Mobile phones have firmly entered the everyday life of almost every person. Like any other technology, these electronic gadgets also tend to break and fail. A large number of models and brands determine an unlimited number of spare parts and repair tools. The main tool in fixing the phone is a screwdriver. After all, even in order to simply diagnose a malfunction, you must first disassemble the model body.
Each manufacturer of mobile phones is interested in the safety of their models and the technologies used in them. To do this, they use special original screws when assembling their models. Apple is no exception, rather, on the contrary, a leader in protecting its phones from unauthorized interference with the mechanism of its models.
To choose the right type of screwdriver for phone repair, you need to know which screws the manufacturer uses when assembling its models. The Apple Campaign has long been using original screws in production, which allows for an additional degree of protection for its models.
The Pentalobe system screws are a five-pointed star product for mounting. This allows you to apply the term anti-vandal to them.
All Pentalobe screws are marked with the letters TS, sometimes you can find the mark P and very rarely PL. Such a rare marking is used by the German company Wiha, engaged in the production of various tools.
Mainly for assembling iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus Apple uses 0.8 mm TS1 screws. In addition to these screws, the Philips 7/7 Plus, 8/8 Plus Phillips and Phillips screws, Tri-Point precision three-blade and Torx star-shaped screws are also used.
Types of tools for repairing mobile equipment
Any screwdriver consists of a handle with a rod and a tip inserted into it. The handle is usually made of synthetic alloys, less often of wood. The dimensions of the handle directly depend on the dimensions of the screws for which the screwdriver is intended. The diameter of the handle of an Apple product repair tool ranges from 10 to 15 mm.
Such small sizes are due to the small details that have to be mounted in order to prevent the breakdown of the slot on the screw. During operation, under the influence of mechanical action, the tip of the screwdriver wears out quickly, so it is made of wear-resistant alloys such as molybdenum.
Screwdrivers are divided according to the type of tip, of which there are a great many in the modern world. Every mobile phone manufacturer is trying to surpass its competitors in terms of information technology security. IPhone uses tools with multiple tip types.
- Slotted (SL) - a tool with a straight tip with a flat slot. It is well known under the name "minus".
- Philips (PH) - a tool with slots in the form of a cross, or as it is often called, with a “plus”.
- Torx is an American patented tool by Camcar Textron USA. The tip has the shape of an internal six-pointed star. Without this tool, it is impossible to repair any model of iPhone from Apple.
- Torx Plus Tamper Resistant is a variation of Torx with a five-pointed star on the tip. A three-pointed star on the tip is also possible.
- Tri-Wing is also an American patented three-petal tip model. A variation of this tool is a triangle-shaped tip.
Having such a set of tools in your arsenal, you can easily cope with the repair of any Apple iPhone model.
To disassemble the iPhone 4 model, you need only two Slotted (SL) and Philips (PH) screwdrivers. For disassembling the phone case you will need Slotted (SL), and for dismantling parts and elements Slotted (SL) and Philips (PH).
To repair iPhone 5 , you'll need the Slotted (SL), Philips (PH) and Torx Plus Tamper Resistant tools. To dismantle the phone case, you can not do without the Torx Plus Tamper Resistant, and the disassembly of the phone elements will be done using Slotted (SL) and Philips (PH).
To repair the 7 and 8 iPhone models, you need a full range of tools. Depending on the modification of the phone, the screws may vary. To disassemble the case, you will need the Torx Plus Tamper Resistant and Tri-Wing. Slotted (SL), Philips (PH) and Torx Plus Tamper Resistant are useful for disassembling phone parts.
Phone Repair Kits
Currently, special tool kits are used to repair iPhone. Depending on their purpose, the complete set of tools changes. Now on the market there are universal kits for repairing phones with interchangeable tips of various types. If you are interested in a tool for repairing only models of the same manufacturer, then you do not need to spend money on sets with a large number of tips. It will be enough one set with 4-6 types of nozzles.
The most popular iPhone repair screwdriver set is Pro´sKit. A convenient, practical set of screwdrivers complete with a suction cup for replacing the screen. The set consists of 6 items and 4 nozzles for a screwdriver. With this kit you can easily repair 4, 5 and 6 iPhone models. It’s very convenient to work with tools from this set.
The handle of the screwdriver has the correct ergonomic shape, which makes it easy to use. The price of such a set is also pleasantly surprising. It ranges around 500 rubles, depending on the region.
Another versatile phone repair kit is the MacBook. It presents all 5 types of screwdrivers needed to parse all iPhone models. Its difference from the previous set is that it does not have nozzle tips on a screwdriver. All tools are made in the form of a stationary screwdriver, which increases the size of the kit and complicates its storage. However, the price of such a set is lower and varies about 400 rubles.
The next representative of the kits is the Jakemy toolkit. In its configuration and purpose, it is similar to the Pro´sKit kit, but inferior to it, as it has only 3 nozzle tips, and the price is slightly higher, about 550 rubles. It is also suitable for repairing 4, 5 and 6 iPhone models.
The best option is a portable screwdriver set for repairing iPhone, Mac, MacBook CR-V. The set has in its arsenal 16 nozzles for a screwdriver and a universal handle. This set presents the full range of tools that are needed to repair all iPhone models.
When repairing iPhone phones, you must be extremely careful and be careful.
Do not use excessive force when loosening screws. This can cause the splines on the screwdriver or screw to break. And also when twisting it is not necessary to be zealous. You may damage the threads on the screw or phone case. Then the repair will take much more time and money.
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