Fourth generation iPhone. Repair is straightforward, but the front glass and LCD must be replaced as a unit. GSM / 8, 16, or 32 GB capacity / Model A1332 / Black and White.

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Possible to get new home button flex cable retainer?

Hi my home button was quite hard to press recently so I decided to get a new button and flex cable. I disassembled the phone fine (thanks to your easy guide). However when inserting the new flex cable into the retainer, the retainer poppd out. So the flex cable was attached to the retainer but the retainer was not attached to anything. Is there any way i can fix this, as the retainer cannot sit back where it used to be. Also, as expected, the home button didnt work.

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I have the same problem. The instructions and photo for this part of the disassembly, even with the warning was not adequate. I've called and have a 10am appointment with a local iPhone repair shop I've used before. I'm pretty disappointed. Even with a jeweler's loupe, this is just too tiny for me.

So now I have a iPhone in pieces, carefully sorted in to an egg carton.



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You need to replace the Charging Port Assembly with the Dock Flex Cable. This part has the small clip for the Home Button Flex Cable to attach to. You need the Assembly for the correct iPhone 4, GSM vs CDMA.

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Is this the correct tutorial:

Remplacement du connecteur de dock de l'iPhone 4

Also how do I tell if it is GSM or CDMA?


Hello Matt. It depends on what carrier u have with the phone. AT&T is GSM and Verizon is CDMA.


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