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Hi guys recently bought a Barry replacement kit off eBay and having great difficulty taking out screws on battery part... Watched many you tube videos and all seems easy. For the life the screws won't… Read More
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6m, 2w agoPosted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi guys recently bought a Barry replacement kit off eBay and having great difficulty taking out screws on battery part... Watched many you tube videos and all seems easy. For the life the screws won't bite onto either of the tiny screw drivers
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6m, 2w agoPosted 6 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
You may have damaged the screw heads come out easy with the right tool
#2
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surnjit
You may have damaged the screw heads come out easy with the right tool
don't know how only had it this morning their Philips heads but nothing will bite tried applying pressure. The ones by connectors come
Out fine
#3
last time i took a iphone apart i'm sure the screws were star shaped
#4
wozukSilencer
last time i took a iphone apart i'm sure the screws were star shaped

They are the 2 on the bottom, inside are normal philips screws for the battery connection.

Here is some advice: Don't use the cheap nasty screwdriver included. They often are terrible quality and will likely cause damage to the screws, from experience that's what I found anyway. When using a decent quality screwdriver you may need to apply some pressure however be mindful to keep it securely in place because you can damage other components should it slip.

Replacing the battery should be a doddle to be honest. Apart from replacing the rear, it is one of the easiest iPhone 4S repairs.


Edited By: joshp on Jan 03, 2017 21:04
#5
machomansavage
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surnjit
You may have damaged the screw heads come out easy with the right tool
don't know how only had it this morning their Philips heads but nothing will bite tried applying pressure. The ones by connectors come
Out fine

As above, plus if that's the case it sounds like you're using the wrong size screwdriver.
#6
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joshp
wozukSilencer
last time i took a iphone apart i'm sure the screws were star shaped


They are the 2 on the bottom, inside are normal philips screws for the battery connection.

Here is some advice: Don't use the cheap nasty screwdriver included. They often are terrible quality and will likely cause damage to the screws, from experience that's what I found anyway. When using a decent quality screwdriver you may need to apply some pressure however be mindful to keep it securely in place because you can damage other components should it slip.

Replacing the battery should be a doddle to be honest. Apart from replacing the rear, it would of the easiest iPhone 4S repairs.


Looks a doodle in videos and I know I can do it. Where can I buy a proper Philips screw driver for this specific repair? So much hassle thinking of just paying labour on it and someone do it for me
#7
machomansavage
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joshp
wozukSilencer
last time i took a iphone apart i'm sure the screws were star shaped
They are the 2 on the bottom, inside are normal philips screws for the battery connection.
Here is some advice: Don't use the cheap nasty screwdriver included. They often are terrible quality and will likely cause damage to the screws, from experience that's what I found anyway. When using a decent quality screwdriver you may need to apply some pressure however be mindful to keep it securely in place because you can damage other components should it slip.
Replacing the battery should be a doddle to be honest. Apart from replacing the rear, it would of the easiest iPhone 4S repairs.
Looks a doodle in videos and I know I can do it. Where can I buy a proper Philips screw driver for this specific repair? So much hassle thinking of just paying labour on it and someone do it for me

Plenty online, I bought mine in Maplins a long time ago as I was in a rush and couldn't wait for delivery.
#8
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joshp
machomansavage
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joshp
wozukSilencer
last time i took a iphone apart i'm sure the screws were star shaped

They are the 2 on the bottom, inside are normal philips screws for the battery connection.
Here is some advice: Don't use the cheap nasty screwdriver included. They often are terrible quality and will likely cause damage to the screws, from experience that's what I found anyway. When using a decent quality screwdriver you may need to apply some pressure however be mindful to keep it securely in place because you can damage other components should it slip.
Replacing the battery should be a doddle to be honest. Apart from replacing the rear, it would of the easiest iPhone 4S repairs.

Looks a doodle in videos and I know I can do it. Where can I buy a proper Philips screw driver for this specific repair? So much hassle thinking of just paying labour on it and someone do it for me


Plenty online, I bought mine in Maplins a long time ago as I was in a rush and couldn't wait for delivery.


