Fourth generation iPhone. Repair is straightforward, but the front glass and LCD must be replaced as a unit. GSM / 8, 16, or 32 GB capacity / Model A1332 / Black and White.

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Why doesn't vibrate work after repair?

Okay, so let me start by saying that my warranty is voided after I cracked the screen and decided to repair it myself, so returning to Apple is not an option.

After repairing my screen, my home button started to become unresponsive, so I replaced the home button. During the repair, when reinserting the logic board, I cracked the tip that has a small curled copper-colored metal piece.

When I reassembled the phone, everything works fine, except for the vibrator. The mute switch mutes the ringer, and the mute/unmute symbols flash on the screen, so I'm assuming it is not an issue with the button. I also purchased a replacement motor, installed it, but still no luck.

Does this have anything to do with the copper piece? Or are there any other ideas how I can get the vibrator to work again? Thanks!

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Hi

I've got the same problem with my iphone after replacing the display.

The replacement motor is working, I tested it with my second iphone 4

So, how i can get the vibrator work ? Thanks

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hi i have the exact same problem. the top is chipped hence no vibration. isit the copper coil that makes a difference or is that the antenna ?

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the copper coil that sits under the board and attached to the vibrate motor is mostly likely either damaged or placed at a weird angle where it wont make contact with the board.

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I don't think it's to do with that small copper piece as mine isn't broken but i have exactly the same problem with the vibrator.

Also after the repair i first got problems with the home button and vibrator and now getting issues with signal.

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Same problem here,

I'm beginning to think its because a small clip which is normally attached to the chasis is missing.

The same one that helps clip the cover plate (the one at the top which hides the LCD/JACK ect connectors) back down.

Without it your cover sits over the ribbon cable for the volume/silent switch ect, and might be causing damage?

hmmm....?

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I'm having the same issue after replacing a broken digitizer. I tested the motor with a AA battery and confirmed that the motor works. I also tested the contacts on the motherboard using a multimeter and ibrate and got no response. I'm not sure if this a software issue or a hardware one. I'm fairly certain I didn't damage anything during the repair. Any suggestions?

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Same exact problem after replacing proximity sensor cable. I also broke the copper coil...

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It could help with a recovery to factory(wipe phone complete)

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Seems like there are more questions than answers here haha.

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Don't tighten down both screws for the vibrator motor. Leave them loose, and reposition the motor to allow it space to turn.

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