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    Default Iphone 4S screen replacement

    Anyone every done this before? I watched a few videos. And damn...I didn't realized you had to take the whole damn phone and every little piece completely apart. And those little screws....I got big hands!

    Any pointers?
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    Take it to a local mall and have someone do it. ;)

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    It only took me 6 hours to do it and I swore never again. Unless you have a jewelers magnifier it is hard to see what you are doing with the tiny screws involved.

    Once you have done it, it is heart warming to know that Chinese women with tiny little fingers and x-ray vision are sacrificing their talents for those of us with huge appetites for their wares. I guess if it came down to it, I would replace mine again if needed. I did get a case for it after the fall.

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    Just follow iFixit's online tutorial. I repaired an iPhone 4 about a year or so ago, and it took about an hour from start to finish (taking my time since it was my first go at it). Last week, I used iFixit's online tutorial to completely disassemble my Mac mini to install an SSD into it; it took about an hour or so as well. All you're doing is following instructions. If you have the proper tools and can follow instructions, you'll be fine.

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    Thanks! I can follow directions....no matter what my wife says. hehe And the screen came with all the tools needed. Think I need to get hold of a magnifying glass first though.
    --Gary--

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    I run a couple cell phone repair shops, if you have any trouble I'd be happy to help. If it seems too much of a pain in the arse, you're more than welcome to send it to me with the parts and I'll ship it back same day, no cost for Polk brethren.


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    Wow. What a nice guy! Almost Karma like? Peace. D

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    Dave that is very cool of you! I plan to take a jab at doing it this Friday when I am off work. And before the Guiness start calling out to me. ;)

    If I get in over my head I might just take you up on that offer. :)
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    No worries Gary, I can message you my cell number in case you hit a snag. Happy to help.


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    Well I got it replaced this evening. Only 3.5 hours to do it! I can say that if it happens again to my wife or daughters iphone. I will take it or send it somewhere to get replaced! lol

    Got me wondering though...how the heck to they machine screws that dang small!
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    It didn't seem like that hard a job.

    But then I worked for Hasselblad for thirty years repairing cameras and lenses. I am used to working with .7mm (and smaller) screws and only touching anything with tweezers and looking through jewelers loops and lighted magnifiers. I still have a set of German taps and dies that start at 2.3mm and go down to. .2mm

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