iPhone, iPad & iPod - no text book or tools

Study at home and learn to fix iDevices like iPhones, iPads and iPods. This certificate course includes a study guide and instructor support. (For students who already bought the text book and tool kit.)
$89.00

iPhone Repair Course

This course will prepare students with no iPhone repair experience for careers in the rapidly-growing cell phone repair field. Learn to fix iPhones and other iDevices and start your own business.

It comes with 10 lessons, instructor support, certificate of completion upon completion and online exams.

SPECIAL NOTE: THIS OPTION IS FOR STUDENTS WHO ALREADY BOUGHT THE TEXTBOOK AND TOOLKIT. IT JUST HAS THE STUDY GUIDE AND INSTRUCTOR SUPPORT NEEDED FOR THE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.

Learn to replace LCD screens, touch screens, charge ports, headset jacks, speakers, treat liquid damage, replace crystal chips, unlock phones, and how to recover data from a broken device.

Course Objectives:

Learn to replace all these iDevice components:
•  Battery
•  Display
•  SIM card
•  Logic board
•  Dock connector

Take Apart, Fix, and Reassemble:
•  iPod nano
•  iPod touch
•  iPhone
•  iPad

Fix Common Software-Related Failures:
•  Emergency data recovery
•  Jailbreaking
•  Carrier unlocking

Do What Apple Never Intended:
•  Resurrect a waterlogged iDevice
•  Prepare an iDevice for resale
•  Install non-Apple Store apps
•  Perform out-of-warranty repairs

All technical content reviewed & approved by iFixit, world leader in iDevice parts, tools, and repair tutorials!

 

Lesson Topics

Each chapter walks you through a different aspect of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) iDevice repair, from character traits of the ideal iDevice tech to where to get the best deals on iDevice hardware:

Chapter 1
“Why Do It Yourself?” presents all the reasons why you might want to consider taking screwdriver in hand and performing DIY work on your iDevices.

Chapter 2
“The Tools of the Trade,” is all about understanding what is required of you, from character traits to specific hardware tools, to become an effective iDevice technician.

Chapter 3
“Protecting Your iDevice User Data and Settings,” is where you learn how to ensure that you don’t lose any of your precious documents or settings when you perform work on iDevice hardware.

Chapter 4
“iDevice Repair Best Practices,” connects you to the larger computer technician community and makes you fully aware of the tips and tricks professionals use to guarantee a safe work environment.

Chapter 5
“iPhone 3GS Disassembly and Reassembly,” is a great place to begin your iDevice disassembly practice because 3GS hardware is inexpensive and the phones are relatively easy to take apart.

Chapter 6
“iPhone 4S Disassembly and Reassembly,” shows you how easy and (dare I say it) enjoyable it is to work on iPhones; they represent the best Apple iDevices to repair, bar none.

Chapter 7
“iPhone 5 Disassembly and Reassembly,” continues the iPhone DIY love; you’ll be pleased to note that with respect to the iPhone, Apple actually made this model of the device easier for us repair techs to disassemble and perform parts replacements.

Chapter 8
“iPad 2nd Generation Disassembly and Reassembly,” presents a full walkthrough on the iPad 2. You’ll be unpleasantly surprised to learn how difficult it is to gain entry to these beasts.

Chapter 9
“iPad 3rd and 4th Generation Disassembly and Reassembly,” doesn’t have a lot more good news in the screen removal department (iPads are notorious for DIYers in this regard). However, after you have the display off, performing repairs and parts
replacements on iPads is largely a breeze.

Chapter 10
“iPad mini Disassembly and Reassembly,” presents how to disassemble and reassemble Apple’s smallest iPad model. The good news is that the iPad interior is intelligently designed. The bad news is that the display is difficult to remove and parts are permanently soldered to the logic board.

Chapter 11
“iPod touch 4th Generation Disassembly and Reassembly,” provides proof that Apple doesn’t want anybody (including its Apple Store employees) opening any iPod touch device.

Chapter 12
“iPod nano 5th and 7th Generation Disassembly and Reassembly,” takes on the nearly insurmountable task of disassembling an iPod nano without doing more damage in the process. Again, Apple considers all iPods to be disposable devices; I do my best to teach you how to prove Apple wrong.

Chapter 13
“Sourcing iDevice Replacement Parts,” submits strategies for separating the wheat from the chaff, as it were, in terms of finding iDevice replacement parts that actually work. You would be surprised (or not) at the quality variance that exists in the
marketplace.

Chapter 14
“Addressing Water Damage,” gives practical tips and tricks for resurrecting an iDevice that has taken a bath against your will. The information in this chapter can save you quite a bit of money at the Apple Store!

Chapter 15
“Replacing the Front Display and/or Rear Case,” shows you how to perform what is by far the most common iDevice repair—replacing the display assembly and/or the rear case.

Chapter 16
“Replacing the Battery,” demonstrates that batteries do indeed have a limited lifetime and it is relatively straightforward, depending upon the model, to replace the battery in your iDevice.

Chapter 17
“Replacing the Logic Board and/or Dock Connector,” teaches you about the logic board, which constitutes the “brains” of any iDevice, and gives you techniques for performing this most fundamental of parts swap-outs.

Chapter 18
“Recovering Data from Your Broken iDevice,” presents clear instructions for retrieving otherwise lost data from crashed, crushed, or otherwise hopelessly damaged iDevices.

Chapter 19
“Before You Sell, Donate, or Recycle Your iDevice,” outlines lots of ways to protect your privacy when you decide to pass your iDevice along to another person. That’s a lot of stuff! Then again, there’s a lot you can do with your iDevices. It is my goal as
your instructor to make you fully aware of what’s possible with your new, secondhand, or seemingly “broken” iPods, iPhones, and iPads.

Also Do What Apple Never Intended:
•  Resurrect a waterlogged iDevice
•  Prepare an iDevice for resale
•  Install non-Apple Store apps
•  Perform out-of-warranty repairs

 

Instructor Support & Certificate

Learn from the comfort of your own home and study when it's convenient for you - there are no time limits. Includes instructor support and you can take your exams online on our e-grade web site.

If you ever need help with your course you can call or e-mail our staff of highly trained instructors for immediate attention or you can join the chat room and ask a question.

Best of all, you'll earn a Certificate of Completion in iPhone, iPad and iPod Repair suitable for framing when you're finished!

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Table of Contents
Introduction
Chapter 4 iDevice Repair Best Practices
Index


How do I order the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Repair Course?

 
1. You can order online with a Credit Card or PayPal account (simply click the 'Add to Cart' button).
 
2. Or you can call us at (800) 321-2155 and ask for course 02-iPhonec.
 
3. You can mail a check or money order for $103.95 (includes $14.95 for shipping/handling) to:
 
CIE Bookstore
1776 E. 17th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
 
4. You can fax your order to us at 216-781-0331.
 
Foreign shipping expense will be higher.

Order online or call (800) 321-2155.

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