Repairing electronic devices could be considered an art. It requires patience and great care so that nothing else is broken and everything works as before. It is more common to see home repairs of computers than smartphones. The latter have small, delicate components , and a slight tug could break the cable connecting the display panel to the motherboard, or disconnect the camera or speaker.
Smartphones with a removable back cover are easier to repair, but there are few of them left. Most manufacturers opt to create them with one-piece metal bodies that prevent, for example, the battery from being removed.
The Apple iPhone has never had a removable cover, so the slightest repair requires disassembly of the device . Being an expensive mobile phone, one is afraid of damaging it even more if one tries to fix it. Luckily, the guys at iFixit make available repair manuals for all iPhones that have come on the market.
At iFixit, they evaluate the reparability of products from Apple and other manufacturers such as GoPro. If it is possible to fix certain aspects of the device by the user himself without having to go to a technical center, they also explain the process. In addition, sell their own repair kits with everything needed to perform the repairs successfully.
With just a tap on one of the iPhones in the list we will have access to all sections of the phone, the estimated time of repair, the degree of difficulty and other variables. For example, if we’re interested in replacing the iPhone 8 battery we’ll be shown the process step by step and we’ll have the possibility to buy the tools and the battery from the website.
If you have a broken device and want to repair it, no matter how good a guide is and how clever you think you are, it’s always best to take it to the Apple Store or an authorized dealer .