iPhone 4 Power and Sensor Cable (CDMA/Verizon)

$19.95

Product code: IF189-004-1
Apple Part #: 821-1280-A, 821-1373-A

 

iPhone 4 Power and Sensor Cable (CDMA/Verizon)

$19.95

Product code: IF189-004-1
Apple Part #: 821-1280-A, 821-1373-A

Product Overview

Restore the balance of power and sense to your iPhone 4.

  • Is your phone acting a bit lifeless? It might be time to replace the power and sensor cable!
  • Contains the proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and power cable.
  • Each cable is hand-inspected by iFixit Techs.
  • You will need to either replace your earpiece speaker or swap it with your old one.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All CDMA iPhone 4 (Not iPhone 4S)

Product Details

  $19.95 New

 

Condition:

New

Available: 22

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Compatibility

iPhone 4 Verizon
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

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My Problem

The screen on an iPhone 4 was smashed. Wanting to upgrade to an iPhone 6 and be able to trade-in old iPhone for the most cash back.

My Fix

After a number of stops and starts in the process, I was able to successfully take the phone completely apart and put it back together. The hardest part for me was all of the corner screws, especially one of the corner screws nearest to the headphone jack. The angle at which to reattach seemed almost impossible to do. This step probably took me the longest. Other than those 4 screws and the fact that all the screws were microscopic, it was relatively easy once the display was back in place. I did run into one other problem, a part that appeared after I took the back facing camera out, I had to scan the internet to figure out where it went before I could reassemble. Estimated time to disassemble 1 hour, reassembly 2 hours.

My Advice

Get a large free standing magnifying glass, I really wished I had one. Being able to see the tiny little screws and where they go was really difficult with a hand held one. Also tools with magnetic tips to help keep the screws under control when fastening and unfastening.

My Problem

When I was replace the screen , I feel like I must need to repair power and sensor and cellular antenna

My Fix

It went well I watch the helpful ifix it.com video

My Advice

Good luck and watch video is help ! Remember every iphone carries has some thing different.

My Problem

Home and power button failure

My Fix

If you take your time and have proper tools, everything will go fine. This was mostly simple for me as I have a background in repairing electronic devices.

My Advice

Use proper tools

Have lots of lighting

Work on a hard, stable surface

Be gentle. The parts are small and delicate

My Problem

The button was no longer "clicky" hence my ordering this kit.

My Fix

Overall, the guide was pretty straightforward, but getting the earpiece speaker to stay in place and the logic board to seat properly in the case during reassembly were the two most time-consuming steps.

It was quite the feeling of relief and empowerment when I hit the power button to start up the iPhone and everything worked after reassembly.

My Advice

The guide needs to include a pointer about the small rubber bumper on the edge of the logic board (protector for display cables) as mine came loose before I could see where it came from. It is mentioned in the comments but should be in the main guide.

Also, the #00 screwdriver did not have a narrow enough tip to fit the screws so I had to find an eyeglass screwdriver.

My Problem

Both my daughter and I had iPhones with batteries that would not last the day. 30% by 2:00pm. Six screws in less than 10 minutes and I had both batteries replaced.

My Fix

Great. Easy to complete.

My Advice

Use a dishcloth as your work surface. It will help you keep from loosing those tiny screws if you drop one.

My Problem

Power switch on sister's iPhone 4 quit working a long time ago. Didn't depress or click at all. Battery would wear down quickly waiting for the screen to time out and go to sleep, and things would sometimes bog down without the ability to reboot the phone.

My Fix

Repair worked like a charm. Took longer than expected. Lost one redundant screw (of the two holding the power switch to the case). Found it particularly challenging folding the new power cable in and around the other cables and had to try several things to get grounding piece by camera to sit still while reassembling. Also took a minute to figure out that the blue tabs on the new part covered adhesive on back. But in the end the phone went back together and everything works great and my sister is really happy to be able to use that button now.

My Advice

After dry-fitting logic board in place, use tweezers to insert grounding piece by camera underneath screw hole in logic board. Then put that screw through the logic board first, to holding grounding piece in place. Watch that the grounding piece doesn't get smashed under the camera when putting the camera back in.

My Problem

After about 4 years of owning an iPhone 4, the battery finally started to degrade to the point it would get a couple hours of use before shutting down. Mind you, I treated the device very carefully, never overcharging the battery overnight or other rookie moves that can kill it faster. So it had a good run, and since the device itself is still in excellent condition, why pay top dollar to replace the entire phone?

My Fix

Quick, easy, and painless. I did not purchase the Magnetic Project Mat. Instead, I put down some clear double-sided tape on a white piece of paper, and that worked well enough. The tiny size of the screws are worth those with poor eyesight to consider purchasing the Mat.

My Advice

If you are going to replace more than your battery (my power button also stopped working), do it all in one repair, but make sure you have all the parts and tools necessary. Turns out that the battery replacement kit includes all the necessary tools and parts, but the Power and Sensor Cable does not (it is missing a crucial screwdriver). Of course, this is my fault because I didn't read the fine print of the instructions, but it was a little frustrating to find this out after going 60% through the repair instructions, which including removing my camera.

My Problem

Power Button unresponsive. Used "accessibility" settings to turn off iPhone. Plugged into charger to turn on. A pain in the you know what.

My Fix

The power button was fine. Per ifixit, I went directly to replacing the iPhone 4 Power and Sensor Cable. Viola!

My Advice

(1). Tape the screws down on sheet of paper and label the step involved. (2) When different sizes on a single step, label screws "orange" "yellow" per the direction diagram. (3) Buy a desk lamp with magnifier. CRITICAL to see the small connectors that need to snap back together (4) Take your time!

My Problem

Power switch stop working. Felt no spring/tactical feel to switch.

My Fix

Went ok. Few differences from a 4s. IFIXIT instruction are very useful. I did find that the iPhone4 instructions were less detailed than the 4s. When lose parts would come into play the 4s instructions would call them out. This was not always the case with the 4. When I finished the 4(replacing the power and sensor cable) I discovered a rubber bumber(I think) that may have been used for covering a tight corner at bend point. I found it after I closed up the phone, no idea where it came from other than the phone because it was not there before I started. Over all it went good. Just wish I knew where that part belonged?

My Advice

I did order a set of screws for the phone, because I was replacing a display in a phone that was serviced by someone else and it was missing one or two screws. The issue I have with the set of screws I received was that they did not mark/ describe (mark with size ) each screw. I do not own a micrometer and I could not visably desern the differance between screws.

My Problem

the button was very hard to turn on. Had to hold down the button very firmly.

My Fix

not well

My Advice

Yes. I was very please with the engagement of advice from Ifixit and online help. But, unfortunately has not resolved the issue at this point.