Hello again iPhone Fans.
I thought I'd add a few pictures of a recent iPhone 5 repair carried out by Bournemouth iPhone Repairs. I happened to take a few photos when it arrived, see below.
Here’s a picture of the glass once removed from the customer’s device:
Here’s the customer’s unit back in business:
The original home button, front camera and earpiece were swapped over to the replacement genuine Apple LCD and touchscreen module and then fitted back to the phone.
The customer was charged just £85 and was happy to have his iPhone back in once piece.
The cost of replacement parts for the iPhone are dropping daily, so please check for the latest repair price, you might be happily surprised.
If you would like your iPhone repaired please call 01202 764197 or 07887803967. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A customer brought her daughters iPod Touch in a few days ago for a screen replacement. It had been smashed for a while and the screen was being held together with sticky tape.
Above: Apple iPod Tough 4th Generation with smashed touchscreen.
Unfortunately we didn't have a white touchscreen in stock. The part was ordered the same day and turned up 2 days later. Once fitted the iPod Touch was as good as new.
Above: Apple iPod Tough 4th Generation with replacement touchscreen fitted.
The customer was charged just £50 and went away very happy!
A customer phoned up today and confessed to a DIY earpiece repair. He had dropped his iPhone 4S and the earpiece speaker had stopped working. After attempting a repair himself, he was left with a phone with a non working LCD screen, although he had successfully repaired his earpiece speaker!
After a bit of investigation, it looked as though the LCD ribbon was damaged, which meant the whole LCD/Touchscreen unit would need replacing.
The phone arrived in bits, with a few screws missing.
After a new LCD was fitted, a full 30point test was completed the phone was as good as new.
The customer was charged £65 for a new touchscreen fitted, a rubber grommet and 3 screws.
He went away very happy.
A customer bought his iPhone 4S with a broken touchscreen in today.
60 minutes later he collected his phone very happy that it looked and worked like new.
Just need to set the time and its finished.
I get asked quite frequently what the difference is between the screens we use versus the screens you can buy from eBay. The following post explains the quite subtle but very important differences.
The photo below shows the screen we use on the left and a screen you can buy on eBay on the right.
Above: Left: Bournemouth iPhone Repairs supplied screen. Right: eBay iPhone 4S Screen
The photo below shows the extra two adhesive pads added to the LCD and touchscreen connectors as fitted by Apple. These extra pads ensure that the two connectors are electrically grounded and the LCD displays a crisp picture. When the metal retaining clip is fitted, which also doubles as the wireless antenna, that the correct pressure is applied keeping them fully seated even after being dropped. Also added to the LCD screen is a new 3 piece speaker mesh assembly rather than having to reuse the existing mesh, like other repairers.
Above: A picture of an iPhone 4S screen supplied by Bournemouth iPhone Repairs
The eBay iPhone 4S screen comes supplied with no conductive pads on the touchscreen and LCD connectors. Also no speaker mesh.
Above: A picture of an iPhone 4S bought from eBay.
The photo below shows our supplied screen, it includes a UV filter and foam gasket over the proximity sensor window, the 3 piece speaker mesh fitted and a new adhesive ring around the camera lens holder.
Above: A picture of an iPhone 4S screen supplied by Bournemouth iPhone Repairs
The eBay iPhone 4S screen comes supplied with no speaker mesh, no UV light filter or foam gasket around the proximity sensor window and no ways of securing the camera lense assembly. Without the UV light filter and foam gasket the display wont turn off when you raise the phone to your face. This will generally mean you'll press the end call, mute or hold button with your cheak. Very annoying!!
Above: A picture of an iPhone 4S bought from eBay.
A customer brought their son's Apple iPod Touch 4th Generation in for repair today. It has been dropped from about waist height onto a stone floor. The iPod landed face down and smashed the glass touchscreen.
Above: iPod Touch 4th Generartopm (A1367) with smashed touchscreen
We always keep replacement screens for the latest generation iPod's and iPhones in stock. So within 2 hours it had a new touchscreen / LCD assembly fitted and looked as good as new. See below. The Customer was charged just £50, thats not bad as a replacement would have cost him closer to £200 from Apple.
Above: iPod Touch 4th Generation with new touchscreen / LCD assembly fitted.
A customer brought his iPod Touch in for a simple front glass replacement. The 2nd generation iPod Touch has a separate touchscreen and LCD module. Its possible to just replace the touchscreen, unlike the 4th and 5th generation iPod Touches where the LCD and touchscreen glass are bonded together.
Above: iPod Touch (2nd Generation) A1288 next to its original smashed touchscreen glass.
With a new touchscreen fitted, the iPod looked as good as new and at just £35 the customer was very happy!
A customer brought his daughters iPhone in with a long list of problems. Not one of the buttons worked, the WiFi reception was weak and the rear case looked tired.
Above: iPhone 3GS with a scratched and tired looking rear case.
