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Old 06-16-2012, 06:20 AM
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Is it worth investing in a hot air station instead of a heatgun?
It depends on the repairs. If you are doing level component repairs, then yes. Don't bother doing any of the pizza tech crap where you try and do a reflow with a heatgun . . . but if you are strictly referring to mobile device repairs, a good $20 heat gun works great. A hot air rework station really wouldn't be appropriate for mobile device repairs.
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Big thanks to Anglian for letting me pick his brain over the phone for my first successful iPhone 4 screen change!
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Now get some more in!

Good job!!!
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Hi Anglian!
Hope I'm not being too expensive but I'm going to charge 85 for this service (inc parts and labour).
Thx again
Andy
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Just starting ipad/phone repairs myself. mess a few up and you'll soon be a pro.
Just watch out for the wlan cable on the ipad and you'll be fine. Also some recommend using a heat gun to loosen things up.
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I just repaired my first ipod touch 4th gen. yesterday. New screen/LCD and new metal back plate.

Holy crap, what a nerve wracking procedure. I took it slow and I made myself a drawing and layed the parts and screws on it.

I used ifixit.com's tear downs and guides to help me out.

Overall it wasn't too bad. Took a little over an hour.

With some more practice, I believe I can trim the time substantially.

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I did my first iPhone 4 last week, and did my first ipad2 3 g this week.

Totally can confirm it is nerve wrecking doing them, had my I fixit manuals close at hand with my fishermans hook box (with each compartment numbered) for the screws and small parts.

If you saw my other post you will know I went through the wifi cable antenna with my metal spudge, i was ultra careful as well!

Next time will be easier!

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Old 06-28-2012, 05:07 AM
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Oh yes forgot to say a hotair station set at 120c worked a treat!

49 on ebay

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Old 06-30-2012, 06:35 AM
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Really chuffed:-
I've now done two iPhones 4 screen replacements and just completed a successful ipad2 screen replacement as well.

I've spent hours and hours watching videos picking people's brains looking at manuals and it has now paid off.

Hardest bit for me was getting the folds right in the ribbon cable on the digitiser so the digitiser would sit flush in the machine.

My top tips would be:-
1. Use a heat station set at 120c.
2. Study the danger areas before prying off the screen.
3. Get as much adhesive off as possible when digitiser has been removed.
4. Have a spare wifi cable (1.99 eBay) just in case you damage one.
5. Use surgical gloves when handling the LCD it marks really really easy!
6. Don't forget to transfer home button and switch board and the camera frame over to new digitiser and get positioning exact.
7. Use nice long trimmed pieces of double sided tape BUT don't put them on or screw down LCD until happy that everything is working and digitiser will sit flush with no ribbon cable bulking out at side- if this happens you will need to lift up LCD and get your folds right. Digitiser should easily fit completely flush in iPad plastic gasket.

Hope this is of help to somebody.

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And just completed an iPod touch 4 screen replacement.
This was the hardest out of the lot in my opinion.
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