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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Omar, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. simoncroft

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    Hey, hey! Good for you. :thumb: It always makes me happy to see a device rescued from either the scrap heap, or an expensive repair bill.
     
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    ITunes is the tool of Satan :sneaky:
     
  3. ProSonicLive

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    It can be done. But I would certainly wish I was working on another phone.
    But I can say I encourage everyone to follow in your steps of holding off to buy any tech until it has proven itself and to also look into other brands and give them a try
     
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  4. Mr. Lumbergh

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    I've never done this on a phone but I have torn down a Canon DSLR to convert it to infrared. Always do the disassembly/assembly on a towel, it keeps those little bastards from skittering away from you and being sucked into a parallel universe when they hit the kitchen floor, never to be found again...
     
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  5. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Out of excitement, I forgot to return two main screws lol I’ll do it now. Thank you Simon!

    I honestly never thought of it. I’ve always thought it’s a complicated job and requires a skillful person to do it. It turned out easy I’d you have the courage :) I’m a bit hesitant to fix my main phone as it has lateral bumps which could make the job harder.
    lol
    I almost lost several screws. Thankfully I thought of working on a soft surface before hand.
     
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  6. s5tuart

    s5tuart My Dad used to say.... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Well done Omar! I have an iPhone 5S that needs some help with the fingerprint sensor cable. I’ve been meaning to fix it for a while. It’s just a poor design on the connector to the motherboard and needs a bit of padding out to keep it in place.
    It’s just such a pia getting in the mindset to fix it especially as I need a bench magnifier to see anything these days.
    I might post it to you to do for me! :D

    And now, back to polishing the turd that is my playing...2 days until Euroguestock 4.5!!!
     
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  7. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thank you Stuart! It looks like an easy job. Send it my way along with new button/sensor assembly, I'll repair it for you for 0.0 + VAT ;)

    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+5s+Home+Button+Replacement/24983

     
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    FWIW, I'm still rocking a 5 and waiting for a replacement worth upgrading too. :sneaky: Would rather spend money on guitars and amps. :)
     
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  9. Omar

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    Guitars arent fragile and have no screens :D
     
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  12. Mr. Lumbergh

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    That’s me and my 6s. New battery, no real advantage to upgrading.
     
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    I"d bring my phone tool kit on Saturday, but I might be a bit busy..
     
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  14. Omar

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    iPhone X was a failure, that’s why they came up with three new devices.
     
  15. Mr. Lumbergh

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    Not only do I not care about facial recognition, but I'd prefer not to have it.
     
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    While we're on the self-help trail, you're welcome to bring your MacBook on Saturday, if you still have it. I won't have the time or tools to fix it on the spot, but I repaired Hazel's MacBook Air twice, so I'd think there's a reasonable chance I could fix yours.
     
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    I’m afraid it gone to laptop heaven Si!
    Sorry.
     
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    :( I'm sorry to hear that. Currently investigating multitrack on iPad but suspect drive capacity may be a major limitation.
     
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  19. Omar

    Omar Most Inquisitive Junior Jazzer Strat-Talk Supporter

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    No guitar tonight it seems :(

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    Did you get another phone? or is it the same one you worked on before?
     
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