The decision was made to replace the rear case and also the volume, mute, headphone and power button flex cable. While we were inside we also fitted a new WiFi antenna. The cost was just £55 and gave the tired looking iPhone 3GS a new lease of life. The rear cover looks brand fantastic!
Above: iPhone 3GS with a new rear case fitted, looking as good as new.
The iPhone 3GS is still fully supported by the Apple iOS updates. It will accept the latest 6.1 (link) iOS software, so there isn't any need to upgrade yet.
A customer who relied on her iPad 3 for keeping in contact with friends and organising her busy social life brought it in for repair at 11.00 today. She then went to drop her little boy off at nursery followed by a coffee with a friend at Starbucks in Westbourne.
Above: The New iPad (3rd Generation) WiFi A1407 with a smashed screen
Above: Close up of the smashed screen.
They both returned at 12.30 to pick up her iPad repaired as good as new. An iPad 3 with a new front Glass digitiser fitted quicker than finishing a cup of coffee. We even offered a 10% discount as she was a repeat customer. What more can you ask for?
Above: The New iPad (3rd Generation) A1407 with a new front touchscreen, looking as good as new.
A customer brought in her iPhone 3GS. She's had it from new and after the 24month contract wanted to use it on a sim free contract.
One problem, charging the battery every night for over two years had caused the battery to stop taking on any charge at all. Lithium-ion batteries as used in all modern mobile phones are guaranteed for around 500-750 charges. As batteries are always kept in stock, we had this phone turned around within a hour.
Above: iPhone 3GS 16GB that's stuck on the charging screen, it wont turn on and wont charge
The phone would not charge up to the magic 5% required for the phone to boot. Removing the front screen assembly, disconnecting the various FPC's and removing the main logic board reveals the battery.
With the battery removed, a replacement is fitted. With the phone reassembled and placed on charge, the phone boot up to the home screen. The customer was charged £30 and went away very happy.
Above: iPhone 3Gs with screen assembly and logic board removed, showing the battery.
A common fault with the iPhone 4 is the power button becoming stiff. Infact its not stiff at all, a small piece of plastic that bridges the gap between the micro-switch and the metal button becomes dislodged after the phone is dropped. The solution is to refit a new micro switch.
After a new micro switch is reflow end onto the flex cable, the phone is reassembled for test. The feel and operation were as new and the customer was charged £40.
Today we had an iPad 4th Generation WiFi in for repair. It’s was just a simple front digitiser repair, one problem was the availability of parts. The 4th generation iPad is the latest model and parts aren’t as common place as previous models yet!
After a screen had been sourced, it was plain sailing. Once it was finished the iPad was as good as new.
A customer brought in his recent eBay purchase. An iPhone 4 16GB in Black with a broken screen. He paid £100 for it and thought it was an absolute bargain. He booked it in for our rejuvenate service to make it look as good as new.
After assessment we had found the following problems: Front and Back screen smashed, home button and power buttons not working, a missing earpiece grill, 4 screws missing and a bent midframe. A price was agreed with the customer and the work began.
Above: iPhone 4 with a bent mid frame.
2 Days later the customer picked up their phone. It looked as good as new and had saved them £215 over a new iPhone 4 from Apple.
A customer phoned up in a panic as she had got her phone wet while walking the dog. A heavy rain shower had appeared out of nowhere causing the dog, customer and phone to become pretty wet.
She called to report that she had followed all our advice for a water damaged phone on the website and wanted to book the phone in for a water damage assessment.
Above: Water damage to iPhone 4S Touchscreen FPC
Above: Water damage to iPhone 4S LCD FPC
After stripping the logic board from the phone and looking under the microscope, it was evident what the damage was. Quite a common fault is mineral deposits to form on the LCD FPC connectors at the top of the logic board. After a quick clean with PCB cleaning solution and 24 hours drying next to the dehumidifier the LCD FPC was reflowed back onto the logic board and the phone was reassembled for test.
The phone work fined, but as always with water damaged phones a new battery was fitted. After a full test the customer was re-instated with her phone.
A customer brought their iPhone 4 in today with a proximity sensor fault. They had their screen repaired by another local repair company, all looked fine until they noticed the screen didn’t turn off during a call. This became very annoying over the following weeks where numerous times they had either ended the call or put the caller on hold by pressing buttons with their cheek.
ABOVE: iPhone 4 midframe showing front camera, Ambient Light Sensor and Proximitry Sensor.
The solution to the problem was to strip the phone, remove the new screen and fit a UV light filter and foam pad over the proximity sensor. While the phone was apart a new earpiece mesh, camera right and LCD/Touch screen FPC foam spacer pads were fitted. We always fit these parts when we fit a new screen because if Apple thought they were needed then so do we.
The customer was charged just £30 and had a phone that worked as it should.
