Second generation of iPhone. Model A1241 / 8 or 16 GB capacity / black or white plastic back. Repair is more straightforward than the first iPhone. requires screwdrivers, prying, and suction tools.

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Low sound from inner earpiece after water/oil


Two days ago, some drop of water and oil covered the glass of my iPhone. It's not a full immersion, but earphone was totally covered by liquid.

Yesterday I tried to do a calling, but the sound from earpiece is very low and the only way to have a conversation is to plug an earphone or to activate speakerphone (vivavoce).

I'm deciding to repair it by myself. Which parts are probably damaged?

I was thinking to buy earpiece, metal clamp and sensor flex.

It could be rights part to replace?

Many thanks

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This bears a strange resemblance to dropped into olive oil mixture, now very low sound...

In short, you probably have oil in the earpiece which might be able to be cleaned out. You can try to clean out the earpiece otherwise replacing the front panel assembly will give you a clean speaker.

iPhone 3G Front Panel Assembly Image


iPhone 3G Front Panel Assembly


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Thanks for the quick reply.

I'll try to take off earpiece and to clean it with some alcohol with a paint brush and air compressed.

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