I Bought 10 Broken iPhone X's - But Are They Fixable?

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  • Published: 10 January 2020
  • I Bought 10 Broken iPhone X's - But Are They Fixable? These 10 very broken iPhones were in a salvage lot I bought for $1,670. There was no way to know if most or all of them were iCloud locked so I didn't buy them to make money - I bought them to get better at repair. For these phones I diagnosed dock issues, replaced screens and back cases, found logic board issues, programed True Tone, and tried to figure out why the touch screen didn't work. Fortunately, even with my limited experience, I was able to fix a couple of them.

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    About This Video: In this video I'm trying to fix 10 iPhone X's which I don't have much experience with. I've found that's one of the best ways to learn repair though - just to buy some broken stuff and try to figure it out. Some stuff I know I won't be able to fix, like logic board issues and phones that are iCloud locked. But some stuff I can fix, like replacing screens, back cases, and batteries.

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Comments • 2 695

  • ROCKY W
    ROCKY W  45 minutes back

    nice

    • Yoink MineNow
      Yoink MineNow  2 hours back

      Your smile is the same as the one of "hide the pain harald"

      • Latony Banks
        Latony Banks  2 hours back

        can i have one

        • juice box
          juice box  3 hours back

          How do you even break your phoje that bad...

          • Nete
            Nete  3 hours back

            Dont update, use checkrain to get past the iCloud lock

            • SteveQ
              SteveQ  3 hours back

              Seems unbelievably wasteful that there's no way to reset the ones that simply won't activate.

              • Haze
                Haze  4 hours back

                i recently bought a switch with a screen thats offset under the bezel, the left side is almost under the bezel when the right side is like 2cm away from the edge. is this a clear defect?

                • Jon Wilson
                  Jon Wilson  4 hours back

                  Could have just put it on a wireless charger

                  • paulwrules
                    paulwrules  4 hours back

                    Thumbnail looks like hide the pain HAROLD

                    • Daniel Young
                      Daniel Young  4 hours back

                      Your using a screen with a broken digitizer to test the last few phones that one with the line down it never worked when you diagnosed them

                      • Schule04
                        Schule04  4 hours back

                        Apparently you can now unlock icloud locked iphones using the recent boot exploit

                        • Arnau Jaime
                          Arnau Jaime  5 hours back

                          I would like to buy the remaining iphones that you couldn't fix :) hmu please xD

                          • Estonian Gamer
                            Estonian Gamer  6 hours back

                            On 5:32 Iphone nomber 9 was a little bit green

                            • TheIntenseFive
                              TheIntenseFive  7 hours back

                              My iPhone keep saying unable to use Touch ID on this device any advice???😭

                              • Izaazn20
                                Izaazn20  7 hours back

                                *I BOUGHT 10 BROKEN HEARTS LETS SEE IF I CAN FIX THEM*

                                • DODOY TECH TIPS
                                  DODOY TECH TIPS  7 hours back

                                  Good job repairing sir

                                  • Zactan
                                    Zactan  8 hours back

                                    uhh why is it already connected to a wifi?

                                    • Mach III
                                      Mach III  8 hours back

                                      Probably doesn't help that you're pressing on the battery as you pull the tabs...

                                      • Stephen Hammond
                                        Stephen Hammond  9 hours back

                                        Rossman group

                                        • OutOfPace Racing
                                          OutOfPace Racing  9 hours back

                                          Techrex here - all of those are mine

                                          • mad junior
                                            mad junior  9 hours back

                                            No 7 saved a life from gunshot.

                                            • Anggito Adi
                                              Anggito Adi  9 hours back

                                              Why did i see this video? I never even had an iPhone yet.

                                              • John Doe
                                                John Doe  10 hours back

                                                The problem of repairing damaged iphones (of any generation) for reselling is that the effort don't worth the cost at all especially for such small amount of iphones... You will not make any money out of there once the repairs are done. An iphone x damaged can cost up to 200 dollars. A brand new costs around 400/500 dollars... A refurbished even less probably around 300/400 ... So once you've spent 100 dollars for the phone to repair you have no profit considering also the waste of time.

