Iphone 3gs repair: beef jerky

If your like most your cell phone is your life line. With the new iphone 5g as rumor has it, not hitting stores until possibly June 2011, it was time to take on the repairs myself.

Repair #1:  Battery. This was a challange and very tedious, but I did it and you can too! Through ebay I purchased a new battery for around $5 and followed the instructions in this youtube video.  Oh, make sure you buy a battery that comes with the tools.  Using the suction cup is the easiest way to get the iphone apart.   http://youtu.be/Pr6HWZa0dGM

Repair #2: Digitizer replacement. This is a great video that demonstrates the repair, same as 3g.   http://youtu.be/l-xxzKSzPJ0  However, on ebay you can buy the entire digitizer assembly with frame, ear speaker, etc. Which is definately the route to go and it only costs about $20.  Beef Jerky. For $25 and 2 repairs later my iphone is good as new! Yeah!! So, in June when the iphone 5g comes out the question will be to  iphone 5g or not??  Guess it will depend of what new features it has….

Oh, here’s a quick iphone apple fact for you….not turning off your apps drains your battery life.  So you ask, how do I do that? Well, if you upgraded your iphone to OS 4.0 you’ve probably noticed your battery doesn’t last as long as it used to.

The fix:

  • Tap the home button twice.
  • At the bottom of the screen you’ll see a row app icons. These are the apps that are running. Slide your finger to move forward or backward through the apps. Chances are you’ll have more than the four that first show up.
  • Touch one of the app icon’s and hold your finger on it until they all start wiggling. A small red circle will appear at the top left of the icon.
  • Tap on the red circle and the app icon will disappear. The app is now no longer running in the background.
  • When you’re done shutting things down tap the home button and the apps will stop wiggling.
  • Tap the home button again to return to your home screen.
  • These steps will work even if you are currently using an app. In other words, you don’t have to be on the home screen to bring up the row of running apps.

So, how many apps did you have running?  I hope you found my blog useful.  Please share with friends and try some of my delicious beef jerky.  My favorite flavor is the Pawnee Bills Hickory Smoked!  What is your favorite flavor?

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2 Responses to Iphone 3gs repair: beef jerky

  1. Aunt Cindy says:

    I found this info on IPhone useful. I recently found the app closure procedure myself and it definatly saves battery life. Thanks so much for sharing.
    I also enjoyed your blog on your hiking adventure, it’s been some years since I was on Hawk Mountain, you have inspired me to perhaps visit again.

  2. Lynnette says:

    Very good tips! I have been hunting for things similar to this for a while finally. Excellent!