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iPhone 4 Power and Sensor Cable (GSM/AT&T)

$19.95

Product code: IF182-015-1
Apple Part #: 821-1034-B, 821-1388-A

Product Overview

Restore the balance of power and sense to your iPhone 4.

  • Is your phone acting a bit lifeless? It might be time to replace the power and sensor cable!
  • Contains the proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, power cable, and 2nd microphone used for noise canceling.
  • Each cable is hand-inspected by iFixit Techs.
  • You will need to either replace your earpiece speaker or swap it with your old one.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All GSM iPhone 4's (Not iPhone 4S)

Product Details

  • Sensors: Proximity, Ambient Light

  $19.95

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Compatibility

iPhone 4
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

After checking the power button and seeing it was ok, I tried replacing the power and sensor cable instead.

My Fix

I used iFixit's repair guide and the repair went smoothly, quickly and successfully!

My Advice

The comments warned about being too rough taking out the front facing camera. I found being firm and forceful was just fine.

gerpisan's Story Photo #299193

My Problem

Power button KO. I fix it cause is by far the cheapest and funniest way of recovering your phone..

My Fix

Flawless repair, slow cause it took me 2 hours, but thanks to the ifixit guide I had no problem at all.

My Advice

The guide lacks somme photos specially concerning the light sensor extraction which is quite a pain, and I thought I had break it when I discovered that theres a metal clip retaining the sensor, which is not indicated on the guide, it just says to use the plastic tool to take it out, but not knowing how it's mounted you could easely tear down the sensor until you discover theres a retaining clip which doesn't comes out easely with just the help of the plastic tools...it needs some more playing with the twezers to take it out..

My Problem

My first iPhone had the power button stuck. At the same time new iphone 4S was out and I bought new one. Now i decided to fix it and use it as a backup phone.

My Fix

Although I was afraid to open and if I will manage to do this. I was afraid that the wifi or GSM antena will not work or blow a circuit... after reassembly, it was nice to see the whole thing work like a charm. The photos and guides were helpful and I wish I had the patience to take some photos.

My Advice

Be brave and do it. Take photos. I am going to repair a screen for another phone next, and I am sure I will take the photos!!!. Patient and read through instructions before diving in to fix the phone

My Problem

The power button stopped working.

My Fix

okay. took 3 hrs. The instructions did not mention the plastic cube that held the proximity and light sensors in place. The gaskets on the secondary mic and sensors were missing from the replacement part and I was not able to replace them in whole from the original part. I do not know how much this will shorten the life of the sensors and mic.

My Advice

A lot of work but you never know how much you use the lock/power button till it doesn't work. Take three separate taps to lock the phone using the accessibility functions.

dpchoung's Story Photo #235748

My Problem

Power button got stuck, couldn't press down any longer plus battery was dying.

My Fix

Replaced the battery, the power button, and the sensor cable. Followed all the directions as carefully as I could. Everything works fine!

My Advice

Be careful, take your time, I got the Pro Tech Tool kit and screw mat for it. Also, take good pictures of your stuff every step of the way you can, at one point as I was putting the logic board back in, the rubber bumper on the end of it that protects the cables from wear and tear, fell out. I didn't know where it came from, so I looked at a pic I took during disassembly and luckily found where it fit.

My Problem

After over two years of carrying my iPhone without a case, I finally broke the screen on my iPhone. At about the same time, the battery wore out, the hold button stopped clicking, and the back panel was scratched enough to degrade image quality.

My Fix

Fine. I went slowly and carefully. I wrapped each part or screw in clear wrap and taped it to a sheet that I labeled with each step. It was tricky and slow going, but it was not as bad as I thought it might have been.

My Advice

Be careful, and listen to this who have gone before you. If you aren't a details/precision person. Don't try it. If you are, have at it.

My Problem

The power button quit working on my iphone 4 and I had been dealing with it for over 6 months by just letting the screen time out. I finally got sick of that and looked up how much it would be, turns out it was $30 for tools, parts and shipping through here, so I said why not.

My Fix

It took a long time, and I never thought the phone was going to work again. This was the first time I had ever even opened a phone before. But after 3 hours due to bumping my tote and mixing all the screws up, I got it back together and it works just as new now.

My Advice

Defiantly use something sticky to put all of the tiny screws on. I had them lined up in a shallow plastic tray and was doing well until I dropped the phone into the tray and mixed all the screws. Also a lighted magnifying glass and some soft tipped tweezers would have been nice.

My Problem

I was tired of having those two button malfunction on me often. So I looked up the guides on iFixit to see if I was up for it - and thankfully I was :)

My Fix

The repairs took quite some time. Especially getting the logic board back in place after replacing the power and sensor cable was a little tricky. But with patience and coffee it all worked out.

My Advice

Take your time with the repairs. Do not rush anything and above all - be patient!

My Problem

Like many others, the power button on my wife's iPhone 4 just stopped working. I tried a fix on YouTube that involved folding up a piece of paper and using it to put pressure on the power button. Surprisingly, the paper trick worked but only for a day or so. So, I went straight to iFixit to order a new power cable!

My Fix

The repair was INSANE! I've been working on electronics for many years and I would say that this is the second most difficult that I have performed. The first being a screen replacement on a 3rd generation iPod touch (the one where the screen and case are held together with copious amounts of glue).

I'll be honest, there are cheaper places to get parts but the parts they sell at iFixit are of higher quality than most other retailers. I'm not sure if all of their parts are, but the one I received was an Apple OEM part. Save yourself a lot of time and headache by buying the part from iFixit so you can support their endeavors and guarantee that you will receive a quality replacement. The last thing I wanted was to spend two hours replacing the cable just to find out that it doesn't work. That's why I bought from iFixit.

My Advice

The iFixit guide was a great help and the high resolution pictures showed me exactly where all the tiny screws were located. It is by far the best guide on the internet.

I recommend placing all the screws on a white piece of paper and labeling them by size. There were at least eight different sizes for my repair so it's a lot to keep track of. When it comes back in stock, I'll be picking up the magnetic repair mat that iFixit sells.

Thank you iFixit!

My Problem

The lock button was unresponsive for many months and took the device to replace it myself rather than pay triple digits for someone to do it for me.

My Fix

Was on the verge of peeing my pants at various points, but the guide was very helpful with its well taken and labeled photos.

My Advice

Have a very organized system to sort the various parts. It also helps tremendously to have the right tools. I didn't have the plastic repair pry tool and was concerned that I was going to break something the whole time.