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How to Upgrade, Repair, Disassemble an Apple Mobile (Cellular) Phone

Need to repair your Apple Computer Inc. mobile (cellular) phone? Here is a collection of free take apart instructions, modding guides, disassembly pictures, upgrade and repair manuals, as well as do-it-yourself (DIY) tips and tricks to fix iPhone mobile (portable) phones made by Apple Computer Inc.. If you have written a HOWTO yourself (or if you know of a tutorial not linked here), please submit a new entry. You can also publish a guide in the Mobile Phone Repair Wiki.

Apple iPhoneAn illustrated guide explaining the dissection of the phone. While it is quite possible to take it apart using easy to find tools we'd recommend against it as it will undoubtedly void your warranty and will most likely mash up the beautiful gadget's exterior.
Apple iPhoneHow to take apart the phone without destroying the case, a picture gallery.
Apple iPhoneA complete disassembly guide with pictures and take apart video.
Apple iPhoneTo replace the LCD screen first remove the sim holder. To do this, push something like a needle into the small hole at the top of the phone. Push down and the sim holder will pop up. Use the opening tool, or something strong with a thin edge (something plastic is best because a metal tool will damage the case), to pull the antenna cover off. Some force is required.
Apple iPhone 1. GenThis teardown reveals all the inner parts of the cellphone.
Apple iPhone 1st Gen.No audio? Replace the headphone jack of the cellphone.
Apple iPhone 3GA free video with directions on how to properly take apart the cell phone.
Apple iPhone 3GAn illustrated screen and logic board replacement guide.
Apple iPhone 3GYou will need these tools to get the cellphone open: a Phillips size 0 screwdriver, a plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card, a needle/drawing pin/paperclip or something similar. With the cellphone upright, push something like a paperclip into the hole at the top of the phone. This will release the SIM card holder.
Apple iPhone 3GThis tutorial explains in nearly sickening detail all the internals of the cellphone and how to safely reach them in twenty easy steps.
Apple iPhone 3GA complete teardown picture gallery.
Apple iPhone 3GSA comprehensive teardown showing detailed photos of this cellphones innards.
Apple iPhone 3GSThis cellphone teardown provides a look inside the device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.
Apple iPhone 3GSThe tools required to crack the cellphone are: Phillips size 0 screwdriver, plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card, suction cup, needle/drawing pin/paperclip or something similar. First push something like a paper clip into the hole at the top of the cellphone to release the SIM holder.
Apple iPhone 4Concise battery replacement instructions with pics.
Apple iPhone 4All the tricks and tips to get this iPhone open.
Apple iPhone 4SFull HD teardown video, including directions on how to tear the device down and replace/repair the screen following this video directions you can save money with just a few minutes of work.
Apple iPhone 4SBefore starting ths complete teardown it is advisable that you backup your phone first in iTunes, as you may need to restore the phone once you've put it back together. Secondly, make note of the order and position of everything you remove. The easiest way to do, is to place the parts in the order that you have removed them.

Manufacturer Information, Customer Service

Hardware Maintenance Manual, User Guide, Service Manual

As far as I know Apple Computer Inc. doesn't provide free service manuals.


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