In efforts to show people the best way to save an iPhone 4 from death after water damage, we have decide to drop a custom white iPhone 4 in water and repair it. We offer the white iPhone 4 conversion service for anyone who is interested.


Steps to take:

As we told you in our last iPhone water damage video, make sure the iPhone is powered off. If you get a white pinwheel on the screen and it won’t turn of, you hold down the power button and home button until it turns off.

Next you remove the back cover by removing the 2 screws at the bottom of the iPhone 4 to expose the internals.

11 screws total hold the board in the housing.

Be sure to remove the SIM card tray.

Let sit for 24-48 hours before reassembling.

Hopefully your DIY iPhone repair goes smoothly. If you have questions or professionals helping to insure the safety of your phone, give us a call.

 

Our iPhone water damage success rate is better than the competition because of our process to reduce the amount of corrosion. Some business may claim a high rate of success but we know that in addition to our quality parts, it is through our system that your iPhone 4 has the best chance of survival.

The main thing is to dry your iPhone as quickly as possible.

iFixYouri’s iPhone water damage repair service has a 90% success rate at fully repairing your water damaged iPhone. We lead the industry in liquid damage with our state of the art equipment, processes, and procedures that will get your phone back to working condition.  From phones going in the washing machine to swimming in the ocean, we have you covered. Select your model iPhone below to begin the repair process.

iPhone 4 Water Damage Repair

 

iPhone 3Gs Water Damage Repair

 

iPhone 3G Water Damage Repair

We have detailed closely our ability to break the iPhone 4 on concrete, with a protective bumper and without. You can check out our video section for all of our film sessions. The bumper does not seem to make much of a difference in protecting from glass damage. When the iPhone 4 screen breaks, the LCD behind it is also ruined. This raises the overall cost of iPhone parts needed and make the DIY iPhone 4 repair process much more difficult. Lucky for those who break an iPhone, the techs at iFixyouri.com have seen it all and repair almost everything.

The video below is our demonstration on how to fix the iPhone 4 yourself. Before any DIY repair you need to make sure you have the correct tools and parts needed for successful repair.

After doing the iPhone 4 drop test, we decided to make yet another video of us fixing the poor poor iPhone 4. Sit back and enjoy!

Parts Needed for DIY iPhone 4 screen repair:

Glass Kit

Repair tools needed:

Precision Screwdriver
Plastic Spudger

Remember: STAY GROUNDED – Be sure you are electrostatic discharge(ESD) safe. We always use static mats w/ a wrist strap to be sure we’re properly grounded!

We have heard a lot of talk about the iPhone 4 bumper helping with reception problems but now we test it to see if it can prevent glass and LCD damage. The results are not good for iPhone 4 owners who just got a protective bumper, as the 3rd drop on concrete resulted in a shattered screen. The iPhone 4 repair team is on standby to answer any questions and as you see in the video below, for good reason.

Going back to our first test, it was noted that the i4 glass sit on top of the frame, rather than inset like the 3g and 3gs. This fact, along with glass on both sides of the iPhone 4, makes broken glass on the i4 a common reality. The protective bumper is the same bumper that is supposed to help with the much publicized iPhone 4 antenna.

We’ve have known for a little while now that iPhone 4 bumpers do not offer all of the protection needed because customers have called in an told us.  Although it does not take a video by iFixyouri to inform you that dropping your new iPhone 4 on concrete is a bad idea, hopefully this video squashed any doubts as to the bumpers effectiveness.  A DIY fix for any type of cracked glass on an i4 screen can be difficult.

Other Tests

We have now performed three tests on the iPhone 4. The first was with the parts (frame, glass) but not the guts. The next one was with a new iPhone 4. The latest was with an iPhone 4 with the bumper. In comparing the 3 tests, we can’t find much of a difference.  What really matters is how you drop it. If it hits on a corner you may get out of trouble completely, or with just a scuff mark. If it drops on the glass though, on top of concrete, you could be in serious trouble. This scenario is very likely every time you get out of your car.

We also performed an iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G test with protective cases and instead of the glass breaking, there was LCD damage on the fifth and sixth drop, respectively.

Our iPhone repair technicians are trained to help both repair broken iPhones and help those looking for DIY repair solutions. Let us know if you have any questions, as it is our goal to provide customers with the best decisions possible.  Often times we get calls from customers who have ordered a wrong iPhone parts or made a broken iPhone worse.  Don’t let it happen to you and call now!

