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January 22, 2014
Docking station port and speaker stopped working on sons phone. He couldn't hear his phone and as well his accessories stopped working all due to many phone droppings and a rear smashed panel.
Smooth quick and painless!!!!
As Nike would say....."Just Do It!" Now I need to fix my speaker and ear set problem and now my sons ear set....
December 16, 2013
My 15 month old thinks my phone is a chew toy. Drool does horrible things to the insides of an iPhone. The earpiece speaker and one of the two stereo speakers stopped working. So, if I wanted to use the device as an actual phone, it needed fixing. I have 8 months to go till the contract is up and I can get a new one, so I had to limp this thing along until then.
The repair went alarmingly well. I say this because I was harassed by my cat the entire time and I forgot to put in my contacts. It took about 2 hours to replace both start to finish. This is with a pee break, then a snack break. I got to the end of the putting-things back together phase and the back wouldn't go back on. After reviewing the repair guide, I had the spacer that holds the speaker enclosure UNDER the actual speaker... dont know how that happened, but it did. Once that was remedied, the back slid on like a champ. Once the back was on I fired it up and noticed that it took forever to find the AT&T network. I thought I was going to have to run to the AT&T and have to plunk down 600 bucks for a new one. I went into settings, reset, and reset the network only. Once I did that it found the network right away.
What I did to keep track of all the various screws is to actually print out the guides, in color, and as parts and screws were removed, used various highlighters on the page where parts and screws were removed, I taped the item to the page next to its corresponding color. This way when I came to putting things back, you knew which part went where in device.
November 25, 2013
July 2, 2013
My bottom speaker was blown in my 4s, I suspect it was caused by humidity in the bathroom while showering.
The repair went pretty smooth. I ordered the plastic opening tools, replacement speaker, and liberation kit for my phone. I got the two pentalobe screws out no problem. Replacing the speaker was pretty easy. The only parts that worried me was peeling up the dock connector cable (which came up very easily) and peeling up the battery (which I decided to just leave in like other uses have stated doing). Peeling the antenna off the speaker had me worried too, but by working it slowly I was able to get it off without breaking it. The only real problem I ran into was in my Liberation kit, it came with one phillips and one pentalobe screw. I emailed iFixit and they promptly sent me a new liberation kit with two phillips screws. Great customer service on their part!
My advice is to not take out the battery, however you still do need to disconnect it from the logic board to disconnect the cellular antenna. The battery is really glued into the phone and I felt like I was going to either destroy the battery or my plastic opening tool.
Another tip, when you slide the back glass up, you need to use a bit of force to make sure when it is slid up, it comes apart from the phone easily. The first time I slid it up very gently and it wasn't enough to come away from the phone.
Be sure to keep track of what screw goes where, I like using little magnetic dishes to make sure I don't lose any. And if you're having trouble getting a screw to back where it needs to go, just run the tip of your screwdriver over a magnet a few times, that way your screw should stick the the screwdriver.
My final bit of advice is to take your time and read steps twice.
July 1, 2013
Broken home buton
As shown on your video
Don't remove the front screen screws that have washers, only loosen them and it will save you time and hassle when re-assembling the phone.
Buy the IFix it 000 screw driver and a magnifiyng galss on a stand or head holder for this job.
June 13, 2013
iPhone 4 speaker went out... apparently they have a tendency to do this.
The steps were right on the money. I followed it along, taking my time, but ultimately it went well and it was fixed.
I'm near sighted and felt like I needed a digital microscope to see half of the screws. DO NOT MISPLACE THEM!
One of the first couple steps talks about taking off the battery. Okay --- Yes you have to be ginger with that thing, but whatever super-duper concrete style adhesive they use to secure the battery in the case takes a lot of pressure to get out.
The picture says "Then pull the tab by the phone to remove the battery". Well that S.O.B 'pull me' tab broke about half pull. Again, the adhesive on the battery.... Just get it out... take your time but get it out. It'll require some strength.
