Apple, never say die, you CAN protect the iPhone!

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Jan 22, 2011.

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    RichA Guest

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    John A. Guest

    John A., Jan 22, 2011
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    Mike Guest

    It is annoying when manufacturers deliberately choose to use fixings
    that you haven't got a tool for and you have to hunt around ebay to
    find. Not to mention will only get used once.

    If I've bought one of their overpriced products surely I'm entitled to
    open it up at my own risk.

    Mike
     
    Mike, Jan 22, 2011
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    peter Guest

    peter, Jan 22, 2011
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    Bruce Guest


    Problem solved:

    Pentalobe screwdriver GBP 5.99 on eBay (about US $10):
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160534819392

    Perhaps Rich, as a Canadian, is unaware of the pejorative term "Daily
    Mail reader" which is used to describe people who read that UK tabloid
    newspaper - or who frequent its web site - and respond with extreme
    outrage, joy, anger, depression, disappointment, apoplexy, paranoia
    .... [insert emotional response of choice here] ... when reading that
    publication's sensationalist and often completely baseless articles.
     
    Bruce, Jan 22, 2011
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    RichA Guest

    I hate Apple and the paranoid phonies who run it.
     
    RichA, Jan 23, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    ....and Olympus, Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Panasonic, Samsung, Fuji, Leica,
    Sigma, Microsoft, Chinese factories, Vietnamese factories, Mexican
    restaurants, Iranian cab drivers, B&H, ...er all NYC vendors, because
    of who they might be, Ford, The Canadian government, the poor, anybody
    who disagrees with him, British police, (we don't know how he feels
    about the RCMP and lumberjacks), Obama, anybody who does not live in
    his neighborhood, and PLASTIC!
     
    Savageduck, Jan 23, 2011
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  8. Thanks for the helpful post but it is too bad that Apple has screwed (no
    pun intended) their stuff down so tightly. I am more of a proponent of
    open source devices. I do have an iPhone though I would like to replace
    it as other alternatives become more attractive.
     
    savantcreative, Jan 23, 2011
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    George Kerby Guest

    DULL.
     
    George Kerby, Jan 23, 2011
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    George Kerby Guest

    Better go get that tinfoil hat right now, Jobs is reading your thoughts: Why
    the hell do you think he took a sick leave? It would make anyone barf to put
    up with your continuous drivel.
     
    George Kerby, Jan 23, 2011
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    Bowser Guest

    For me it's very entertaining that the manufacturers actually think that
    changing the screws will keep people out. This delusional behavior is
    typical, though.
    Do what I do: don't buy them.
     
    Bowser, Jan 23, 2011
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    John A. Guest

    Well, it does serve to keep most of the people out who are probably
    better off not getting in. :)
     
    John A., Jan 23, 2011
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    peter Guest

    So don't buy Apple.
    I see you're still the seeds of communism.
     
    peter, Jan 23, 2011
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    Mike Guest

    True if you haven't got the wit to find a suitable tool on ebay then you
    shouldn't open the damn thing up.

    Just annoying that I would have to order one, no doubt dirt cheap from
    china and have to wait weeks for delivery.

    Ah well, I've parted ways with the Iphone in favour of android, with
    standard phillips head screws.

    Mike
     
    Mike, Jan 23, 2011
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    GMAN Guest

    Agreed, nasty things happen when people fudge about with a Lithium Ion battery
    pack.
     
    GMAN, Jan 24, 2011
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Yeah. Like I really needed to spend 45 minutes to replace a freaking HD
    on an iMac because the slobs at Apple couldn't do it for me in less than
    24 hours.

    3 - 7 days was their quote. Under Apple Care warranty!

    Screw that - did it myself.

    On a PC, MacBook, MacPro the same operation would have taken 10 minutes
    or less.

    And as far as I can tell from reading the docs I did not violate the
    warranty.
     
    Alan Browne, Jan 24, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    Then there were the good old days of the Apple II & IIe with an
    unsecured lift-off lid, and a nice bunch of exposed card slots.
     
    Savageduck, Jan 24, 2011
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    Rich Guest

    Sheep-like worshippers of large corporations are no better than the cattle
    under communism. They both get lead around by the nose.
     
    Rich, Jan 25, 2011
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    Whisky-dave Guest

    Well they probably could but perhaps there's a queue for such things.
    Under Apple care the drive would be free did you have to buy the
    drive
    or did you get that for free from somewhere.
    Depends which model, some are easier than others.
    Provided you haven;t done any damage then you're right.

    if you cross thread the screws or loose them then that voids the
    warranty as a friend did
    when he tried to use a philips screwdriver on a torx screw and fraked
    it up so bad it could be undone.
    Breaking anything inside also voids the warrenty
     
    Whisky-dave, Jan 25, 2011
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