There were the days of hopes and dreams of a shatter proof iPhone glass. During the WWDC Jobs spoke of the glass as being Engineered Glass.

All the breakthrough technology in iPhone 4 is situated between two glossy panels of aluminosilicate glass — the same type of glass used in the windshields of helicopters and high-speed trains. Chemically strengthened to be 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic, the glass is ultradurable and more scratch resistant than ever. It’s also recyclable.

We are seeing such a high iPhone 4 repair demand for glass replacement already, as well as the back glass replacement. The iPhone is not even a week old and we’re already seeing this as a major, major problem, but now with 2 times as much glass as before.

One customer contact us stating that he had left his iPhone 4 sitting in his car, which got hot, and well, when he returned, he was in need of an iPhone screen repair. The heat had actually cause the screen to crack. Our thoughts on this are that the metal frame got so hot that it heated the glass up to an unstable temperature, and it cracked.

Another customer had the iPhone in his lap and got out of the car, where it fell a mere 2 ft and put a hairline crack right through the front glass.

iFixYouri has already had numerous orders come in for both front and back glass using our mail-in service. We will continue to honor our iPhone 4 Repair service and uphold and maintain the high standard of service that we consider common practice while adjusting to a new product.

With such a high demand already for the iPhone 4 glass repair and a limited number of repairs available due to the current supply of parts on the market, we will be regularly updating our blog with info on iPhone 4 parts and repair service status. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions. Under the iPhone 4 product page, we’ll be listing if any repairs are currently on back order.

About a week ago a few of the techs and I decided to drop test an iPhone 4 to test screen damage resistance (we had a full iPhone, minus the motherboard). This test came under scrutiny since there was no ‘video’ proof and the iPhone parts used were questioned. We did not use any hammers, ice picks, or axes to break it. Just gravity. We did not throw it or spike it.

We told everyone that once we have a full iPhone, functioning, we’d be posting a video of us drop testing. The test was completed on a sunny afternoon in Florida, behind our repair facility. The area where it was dropped was free of pebbles and/or small rocks. It was a flat surface out in our parking lot. The height it was performed at, was about the level where you would be holding the phone out in front of you.

Well, the day has come, we have a complete working iPhone, straight from Apple, in our hands today. We disassembled it, took some pictures, reassembled it, showed that it works and that it is a functioning iPhone in the video. This video is completely unedited. What you are about to see is heart breaking. Our next step will be to perform and iPhone repair to show how we can clean up a broken iPhone 4 screen when suffering glass damage.

****WARNING – THE VIDEO YOU ARE ABOUT TO VIEW CONTAINS SOME GRAPHIC SCENES. IT IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART*****

All the hype going on right now is about the new iPhone 4, all the great new features, and Apple raising the bar a notch to its competition.

We received our FULL, circuit board included, iPhone 4 quite early this morning and rather than playing with all the new features, we tore it down to its bare components. How it comes apart and gets put back together is determines the iPhone repair process and that’s what really excites us.

First thing we noticed is how solid it felt. It feels heavier, and definitely more durable (feels is the key word here).

Taking the back cover off reveals a battery, like most other phones on the market today. This battery actually comes out with ease. The iPhone 4 is manufactured in a way that is opposite of the 3G, and 3Gs, but similar to the original 2G iPhone. Let me explain what I mean here….

iPhone 2G/iPhone 4 – In the manufacturing process, the Glass is the first part that is assembled to the chassis/frame, followed by the internals, and last the battery then the back cover.

iPhone 3G/iPhone 3Gs – The back cover is the first part assembled, then battery followed by the internals. The glass is the last part that goes in.

With iPhone 4 Repair for screen damage, this makes the process a bit more difficult, time consuming, and costly as the iPhone needs to be completely torn down to change out the glass.

After removing the battery we moved on to other iPhone 4 parts, we removed the lower speaker, charging port, and gently removed the logic board. With the logic board removed, you have access to the cameras, power button, ear piece speaker, volume controls and all the screws that hold the screen in place. Once all the screws are removed, the glass has a bit of adhessive that holds the screen to the frame snuggly.

The frame is a piece to marvel at. The intricate design and how everything pieces together is quite amazing.

