Results of using HOT WATER vs MICROWAVE to heat an iOpener, Part 2:
Leave the iOpener in the 70℃ water for 5~10 minutes & keep a lid over the pot it to retain heat while you’re preparing your reparation. When ready, remove the iOpener from the 70℃ water & it will be at the same temperature as if microwaved 30 seconds. Dry the iOpener thoroughly with a bath towel & you’re ready to go.
The iOpener retains a useful working temperature for 5-10 minutes. Keep the water ready at 70℃ in case you need to reheat the iOpener.
Worked perfectly for me and w/o any apparent damage to the iOpener, which was my main concern. Now I know this method works. Peace! -e
Results of using HOT WATER vs MICROWAVE to heat an iOpener: Part 1
Results of my using hot water to heat the iOpener were 100% successful. 30 seconds in a high-powered microwave heats the iOpener to about 70℃ (158°F). Hot water will achieve the same results at 70℃. I wouldn’t place the iOpener in boiling water & I didn’t try. I used a laser thermometer to control the temperature. The more water in the pot, the more stable the temperature will be. A wide pan will allow the iOpener to lay flat in the water, which seems best I wouldn’t place the iOpener into the water while the heating element of the stove is heating the water as I’m sure the pan will be much hotter near the element, so let the element cool down to 70℃ before immersing the iOpener into the water. The whole concern here is to not damage the iOpener.
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So I just received my iOpener yesterday & I got a neighbor to microwave it for 30 seconds in a high-powered microwave (don’t know the wattage) and then I measured the iOpener’s temperature with a laser thermometer, getting a reading of 70°C.
So my plan’s to heat a pot of water to 70°C & submerge the iOpener in it for maybe 5 minutes until it attains the same temperature, then dry it off thoroughly with a bath towel. Now seeing for myself how well the iOpener is constructed, I don’t see any reason warm 70°C water will damage it. We’ll see… I’ll post my results (after I change my iPhone 7 Plus battery), so customers without microwaves can decide if they want to try this heating method for themselves. iFixit may even sell a few more iOpeners to customers who wish not pioneer non-microwave heating alternatives.
Q: How do you spot a pioneer? (They’re the ones with the arrows in their back…). Peace…
HOT WATER vs MICROWAVE OVEN.
I can’t believe iOpener’s been on the market for years now & iFixit has yet to include a microwave-less heating method in their iOpener “How-To”.
If heating the iOpener with hot water does work (w/o damaging the iOpener), this info should assuage new-buyer’s doubts as to whether or not they can buy one even if they don’t own a microwave. I myself had to buy the one I just just received yesterday before knowing if this method will work. We’ll see, but my 4 email inquiries to iFixit didn’t yield any definitive answers from them, but still, having an iPhone to repair & not wanting to risk overheating it with a hairdryer, here we are.
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