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The Unauthorized Guide to Iphone, Ipad, and iPod Repair: A DIY Guide to Extending the Life of Your Idevices!by Timothy L. Warner
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DON’T JUNK IT, FIX IT--AND SAVE A FORTUNE!
The only reference & tutorial of its kind--in full color!
Fix your own iPhone, iPad, or iPod with secret repair knowledge Apple doesn’t want you to have! This groundbreaking, full-color book shows you how to resurrect expensive Apple mobile iDevices you thought were dead for good, and save a fortune.
Apple Certified Repair Technician Timothy L. Warner demystifies everything about iDevice repair, presenting simple, step-by-step procedures and hundreds of crisp, detailed, full-color photos.
He’ll walk you through safely taking apart your iDevice, replacing what’s broken, and reliably reassembling it. You’ll learn where to get the tools and exactly how to use them. Warner even reveals sources for broken Apple devices you can fix at low cost--for yourself, or even for resale!
Replace All These iDevice Components:
• SIM card
• Logic board
• Dock connector
Take Apart, Fix, and Reassemble:
• iPod nano (5th & 7th Gen)
• iPod touch (4th & 5th Gen)
• iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S, & 5)
• iPad (iPad 2, iPad 4th Gen, & iPad mini)
Fix Common Software-Related Failures:
• Emergency data recovery
• Carrier unlocking
Do What Apple Never Intended:
• Resurrect a waterlogged iDevice
• Prepare an iDevice for resale
• Install non-Apple Store apps
• Perform out-of-warranty repairs
All technical content reviewed & approved by iFixit, world leader in iDevice parts, tools, and repair tutorials!
Most iOS device troubleshooting books focus on software; for instance, how to restore apps or system software by using iTunes. By contrast, this title focuses principally on iDevice hardware. This subject, until now, has remained a “black box” to everyone but authorized Apple service technicians. While most of us love all things Apple and would rather fling ourselves from a rooftop than part ways with our iPods, iPhones, and iPads, we also understand that Apple devices are expensive to purchase and once "dead" are brutally cost-restrictive to replace. That is, unless you have the know-how to perform a do-it-yourself (DIY) repair!
This book serves both as a technical reference as well as a tutorial. The Unauthorized Guide to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Repair contains dozens of full-color, crisply detailed images that demonstrate in user-friendly terms how iDevice teardown and parts replacement works. Tim Warner explains exactly which tools are needed to repair iDevices, and he points readers to reputable sources from whom readers can purchase these tools. The book also teaches readers where they can go in person or online to harvest old and supposedly broken iDevices, which they can turn into functional units for personal use or for resale.
The technical content in The Unauthorized Guide to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Repair is guaranteed by iFixit, a world-leader in providing the public with iDevice parts, tools, and repair tutorials.
About the Author
Timothy L. Warner is an IT professional and technical trainer based in Nashville, TN. As Director of Technology for a progressive high school, he created and managed a self-servicing warranty repair shop for all Apple hardware used at the institution. Warner has been an Apple enthusiast and power user since the original Macintosh was released in 1984. He has worked in nearly every facet of IT, from systems administration and software architecture to technical writing and training.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Basics
Chapter 1: Why Do it Yourself?
Chapter 2: The Tools of the Trade
Part 2: Take-Aparts
Chapter 3: iPod Nano 6th Gen Disassembly/Reassembly
Chapter 4: iPod Touch 4th Gen Disassembly/Reassembly
Chapter 5: iPhone 3G Disassembly/Reassembly
Chapter 6: iPhone 4 Disassembly/Reassembly
Chapter 7: iPhone 4S Disassembly/Reassembly
Chapter 8: iPad Disassembly/Reassembly
Chapter 9: iPad 2 Disassembly/Reassembly
Chapter 10: iPad 3rd Gen Disassembly/Reassembly
Part 3: Common Parts Replacements
Chapter 11: Replacing the Battery
Chapter 12: Replacing the Headphone Jack
Chapter 13: Replacing the Display
Chapter 14: Replacing the SIM Card
Chapter 15: Replacing the Antennas
Chapter 16: Replacing the Logic Board
Chapter 17: Replacing the Dock Connector
Chapter 18: Replacing the Camera
Part 4: Software-Related Issues
Chapter 19: Performing Emergency Data Recovery
Chapter 20: Jail breaking and Unlocking Basics
Part 5: Experimental Procedures
Chapter 21: iDevice as Wireless Music Remote
Chapter 22: Controlling Your Webcam from your iDevice
Chapter 23: Installing Android on an iDevice
Chapter 24: Building a Solar-Powered iPhone Charger
Chapter 25: Home Automation using the iPhone
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