iPhone 8 screen repair
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iPhone 8 Screen Replacement – A Technician’s Guide from iMend

iPhone 8 Screen Repair
 

At the end of last year, we added the iPhone 8 / 8 to our website. The number of repairs for both devices have rapidly increased since the turn of the New Year with (as you can expect) screen replacements topping our most popular repairs list.

With this in mind, it would only be right to show our customers the detailed process our highly skilled technicians undertake when completing an iPhone 8 Plus screen (similar to iPhone 8 Screen repair) replacement:

iPhone 8 Plus Screen Replacement – A Technician’s Guide
Step 1 – Opening The Screen

Start by removing the screws from either side of the charging port. This will effectively loosen the the display assembly and allow the technician to wedge the iSesamo tool in between the framework and the display screen.

With the iPhone 8 being IP67 water resistant, trying to pry open the device can be rather tricky due to the amount of adhesive and gaskets contained in the device. It’s considerably harder to open then that of previous models.

Use the iSesamo tool to slide between the two compartments, splitting the adhesive and releasing the screen from the frame. The device should now open.

Step 2 – Disconnecting The Battery

On first glance, it’s obvious that Apple have decided to swap their tricky tri-point screws for dinky phillip-head (JIS)screws. Besides the change in screws, disconnecting the battery in this device is exactly the same procedure as the iPhone 7 .

Firstly, remove the lower display bracket securing the FPC connectors. There are four screws to remove in total, in order to prevent long screw damage (check our iPhone 7 screen replacement guide) in future steps, it’s advised to leave all screws in a memorable order. There are three different sized screws within this step, ensure that the screws go in the hole they came from.

Do not proceed with the repair until the battery is disconnected. Attempting a screen replacement while still connected to the battery can be costly, risking the chance of damaging the fresh new screen. Although there is a very slim chance of this happening, its better to be safe than sorry.

Now that the battery has been disconnected, use the spludger to disconnect the battery connector. Be careful when performing this operation, if you were to remove the connectors forcefully there is a strong risk of ruining the connection between the battery and the logic board.

Step 3 – Disconnecting The Display Assembly 

Now there is no power charging around the device, it’s safe to disconnect the display assembly from the motherboard. All iMend technicians use a plastic spludger when disconnecting the display assembly. Do not use too much force when prying the connectors, as it is easy to damage the connection between the motherboard and screen.

Disconnect the display connector situated at the lower end of the device. Once this is done, the display cable below becomes visible. The same procedure is used to disconnect the second cable.

Once the lower display cables have been disconnected, the tri-point screwdriver makes a cameo appearance to remove the two screws (1.0 mm and 1.2 mm) securing the upper bracket. Now use the plastic spludger to disconnect the top ribbon from the motherboard.

Step 4 – Removing Home Button/Touch I.D.

 

There are three screws securing the bracket and one directly in the centre of the home button. Once the screws are removed, the bracket will become loose again. The connector situated to the left of the home button must then be disconnected. Gently push under the display screen, then lift to remove the home button.

Step 5 – Removing Earpiece Speaker

The earpiece speaker is situated at the top of the device. Once the 1.7mm and two 2.6mm screws are removed, use tweezers to detach the bracket. Use the tweezers again to move the camera out of the way of the earpiece speaker.

Two small phillip screws either side of the speakers will become visible. Use a dedicated screwdriver to remove these screws, detaching the earphone speaker.  Remove the speaker with your tweezers.

Step 6 – Removing Front Camera and Sensory Cable

Once the earpiece speaker has been removed, lift the sensory cable out of the recess with the plastic spludger. This fragile cable is attached by extremely strong adhesive which ultimately could damage the component if removed with too much force. If needs be, heat the display assembly to make this step easier.

The pick tool is then pushed under the cable and then moved towards the screw posts. The housing is then lifted, popping the cable out of the plastic posts. The camera and sensory cable is now removed from the back of the display assembly.

