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Installing iPhone 3GS Proximity Sensor Ribbon
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Many people have come across the loss of their ear speaker or proximity sensor once they change out their digitizer or even remove the screen once or twice. This guide will allow you to replace it via DIY.
- Author: hectordtruong
- Difficulty: Moderate
To find out how to remove the screen assembely for an iPhone 3GS please go to Installing iPhone 3GS Display Assembly.
Removal of the original ribbon is a bit tricky. I use an automotive type of pick tool to remove the existing ribbon bracket. Read on for details on this repair.
NOTE: Many vendors online sell defective units, and these ribbons damage easily. When buying, buy a few because you may go through 3-4 before you get a good one.
For more info about me and my repairs, check out my blog. I do a lot of microsoldering repairs and what not.
ALSO PLEASE CLICK "I DID IT" when you finish this repair! It'll help me help you more! Thanks!
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