Brill could u link me please?
#9
the pound land work fine but when I don't have one I use a sharp knife with a small point that usually gets most screws off that I can't find where I've put the screwdriver. do the screws actually turn or not if they turn it would suggest that the inside is damaged u will have to prey it on oneside if that's happened.
#10
muddassarsardar
the pound land work fine but when I don't have one I use a sharp knife with a small point that usually gets most screws off that I can't find where I've put the screwdriver. do the screws actually turn or not if they turn it would suggest that the inside is damaged u will have to prey it on oneside if that's happened.


no last january i took it in for a screen repair and a guy fixed it. thats the only time its opened. so u think a knife?. and what they sell in poundland?
#11
muddassarsardar
the pound land work fine but when I don't have one I use a sharp knife with a small point that usually gets most screws off that I can't find where I've put the screwdriver. do the screws actually turn or not if they turn it would suggest that the inside is damaged u will have to prey it on oneside if that's happened.


the screws wont turn there in bedeed tried for a full hour nothing it loosing the screws attached to battery
#12
machomansavage
muddassarsardar
the pound land work fine but when I don't have one I use a sharp knife with a small point that usually gets most screws off that I can't find where I've put the screwdriver. do the screws actually turn or not if they turn it would suggest that the inside is damaged u will have to prey it on oneside if that's happened.
the screws wont turn there in bedeed tried for a full hour nothing it loosing the screws attached to battery

Don't use a knife. Upload a picture.

Are you saying the screws are damaged then? If so, that would have obviously been caused by the guy who previously fixed the screen if they have forced the screws in or used the wrong size screws.


Edited By: joshp on Jan 03, 2017 22:18
#13
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joshp
machomansavage
muddassarsardar
the pound land work fine but when I don't have one I use a sharp knife with a small point that usually gets most screws off that I can't find where I've put the screwdriver. do the screws actually turn or not if they turn it would suggest that the inside is damaged u will have to prey it on oneside if that's happened.

the screws wont turn there in bedeed tried for a full hour nothing it loosing the screws attached to battery


Don't use a knife. Upload a picture.

Are you saying the screws are damaged then? If so, that would have obviously been caused by the guy who previously fixed the screen if they have forced the screws in or used the wrong size screws.



Ok can you inbox please and ill attach a pic many thanks
#14
joshp
machomansavage
muddassarsardar
the pound land work fine but when I don't have one I use a sharp knife with a small point that usually gets most screws off that I can't find where I've put the screwdriver. do the screws actually turn or not if they turn it would suggest that the inside is damaged u will have to prey it on oneside if that's happened.
the screws wont turn there in bedeed tried for a full hour nothing it loosing the screws attached to battery

Don't use a knife. Upload a picture.

Are you saying the screws are damaged then? If so, that would have obviously been caused by the guy who previously fixed the screen if they have forced the screws in or used the wrong size screws.



how do i upload pics
#16
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#17
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joshp
machomansavage
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joshp
wozukSilencer
last time i took a iphone apart i'm sure the screws were star shaped

They are the 2 on the bottom, inside are normal philips screws for the battery connection.
Here is some advice: Don't use the cheap nasty screwdriver included. They often are terrible quality and will likely cause damage to the screws, from experience that's what I found anyway. When using a decent quality screwdriver you may need to apply some pressure however be mindful to keep it securely in place because you can damage other components should it slip.
Replacing the battery should be a doddle to be honest. Apart from replacing the rear, it would of the easiest iPhone 4S repairs.

Looks a doodle in videos and I know I can do it. Where can I buy a proper Philips screw driver for this specific repair? So much hassle thinking of just paying labour on it and someone do it for me


Plenty online, I bought mine in Maplins a long time ago as I was in a rush and couldn't wait for delivery.


??
#18
that picture won't load for me.
from what I remember there is no screws holding the battery in place.
the connector just looks off !
Are they the screws you're talking about?
#19
See what you mean now just logged into the main site.
It looks like you've rounded off the head but using the wrong driver.
Try using a slightly bigger size or a flat screwdriver to try and pinch it or if possible try tapping the screw on the side anti clockwise.
But be really gentle you don't want to damage the board or screen.
#20
Pretty blurry photo, but I think if you look VERY closely, you will find they are not Philips screws, they will probably be Torx, with a central spine that sticks up in the exactly middle of the slot; although I have heard of a strange "lobe" design head being used in some phones.

