The Unauthorized Guide to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Repair A DIY Guide to Extending the Life of Your iDevices!

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-04-26
  • Publisher: Que Pub
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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:
•  Battery
•  Display
•  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
•  Jailbreaking
•  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!

Author Biography

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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