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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Lower speaker, broken metal pin - why it still works?

Hello fellow fixers! I fixed my phone and accidentally when re-assembling a pin broke for some reason, i wonder does it affect anything? So far everything i can think of works. Is it just a for the structural stability/support?

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Those pins are for the antenna (where the finger in the photo is placed) so it has wider range as those 4 pins contact the metal edge of the midframe. Any one of those pins making good contact should give you reception. If you repair again, just be very careful not to cause any more damage.

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Thank you for your answer! I still have the broken pin, i was also wondering if i solder it back, but if anyone of those pins are enough for 100% reception, maybe no need to start braking things more :)


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