Apple NEVER make it easy.
#21
Put superglue on tip of screwdriver. Worked for me in the past.
#22
Just been quoted 10 for labour only. They've all the tools. I am running ios 6 and their very rare to buy now. Wouldn't wanna damage it :( thanks tho guys
#23
machomansavage
Just been quoted 10 for labour only. They've all the tools. I am running ios 6 and their very rare to buy now. Wouldn't wanna damage it :( thanks tho guys
Have you told then the screw may be damaged though could end up costing you more , but yeah probably best letting them deal with it ask them to show you maybe may help for next time
#24
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stefromuk
machomansavage
Just been quoted 10 for labour only. They've all the tools. I am running ios 6 and their very rare to buy now. Wouldn't wanna damage it :( thanks tho guys

Have you told then the screw may be damaged though could end up costing you more , but yeah probably best letting them deal with it ask them to show you maybe may help for next time


Yeah man was thinking of asking that. Will it delete unread texts if I have battery done?
#25
machomansavage
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stefromuk
machomansavage
Just been quoted 10 for labour only. They've all the tools. I am running ios 6 and their very rare to buy now. Wouldn't wanna damage it :( thanks tho guys

Have you told then the screw may be damaged though could end up costing you more , but yeah probably best letting them deal with it ask them to show you maybe may help for next time


Yeah man was thinking of asking that. Will it delete unread texts if I have battery done?


no if it's just a straight battery swap it will boot up as normal
#26
stefromuk
machomansavage
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stefromuk
machomansavage
Just been quoted 10 for labour only. They've all the tools. I am running ios 6 and their very rare to buy now. Wouldn't wanna damage it :( thanks tho guys
Have you told then the screw may be damaged though could end up costing you more , but yeah probably best letting them deal with it ask them to show you maybe may help for next time
Yeah man was thinking of asking that. Will it delete unread texts if I have battery done?
no if it's just a straight battery swap it will boot up as normal


AWESOME! SO YOU THINK THE SCREWS LOOKED CHEWED?X
#27
machomansavage
stefromuk
machomansavage
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stefromuk
machomansavage
Just been quoted 10 for labour only. They've all the tools. I am running ios 6 and their very rare to buy now. Wouldn't wanna damage it :( thanks tho guys
Have you told then the screw may be damaged though could end up costing you more , but yeah probably best letting them deal with it ask them to show you maybe may help for next time
Yeah man was thinking of asking that. Will it delete unread texts if I have battery done?
no if it's just a straight battery swap it will boot up as normal
AWESOME! SO YOU THINK THE SCREWS LOOKED CHEWED?X
Can't tell properly from that picture but blurry you should still be able to move it with a flat head going across there's not much torque to them
#28
stefromuk
machomansavage
stefromuk
machomansavage
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stefromuk
machomansavage
Just been quoted 10 for labour only. They've all the tools. I am running ios 6 and their very rare to buy now. Wouldn't wanna damage it :( thanks tho guys
Have you told then the screw may be damaged though could end up costing you more , but yeah probably best letting them deal with it ask them to show you maybe may help for next time
Yeah man was thinking of asking that. Will it delete unread texts if I have battery done?
no if it's just a straight battery swap it will boot up as normal
AWESOME! SO YOU THINK THE SCREWS LOOKED CHEWED?X
Can't tell properly from that picture but blurry you should still be able to move it with a flat head going across there's not much torque to them


bought a tiny screw driver kit frm home bargains and comes with tiny flat heads and bigger ones still won't budge:(
#29
machomansavage
stefromuk
machomansavage
stefromuk
machomansavage
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stefromuk
machomansavage
Just been quoted 10 for labour only. They've all the tools. I am running ios 6 and their very rare to buy now. Wouldn't wanna damage it :( thanks tho guys
Have you told then the screw may be damaged though could end up costing you more , but yeah probably best letting them deal with it ask them to show you maybe may help for next time
Yeah man was thinking of asking that. Will it delete unread texts if I have battery done?
no if it's just a straight battery swap it will boot up as normal
AWESOME! SO YOU THINK THE SCREWS LOOKED CHEWED?X
Can't tell properly from that picture but blurry you should still be able to move it with a flat head going across there's not much torque to them
bought a tiny screw driver kit frm home bargains and comes with tiny flat heads and bigger ones still won't budge:(
I've got a old broken 4s in the draw at home I'll try and look at what screw you mean I'm sure you don't even need the screws really and it's a push connector and that holds on quite well
#30
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stefromuk
machomansavage
stefromuk
machomansavage
stefromuk
machomansavage
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stefromuk
machomansavage
Just been quoted 10 for labour only. They've all the tools. I am running ios 6 and their very rare to buy now. Wouldn't wanna damage it :( thanks tho guys
Have you told then the screw may be damaged though could end up costing you more , but yeah probably best letting them deal with it ask them to show you maybe may help for next time
Yeah man was thinking of asking that. Will it delete unread texts if I have battery done?
no if it's just a straight battery swap it will boot up as normal
AWESOME! SO YOU THINK THE SCREWS LOOKED CHEWED?X
Can't tell properly from that picture but blurry you should still be able to move it with a flat head going across there's not much torque to them

