Revamped version of the iPhone 3G with faster processing speeds. Repair of this device is similar to the 3G, and requires simple screwdrivers and prying tools. Model A1303 / 16 or 32 GB capacity / black or white plastic back.

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I needed to replace my volume button. You have the part available for sale and list it as a "Difficult" repair but you have no step by step instructions on how to do the repair?

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follow the guide for the rear case

iPhone 3GS Rear Panel Replacement

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Comes close, and this is the Guide I used to get as far as I did, but it doesn't describe how to get the new button between the rear panel and the still attached front bezel? Unless I forcefully bent the bezel I could figure it out. If your selling a part I would think you'd tell me how to install it? A bit disappointed with this fix.


actually the people who do the answering/make guides are just people like you-we're not employed by ifixit. These guides were written for free, and are free to view.

if you have an issue with the ifixit part/tuturial then click on the feedback button at the bottom to make a suggestion that this needs more information..

My apologies the tutorial isn't enough.


You need to use a plastic spudger, put it between bezel and case on outside of phone and work round so the bezel lifts up from rear case. It is only held by a flexible bonding agent.It has a tongue and groove type tab every so often round the case so this is why you need to go slow or they will snap off and you'll need a new case. (the other screws for volume flex/vibrate etc should be removed if you've followed the guide)

I didn't glue my first repair together-it's my phone and I don't really notice the gap.... but it looks nicer and keeps out the dust.

no idea what you'd like to use to glue it back together-something that doesn't dissolve plastic-I live in the uk so not much point to my recommendation. have a look for a tag "bezel" some people have put their ideas for glue on there...


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