In addition to the manufacturing of the phone gearing back towards the ways of the original iPhone, Apple decided to go ahead and use a mass amount of new screws that we have not seen before. As if the tiny screws that were used before weren’t pain enough, now they threw in some washers that help in holding the glass in place.

The steel body, combined with the sleek glass on front and back, we’d say that Apple hit yet another home run with this one.

Repairs on this new phone should not be left to amateurs. The mass of new screws, connectors, odd shaped circuit board(to maximize real estate), make this a tricky repair. Any and all measures to prevent electrostatic discharge(ESD) should be taken when cracking this open. Our technicians are always grounded when working on phones, and are only permitted to work in ESD safe areas.

Many different types of drops will shatter your dear phone’s glass leaving it in need of an iPhone screen repair.

We’ve seen every type of drop imaginable, from sitting on it, to your iPhone leaping out your hands and out the window of your car at high speeds. It can, and will happen.

A chip here or a crack there,  iPhone glass breaks in many different ways. It’s painful to see your companion, also known as iPhone, get hurt and go through so much pain. We know, because we have been there too! All is okay though because we are here to make the iPhone repair process as painless as possible.

The process to get it fixed is quite simple.

  1. Determine what model iPhone you have
    • iPhone 3G or iPhone 3Gs – On the back side of the phone, you’ll see a stamp on the back that says 8Gb, 16Gb, or 32Gb
      • 8Gb – 3G or 2g
        • 2G – Aluminum back housing
        • 3G – Black Plastic back housing
      • 16Gb – 3G or 3Gs
        • 3G – The words written on the back are a flat gray paint.
        • 3Gs – The words written on the back are a reflective, chrome-like paint.
      • 32Gb - 3Gs only
  2. Based on the model, select iPhone 3G Glass Repair or iPhone 3Gs Glass Repair
  3. Add the selected repair to your shopping cart.
  4. Proceed to checkout
  5. Once checkout is complete, ship your iPhone to our National Repair Facility located in Florida.
  6. We’ll receive your iPhone, fix it, and ship it back out to you before the close of the same business day.

Glass and LCD Repairs received by 1pm will be fixed and shipped back out the same day. Please include your name and contact information inside the box when sending your iPhone into us. Also, we do ask that you hold onto your SIM card, as we have no need for it and you can put it in a spare phone while yours is getting fixed.

You can have your glass repaired complete and back in your hands in as little as 36 hours. Our iPhone Screen Repair service is so fast you’ll never even know if was gone! We strive for quick, low-cost repairs, all while doing continuous improvements in our processes to maintain and uphold quality services for our customers. With a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you can rest peacefully knowing that the best iPhone parts, combined with the highest skilled technicians in the industry, will get your broken iPhone back to perfect working condition, quickly.

We offer FREE FedEx return shipping and a 1 year warranty on all glass repairs, insuring that your repair will be delivered on-time and last!

For added protection, we now offer an iPhone Protection Plan to save you some $$$ the next time your iPhone decides to take a leap towards the ground or go for a swim.

iPhone 4 test images

On June 10, 2010, in Apple, iPhone Repair, Repair Parts, by Staff

The iPhone 4 tests we’ve performed here at iFix have come under scrutiny from some dark and remote places on the interwebs, and we are here to say, check yo’self.

The tests performed we’re done with Apple iPhone 4 parts direct from the manufacturer. These images were taken after a series of well controlled tests performed by our stylish and intelligent staff. The drops were made from a distance of three and a half feet, or about the height of a six foot person dropping the phone from their pocket, or a drunk chick sliding one off the bar.

Here’s what’s up….

The main thing that is adding confusion is ‘how many drop tests were performed?’

There were two total tests complete.

First round broke on the 3rd drop, on concrete, flat. As stated.

Second test, as requested by readers, was another test to see if it would break on different surfaces(carpet/concrete) if it hit the corner, fumbled, etc. It broke on the 7th, hitting the top left corner, on concrete. The second drop test is not pictured yet.

For the second test…The glass survived all drops onto carpet, and survived six angled drops onto concrete, but when dropped flat down the glass shattered. The seventh angled drop onto concrete broke the glass as well, but your local retired NFL lineman can tell you all about cumulative damage.

The following pictures(of the glass from the first drop test) ought to silence some of the doubters. You will see that these are high quality parts, note the laser etching on the digitizer cable, and front camera hole in the test glass. We’re too legit, you must acquit.  More images to come.

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