The first model of iPhone, Model A1203 with 4, 8, or 16 GB capacity and an aluminum back. Repair requires a significant amount of prying, and may require some soldering.

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silent switch and 'volume up' not working

Is there a way (that has a chance of success) to get the switch and 'volume up' button working without having to disassemble the phone?

Like spraying contact cleaner in - or would that cause more problems

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The most common cause of failure of these two switches is drop damage. If the aluminum casing is impeding the buttons, you might be able to pry it away from them. If this doesn't resolve the issue, then the switches may have been damaged internally- they are mounted to the rear panel, as shown here:

http://s1.guide-images.ifixit.com/igi/5E...

I would NOT spray any liquid into the iPhone! It is always energized, so you will likely short out the device.

It might be worth the effort to remove the rear panel and attempt to work the aluminum and switches back to their proper shape, and if this does not resolve the issue, the replacement part sold here on iFixit appears to contain new switches:

iPhone Gen 1 Rear Panel

Check with sales support before ordering to confirm this...

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my iphone volume up is not working can u tell me the simple way to solve the problem because i can't open it my brother gave it to me as a gift can u solve my problem???

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I'm having this problem with the side switch not working. It will switch from side to side but with no change at all. The vibrate stopped working also, is there a way to like go in the settings and turn on the volume manually or do I have to send my phone in or is there a way to do this without having to pay Apple?

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1 generation if its the iphone 4 can you try and repair the mute and volume connector ? its comes also with the headphone jack take a look at the part here http://www.pcexpress.lu/en/iphone-4-repa...

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