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iPhone DIY repair

How to replace your iPhone's dock connector: The ultimate guide

Everything you need to know to DIY repair a broken dock connector in your iPhone

There are lots of things that can go wrong with the dock connector in your iPhone. Bad chargers can cause pins to break off, water or moisture can leave your iPhone unable to charge, among many other issues that could arise. No matter what the issue is, replacing the dock connector assembly should fix the problem. A DIY iPhone repair will also cost you far less than the price of a new iPhone. So if you think it's worth a shot, follow along and we'll walk you through fixing your dock connector step by step!

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How to fix a broken Home button in the iPhone 5c

iPhones have always been prone to Home button issues and the iPhone 5c isn't any exception. Since it's the most used button, it's not uncommon that it should wear over time. However, if you're out of warranty and not ready for a new iPhone, a replacement could cost a few hundred dollars. Luckily, a DIY Home button replacement on an iPhone 5c isn't very hard at all and only costs a couple bucks. So if your Home button isn't registering presses anymore or doesn't work as good as it should, follow along and we'll help you replace it!

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How to replace the front-facing FaceTime camera in an iPhone 5s

Have an iPhone 5s with a busted front-facing camera? Whether you have lines through the screen when trying to take selfies or the camera just won't seem to turn around, all of these can be signs that it needs to be replaced. Luckily, since it's simply attached to the front display, replacing an iPhone 5s FaceTime camera is a relatively easy iPhone DIY repair to perform on your own. Not only can we walk you through step-by-step, we can also link you to high quality parts and tools to get the job done right!

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How to replace the rear iSight camera in an iPhone 5s

If you're having issues with the rear iSight camera in your iPhone 5s, a DIY repair is always an option, and in this particular case, it's not a terribly hard one either. Symptoms of a defective rear camera include purple spots on the lens that shows up in photos, lines through photos, issues with the Camera app freezing and never opening, and even blacked out photos appearing in the Photos app. Regardless what symptom you're experiencing, we can walk you through how to replace the camera in your iPhone 5s in less than 60 minutes, and for far less money than what a new iPhone would cost.

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How to replace a stuck or broken iPhone power button: The ultimate guide

Everything you need to know to DIY (do-it-yourself) repair a stuck or broken power button in your iPhone!

The iPhone has been plagued with power button issues since the debut of the iPhone 4. We've seen complaints from many readers that their iPhone power buttons are completely recessed and no longer register when pressed. In some cases, they'll still respond but you have to press extremely hard. In severe cases, the power button actually recesses into the casing. The iPhone 5 power button failed enough that Apple issued a replacement program. Unfortunately, that only extends to certain owners, and in certain countries, which leaves DIY repair as the most cost effective option.

Luckily, that's where iMore comes in! No matter what iPhone you have, we can walk you through how to troubleshoot and fix a stuck power button!

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How to fix a broken vibrator in your iPhone 5

If the switch on your iPhone 5 seems to be working okay but the vibration feature just isn't working, it's possible that the vibrator motor itself is burnt out. Luckily, a DIY repair isn't terribly hard and will cost you a lot less cash than a brand new iPhone. Follow along for step by step instructions on how to replace it yourself.

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How to DIY repair a stuck or broken iPhone 4S power button

The iPhone has been prone to power button issues ever since the iPhone 4 made its appearance. As it turns out, the iPhone 4S isn't immune from stuck power buttons either. Over time, the cable wears down and causes the actual power button to become harder and harder to press. In some cases, it becomes completely recessed resulting in presses not even registering.

If this issue sounds like something you're iPhone 4S is experiencing, a DIY repair can get it back to normal with some patience and the right tools. It'll also cost a heck of a lot less than a brand new iPhone.

If you're up for it, follow along. And if you're not, follow along anyways and we'll refer you to the professionals that can do the repair for you.

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How to replace a broken iPhone, iPod, or iPad screen: The ultimate guide

The most common DIY repair anyone will ever have to do on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is a screen replacement. Most likely, you've cracked the screen accidentally and you need to just replace it with a new, unbroken one. While some iDevice screens are extremely easy to change out, others aren't quite that simple.

Regardless, iMore is here to help and we can walk you through screen repairs on almost all models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Not only that, we'll give you links to the parts and tools you need from suppliers we trust. From start to finish and component to component, this is your go-to guide for everything screen repair.

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How to replace the vibrator assembly in an iPhone 4S

If you've got an iPhone 4S that's out of warranty and the vibration function has stopped working or is very faint, odds are you need a new vibrator assembly. A DIY repair isn't too terribly difficult and will cost you far less than a new iPhone.

Follow along and we'll help you replace the vibrator assembly and keep your iPhone 4S going strong for even longer.

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