iPhone DIY repair

iPhone DIY repair: Ultimate guide to replacing broken dock connectors

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, and more. There are lots of symptoms and problems that can arise that would warrant a DIY repair.

The dock connector in certain models can also affect other functions such as producing sound issues in the iPhone 4 and 4S. Regardless what model iPhone you have, we can walk you through how to replace the dock connector step by step. We'll also give you links to parts and tools from the suppliers we trust.

So if you're experiencing dock connector or charging issues, follow along to find the guides that'll get you back in working order in no time.

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iPhone DIY repair: Ultimate guide to fixing stuck or broken power buttons

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. In our experience, power button issues are almost as prevalent as home button issues. As it turns out, the power button itself isn't the culprit at all, the flex cable that sits underneath it is. After so many presses, it just becomes worn down and too thin.

Fortunately, a DIY repair can breath new life into your malfunctioning power button. It'll cost you a lot less than a brand new iPhone and give you lots more life out of your existing one. Regardless which iPhone you have, we've got the guide for you including step by step instructions and links to parts and tools for the suppliers we trust.

If you've got your DIY ninja pants handy, get 'em on and follow along...

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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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iPhone DIY repair: Ultimate guide to fixing broken or unresponsive Home buttons

If you've owned iPhones over the years, you're probably familiar with Home button quirks. Since the Home button is the most used button on the device, and the only one you use for actual operation, it's typically the quickest to wear down and cause you problems. And no, WD-40 is not the answer. Regardless what iPhone model you have, it is possible to fix a malfunctioning Home button the right way.

We can walk you through not only how to replace the components that are causing the issue, but where to get quality parts and tools from the suppliers we trust. If you're not quite ready to give up your current iPhone and you're up to the challenge, follow along and we'll help you get your Home button back in working order in no time.

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iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch DIY repair: Ultimate guide to replacing broken screens

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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