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What is this part? Where does it go?

This small, black metal part fell out during an iPhone 4S display assembly replacement. I turned the iPhone upside down and the part fell out. I have no idea where it goes. Please click this link to view a photo of the part.

I am open to any suggestions as to what it is and where it should go.

Secondly, could this be why my Wi-Fi is now greyed out in Settings (i.e. not working)?

Thanks for your help.

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This part protects the proxy sensors. It goes on top of it.

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Doesn't think that this part have anything to do with the WiFi. You may have to reflow the WiFi-chip.

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Thanks for answering my question! I will try to reflow the chip after trying alternatives (the grounding clip near the headphone jack needs replacing - I cannot remove the 1.5mm screw from the standoff and I think its looseness could be causing the Wi-Fi issue - any ideas if that could be correct?


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