Back from the dead

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  1. itwasntme

    itwasntme New Member

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    First, we still need parts so if you have any: http://www.modmyifone.com/forums/buy-sell-trade/324921-lets-help-lt-out-some-donor-parts.html


    Ok so last week a dude comes on the forum and says his phone is acting up so he needs some help getting his data off the HD since he destroyed the phone trying to open it. I volunteer to help him since I am an E.E.

    Today the phone shows up... OMG....LOL! Frame twisted, all the ribbon cables ripped in half, screen broken, antenna cables crushed.... This phone is TOAST.

    Problem is I can't just walk away from the phone and trash it because I promised to help so I begin a rescue mission to raise the dead and this one is really putting my talents to the test.

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    Well........

    I sat down and lit a smoke, scattered the parts out across the desk and stared at this hunk of parts for a good 30 minutes trying to form a game plan. With all the plastic guts twisted and malformed, the metal framework warped, and all the ribbon cables cut, plus the antenna wires crushed and shorting out.......... I decided to have a second smoke.

    After 4 hours under the O'Scope, the Weller, and the magnifying glass......


    ladies and germs................


    The dead arises..........



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    .....as an update I reformed the back shell to fit properly also. :)

    He got his data, and I got a free 8 gig.
     
  2. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    wow impressive. Let me guess, he ran over his phone?
     
  3. omgwtfbbqryan

    omgwtfbbqryan OT Supporter

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  4. itwasntme

    itwasntme New Member

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    I can't help but think there's something else I could be doing here..........
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    Oh, wait.... there is :big grin:




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  6. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    lol @ nothing in it for you :)
     
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  8. Pitt

    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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    :io: for later
     
  9. Ferrari430

    Ferrari430 New Member

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    Impressive man. With the new screen that you made fit..Does the touch function still work and all that? I'm not familiar with how that works.
     
  10. itwasntme

    itwasntme New Member

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    There's a part called a digitizer that runs around the screen face inside on the glass. It's basically a ribbon cable. Senses touch. Very thin and very delicate. Makes my nuts sweat just thinking about it....... If I get it off clean...... all good. If I break it....... $100 for a new screen and digitizer.
     
  11. Drloveless

    Drloveless Mac Crew

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    ebay sells COMPLETE iphone case replacements now, got myself the green one.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/iPhone-Back-Metal-Housing-Silver-Lens-and-Antenna-Cover_W0QQitemZ110290014191QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item110290014191&_trkparms=72%3A1205|39%3A1|66%3A2|65%3A12|240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

    example. They sell the kits with everything, even a sim tray. I ordered the complete for $50, looks great and now fully custom too! :)

    enjoy!
     
  12. FidizzyTypeS

    FidizzyTypeS Gimme Dem Scones!! OT Supporter

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    dude what themes are those?
     

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