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iPhone 1st Generation Case Replacement

This guide shows how to open the original iPhone.

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Étape 1 Case  ¶ 

Remove the three Phillips #00 screws securing the rear panel to the iPhone.

Étape 1 Case  ¶ 

  • Remove the three Phillips #00 screws securing the rear panel to the iPhone.

Étape 2  ¶ 

Getting the iPhone open is a challenging feat, so don't get discouraged. Take a deep breath and make sure you have plenty of time to get the job done.

Étape 2  ¶ 

  • Getting the iPhone open is a challenging feat, so don't get discouraged. Take a deep breath and make sure you have plenty of time to get the job done.

  • The small square hole is the location to insert the dental pick in the next step.

Étape 3  ¶ 

Start removing the rear panel on the side with the buttons.

Étape 3  ¶ 

  • Start removing the rear panel on the side with the buttons.

  • Slide the dental pick completely into the square hole. You may need to wiggle the tool and apply a good amount of force to get it to go all the way.

Étape 4  ¶ 

Pry up the rear panel by pulling the dental pick counterclockwise in a quick motion. Apply force perpendicular to the plane of the display assembly. You may be afraid to go fast, but going slowly is more likely to bend the case.

Étape 4  ¶ 

  • Pry up the rear panel by pulling the dental pick counterclockwise in a quick motion. Apply force perpendicular to the plane of the display assembly. You may be afraid to go fast, but going slowly is more likely to bend the case.

Étape 5  ¶ 

Use a spudger to free the rear panel from the iPhone along the corner and top.

Étape 5  ¶ 

  • Use a spudger to free the rear panel from the iPhone along the corner and top.

Étape 6  ¶ 

Repeat the same procedure on the other side of the iPhone. Slide the dental pick completely into the square hole. You may need to wiggle the tool and apply a good amount of force to get it to go all the way.

Étape 6  ¶ 

  • Repeat the same procedure on the other side of the iPhone. Slide the dental pick completely into the square hole. You may need to wiggle the tool and apply a good amount of force to get it to go all the way.

Étape 7  ¶ 

Pry up the rear panel by pulling the dental pick clockwise in a quick motion. Apply force perpendicular to the plane of the display assembly. You may be afraid to go fast, but going slowly is more likely to bend the case.

Étape 7  ¶ 

  • Pry up the rear panel by pulling the dental pick clockwise in a quick motion. Apply force perpendicular to the plane of the display assembly. You may be afraid to go fast, but going slowly is more likely to bend the case.

  • The rear panel is still attached to the iPhone by the headphone jack cable, so don't entirely remove the rear panel from the iPhone just yet.

Étape 8  ¶ 

Make sure the phone is off before disconnecting the headphone jack cable.

Étape 8  ¶ 

  • Make sure the phone is off before disconnecting the headphone jack cable.

  • Use a spudger to disconnect the headphone jack cable from the logic board.