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Fifth generation of iPhone. Repair of this device is straightforward, and requires screwdrivers, prying tools, and patience. GSM/CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Screw Location diagram iPhone 4S

I took an iphone 4S apart and had the screws organized and taped on a piece of paper and I lost the paper. I purchased the iPhone 4S screw set but I am not sure of the locations of the screws. I was wondering if I can get a diagram for the screw exact locations.

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I CANNOT for the life of me understand WHY screw maps for the iPhone 4s (or all models for that matter) don't have the corresponding size written beside each hole, and why they are not colour-coded to make life just a 'wee' bit easier???

I have a digital vernier caliper and it is STILL very difficult to determine the minute differences between the screws!!!

If you tear down a phone, have a magnetic/holed screw mat, and can follow a video, then chances are you will be okay, because you have the screws coming out of the phone and are able to put them directly into the appropriate hole.

However.... if you are unlucky (or just plain dumb like me!), and didn't have the screws in a magnetic holder, and the cat happens to jump up on the paper with the screws on it....well....then you are in serious trouble!

Just TRY to determine the size of the screws!!! It is a painstaking task- even WITH a digital caliper.

Yes, the ifixit video tells you what size screw goes where....but it is MEASURING the screws that makes this so difficult. I am dreading trying to reassemble my phone.


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If you follow a guide such as Installing iPhone 4S Display Assembly in reverse, you will be able to identify and measure the screws as you put the phone back together. Use a small ruler to accurately measure the length of the screws.

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Shelley, even the smallest ruler will not distinguish between a 1.2mm and a 1.3mm screw. You will need a vernier caliper to measure a tenth of a millimeter.


Very good point! I've just come from repairing my MacBook, and forgot how tiny the 4S screws can be. Thanks.




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