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post #51 of 95
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Originally Posted by stargate125645 View Post
It looks like someone has tried multiple times to unscrew two of those that are pictured.
That's kinda the definition of a tamper proof screw, they screw it in and then drill out the head.
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post #52 of 95
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Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros View Post
Actually the extended battery for an EVO and HD2 are only $30, and they last days versus the stock battery not even lasting a full day.
That's pretty nice...
My iPhone 3GS lasts only like 4-6 hours with a full charge
    
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post #53 of 95
I'll have to update my tamper-proof driver set.
This is a waste of time for Apple. It'll only deter the average user... who'd probably break it a/w. They don't need to worry about them...
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post #54 of 95
This is another reason I refuse to support apple. It's my phone If I want to open it I should be able to.

Could you imagine where we would be if car companies tried pulling this crap in the 50's and 60's? Seriously I don't like government intervention in everything but these tech companies are beginning to become unreasonable and someone needs to pull in the reigns. They don't want us to own the products we purchase from them they would be happy leasing and licensing everything.
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post #55 of 95
Wow.. a post about what screws apple uses for their iPhones... you can easily buy these scredrivers from ifixit btw if you really want to open it.
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post #56 of 95
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This is another reason I refuse to support apple. It's my phone If I want to open it I should be able to.

Could you imagine where we would be if car companies tried pulling this crap in the 50's and 60's? Seriously I don't like government intervention in everything but these tech companies are beginning to become unreasonable and someone needs to pull in the reigns. They don't want us to own the products we purchase from them they would be happy leasing and licensing everything.
Mostly agree. If these companies want to be so restrictive on what we do to their products that we PAY to OWN, then they ought to be required by law to rent/lease them off for short terms at a lower price than what they currently SELL for and hand us new ones in exchange for the old every time a new model is released. We'll see then which companies decide to allow us to do whatever we want if we buy their products. Of course they'd change their minds when it benefits them.
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post #57 of 95
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They most likely did it in response to products being returned under RMA, having been damaged by idiots trying to fix their own computers. As has been said, it's not hard to still get in, but it dissuades those who don't really know what they are doing from having a bash at computer repairs.
Correction: Mac idiots trying to fix their own mac.
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post #58 of 95
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It'll dissuade your average joe.



They most likely did it in response to products being returned under RMA, having been damaged by idiots trying to fix their own computers. As has been said, it's not hard to still get in, but it dissuades those who don't really know what they are doing from having a bash at computer repairs.
This^.
 
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Do you just sit at your computer all day and search for news?
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And you can still insert a Torx screwdriver and rip the hell out of them
   
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