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I thought I had a crack on the screen of my I-phone 4s, so I order a new screen and battery and I started taking it apart I broke one of the screws so I put it back together and ordered a complete set of screws for it. I got everything and I went to take it apart and when I took off the screen plastic cover I discovered that the screen was fine only the plastic and a scratch in it. So now I have everything I need to repair it if I ever get a cracked screen
look closely first
Power switch stop working. Felt no spring/tactical feel to switch.
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?
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.
2 shattered screens and 2 underperforming batteries..
The first screen took a LONG time.. Mostly because it was my first time in the guts of the iPhone..
Second time went much quicker, and easier..
When you are at the step removing screws from the corners of the frame of the iPhone - just before you remove the display, go ahead and remove the headphone jack. Removing the jack makes replacing the corner screw next to it ever so much easier..
I also followed another users advice and used a separate small plastic container for each step of the process where something was removed, I then labelled the container so it was easy to go in reverse order to put back together.. The second screen, I already had labelled containers.
Lastly, get a good magnifying device , preferably mounted on arms,so you can more easily see all the tiny components you are dealing with.