Step 7 – Removing LCD Shield

 

There are six screws that attach the LCD shield to the display assembly. Once the six screws are removed, put display assembly onto a heat tray.

Step 8 – Applying LCD Shield To The New Screen

After the LCD shield has been cleaned, reapply the screws previously used on the broken display screen.

Step 9 – Re-Installing The Home Button

Re- installing the home button is by far the most challenging part of the repair. The connector situated to the left of the home button must be re connected using the plastic spludger. This must be done with precision, if re-attached incorrectly, the home button/touch I.D will no longer work, leaving the mobile unusable.

Step 10 – Transplanting The Earpiece Speaker, Front Camera, Sensory Cable And Flex Assemblies

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Transfer the flex over to the new display assembly helping the camera sit snug.

The earpiece speaker will now fit perfectly into the assembly. Once fitted, the front camera will bend back into place.  Place the bracket back into position in order to keep the camera safe and secure.

Step 11 – Reattaching The Sensory Panel

The sensory connector must be reattached to the motherboard with precision. If the connector is pressed with force there is a high chance of the bending the component. Often leading to dead pixels on the screen or an unresponsive display.

Step 12 – Reconnecting The Battery

Once the battery is connected, reattach the bracket to help secure the battery connectors. To attach the bracket correctly, ensure that the screws are placed in the correct holes. If screwed incorrectly,  long screw damage can occur, destroying the phone beyond economical repair.

Step 13 – Fixing The New Screen

Once the battery has been connected, the screen pops back into it’s location clips, a much easier process then that of the iPhone 7 . The final two screws either side of the charging port can now be added.

As the guide indicates, repairing such a highly valued device should always be undertaken by an expert. With a number of challenging procedures (particularly the home button and the transplanting of the camera) it would be a huge risk to perform this repair without the expert knowledge and experience of repairing iPhone devices.

Interested in getting your iPhone fixed by iMend? Click here to view their range of repairs. Of course if you book iPhone repairs with them in the North and East Yorkshire region it will be us, Mend My iPhone, that come to you as we are an iMend Approved Technician.

 

A direct link to their amazing article written by iMEND about iPhone 8 Screen repair

https://www.imend.com/blog/iphone-8-plus-screen-replacement-a-technicians-guide/

Christmas uk main in dates

UK Mail in Repairs

In case you were sending us any uk mail in repairs at this time of year please have a look at the attached Royal Mail posting dates to make sure you can get out to us in time.

Sadly we cannot guarantee the return dates this close to Christmas but more than happy to accept the repairs to get them underway and back to you as soon as possible.

We are working across Christmas and will publish our dates tomorrow so that you know how and when you can get us.

Christmas uk main in dates

 

 

iPhone Call out repair partners in Hull

Hull iPhone Repairs work with us as a repair partner

 

We like working with other businesses in other areas of the country as we get calls from all over the place and it’s always good to know a recommended repair partner to send them to if you need an iPhone call out repair.

iPhone Screen Repairs Hull operate in a very similar way to us and have the same, work strategies. If you happen to live in Hull we can highly recommend them for their same day call out ability to get to you wherever you are.

 

 

Sudbury iPhone Repairs have become our latest partner

 

We like working with other businesses in other areas of the country as we get calls from all over the place and it’s always good to know a recommended repair partner to send them to if you need an iPhone call out repair.

Sudbury iPhone Repairs operate in a very similar way to us and have the same, if not better warranties, and work strategies. If you happen to live in any of the areas above we can highly recommend them for their same day call out, mail in repairs and ability to get to you wherever you are.

 

 

apple iMac pro
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the new apple iMac Pro

iMac Pro

 

The new Apple iMac Pro is am amazing looking thing.

