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    Default Trouble opening case

    I am having trouble opening case. How the hell do I get the black thing off. I tried ifixit but dont want to mess it up Whast uneder the black area. Please someone help me



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    I just get of the antenna cover using an guitar spike of .67 mm

    It needs a lot of patience but after 10 mins i did it, now im stuck in removing the silver case :S

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    Screw it. I just order a tool opene er thing from ifixit. I hope this $hit works and doesn't damage the case. Does any have experience with these tools?

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    I'm in the same boat, this thing is a bitch to open, and as far as I am concerned the ifixit thing sucks. Anyone find a better tutorial?

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    I just ordened an iPod/iPhone opener tool, when the shippment arrived I will make a step by step tuto for dummies (like me) in the opening process


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    Heh...I broke an iPod opener tool trying to pop the latches on the metal part of the case...after that, I figured it just wasn't meant to be and closed it back up.

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    the ifixit description for removing the black plastic part is bullsh*t! lifting the cover is the wrong way - you have to slide it off to the bottom of the phone.
    on hacktheiphone.com there was a good description (unfortunately the site seems to be offline). he put a knife in the gap between the aluminium back cover and the black plastic cover and slided it down. you can support this process by putting a guitar pick between black cover and docking port. hope hacktheiphone will be online again soon!

    btw: are there replacement parts available for the black cover? mine got scratched a bit
    and I'm living in Germany - so it's a bit expensive to order from US ... thanks!

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    This is a good video showing the back coming off... although they make it look too easy!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1z0pw2VK7M

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    OK the bloody tool isnt arrived yet so I opened the antenna black cover with a guitar spike os .67 mm the first time I spend like 40 mins, the second time like 10 seconds just inserted in the spike between the black case and the hole of the dock (not in the dock)

    After that I use two small screwdrivers (those for the electronics and clocks) and with a lot of patience I was able to open it witout a scratch

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    Exclamation The Swiss to the resque!

    Use a swiss army knife's tin can opener. It works perfectly to get the silver cover off. Just slide it in with the top side of the tool (the 15mm clean side of it) facing to the side of the phone. If you do it right no marks will be visible on the case!


 

 
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