How to fix your Smartphones and Gadgets Yourself!
As you may or may not already know, Will at iCloudlogin is always dropping his iPhone and smashing his screen. The cost of repairs is getting him down. So this time he has vowed to fix it himself. He’s done loads of research on the best routes into doing it and he came across this brilliant site called ‘iFix it’.
They have endless videos on how to fix various gadgets and devices, and a catalogue of loads of parts and manuals, so if you need to fix your own iPhone yourself, or find yourself asking “How do I fix my iPhone”, then this article is made for you.
What You Will Need
Having been in touch with the iFix it guys, we’ve found out their most popular product is their Pro Tech Toolkit which basically gives you every possible gadget (there are 70 tools in there) you need to fix all of your devices (laptops, smart phones, etc) and contains the following bits of kit:
- 54 Bit Driver Kit – all the bits needed for repairs on small electronics
- 2x Plastic Opening Tools – soft plastic prying tools
- Precision Tweezers Set – assortment of ESD safe precision tweezers
- Tech Knife – Razor knife for scraping and cutting tasks
- Anti-Static Wrist Strap – protection for circuits against static electricity
- Small Suction Cup – suction cup for holding onto things lacking handles
- Spudger – handy tool for poking, prying, flipping, and opening
- Metal Spudger Set – assortment of metal poking and prying tools
- iFixit 6 Inch Metal Ruler – steel ruler for easily measuring parts
- iFixit Pro Tech Tool Roll – cloth roll designed to hold the Pro Tech Toolkit
But do a little research first into the specific repair you need to do, because they have all kinds of kits that will help you to fix your phone yourself! And the best bit is – it looks pretty easy.
“The Ultimate Electronics Repair Kit”
Check out what you get:
You may even be able to set up a local repair shop with this kit!
Repairing your iPhone
If you’re looking for anything to do with fixing an iPhone, click here for a selection of tools and manuals on every possible area of iPhone repair, it has everything you need.
Most Common Repairs
As we have noticed in our office at iCloud Login, Will smashes his screen more often than Harry Styles gets laid (well, not quite) so we thought we’d give you a quick lowdown on how to replace your display screen. As not everyone has the latest models, we’ll show you how to replace an iPhone 4 Display Assembly (the front panel…you know, the bit that smashes when you drop it).
There are step by step instructions available at the iFix it website, but here’s a how-to video for you to see how easy it is:
But the great thing about iFix it is that it’s not just about replacing iPhones, they cover all sorts of smart phone models, and they also deal with Macs, games consoles, cameras and other appliances.
Repairing your Mac
If you want to repair your Mac, simply visit the iFix it website and you can choose whether or not you’re using a desktop or laptop computer, you can select your model and find a detailed repair guide.
There are so many options, you will literally be able to fix any problem you might have, and you’ll be able to source the parts via iFix it. Are you picking up on the excitement we are experiencing in the office today? THIS IS LIFE CHANGING!!
For example, if you’ve got problems with your hard drive, here’s one of their videos on how to replace your hard drive in a Macbook Pro 13″ Unibody:
I for one have ruined too many Macs with the accidental spillage of red wine (2 Macbook Pro’s to be precise), so this is something I will definitely be using – if I ever allow myself to drink red wine next to my Mac again!
Repairing your Games Console
Ok so they have so many repair guides, you’re going to want to go to the iFix it site and select your games console from the list of options – they have guides for Nintendo, Microsoft, Sega and lots of other retro games consoles.
For a quick example, here’s a video showing you how to fix the yellow light of death on a Playstation 3:
Seriously, we urge you to go to their site and have a look – it’s the dawn of a new technological era – we no longer have to reply on the Apple Store and other manufacturers to fix our much loved but often dropped/damaged devices!!!
Good luck, and please let us know how you get on!
All the best with your DIY tech repairs!
Love Penny x