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  21. 21. v Q? What’s Your Old Phone Worth? v Visit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. ‣ iPhone 3GS ‣ 5 Year Old Technology ‣ Scrap value of metal is less than $1 USD ‣ Junk resale value is $10-$15 ‣ Refurbished phone value is $60 - $150 ! ! Industrial Design Consultancy: http://www.idc.uk.com/news-view.asp?id=39
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  33. 33. v iPad air Highlights ! Visit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. ! ! ! ! ‣ 9.7-inch, in-plane-switching LCD with 2,048 x 1,536 resolution at 264 ppi ‣ Dual-core A7 CPU with 64-bit architecture ‣ M7 motion-tracking coprocessor ‣ 5-megapixel rear iSight camera capable of recording 1080p video; 1.2-megapixel 720p front-facing camera ‣ 802.11n dual-antenna MIMO Wi-Fi ‣ Support for 14 LTE bands, DC-HSPA+, UMTS, GSM/EDGE, CDMA, and EVDO ‣ 16, 32, 64, or 128 GB storage
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  57. 57. v ‣ Our teardown engineer carefully heated and pried up the glass at the edge of this device, but the cooling adhesive alone was enough to crack the glass on our photo table. ‣ Microsoft went to great lengths to make the Surface Pro 3 super portable, thinning it down from the Pro 2's 0.53" to a mere 0.36" thick—but it seems the thinner glass does not bode well for ruggedness, or repair. v Visit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals.
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  127. 127. v Score breakdown: Surface Pro 3 ‣ The SSD can be replaced, but not without first risking damage to the tablet simply by opening it. ‣ The battery is not soldered to the motherboard, but very strong adhesive makes removal and replacement a hazardous chore. ‣ Non-standard connectors make for tricky display removal. ‣ The display assembly consists of a fused glass panel and LCD, and is extremely difficult to remove and replace. ‣ Tons of adhesive hold everything in place, including the display and battery. ‣ The delicate and arduous opening procedure leaves no room for mistakes: one Visit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals. slip-up, and you'll be out a screen.
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  130. 130. v Score breakdown: iPad air ‣ iPad Air Repairability Score: 2 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair) ‣ The LCD is easy to remove once the front panel is taken off the iPad. ‣ The battery is not soldered to the logic board. We'll give it that. ‣ Just like in previous iPads, the front panel is glued to the rest of the device, greatly increasing the chances of cracking the glass during a repair. ‣ Gobs, gobs, and goblins of adhesive hold everything in place. This is the most difficult battery removal procedure we've seen in an iPad. ‣ The LCD has foam sticky tape adhering it to the front panel, increasing chances of it being shattered during disassembly. ‣ You can't access the front panel's connector until you remove the LCD. Visit ifixit.com for thousands of repair manuals.
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