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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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Apple should make the iPad user-serviceable

The new iPad and the iPad 2 are very simliar in form factor. They're actually almost impossible to tell apart from a the outside with the exception of a slight difference in thickness. That's disappointing, because I was really hoping Apple would change the way the new iPad was constructed and make it more user-serviceable.

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How to fix the proximity sensor cable on an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G

If you're having issues with the proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, or earpiece speaker on your iPhone 3GS or iPhone 3G, the proximity sensor cable may just be the actual culprit. Luckily, a proximity sensor cable is inexpensive and relatively easy to replace.

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How to DIY replace an iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS LCD screen

The iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS are some of the easiest iOS devices to DIY repair. With the right tools and parts, swapping out your bad LCD for a brand new one is a pretty easy and much cheaper than purchasing a new iPhone.

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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 check for water damage before purchasing a used iPhone 4

"Checking for water damage is pretty simple and something everyone should do before forking over your hard earned cash for a second-hand iPhone 4."

If you're trying to save some money and are in the market to purchase a used iPhone 4 from either Craigslist, eBay, or some other local or online seller, one of the first things you'll want to do is check for any signs of water damage. I see several people in my office each week that purchased used iPhones that mysteriously quit working after a few days. As much as we'd like to believe there aren't people out there who would sell us broken or water damaged devices, it happens every day.

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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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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 DIY repair a broken screen on an AT&T/GSM iPhone 4

Have a shattered or unresponsive screen on your GSM iPhone 4 and need to know how to DIY repair it? If you don't want to put out the extra cash for a new phone and feel pretty confident in your repair skills, we can walk you through how to fix your iPhone 4 on your own.

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