You just have to look at the page to it’s a colossal machine. Starting at almost £5K and configurable upto a 10 core processor and goodness knows what else I got it upto over £12k as a price tag and I haven’t a clue what it’ll do that my MacBook Pro won’t do that doesn’t do anything my 2010 MacBook unibody doesn’t do – except look beautiful.

iMac Pro

Look at Apple’s website for the spec here

iPhone water damage york

 

iphone water damage repair

 

Apple iPhone Water Damage Repair in York

We have perfected the dark art of iPhone water damage York. We have been practising with iPhone Motherboards left in people’s draws and cupboards drying out in rice, all of which when given to us were blank screen – no turning on. No life. We cleaned dried them out over a couple of hours and voila! back to life as you can see in the video below. Try excitement for a customer occurs when they boot with the beautiful Apple logo ! iPhone water damage York. Perfected !

 

What we use:


1: Ultra sonic bath

It doesn’t have to be a great one but does need to be a step up from the cheap jewelry cleaning ones.

Dont get a big one, bigger isnt better – just get the right size for the boards your likely to repair, too large will just waste the IPA.

If your bath comes with a wire rack remove this before use, will just elevate the board and require more IPA

2: IPA (isopropanol)

We use 99%+ pure alcohol


 

Method 

Before trying the iPhone water damage York repair you will need to carefully check over the board for visible signs of damage such as burns on broad ICs and resistors – dont worry about mineral corrosion (why / green powder looking muck) – if you see burns or the corrosion is so bad that its caused some components to detach its not worth using the Ultrasonic bath unless your planning to do a board level repair after.


Technique:

Strip the phone down / remove logic board, if possible remove plates on the board that cover the ICs, this will really help the bath get to all components and also assist with drying.

Drop it into the bath and cover with IPA, you will need to make sure the entire board is covered, for best results i would fill about 1/1.5 inches (too shallow and the bath wont work too well)

Depending on the extent of the damage we often clean it twice.

Once the board has been cleaned and you’ll see the water has gone from a lovely clear colour to grey with a silt like sediment in the bottom it’s time to take it out and dry it using either a dehumidifier or air heater.

Once dry its time to test and see if the repair is successful.

Here’s a video we took of one that was being cleaned and hadbeen dried. It’s exciting when you boot them up and they work.



Our Services in relation to water damage 

Service 1: £45

Clean the iPhone to allow data cover by the customer – with or without a working screen as this may have deteriorated during water damage it is possible to connect the phone and recover data using itunes.  We cannot guarantee the long term life of the phone, however it will be working when returned and we offer no warranty with this repair.

 Service 2: £59

Clean the iPhone and recover the data to USB disk for the customer to have along with the working phone. We cannot guarantee the long term life of the phone, however it will be working when returned and we offer no warranty with this repair. Again it is possible some functions may not work long term as only the board is cleaned in this process.

 Service 3: £59 plus parts at cost.

Clean the iPhone, recover the data to a USB disk and quote for full parts clean/replacement where necessary. All parts will be charged at cost for the additional repairs which normally include a screen, charging port, battery and sometimes camera. We offer a 90 day warranty with this repair.

 

Please call us on 0330 999 2949 if you want to discuss iPhone water damage York further.

 

 

 

original v copy screens
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Apple logo on flex

 

The Difference Between Original Apple Screens and Copy Screens Available As An After-market Product


There are many ways to differentiate between original Apple screens and copy screens available as an aftermarket product. Most identification methods are old-fashioned, and most manufacturers of the fake iPhone screens are working around the clock to come up with new methods to mask down the visual inspection methods. Nonetheless, you can still identify a fake iPhone screen with a few simple techniques that cover about 98 percent of the product. Though I use the word fake, they are high quality copies attempting to replicate the original high quality of Apple’s engineering  


The following are some of the easiest to notice differences between original Apple screens and copy screens:

The Apple Logo
This is the easiest way to differentiate between original iPhone screens from copy screens. Original Apple LCD screens have an Apple logo present on the screen flex and on the digitizer’s flex cables. Most copy screen manufacturers find it hard to put the Apple logo on the screen flex as well as the digitizer flex cables. You should, therefore, be keen when going for screen repair york to identify the logo. If it is present, then the screen is original.


