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Bro the retainer clips on my metal back broke. Guess that's what you get for $10. Ordered a replacement and have the glass back on in meantime. But because the clips
Broke the screws fell out and I lost them. So I ordered screws on eBay. But they're not quite right so it's a bit ghetto.
But if I bring
It to apple they'll put in the new torque screws and I won't be able to change the back.
What to do?
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Bro, you got screwed.
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Bro the retainer clips on my metal back broke. Guess that's what you get for $10. Ordered a replacement and have the glass back on in meantime. But because the clips
Broke the screws fell out and I lost them. So I ordered screws on eBay. But they're not quite right so it's a bit ghetto.
But if I bring
It to apple they'll put in the new torque screws and I won't be able to change the back.
What to do?
Buy an appropriate torx screwdriver. It's a T1 5-point star Torx. Here's one:
iphone 4 4G 5-point star shape bottom screwdriver torx - eBay (item 160522626885 end time Jan-22-11 08:44:58 PST)
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I headed over to Lowes and bought one of these in both phillips and torx. Have every screwdriver I need for all of my electronics for about $10.

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I headed over to Lowes and bought one of these in both phillips and torx. Have every screwdriver I need for all of my electronics for about $10.
If I'm not mistaken (and I may well be), that kit only has the "common" 6-point precision Torx bits. Apple has started using a new 5-point variant.
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That could be. Have not had the need to take apart any of my iPods, iPhones, etc. They've been great on my Macs and Win boxes and notebooks.

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Thanks guys, that's great. I guess I will call my Apple Store and see if they have the Torx screws to put in, and get a screwdriver.

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Apple replaced the screws for me, with the philips head ones.

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I highly advise you to never try repairing the iPhone yourself, just go through Apple. And don't take apart your device for any reason.

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I highly advise you to never try repairing the iPhone yourself, just go through Apple. And don't take apart your device for any reason.
That is terrible advice.

This has a lot of info on the new screws.
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well you could have gotten the iphone 4 liberation kit from ifixit.
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