iPhone 4 Volume Button Replacement
Replace the metal portion of the volume buttons on your iPhone 4.
- Author: Walter Galan
- Difficulty: Difficult
This guide is for replacing the metal portion of the volume buttons, not the electronic switches.
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- iPhone 4 5-Point Pentalobe Screwdriver (if iPhone has external pentalobe screws)
Your iPhone 4 rear cover may have either two #000 Phillips screws or Apple's 5-Point "Pentalobe" screws (second image). Check which screws you have, and ensure you also have the correct screwdriver in order to remove them.
Remove the two 3.6 mm Pentalobe or Phillips #000 screws next to the dock connector.
Pinch the rear panel with your fingers and lift it away from the iPhone. Alternatively, use a Small Suction Cup .
Remove the single 2.5 mm Phillips screw securing the battery connector to the logic board.
Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board.
Remove the metal clip covering the antenna connector.
Use the clear plastic pull tab to gently lift the battery out of the iPhone.
Remove the contact clip from the iPhone.
Use a pair of tweezers to remove the small strip of tape covering the back of the volume buttons.
Remove the three Phillips screws securing the volume button bracket to the outer case.
Use a pair of tweezers to gently pull the volume button bracket slightly away from the outer case.