Apple Logo on FlexCable Flexibility
To identify original Apple screens from copy screens available on the market, you need to check the flexibility of the flex cables. The manufacturers of original Apple screens produce softer and more flexible flex cables. This is aimed at ensuring that the cables do not break during installation. The cost of production of the softer flex cables is much higher as compared to the cost of production of standard flex cables.


Hydrophobic Gorilla Glass
Original iPhone screens’ glass lens is made of high-quality gorilla glass which is hydrophobic and cannot be used on fake screens. The screen is water resistant, and there is no way water or any liquid residue can stick to the surface. Additionally, this feature makes the screen anti-fingerprint and anti-dust.


Flex Cable IC Chip
On original iPhone screens, there is a chip on the flex cable that controls power and displays information from the main board to the LCD screen. The IC chip has an upside-down triangle, and this makes it original. If the upside-down triangle is missing on the IC chip, then know that the screen is a copy screen.

 


The Frame
All original iPhone screens have a smoother, shinier and even frame. The best way to differentiate between an original and a copy screen is to touch and feel the parts. Poor quality screens are hurriedly manufactured, and you will find that the frame is not even and that the brackets are not smooth.


QR Code
QR codes are usually printed on the back of original Apple screens and cannot be wiped off easily. But on copy screens, you can easily wipe the code off using a little bit of alcohol.


We have recently begun using copy screen from a trusted supplier who deals directly with the manufacturers. These copies are extremely good and so far have a really low fail rate. Like 1 in 50 screens which is extremely low as a percentage. As a result we have been using them for customers that want a lower cost solution. Maybe if the phone is to be returned too an insurance company, re-sold, used as a spare. We offer a 6 month warranty on them as we are confident in their quality. In face the proof in the quality is that we have even started using them

Fluff in the Charging Port causing problems in York

 


We get contacted most days by people having charging issues with their iPhones. Either the port feels stiff and they have to force the charging lead in to make it work, wrapping the lead around the phone and holding it in place with a hairband, or just not knowing what to do and the phone going flat.

Most of these problems are, well apart from the one with tin-foil in and the one with the stone in and the occasional one that has actually failed – just build up of debris and dirt, generally just fluff in the port.

If you read this article you should check your port anyway maybe and save yourself some bother long-term. Most people’s port have the fluff in (see picture)

 


So recently as usual we get an appointment through from a customer..

 

This form was posted from url:http://mendmyiphone.co.uk/appointment/
Name: A Customer
E-mail: a.customer@emailaccount.co.uk
Subject: IPhone 6 charging dock faulty
Telephone Number: 
Device: iPhone 6
Service: Charging dock replacement
Message: Please quote price for repairing


 

and we respond…

 

Morning A.Customer 

Happy to do it  for you. We operate a mobile service where we come to you and fit at your home/workplace. It would typically take 20 minutes and would cost £39.99.

Before you decide to have the port replaced can I suggest you try poking around in the opening with a fine pair of tweezer or a stiff needle and see what comes out. You can’t do any damage but 1 in 3 charging port request I get are solved by taking fluff and debris out.  


 

This is the response we get back…

 

Good morning,

 
 
That is a great tip! I had already tried to clean out the port, but gently using a toothbrush! I have just had a go using a needle and bingo – a ball of compressed dust popped out! It now seems to be ok. 
I really appreciate your help, and rest assured that I will highly recommend your service!
 
Kind regards, 
A.Customer
 

 
Even better we get the 5* review at the top because we helped someone help themselves. We love doing that. This is genuinely so common though. We see this all the time. It’s currently at 3 in 4 callouts despite giving the advice over the phone we still turn up and pull fluff from the port at customers houses in York, Pocklington and all over North Yorkshire.
 
The best tools to have at hand are these cheap ant-static tweezers on Amazon: Tweezers
 
fluff in the charging port in York
 
 If you need any help or advice on anything please free to call us on 0330 99 2949 or email us using the contact form.