304 pages, 9 × 6.9 × 0.7 in
April 26, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0789750732
ISBN - 13: 9780789750730
Table of Contents
Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Why Do It Yourself? 5 The Benefits of DIY iDevice Repair 5 Saving Money 6 Preparing to Become an Apple Tech 7 Earning Extra Money 9iDevices—A Roster 10 iPod 10 iPod touch 13 iPhone 13 iPad 15Limiting Our Scope 17Apple Warranties and You 18 Apple Hardware Warranty 18 AppleCare+ 19Finding Old, “Broken” iDevices 21 Pawn or Secondhand Shops 21 eBay or Craigslist 22 Amazon.com 23 Yard Sales or Flea Markets 24 Friends, Family, and Colleagues 24 Bulletin Boards 24 Chapter 2 The Tools of the Trade 25 What Does It Take to Become an iDevice Technician? 25 Character Traits 26 Technical Ability 27Obtaining iDevice Technician Tools 28 Sources for iDevice Tech Tools 28ESD Safety Equipment 29Screwdrivers 31Spudger 31Plastic Opening Tool(s) 32Heat Gun/Hair Dryer 32Magnetizer/Demagnetizer 34Pick-up Tools 34Work Lamp with Magnifying Glass 34Magnetic Project Mat 35Industry Certification 36 Increased Professional Credibility 36 Gaining a Leg Up in the Job Market 36 Meeting Apple’s Certification Requirements 37 Attaining Deeper Access to Apple Tech Resources 37 Increased Confidence 38Certification Options 38 Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT) 38 iCracked iTech 39 OnForce Consultant 40 Apple Consultants Network (ACN)
From the Publisher
DON’T JUNK IT, FIX IT--AND SAVE A FORTUNE!
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:
• 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
• 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!
About the Author
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.