For those attempting to regain control over their own hardware, Weins said, the solution is to get rid of Apple’s “pesky screws” and replace them with the regular Phillips screws used in previous iPhone models.
iFixit is even offering an iPhone 4 Liberation Kit, which it’s selling for less than $10. It includes an improvised Pentalobe driver, two replacement Phillips screws, and a regular #00 Phillips screwdriver.
Get the right drivers! It's that simple! The fact is that a company will do what it wants to do for its reasons. One of those reasons may be to use nonstandard hardware to keep unqualified people from working on their product even when the it's been purchased and owned by the consumer. So, you know what? A qualified person will get the proper driver!
As a person who works on stuff all the time, I get the correct tools for the job as determined by whatever the manufacturer used.
Not too long ago, I was replacing my car's headlight gear motors and found that a Phillips bit with 3/8 drive would be perfect to have. I simply drove to my neiborhood auto parts store and bought a set. I would never buy a car that used mounting/fastening hardware that was not readily available. Likewise, I will not buy any Apple products that incorporate tactics such as the one mentioned.
No Rob, the air in the fridge is a very dry. This is because much of the moisture condenses on the evaporator, then the air warms up as it circulates, hence RH drops. Ambent humidity here at the moment is 99%, RH in fridge 32%.
It is ideal for drying stuff.
Presuming distilled water has displaced whatever H2O was in the phone, (esp if salt water) then no residue will remain - odds fairly good phone will function. I tried this with a Moto abt 15 years ago, (dunked in fresh water) & phone came back. Only damage was from a rinse in metho which damaged the screen.
Most important thing though is to get battery out ASAP. Which is where Apple is the problem, for iPhone users, with those Torx.
HARPO-54: This is exactly what I have done. I replaced my "aging" mobile phone some months ago and of course had a multitude of brand names from which to choose. I did go Android. My oldest granddaughter had an Apple laptop some years ago, purchased prior to her freshman year at the university. There is only ONE authorized repair depot for Apple products in our city-- they know that consequently charging outrageous prices for their work and parts. That was my lesson learned. The cost for repairs to her"machine" was approximately one-half the purchase price. Last year the laptop died. This time, we go PC version and she made that decision.
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