Apple will raise iPhone battery replacement prices on January 1

BIV

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Seriously, anyone who is still buying Apple products is a fucking retard.


 

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I can replace dem battries my damned self.

How much is it to get a battery replaced on a poor person phone?

It's one banana. What could it cost? Ten dollars?
 

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I can replace dem battries my damned self.

How much is it to get a battery replaced on a poor person phone?

It's one banana. What could it cost? Ten dollars?
No, you can't. Apple seals the case. If you do it yourself you void the warranty.

For my phone I go onto Amazon and find competitive prices.
 

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No, you can't. Apple seals the case. If you do it yourself you void the warranty.

For my phone I go onto Amazon and find competitive prices.
Bzzzt I’ve done it.
 

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Most of them are glued shut now right? I replaced the battery on my Droid Razyr and it took two hours of careful prying and watching DIY YT videos. Now my Camera doesn't work but I don't want tear it apart again.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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$50 to repair a $1000 piece of equipment? Seems reasonable to me, but then again I spent a good part of my life trying to explain to idiots that replacing a headlight in a modern car requires more than 15seconds special tools, knowing how to physically do it and the bulb costs $25, and, there is a good possibility that both bulbs are going to fail
 

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$50 to repair a $1000 piece of equipment? Seems reasonable to me, but then again I spent a good part of my life trying to explain to idiots that replacing a headlight in a modern car requires more than 15seconds special tools, knowing how to physically do it and the bulb costs $25, and, there is a good possibility that both bulbs are going to fail
Is there a defensible reason why serpentine belt replacements usually cost $100 or more? It literally shows you how to do it when you lift the hood.
 

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Is there a defensible reason why serpentine belt replacements usually cost $100 or more? It literally shows you how to do it when you lift the hood.
Even if you're not a mechanic you should be able to change a serpentine belt, Alternator, worn pulley or even a water pump. It's basic stuff that's just bolted to the engine. There is no Torque screws, timing, or any sophisticated adjustments. Just turning some bolts.
 

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Even if you're not a mechanic you should be able to change a serpentine belt, Alternator, worn pulley or even a water pump. It's basic stuff that's just bolted to the engine. There is no Torque screws, timing, or any sophisticated adjustments. Just turning some bolts.
So it's a dummy tax.....I agree with you. Those are basic things. Even a thermostat isn't a big deal
 

THE FEZ MAN

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Is there a defensible reason why serpentine belt replacements usually cost $100 or more? It literally shows you how to do it when you lift the hood.
Well, it depends on the vehical, the price of the belt itself, the number of specialty tools required and shop labor rate,
Example:
My shop rate is $110hr
The belt list cost is $40
It takes me an hour to change because some fuckwhit decided to cover the engine with bullshit plastic cladding that requires special tools to remove, the belt is routed in such a way that it requires a special tool to retain it on the bottom pully while I then have to use another special tool to loosen the tension because although it looks like a 1/2 hole in the tensioner it’s actually a 13mm and requires more “throw” or “torque” than can be achieved with a “normal” 1/2 in wratchet or breaker bar.

So, the job actually takes an hour, not the 15mins that it should so I can make money (precluding breaking any of the overpriced plastic parts)
It requires specialty tools that cost $150-200
Experience to operate those tools
I have electric to pay, phone to pay and the allmighty insurance bill to pay because if the belt flys off because you refused to replace the tensioner as I recommend and you run into a bus load of retards who then turn around and sue me because you’re fucking cheep.

I charge you $100. And I’m a fucking “thief”
If it’s that easy, I highly recommend buying all the tools, technical service manuals, subscribing to the factory software, watching YouTube, and doing the work yourself. It’s not hard nor expensive to learn a new trade, nope, and all mechanics are thieves
 

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Well, it depends on the vehical, the price of the belt itself, the number of specialty tools required and shop labor rate,
Example:
My shop rate is $110hr
The belt list cost is $40
It takes me an hour to change because some fuckwhit decided to cover the engine with bullshit plastic cladding that requires special tools to remove, the belt is routed in such a way that it requires a special tool to retain it on the bottom pully while I then have to use another special tool to loosen the tension because although it looks like a 1/2 hole in the tensioner it’s actually a 13mm and requires more “throw” or “torque” than can be achieved with a “normal” 1/2 in wratchet or breaker bar.

