Fifth generation of iPhone. Repair of this device is straightforward, and requires screwdrivers, prying tools, and patience. GSM/CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Leftover part after Volume button cleaned

I changed the battery and cleaned the Volume button on my iPhone 4S, everything seemed to go alright but a part fell out while I was tilting the phone to lift out one of the phillips head screws I had removed. I went through a lot of tear down pictures and looked for other posts that might have that part left over. It is a short piece of metal braided tubing that appears to have foam in the center. About 2mm long and about the same width when flattened.

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I have it next to the pentalobe dock connector screw for scale. I thought the cell signal was gone at first because the phone showed "searching..." in the bar indicator, I switched in and out of Airplane mode and it seems to be fine now.

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Thank you! Glad to hear it is not critical but I will put it back.


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Hi there this is a little cushion it sits in between the dock flex and the frame.

It is not needed but if your a perfectionist like me you'll put it back lol

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