I Bought 10 Broken iPhone X's - But Are They Fixable?

čas přidán 10. 01. 2020
I Bought 10 Broken iPhone X's - But Are They Fixable? These 10 very broken iPhones were in a salvage lot I bought for $1,670. There was no way to know if most or all of them were iCloud locked so I didn't buy them to make money - I bought them to get better at repair. For these phones I diagnosed dock issues, replaced screens and back cases, found logic board issues, programed True Tone, and tried to figure out why the touch screen didn't work. Fortunately, even with my limited experience, I was able to fix a couple of them.

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About This Video: In this video I'm trying to fix 10 iPhone X's which I don't have much experience with. I've found that's one of the best ways to learn repair though - just to buy some broken stuff and try to figure it out. Some stuff I know I won't be able to fix, like logic board issues and phones that are iCloud locked. But some stuff I can fix, like replacing screens, back cases, and batteries.

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  • Hey, where can I get the iPhone parts reasonably

  • An easy way to identify if an iPhone has some kind of board damage is to check if there's warning symbol near the battery percentage in the status bar, if it even boots at all lol

  • UUUGHHHH. The ASMR was amaziinggg

  • I'm thinking apple purposefully make their phones out of weak materials like aluminum and glass so that you have to buy new ones.

  • Where does he buy his broken products?

  • $1000 to spend hours fixing 2 iPhone x, cheaper to just buy them isn't it?

  • Put tape over the whole back to take the glass off easily

  • Have you tried putting them in rice ?

  • Love you from Pakistan

  • no apple logo on the back glass 😭

  • The ritzy digital finallly coil because copper intraorally injure above a fat faulty castanet. five, deeply guide

  • iCloud is useless

  • Wow, $1670 is a lot to spend on practice. It gives me lots of anxiety to think about working on one of these, so many parts packed in there so tight.

  • why would he pay so much when most of them are shattered to oblivion

  • Are you able to microsolder and diagnosis the motherboard?

  • It is just so satisfying watching people fix tech!

  • Youll never make a profit on any of them

  • you just need flex tape

  • Checkra1n activation lock bypass.

  • I’m excited, my iFixit Repair Business toolkit and Manta driver kit are coming today!

  • Where did you buy that damage iphone?

  • If you guys haven't known, many of the iphones that don't respond to touch also has an exclamation point, so I think they got water damaged which ruined the baseband chip and probably the soldier joints on the logic board which makes the touch faulty.

  • Send those phones that you are not able repair to Hugh Jeffery , he is great in iphone repair.

  • #2 just sounds like a bad battery. Bootlooping just means the phone can’t get enough power to turn on. The battery sounds like it isn’t charging.

  • #7 looks look like it came from a bullet survival vid

  • I like the fact that he said he doesnt have the knowledge to complete a task !👍👍👍👍

  • Can I buy one of the phone ? Lol

  • you can still reset them without the apple ID password...

  • Where can I get the screen programmer?

  • can the jc1000 pro unlock them? also can you read the serial frm broken screens? or is there a way to read it from the Mobo , like if it stores it maybe it can be retrieved the same way ?or even manually entered in the programmer?

  • 26:10 u said that screen was working with touch but when u showed it at testing that screen had no touch. Did u test it off camera or make mistake?

  • send me one

  • Try an iPad charger block, it’s much faster

  • I have one of these....it’s Awesome!

  • i know how to remove activation lock

  • nice job

  • Lol I bet Techrex sold this lot

  • Weld them together and Boom a IPhone C (100)

  • Live proof apple shatters easily

  • How to you even do this to your iPhone

  • From where you buy all those

  • Now all of this can be bypassed

  • Least Great Western needs the smashed ones.

  • Where do you buy the programer for the screen?

  • the unable to activate issue is caused by a baseband issue, probably due to a slightly bent logic board

  • so you just didnt see what was wrong with the first one?

  • If you connect the iphone to a mac you can go into quick time player and select 'movie recording' and there should be a drop down for the iphone. You'll be able to see the screen and if the digitizer is working you'll also be able to navigate the iphone.

  • Would love to see a Hugh Jeffrey colab!

  • with number 2 try a new battery, when the apple logo shows then shuts off seconds later that sometimes indicates a faulty battery

  • Where do you buy so many

  • Question. Since you can salvage parts from other phones that don't work, could you theoretically fix more of these phones if you could successfully troubleshoot exactly which component in each phone was the root of the problem each phone and simply replace it with another, functioning component salvaged from another device? Or are there other issues with this?

