It's a bit Heath Robinson - any clues how to "always" fixit?
I change a lot of mute switches on the 3gs, but either I am doing it wrong most of the time, or its a very poor part of the phone.
It's not the fiddly bit, of putting the plastic mute switch in and ensuring its engaged to the internal part of the switch as you put it together that bothers me. It is the double back strong tape that you peel off the loom part that is supposed to hold itself onto the metal bracket that sucks.
There are two lugs that also keep the correct position of the switch part of the loom to the metal bracket, the top one of which often comes away (even when you replace the loom) and a repair sometimes doesn't even work (wouldn't it be better if apple finished off the top one better by having a full hole, rather than having a semi-circle for a hole - prone to fail?)
It seems to me that this part of the 3gs is very poor indeed and a major reason why the mute switch often gives up. Are we really supposed to accept that some small piece of double sided tape is supposed to keep the switch mechanism attached to the metal bracket through regular use?
I am trying to find a solution to this - Is there anyone who has had similar experience of this (and if you do a lot of these, I bet you have)?
I am looking for appropriate glue that will hold it in place, superglue doesn't weem to work - anybody try anything else?
Is this a good question?