Repair

How to fix cellular antenna reception problems on a Verizon or Sprint iPhone 4

If you can't seem to obtain a signal on your Verizon or Sprint iPhone 4, it may mean that you have a faulty cellular antenna. DIY replacing it is a relatively straight-forward repair that isn't too difficult. If you're out of warranty, it's also a much cheaper option than purchasing a new iPhone or paying for a replacement.

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How to fix a cracked or broken screen on the Verizon or Sprint iPhone 4

If you've accidentally cracked the screen on your Verizon or Sprint iPhone 4, or it's just stopped responding, and you don't want to pony up the money for a new CDMA iPhone just yet, you can DIY repair it. If you feel pretty confident that, with a little ninja daring, we can walk you through how to do an iPhone 4 screen replacement all on your own.

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How to DIY replace the vibrator assembly in an iPhone 3G & iPhone 3GS

If your iPhone 3G or 3GS isn't vibrating even when it silent mode, the vibrator assembly motor may have burnt out. Lucky, it's a quick and easy DIY repair that most users can handle on their own. Here's how.

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How to replace the earpiece speaker on your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS

"If you can't hear anything when on a call, odds are your earpiece speaker is malfunctioning. Luckily, it's a relatively easy thing to fix."

Replacing the earpiece speaker in your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS is one of the easier DIY repairs. If you aren't ready to shell out the cash for a new iPhone just yet, you should be able to easily and successfully replace the speaker on your existing iPhone all on your own.

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How to choose the best quality color mod parts for your iPhone 4

Just because Apple never made colored iPhone parts doesn't mean you can't find good ones if you know what you're looking for.

If you have an iPhone 4 and you want to swap out the standard Apple black or white backplate for something more colorful -- like red or blue -- it can be a challenge to find the best, high quality parts. Backplate swaps especially are an easy DIY project, but you want to pay careful attention to the supplier, the materials they're using, the specific model of iPhone 4 you're ordering for (AT&T/GSM is different than Verizon/Sprint/CDMA), and that you have all the tools you need for the job.

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Weekly Mod: how to replace the camera in an iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS

If your camera in your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS has stopped functioning you can DIY repair it in about 20 minutes and it'll cost you far less than putting out the money for a new iPhone. We can walk you through the repair from start to finish as well as recommend where to get quality parts and tools to get the job done right.

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Warning: WD-40 will not fix your Home button, may damage your iPhone or iPad

Do not -- repeat -- do NOT put WD-40 or any such substance in your iPhone or iPad -- it won't permenantly fix your Home button and may, in fact, damage it far worse. The idea that repeatedly squirting WD-40 into your iPhone or iPad Home button could fix responsiveness began floating around the internet last month and has gotten some attention -- that needs to be stopped immediately. Keep in mind we're huge fans of DIY repair here at iMore. We have a weekly column focused on DIY repair. But putting WD-40 is not DIY repair. It's dangerous, particularly for iPhones and iPads that are built with moving, plastic parts.

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How to replace a GSM/AT&T iPhone 4 speaker assembly and cellular antenna [Weekly mod]

Having speaker or cellular reception issues on your iPhone 4 and want to DIY repair it yourself? Luckily we can walk you through the process and give you advice on where to get parts and tools from.

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Weekly Mod: How to replace the Home button on an AT&T/GSM iPhone 4

The iPhone 4 is known to have issues when it comes to the home button -- all that double-clicking for multitasking seems to have come at a price! This is probably the reason they redesigned the home button assembly in the iPhone 4S. If your GSM iPhone 4 home button has become unresponsive or loose, a DIY repair is something you can perform with the right tools and about 45 minutes of your time.

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Weekly Mod: How to replace the dock assembly on an iPhone 3G & iPhone 3GS

If your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS is having trouble charging, picking up a signal, or has a dead mic or speaker - replacing the dock assembly should remedy any of these problems. A DIY dock assembly repair is an easy enough fix if you've got the right tools and about thirty minutes to spare.

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