwort

My iphone rebooted itself when it felt like it but worked fine in the dock. I replaced the battery for a fresh one using this guide. Now the phone goes on and everything works except that the powerbutton goes mental. It thinks im pressing it etc. How do I fix this? A new power button?

Stefan - Antwort

For those who wanted to know what all the connectors are for in one place (there seemed to be a lot of inconsistent or incomplete posts in this guide and throughout the site), here are the connector summaries in one place for the 3GS model (3G is different):

1. LCD Display

2. Digitizer/Touchscreen

3. Ear speaker, Proximity Sensor

4. Charging Port, Microphone, Speaker

5. Audio Controls (Headphone Jack, Volume Buttons, Silent Switch)

6. GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth Antennas

7. Cell/WWAN Antennas

shaun - Antwort

Need help reconnecting Cable 3. The ribbon is too soft to push into the slot. Thanks!

kareenk - Antwort

Try using a pair of tweezers, or straighten out the cable and let it slide back in. Also is the tab lifted up?

Josh Forester -

Just made the replacement of the battery for this iPhone 3G in 35 minutes. Very carefully of course.

For me the trickiest parts were with connector of the screen number 3, basically placing it back but it is easy though. Don't use your plastic tools to remove the battery but also don't use a very strong metal tool! it is sticked in, so patience and side by side a little push every time.

Love the feeling of going against this "programmed due dating" on devices.... against the corporate greed, no matter how much I love Apple products!!!

Enjoy and thanks iFixit KEEP IT UP!!!

ampjonline - Antwort

Thanks for the great and easy to use guide.

Dave - Antwort

Great tutorial. Got it to work the first time round, though I found it scary to begin with. Pity we actually need something like this. Would've been better if the battery replacement were a bit easier than having to almost completely dissemble the phone.

Robert - Antwort

Thanks, works with no major pb. And the fix helped me realize that I must return to my ophtalmologist...

Pierre GUERIN - Antwort

In #11 you can just scrape the sticker off to get to the screw. It's not like it's under warranty any longer :)

Brian Peat - Antwort

What if I have one of those thin film screen protectors applied, would the suction cup peel it right off instead of lifting the screen up?

zneumann66 - Antwort

I successfully replaced the battery but now my touchscreen will not work. Connector #2 seems to be in place fine so I'm not sure what I may have done incorrectly. Any ideas? Thanks.

marykaybnelson - Antwort

thank you for making these videos because i almost went to go and get a new iphone but i as smart enough to look up if i could fix it myself

but i just had to rehook the wires because who ever had before i did didnt knw what they were doing

drake - Antwort

1.) Turn off your device before beginning this replacement.

2.) Add tweezers to the tools, they will come in handy when trying to reinsert the screws and various connectors, especially #3 (ear speaker/proximity) which is more like slide the ribbon back in, doesn't "pop off" like the others.

3.) The batteries were seated using a two sided adhesive tape. It's pretty strong stuff for such a small amount of tape (cut to shape) and will require a small amount of force. This is something the little spudgers aren't quite capable of dealing with. Tips broke off on mine, but I have two kits so no big deal. I suggest you use the sides of the back case and slowly, patiently, work the battery up from each side.

4.) Reassembly will go smoother if you removed the screws and set them in groups, in order to keep them organized. Reinstall using a lightly magnetized phillips screw driver (if you didn't buy the kit with tools, a small "00" size from a precision or eye glass repair set phillips screwdriver set should work).

Brother Rain - Antwort

Both my wife and I have had the same problems: phone reboots itself when opening a power hungry app like the camera, maps... So I ordered two battery replacement kits, downloaded the step by step guides and some notes to add in.

All in all, it took me about 25 minutes to complete the first one (mine, a 3G) and then much less time to do my wife's (3GS) and another noteworthy piece of advice:

When you complete reassembly and for some reason the screen doesn't seem to light up, don't panic, reboot the hard way: hold the home AND the power button down for a few seconds (10-30 seconds, you'll see when) and it will cause the unit to reboot the device. Should see screen light up.

Brother Rain - Antwort

@jonatgree, probably a bad battery. I bought one on ebay (from China) and had a similar problem. Bought another one from ifixit and the phone worked fine.

hsm6second - Antwort

I am soooo sad; it took me ages to follow all the instructions (not least of my initial obstacles was the fact that what i needed was a Phillips NOT a screwdriver! An anomaly which puzzles me muchly…) & removing the logic-board was a nightmare (basically, it was 'stuck' & broke my spudger, etc) - finally, succeeded in replacing battery & put everything back as-was except now NONE of the screws would stay put, for some reason, except the two @ the bottom of the phone (which one removes prior to opening it up); so plugging it in, to my initial joy, the familiar apple logo showed up…but then disappears. And that's that! So far, nothing moves beyond this start-up point of the apple logo showing up on the screen for a few seconds after plugging it in to the recharger. I hoped at first this was just the new battery recharging, but…? Beforehand, I could use the phone as long as it was plugged in, i.e. the battery wouldn't hold a charge. But now, so far, I can't use it @ all. Does anyone have any suggestions, please?

eve3ibiz - Antwort

Try redoing the installation, taking time to make sure all the screws are of proper size and that everything fits neatly. Once you have the new battery in, it will probably have no charge to start, so you may need to let it stay on a charger for a while for a full charge, it will turn on by itself if you let it stay on the charger, it needs 5% battery at least to be able to load up. Does it give you a battery charging picture, battery needs charge picture, or did you try turning it on and get the apple logo?

Eric H -

Thank you, Eric H; after posting I did of course re-open, re-examine, re-align…& have got it now as far as trying to Restore on my computer BUT so far am NOW coming up against a mysterious 'Error 23' (generated from the iTunes/Apple site), which indicates a hardware problem BUT does NOT specify which!? I'm not going to open it again, as I feel with a phone this age, I'm jeopardising/taking a risk with each re-opening. But yes, the battery is charging - now the problem is that I don't have the contents of the phone, & can't seem to get them! Terribly disappointing & meantime I don't have a phone! Will try one last round of attempts to solve/get past this mysterious Error 23, as THAT now seems to be the problem. :(

eve3ibiz - Antwort

Could this possibly be a compatibility issue? Maybe you broke something really small such as a resistor on the motherboard which is causing this, make sure to backtrack and check for everything that got touched to see if you missed or broke something along the way, better to do it right the first time than have to do it all over again. Also i think i remember small metal frounding clips, make sure they are properly cleaned and properly seeated.

Eric H -

Fantastic information, never done a phone before, but I replaced the battery on the iPhone 3 very easy and in about 40mins and it works great,very chuffed

steve Hewitt - Antwort

After replacing the battery my 3G is showing the apple logo and than turns off after 4-5 secs. What could be a possible damage? Thanks for all your helpt!

PitStorm - Antwort

i cant on mi IPHone i ned reset

mgebrishvilidavid - Antwort

I agree with many of the comments. It didn’t take long and i had everything i needed in my toolkit. The guides were great but i think a small amount of technical knowhow will be helpful. It hard to see what tools are mentioned for what job but i figuredit out easily enough. I was nervous to put it back together so i would tell people keep your tools oranganized and how you place things down around you and watch facings of pieces. I just followed the directions in reverse. I am concerned the seal fit after popping it out isn’t as snug as before but i’llget over that.

Eric Cote - Antwort

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