The Apple iPhone 5s was announced on September 10, 2013. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, and requires screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

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Rear microphone works intermittently

The rear microphone on my 5S works intermittently so Siri doesn't work, nor does voice input for Maps. I replaced my battery and was very careful not to open the case beyond 90 degrees. Sometimes the mic will work if I slap the phone against my palm, but eventually stops working again. I am assuming a loose connection, but don't know where to check. Any thoughts appreciated.

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Possible success. I hate dealing with the touch ID connector, so holding that down I inserted a spudger and pressed down on the front panel assembly cable bracket. The mic started working and is still working, so I guess the power/volume connector was where the fault was, after all. If the problem reoccurs, I will open her up and remove the bracket to ensure that the connector is tight. Hopefully I won't have to. THANKS MUCH!

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check the power/volume ribbon connection

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Thanks, but the power, the volume and the vibrator all work fine. Wouldn't they not work if that was the cause.


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