bought a tiny screw driver kit frm home bargains and comes with tiny flat heads and bigger ones still won't budge:(

I've got a old broken 4s in the draw at home I'll try and look at what screw you mean I'm sure you don't even need the screws really and it's a push connector and that holds on quite well


Thanks man but upgraded to a SE YESTERDAY! So sorry to see ios 6 go tho :(
#31
Sorry for the late reply. For some strange reason it didn't notify me.

Anyhow I've had a look at the pic, the bottom screw is not damaged but I cannot tell about the top one, that looks like it may be. Is it both that you cannot remove?

EDIT: Unless they have been replaced, they are definitely phillips screws, not sure why people are suggesting otherwise.

Hopefully the person who previously repaired the phone hasn't used superglue or loctite on the screws X)

Edited By: joshp on Jan 07, 2017 03:09
#32
joshp
Sorry for the late reply. For some strange reason it didn't notify me.

Anyhow I've had a look at the pic, the bottom screw is not damaged but I cannot tell about the top one, that looks like it may be. Is it both that you cannot remove?

EDIT: Unless they have been replaced, they are definitely phillips screws, not sure why people are suggesting otherwise.

Hopefully the person who previously repaired the phone hasn't used superglue or loctite on the screws X)


Hey no worries I bought a iPhone SE on my argos card now sim free
#33
FINALLY FIXED IT!!!! IT WAS THE RUBBISH TOOL KIT I BOUGHT OFF EBAY.. BOUGHT ANOTHER ONE AND SCREWS COME STRAIGHT OUT... APPLE SHOULD ADVISE U NEED 2020 VISION BUT HEY PROBLEM SOLVVVVVVVVVVVVVED. THANKS ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Edited By: machomansavage on Jan 08, 2017 00:55
#34
machomansavage
FINALLY FIXED IT!!!! IT WAS THE RUBBISH TOOL KIT I BOUGHT OFF EBAY.. BOUGHT ANOTHER ONE AND SCREWS COME STRAIGHT OUT... APPLE SHOULD ADVISE U NEED 2020 VISION BUT HEY PROBLEM SOLVVVVVVVVVVVVVED. THANKS ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Haha glad to hear what the issue was. I think I hit the nail on the head then with my comments X)

I've fixed over 50 iPhone 4/4S's and I've seen that happen before which is why it wasn't difficult for me to say it was the screwdriver. The one's included in kits are often cheap and nasty.
#35
joshp
machomansavage
FINALLY FIXED IT!!!! IT WAS THE RUBBISH TOOL KIT I BOUGHT OFF EBAY.. BOUGHT ANOTHER ONE AND SCREWS COME STRAIGHT OUT... APPLE SHOULD ADVISE U NEED 2020 VISION BUT HEY PROBLEM SOLVVVVVVVVVVVVVED. THANKS ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
Haha glad to hear what the issue was. I think I hit the nail on the head then with my comments X)
I've fixed over 50 iPhone 4/4S's and I've seen that happen before which is why it wasn't difficult for me to say it was the screwdriver. The one's included in kits are often cheap and nasty.

YOU'VE BEEN VERY HELPFUL... DROPPED THE SCREWS ONCE TOOK ME AND MRS TEN MINUTES TO FIND EM ON THE FLOOR LOL EVENTUALLY GOT EM THO LOL.... MAYBE U COULD HELP ME WITH MY OTHER TOPIC '' IOS 6 VIDEOS'' ????? LOL

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