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COVID-19 project - DIY phone repair


TUG Member
Jun 13, 2005
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HICV, Westgate (second cousin, twice removed)
WARNING: Long wind up:
I had to replace DW's so I ordered one online. I told them that I needed a new SIM because the SIM in her old phone was the wrong form factor. I didn't feel like ordering a "guillotine" to cut it down. When the phone arrived it came without, you guessed it, a SIM!

I made an appointment for a no contact service call with an AT&T store to have them put in a SIM. Well the "genius" who serviced us, did put in a SIM, but attached it to MY phone # :mad: To fix his mistake, he wanted the SIM out of my phone.

As I started to take it out of its case I noticed the case was spit:

Since I had to keep my phone active, as I use it for business, I had to buy a phone for me too :mad::mad::mad: (Yeah, I know that's not "genius' fault)

Ok - long wind up finished.

So now I start googling and find out that I can order a kit to replace the battery. Since the phone is already open, which seems to be the toughest part of the task, I ordered one.

Here is what the battery looked like:


I was able to replace the battery and reassemble the phone :banana:

Now on to an old Wii where the CD player stopped working. The toolkit has assorted drivers and spudgers to open cases without damage.

I guess the 'genius' did me a favor :unsure: