Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Is it the volume button or the cable?

I have a broken volume down button. I want to do the repair myself. Order a new set of volume buttons and also a replacement battery, so I fix two things at once. But how can I be sure it's the volume button itself and not the audio cable? You can also order this cable, but don't fix what isn't broken, right? Is there a way to be sure it's the button?

Only the volume down (- button) is broken. And when I use the buttons on the headphone cable, everything works fine. (don't know if this helps)

Thanks for the help!

kr,

Richard

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If the button is clicking then it's the cable, the button is just a piece of metal and can't go wrong unless it stops making contact with the cable (which you will notice)

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Thanks for the help. The guide for replacing the cable looks too hard for me, so I am going to let a repair shop take a look

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