Saturday, December 1, 2012

GSM vs CDMA iPhone 4

Well, I know that this will come as a surprise to most of you, but today I just learned of another difference between the gsm and cdma iPhones. See I had just recently done my first repair on a gsm model. Lo and behold, the back cover from a cdma model did not fit the gsm model. So, I ordered up one specifically for a gsm model and guess what-- it fit.

Like I have said all along, even though no one believes me, to date the only thing I can find out which will interchange between gsm and cdma models of an iPhone 4 is the battery. There appears to be nothing else in common between these two models. And if anyone has any experience with this, I would greatly welcome their comments here.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Apple iPhone 3GS

Well, a friend of mine recently brought me an iPhone 3GS to attempt a repair on. The first thing I noticed was how Apple used to make the digitizer and LCD separately. For this reason, I find that this phone is considerably easier to replace the digitizer than the iPhone 4. Of course, the iPhone 3GS that I am working on is an AT&T model, remember Verizon did not have an iPhone until the iPhone 4. At any rate the easiness with the iPhone 3G ends right there.

I am having great difficulty getting the connectors back in their place. You can see what I am speaking of if you go directly to about six minutes in that video.

Monday, September 10, 2012

iPod Touch Screen repair

Well I had a friend of mine who wanted their iPod touch screen repaired. Well, long story short I preformed said repair, but now it is not recognized by itunes anymore. It goes without saying that everything in an iPod touch is tiny and near impossible to work with anyway.

Here is a video by direct fix which details the process used in order to do a screen replacement.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

iPhone 4 CDMA screen replacement

As was promised in my post from yesterday, here is the CMDA screen replacement.

Please note the things I was trying to warn you about-- the different vibrator and shields that can be seen to be different.

Friday, August 24, 2012

iPhone 4 GSM screen replacement

You know what gets me the most about iPhones? Most people mistakenly believe that there is no difference between the GSM and CDMA versions. Well, nothing could be father from the truth. To exemplify the differences I will feature the screen replacement of a GSM phone here first, to be followed by a CDMA phone in the future.

Of importance to note here is the difference in the vibrator as well as the ribbon cables. They are nothing like what is featured in the CDMA version. As well, there are different shield configurations and different screws as well.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Another WARNING for you all about the grounding clip

While some of you may not know what I am referring to about the grounding clip, but it is a little golden clip which grounds the camera. And unfortunately I have not been able to find a source for such. So, my advice to you is be very very careful not to destroy or otherwise lose this clip. If you do, the camera will not function properly. So this is just a little warning to you not to lose this clip for your phones.

Monday, August 13, 2012

iPhone 4 screws-- WARNING

I would like to warn everyone of something-- do not be fooled by sellers claiming to sell you a full set of screws for the iPhone 4. I have as of yet to find one that is in fact a full set. See every single one I have encountered in all of my searches and purchases have not included the two smaller standoff screws. They did however include the one larger standoff screw, but if you are like me, this is not a full set and does not include the two smaller standoff screws. So, my search continues, but it does not at all look very promising!