Repair Date: 02/02/2013
A customer brought his phone to us after a DIY screen repair. He had pulled the battery connector off the main logic board while disconnecting the battery. A PCB track had been lifted and a pad pulled off. The battery on the iPhone 4 and 4S have four connections to the logic board, 2 are power and 2 are data lines used to read information from the battery. One tale tale sign that the battery connector has been damaged is the phone either restarts every 1 minute or does not charge correctly. The phone cant read the temperature of the battery and hence cant control the charging current correctly.
The solution, is to remove the old socket, replace the damaged pads or tracks and reflow a new socket back onto the board.
Parts and repair firm iResQ has been slowly building its own iPhone 5 as parts have been coming in, as shown in yesterday's photos revealing the battery installed into the rear shell alongside several other components such as the dock connector/headphone jack flex cable, external buttons flex cable, and the rear camera assembly.
iResQ has now added a front panel to the mix, providing a good overall look at the iPhone 5 with several closeup photos. The assembly is of course non-functional, as it is missing the logic board and several other components, but nearly all of the externally-visible features are in place.
Perhaps most notable is one closeup side-on shot showing the iPhone 5 laying next to an iPhone 4S on a table. The photo shows that the iPhone 5 is indeed substantially thinner than the iPhone 4S, by approximately the thickness of either the front or rear glass of the iPhone 4S. Apple's move toward thinner body components and a thinner distribution of internal components enabled by the larger surface area due to the 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5 have allowed the company to substantially shrink the device's overall thickness. Previous reports have pegged the iPhone 5 thickness at 7.6 mm, 18% thinner than the iPhone 4S at 9.3 mm.
Apple is expected to introduce the iPhone 5 at its media event scheduled for next Wednesday, September 12.
If you want to properly customise the colour of your iphone, then the only way is to replace the screen and rear glass panel for only £96 discounted from £120.
We offer the following colours:
Red, Dark Blue, Light Blue, Pink, Green, Yellow, Orange, Black and White,
If you fancy a swap of colour or have a smashed screen and want to take this chance to swap colours.
You will receive a new:
You can swap from a black to a white, white to a black or have a mixture.
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French site Nowherelse.fr is continuing its string of parts leaks surrounding the next iPhone, sharing photos [Google translation] of what it has been told is the dock connector for the cable to be paired with the next-generation iPhone. The connector portion of the cable is shown next to the USB end of the cable, giving an idea of the size of the new connector.
The site notes that it can not confirm the validity of the images, but they do appear to show some features that could be consistent with what has been claimed about the new smaller dock connector. The connector shown in the images is considerably smaller that the existing dock connector, and the metal insertion piece appears to have 8 gold pins for making contact inside the corresponding port on the device. The insertion piece also appears as if it could be inserted into the iPhone in either orientation, as has been rumored.
Text coursity of Eric Slivka @ Mac Rumours
The iPhone 5 will ship to eager Apple fans on Friday, September 21, according to sources close to Apple.
A Chinese source leaked the release date to a French website called App4Phone yesterday, providing the specific date.
The source also confirmed the new controversial port on the base of the phone, which will make older accessories obsolete unless a separate adapter is purchased.
We all know the phone as the 'iPhone 5', unless Apple decides on another moniker like it did with the iPad 3, which it officially called 'the new iPad'.
Other revelations include the headphone socket moving from the top-left of the phone to the bottom-left of the phone, and that the screen will be 3.75 inches.
This is an increase on the 3.5" of previous models, but perhaps smaller than some fans might like, after being introduced to the 4.8" screens of models like the Samsung Galaxy III or the HTC One X.
The source was an unnamed Chinese accessory manufacturer, who claimed to have been given the date directly from Apple.
So far, leaks from within Apple have suggested an October launch.
Pegatron – one of Apple's normal suppliers – has begun production of the new phone already, according to a report in DigiTimes.
The manufacturer will also be working on a smaller iPad later in the year.
The new iPhone will have an even thinner screen thanks to advances in LCD manufacturing, according to reports.
Not sure which iPhone you have? We support the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G.
Check the models out below to find out which model you have.
Released in: 2012
Model Number: A1XXX (See rear of phone)
Available in: 32GB | 64GB
How to Tell: The iPhone is taller than a iPhone 4 and comes with a unibody design.
Released in: 2011
Model Number: A1387 (See rear of phone)
Available in: 16GB | 32GB | 64GB
How to Tell: There is a black bar on the mid frame just above the mute toggle.
Released in: 2011
Model Number: A1332 (See rear of phone)
Available in: 16GB | 32GB
How to tell: There is no black bar on the mid frame above the mute toggle.
Released in: 2009
Model Number: A1303 (see rear of phone)
Available in: 16GB | 32GB
How to tell: The small writing on the back at the bottom is chrome (metallic).
Released In: 2009
Model Number: A1324 (see rear of phone)
Available in: 8GB | 16GB
How to tell: The small writing on the back at the bottom is matte (dull
Released In: 2008
Model Number: A (see rear of phone)
Available in: 4GB | 8GB
How to tell: The back of the phone is silver in colour