I recently encountered a surreal experience when Apple shipped me a 79-pound iPhone repair kit to fix a 1.1-ounce battery. It was an unexpected and humorous incident, especially when I lifted the box and felt the 79 pounds.
This article will explain why and how I received such an absurd package from Apple.
My experience with the 79-pound repair kit
With an iPhone rarely miles away, I was curious about what an Apple repair kit weighed — and even more surprised once I learned the answer. The 79-pound repair kit sent to my doorstep was daunting, and it took all my strength to unpack it.
I was amazed at how much stuff had been crammed into the massive box: multiple types of screws and handy tools, spare phone parts large and small, instruction manuals, and protective eyewear for me to wear during repairs. According to the inventory list included in my package, everything I needed for iPhone repairs came packed up in a single 79-pound delivery from Apple.
I experienced firsthand why Apple warns customers not to attempt DIY repairs on their devices. Even with the invaluable equipment sent with the box, navigating around individual components inside iPhones isn’t as easy as unscrewing a few bolts. With tiny screws that can easily fall out or get stuck deep inside components, it’s clear why Apple reiterated their warnings about extreme caution if attempting a DIY repair is essential.
Unboxing the 79-pound Repair Kit
When I received notification that Apple had shipped me an iPhone repair kit weighing 79 pounds, I couldn’t help but be curious about what this huge box contained.
Inside was a kit to fix a 1.1-ounce battery. Naturally, I was intrigued, so I decided to unbox this mysterious repair kit and see what treasures it held.
What was included in the 79-pound repair kit
Apple’s 79-pound repair kit contains various tools and components necessary to repair certain models of iPhones. Packers carefully sorted and adequately placed the components inside the kit, ensuring everything arrived orderly.
Included in the 79-pound repair kit were several screws, screwdrivers, Phillips head screwdrivers, Torx screwdrivers, grip pliers, small circuit boards, ribbon clips, and rubber bumpers. Furthermore, the 79-pound repair kit also included cameras for some of the latest model iPhones and replacement batteries for older models. A tool carrying bag with two separate compartments was also included in the package to ensure all items are stored correctly and kept safe from being lost or misplaced while working on an iPhone repair job.
An instruction manual was also included in the 79-pound repair kit to help those who have never opened up or worked on a smartphone before. The user manual walks you through each step of phone disassembly and reassembly with detailed diagrams to assist when locating certain parts to complete any iPhone repair job!
The weight of the repair kit
When your usual repair kit isn’t enough and you turn to Apple’s help, you may be in for quite a surprise. On opening the box containing my repair kit, I was surprised to find that it weighed an impressive 79 pounds! When I say impressive, I’m impressed with how much stuff Apple can cram into a single box of this size.
The box contained many smaller boxes and individual components such as screws, tools, parts, wires and connectors all packed into separate compartments. Each item was labelled with its reference number so that it could easily be identified if it was ever needed for another repair job. Additionally, protective foam pads ensured that the parts survived their undamaged road trip.
I must admit I felt like a kid on Christmas day when I first opened this monster of a box. But the feeling soon faded when I realised the enormity of what lay ahead – assembling all these parts! For now however, this 79-pound beast sits largely intact until it is time to do its job—that’s when the real challenge begins!
Apple shipped me a 79-pound iPhone repair kit to fix a 1.1-ounce battery
It’s true—Apple did ship me a 79-pound iPhone repair kit to fix a 1.1-ounce battery. When I received the kit, I was both alarmed and intrigued; while it seemed like more effort than it was worth, I couldn’t help but admire the intricate pieces that had been put together to repair a single phone.
Let’s delve into the process of fixing an iPhone and the tools that come in the repair kit.
The process of replacing the battery
There are a few steps involved when replacing the battery in any iPhone. First, you must turn off your iPhone and then remove the phone’s back plate. Depending on your model, this can require a special tool or a simple quick release mechanism. You mustn’t use any force when taking off the back plate, as excessive force may cause damage to other components inside the phone.
Once the back plate is off, you have access to the battery and should be able to disconnect it from its port. Installation of a new battery requires that you ensure all connections are securely in place before re-installing the back plate onto your phone. You must take extra care when doing this step, as parts of your iPhone can be delicate and prone to damage if handled incorrectly or with too much force.
You may also want to give any extra screws for re-installation or check for any signs of board leakage due to wetness or corrosion inside your phone after installation. All these steps should be taken carefully to ensure your iPhones will work properly after repair and not cause unnecessary hardware issues.
The tools and supplies needed to complete the repair
Certain tools and supplies must be acquired beforehand to properly repair a damaged iPhone. Below is a list of all the necessary items that any do-it-yourselfer needs for successful repairs on their device:
-Replacement display assembly
-Phillips #00 screwdriver or iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit
-Plastic Opening Tools (2)
-iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit (optional)
-5 Point Pentalobe Screwdriver
-Sharp knife or razor blade to remove front assembly adhesive.