So, the job actually takes an hour, not the 15mins that it should so I can make money (precluding breaking any of the overpriced plastic parts)
It requires specialty tools that cost $150-200
Experience to operate those tools
I have electric to pay, phone to pay and the allmighty insurance bill to pay because if the belt flys off because you refused to replace the tensioner as I recommend and you run into a bus load of retards who then turn around and sue me because you’re fucking cheep.

I charge you $100. And I’m a fucking “thief”
If it’s that easy, I highly recommend buying all the tools, technical service manuals, subscribing to the factory software, watching YouTube, and doing the work yourself. It’s not hard nor expensive to learn a new trade, nope, and all mechanics are thieves
I'm sure there are shitty manufacturers that make it hard. But I always see "one size fits all" serpentine belt replacement. My experience has been with Fords where a 3/8" socket is all you need.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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I'm sure there are shitty manufacturers that make it hard. But I always see "one size fits all" serpentine belt replacement. My experience has been with Fords where a 3/8" socket is all you need.
My experience is with 15 different manufacturers that produce 18 different models per manufacturer
 

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No, you can't. Apple seals the case. If you do it yourself you void the warranty.

For my phone I go onto Amazon and find competitive prices.
Plus they make it so it's easy to fuck up the digitizer when you remove the battery. It's a nightmare unless you know what you're doing.
 

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I’m on my 4th iPhone and have never had to replace the battery. Why would someone have to replace the battery? Because they are keeping their phones for like 6 years? If so, they are an asshole.
 

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Even if you're not a mechanic you should be able to change a serpentine belt, Alternator, worn pulley or even a water pump. It's basic stuff that's just bolted to the engine. There is no Torque screws, timing, or any sophisticated adjustments. Just turning some bolts.
:haha7: ... Just that easy, huh?
What do you do for a living character?

That may have been true 20 years ago but those days are long gone.
I'll be very happy to retire and not deal with the bullshit designs of newer cars.
 

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I’m on my 4th iPhone and have never had to replace the battery. Why would someone have to replace the battery? Because they are keeping their phones for like 6 years? If so, they are an asshole.
I've never had a battery go bad in any of my phones, Iphone or android
and I had one that I kept almost 4 years.
 

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Is there a defensible reason why serpentine belt replacements usually cost $100 or more? It literally shows you how to do it when you lift the hood.
It's really just showing you the routing of the belt. To replace most serpentine belts you need special tools and jack up the motor and take off some motor mounts and such.

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I’m on my 4th iPhone and have never had to replace the battery. Why would someone have to replace the battery? Because they are keeping their phones for like 6 years? If so, they are an asshole.
Poverty people often let their phones go stone dead.



Doing so crushes the life of a battery.
 
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It's really just showing you the routing of the belt. To replace most serpentine belts you need special tools and jack up the motor and take off some motor mounts and such.

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Which cars require that, because I guarantee Jiffy Lube isn't jacking up motors for $100
 

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Which cars require that, because I guarantee Jiffy Lube isn't jacking up motors for $100
Lots of 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder side mounted motors dont leave much room to get in there an work. So you have to take off one of the top motor mounts with a jack under the motor to get enough room to get in there and work.

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I had to remove an engine mount and jack the engine up 4" just to create enough space to free the alternator. Fucking asshole car designers. The serpentine belt was a pain in the ass too. $100 would have been a goddamn bargain.
 

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So it's a dummy tax.....I agree with you. Those are basic things. Even a thermostat isn't a big deal
I triple dog dare you to try to replace the belt on a 2015 or newer Ford with just a 3/8 socket....(its 1/2" or 5/8" btw but you said 3/8 so thats what you get)
 
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I triple dog dare you to try to replace the belt on a 2015 or newer Ford with just a 3/8 socket....(its 1/2" or 5/8" btw but you said 3/8 so thats what you get)
I replaced the belt on my kid's 2005 Explorer last week and I'm pretty sure the hole in the idler was 3/8". I guess they changed things. :)