  • Where is the Apple logo of the fixed iPhone

  • This guy inspired me to get a face tat and fix iphones

  • What do you search on

  • My first phone is the iPhone 8 I’m holding rn and the only time I ever damaged it was when I putt a small flashlight in the same pocket as it and bent over causing the flashlight to spider web the top of it but it works perfectly fine still. I’m thinking I might upgrade to an iPhone X just because why not.

  • Very admirable that you make the push at bettering yourself!

  • i bought 10 iphone 10's... weird flex but okay.

  • Why are you so afraid of iCloud lock? You can bypass it most of the time

  • Bro number 7 saved someone's life

  • I bought one fully working one with a crack and poor ear piece speaker for 90 bucks hehe

  • Give the bay links and website link

  • What’s your eaby

  • I have iPhone XS after fall down started to not find the network and sometimes the screen touch doesn't work, ı have tried to restore ıt from iTunes but iTunes give me this message ''the iPhone that iPhone cannot be activated because the activation information could not be obtained from the device'' discounted your phone and make sure the SIM card is inserted ......'' what can I do advise, please.

  • Next we’re gonna jump into them photoalbums...

  • Where do you buy these phones

  • Those iPhone very easy fix but I think you don’t have too much knowledge about them that’s why we not able to fix it doesn’t put iPhones into iTunes to restore them that’s the only problem

  • Give me one iPhone x

  • Does he realize he was using a bad screen for the last couple? He kept saying it didn’t have touch but it was the one with the line through it which he noted didn’t have touch at the start????? We need updates on whether you went back to test with an actual known good screen.

  • Oh i know you dont need them so you can give it to me

  • on iphone #9 the technical term for that level of screen damage is called liquidized

  • I hope i have 1 iphone that you fix . Keep it up.

  • Omygod... Block this scammer... Or nooo watch this man... And make money on this.... Welcome afrika

  • For the unable to activate because of update one all you have to do is plug it in to your computer and there is an option to update it.

  • You should try a wireless charger.

  • where did u buy that iphone?

  • Jessa is awesome you should go to NY and take Jessa's class!!! I did and it's totally worth it!!

  • If the touch won’t work take the screen off and put it back doesn’t seem like it would work but for me it’s little strange but what works works

  • I like the way you pull out the double scotch tape ) good video, thanks!

  • I really want to learn repair and stop being homeless but i could never afford 1000 dollars just to have some items to play with. Every video i watch i sink further in depression.

    • Start small

  • 1:58 there are dead pixles and he did not say

  • anybody know, where can i buy any broken iphone like shown in thus vdeo?

  • Where did you buy them?

  • when u said rear housing I said dang this guys gonna spend money on a house to fix a iPhone

  • You might be the luckiest guy in the world or the biggest fake , every time you buy packs mostly are in decent condition, when the rest of the world do this won’t probably repair even one

  • Just a question. Where do you get the Brocken phones?

  • I have a idea to fix the really bad ones smash them with a hammer 🔨 lol 😂 JK JK

  • Can u sell me I phone plz send me ur contact and how to buy wid u.

  • on 3 with the nonfunctional screen, the boards are in multiple layers, and when bent, they separate and usually digitiser issues follow

  • ASMR

  • I like your business model, but what do you do with all of the devices that can’t be fixed? Just trash them, or salvage for parts?

  • Still a better repair man by 99% than most of the people i encountered in my country they wouldn't even check the stuff you checked and say the main motherboard is faulty or excuse like that just to rip you off

  • How the heck did you get a programmer? Is that some official Apple tech or third party??

  • somebody know where do he buy this iPhone ?

  • This guy is Mozart JerryRigEverything is Justin Bieber

  • At least all the unfixable ones probably have good batteries

  • Give it to hugh Jeffreys

  • it's ridiculous that crapple lock a screen to a phone, just to stop 3rd party repair, I'm glad someone created a gadget to get around that, I love your videos but damn I hate crapple

  • Cant you see that it has a broken screen?

  • Usually with back glass repair I remove all the internals then use a heat gun and box cutter to pry the glass shards off, also highly recommend using a vise to keep it in place and safety glasses as glass shards go everywhere but saves money on the parts department

  • For the ones that are locked there is a way for bypassing it there is a lot of tutorials that would help I know a way but it's to long for me to wright