Disassembling iPhone 4S Vibrator

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Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Using a 5-point pentalobe screwdriver, unscrew the 2 pentalobe on the bottom of the phone near the dock connector.

Edit Step 1 Battery  ¶ 

  • Using a 5-point pentalobe screwdriver, unscrew the 2 pentalobe on the bottom of the phone near the dock connector.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Push the back glass towards the top of the phone.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Push the back glass towards the top of the phone.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Using a #000 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the 2 very small Phillips screws.

Edit Step 3  ¶ 

  • Using a #000 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the 2 very small Phillips screws.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Using a plastic opener tool, pry up the battery connector shield. Be careful not to lose the smaller antenna connector shield '''under''' the top  connector sheild.

Edit Step 4  ¶ 

  • Using a plastic opener tool, pry up the battery connector shield. Be careful not to lose the smaller antenna connector shield under the top connector sheild.

  • Using a plastic opener tool, pry up the battery connector.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Pull upwards on the plastic tab. If it's the first time, you may have to use the plastic pry tool on the outside (right) edge of the battery to loosen battery first.

Edit Step 5  ¶ 

  • Pull upwards on the plastic tab. If it's the first time, you may have to use the plastic pry tool on the outside (right) edge of the battery to loosen battery first.

  • Then, out pops the battery.

Edit Step 6 Logic Board  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Disconnect the antenna cable from the logic board.

Edit Step 6 Logic Board  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the antenna cable from the logic board.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Unscrew the 2 phillips screws holding the shield covering the dock connector ribbon.

Edit Step 7  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the 2 phillips screws holding the shield covering the dock connector ribbon.

  • One of the screws is .2 millimeters longer than the other.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Disconnect the dock connector ribbon from the logic board.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

  • Disconnect the dock connector ribbon from the logic board.

  • Pull the cable up and flow it to the side.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Unscrew the 4 screws holding the large shield and the single screw holding the small shield.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the 4 screws holding the large shield and the single screw holding the small shield.

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Using the plastic opening tool, pry up the 7 connectors on the top of the logic board.

Edit Step 10  ¶ 

  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry up the 7 connectors on the top of the logic board.

  • The back camera will come out, make sure you get the small piece of black plastic covering the back of the camera.

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Unscrew the 2 flat head screws.

Edit Step 11  ¶ 

  • Unscrew the 2 flat head screws.

  • Unscrew the 3 phillips head screws, the top one is covered by a small piece of black tape.

Edit Step 12  ¶ 

Image 1/1: Using your fingers or a plastic opening tool carefully pull out the logic board.

Edit Step 12  ¶ 

  • Using your fingers or a plastic opening tool carefully pull out the logic board.

Edit Step 13 Vibrator  ¶ 

Image 1/2: Pry the vibrator up off the metal.

Edit Step 13 Vibrator  ¶ 

  • Pry the vibrator up off the metal.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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