-Magnetic tipped bits --- DO NOT misplace the screws.
-Find a way to make your fingers lose weight -- Big hands and fat fingers are not a friend here
-Take your time -- Be patient with this.
-Get out the battery, though it really secured on there
-Approximate length of repair time: between 45min-90min depending on how experienced you are.
-- When all else fails, drop test it, then hit it a hammer, run it over with your truck ... then rinse and repeat.
June 13, 2013
My speakers stop working on my iPhone 4S. I tried various noninvasive recommended solutions to fix the problem - none worked. I then knew the speakers had to be replaced. I came across an iFixit Guide. After reviewing the guide, which seemed clear and uncomplicated, I order the speaker part plus the Pro Tech Toolkit.
Once I received my order, I sat down with iFixit Guide in hand and within 2 hours I was finished with the repair. Why so long? Well, I have Parkinson's, which slows me down due to the shakes I get (those tiny little screws can be challenging). And I had a tough time in reconnecting to the logic board - the alignment was tight. The Pro Tech Toolkit was a project saver - having the right tools was critical to completing this repair. Thank you iFixit
The Guide is very helpful...revie
May 30, 2013
iPhone 4S out of warranty for less then a month. The speaker that is used for making the noise you hear for telephone rings and notification or to play music, stopped working all of a sudden. Was taken to a fairly well equipped apple store where the only option they presented was to try and fix it for $60 with no guarantee warranty on parts and labour.
For the part(iPhone 4 and 4S Speaker Enclosure) and tool(iPhone 5-Point Pentalobe Screwdriver) I needed. The cost was far less, $38 from iFixit compared the $65 Apple Genius Bar Employee offered. Simply by following the iFixit guide and with the tool i needed; dismantling, replacing the part, and re-assembling was a breeze. Took about an hour when going at a leisurely pace watching some online videos.
Removing the battery was not necessary for this repair of replacing the iphone 4s speaker enclosure. so i recommend skipping it as the battery is set in there pretty well but does not interfere with the removal of speaker enclosure.
May 1, 2013
My iPhone 4S loudspeaker stopped working completely one day. I thought it was a software bug as some people have reported. Iniitially sound was very feeble and I tried things like blowing into loudspeaker, cleaning connector, etc. Sucking air from headphone jack and loudspeaker worked once!! Yes sounds weird but it did. But then there was some static and things stopped working again same day. Tried everything - like even jail breaking my iPhone and deleting some files etc as posted on some apple support blogs. Nothing helped.
Finally decided to change the speakerphone.
Perfect. If the various software solutions posted online dont work for you.. your speaker is probably broken. Sad but true. Anyway, its been a few days and my new speaker is working as new. Oh, how I missed hearing my iPhone's sound ;-). Maybe using it in shower broke it (steam). Not sure.
Anyway, I was a bit skeptical at first but it just worked.. It's not difficult.. Yep, go for it! I'm defintely more confident of doing some more complex "procedures" on my iDevices now.
1. Don't do this in a hurry. Do it on a weekend perhaps.
2. Don't allow kids into your room. Seriously, they like tinkering with stuff and you don't want to lose any small part.
3. Take a plain white or light color bedsheet etc. and operate on that. Sometimes a small piece/screw might just jump out and disappear otherwise.
4. When you take out screws and other pieces, put then in an order in some flat container. So that when you fix things back, you know where to put what.
5. Don't worry but be gentle. If something isn't happening as you thought it should, double check in the guide.. Or search for some ifixit videos as well to get a better idea. It's easy but if u don't pay attention, you can ruin ur iPhone.
Wish you good luck!
Wish I kept photos.. Just forgot.
March 27, 2013
the speaker stopped working, had to be replaced.
like a fresh breeze!, excellent guide: do note that although the iphone 4 and 4s both have the same speaker enclosure, the guides are different -- use the right one - i've found out half way through that i've been working with the iphone 4 guide and not the 4s.