                                                • Dominic Lopez
                                                  Dominic Lopez  10 hours back

                                                  Would u fix a consel thats an owner that cant figure out y his xbox360 is over heating

                                                  • RMEANTO
                                                    RMEANTO  10 hours back

                                                    im sick of seeing your face on my recommendations

                                                    • LuckyFra88 _
                                                      LuckyFra88 _  10 hours back

                                                      @TronicsFix can you help me pls?
                                                      My sister's boyfriend gave me a BMW E90/E91 module to repair...
                                                      The problem is in the PCB and I don't know how to spot it.

                                                      • Eduardo Hernandez
                                                        Eduardo Hernandez  10 hours back

                                                        It seems that the iPhone’s #1 enemy is the ground

                                                        • Eduardo Hernandez
                                                          Eduardo Hernandez  10 hours back

                                                          Considering these resell for like $350 and each side costs $80 to replace, $160 is way too much for these

                                                          • Hariz Muhammad
                                                            Hariz Muhammad  11 hours back

                                                            You want to sell that iphone

                                                            • TheophilusXx
                                                              TheophilusXx  11 hours back

                                                              Can I have one of the phones?

                                                              • TheophilusXx
                                                                TheophilusXx  11 hours back

                                                                Can I have an iPhone?

                                                                • Asheel_14 03
                                                                  Asheel_14 03  11 hours back

                                                                  Do a giveaway

                                                                  • Gunners-x-
                                                                    Gunners-x-  12 hours back

                                                                    Use a tool on the internet to remove the iCloud lock. Yes, this works. No doubt nice you buy it, you can crack it and use it a infinite amount of time.

                                                                    • jeffry
                                                                      jeffry  12 hours back

                                                                      my iphone x has a unresponsive screen after update 13

                                                                      • mobseen69
                                                                        mobseen69  12 hours back

                                                                        The screen with the green line was never verified touch

                                                                        • Escondido Phone Repair
                                                                          Escondido Phone Repair  12 hours back

                                                                          I would buy #3 from you

                                                                          • Yowolf 120yt
                                                                            Yowolf 120yt  13 hours back

                                                                            Can i have one? Plz

                                                                            • LilPuff420
                                                                              LilPuff420  13 hours back

                                                                              What was the actual point of this video? It's just going to cost you weigh more just to fix them up then it is to resell them after they are fixed. You're not making any profit. But I guess you do you, I can't stop you from doing that.

                                                                              • Nickolas Parrington
                                                                                Nickolas Parrington  13 hours back

                                                                                Do you have the "Programmer" device linked? Definitely want to pick one of those up.

                                                                                • Jeremiah Paul pimentel-azurin

                                                                                  You should probably make a giveaway of those fixed phones.

                                                                                  • Gogeta _Blue
                                                                                    Gogeta _Blue  13 hours back

                                                                                    Did you try putting them in rice

                                                                                    • Restoration phon
                                                                                      Restoration phon  14 hours back

                                                                                      👍❤️❤️❤️❤️

                                                                                      • Charles Heidkamp
                                                                                        Charles Heidkamp  14 hours back

                                                                                        great work and hello from Pittsbugh,PA.

                                                                                        • rick dees
                                                                                          rick dees  15 hours back

                                                                                          # 3 is doner for charge port cable Battery ,,what have you.

                                                                                          • Poul Walker
                                                                                            Poul Walker  16 hours back

                                                                                            you did a very bad edit at 29:10 Twoooooo

                                                                                            • Enzo Lubi
                                                                                              Enzo Lubi  17 hours back

                                                                                              hiii where did you buy this iphone x's?

                                                                                              • Leonel Sebastian
                                                                                                Leonel Sebastian  17 hours back

                                                                                                Maybe you need to check the phones with a new screen, you don't know if the old screen work good.

                                                                                                • Chelsea X
                                                                                                  Chelsea X  18 hours back

                                                                                                  #7, somebody got shot and the iPhone saved them