iPhone 4 and 4S Speaker Enclosure

$14.95

Product code: IF182-013

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iPhone 4 and 4S Speaker Enclosure

$14.95

Product code: IF182-013

Product Overview

The human ear is able to detect the most subtle nuances in sound, from the faint low drone of sub-bass tones to the shrill warbling of Geddy Lee. Detect even Canadian rock today with our iPhone 4 and 4S speaker enclosure.

The speaker is used when you use your phone in speakerphone mode or listen to music. This does not include the Cellular antenna. You can buy that part separate if you need to:

iPhone 4 Cellular Antenna (GSM/AT&T)

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S (All Models)

Product Details

$14.95 New

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

$9.95 Used

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

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Replacement Guides

iPhone 4

Difficulty: Difficult

iPhone 4S

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

iPhone 4
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
iPhone 4 Verizon
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
iPhone 4S
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

It was a mess and probably not worth fixing, but I had fun doing the repair and got it right the second time. Haha.

My Fix

Got all the parts back in place and this time it worked, even the speaker. So, what's that little wire from the speaker to the main board for? It doesn't come with the speaker, so that was a loss. The little connector end had come off, but I guess just squeezing it back into place worked.

My Advice

Take your time. Get it right the first time.

My Problem

I was having issues with my music playing aloud. I attempted replacement as a fix.

My Fix

The repair went smoothly. it was slight nerve racking since, well, phones aren't cheap. I used the $20 repair kit they sale, it had all the tools I needed.

My Advice

Everything worked great. However, now that my lower speaker is louder and I still have the same problem I believe that my issue is the docking connector, and that my phone believes it is docked. That is why no music plays aloud but my headphones work perfect.

My Problem

My back panel had been cracked for a while, and the speakers eventually crapped out. But that didn't justify the expense. The charger was slowly working less and less until it basically finally stopped. I had a refurbished phone and I think that's why things went awry so quickly.

I quoted a shop, $50 for just the charging dock. For $80 I can get all the parts and tools to fix all three problems. No brainer.

My Fix

Dissassembly was a bit tricksy as it was my first time working on a phone, but it went off without a hitch.

Reassambly does NOT mean "follow steps in reverse order" unless you remember all the orientations of every part you dissassembled.

There were definitely additional steps in reassembly that I had to look up on youtube, in particular the orientation of the gold pin.

Also the microphone cover wouldn't fit anymore because there was an additional gold part on the charging dock. But the mic still works so who knows.

My Advice

I kept my screws organized by drawing a grid on paper and writing the step and the size of each screw in its individual cell. That helped a LOT.

Also, if you are new to this, do your best to note orientation of the smallest things you wouldn't expect because ifixit doesn't necessarily provide the information.

Youtube videos, somehow, illogically, will be blurry the moments you need to see clarity, and sometimes go off-screen when something intricate is going on. I.e. if you can FIND the job for the model, don't expect it to be professionally produced.

That all being said, fixing something yourself is doable and HIGHLY satisfying, and I couldn't be happier with my choice. Fiero is a powerful and fulfilling emotion.

My Problem

The enclosure melted

My Fix

Went great

My Advice

There isnt any need to take out the battery when replacing this part but make sure all the plugs are unplugged.

My Problem

As the title states, battery was bad and the loud speak blew out.

My Fix

Repair went very well. Took my time, follow the steps and guide on the ifixit.com and had the battery and speaker replaced within 30 minutes.

My Advice

Take your time, no need to rush.

ALSO I SUGGEST USING AN OLD EGG CARTON TO SEPARATE YOUR SCREWS AND PARTS. DON'T FORGET TO LABEL!

My Problem

Girlfriend's 4S speaker gave up the ghost. The speaker started crackling a few months ago and got to the point where no sound was emitted.

My Fix

Repair went well; I am used to working on iPhones from the 3G/3GS era. Took around 30 minutes from start to finish.

My Advice

I would recommend replacing the battery when repairing the speaker; it is very difficult to remove the battery without any deformation.

The wifi antenna is extremely difficult to remove due to the 'sticker' that is holding it to the speaker enclosure. This took the most of my repair time.

My Problem

First of all my battery was long since overdue for its demise. While researching the repair I discovered one of my speakers was non-functional as well.

My Fix

It went very well. My only problem was with one of the internal screws (phillips head) which I wound up stripping. This required a bit larger of a screw driver tip and some moderate pressure to remove and replace. I fault the screw itself rather than the ifixit tools or advice.

My Advice

I suggest watching several videos on Youtube to watch others in action before taking on. This is especially helpful to see the difficulties to be encountered before hand, such as the adhesive on the back of the battery itself. It is quite strong and I also broke the plastic pull-tab from the factory, nevertheless, with careful prying at the edges with the provided tools, I was successful.

My Problem

Speaker Module was blown

Battery was not lasting long

Ear Piece was blown

My Fix

Everything went smoothly, the step points helped a lot on your website.

My Advice

None, all went smoothly

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My Problem

For a small fee I acquired my sister's old iPhone 4s. It became clear that her care of the phone was not up to diamond standards as there were several small quirks that I noticed about the phone. The first, and most obvious issue was that she had dropped it multiple times (without a case), but miraculously only the back plate had suffered the consequences. That needed replacing. The other issues pertained to sound on the phone, which I came to realize, after exhaustive internet research, most likely stemmed from a bad dock connector. The external speaker didn't sound quite right when it did work so that was added to the list. Finally, the phone suffered a noticeable battery drain issue, and seeing as how the phone was over two years old anyway, it seemed like a no-brainer to replace the battery since I was going to be "all up in there" anyway.

My Fix

First let me say that iFixit repair guides are the cat's meow! The repair went swimmingly up to the point of dealing with the home button ribbon cable. I got in a bit of a rush there, and didn't pay close enough attention to the transformers on the back of the cable near the port on the dock connector. I think I may have damaged them during reassembly. I can only assume that was my error, because after reassembling the phone, and giving her a test run, the home button no longer functioned. Try as I might to re-seat that cable, I was getting nothing from the home button.

My assumption, then, was that I was going to have to replace the ribbon cable, and though the cable itself is quite reasonably priced, accessing it is a totally different ball of wax. To my utter horror (perhaps a bit of an exaggeration) I realized I was basically going to have to dismantle the entire phone to replace a $4 part (sorry iFixit, but the one on eBay works just as well so I got it from there).

At least I got to see a lot more of the internals of the phone. I did get the ribbon cable successfully replaced, and all is well with the device now. All of the original issues with the phone are fixed, and I'm hoping to squeeze another couple of years out of this "old" thing.

My Advice

Take your time! Always take your time, and make sure you know exactly what you're doing on each step before you start poking and prodding. Also, be gentle. Treat the phone as you would a woman, unless you don't treat women well, in which case you need to stop mis-treating women.

My Problem

Bottom Speaker started out just having a little bit of static, but then all but quit, when the phone rang it drove me crazy

My Fix

Repair went well, no problems what so ever. The iFixit instructions are invaluable.

My Advice

Rule #1 good eyesight & lighting. I'm 52 and struggle with seeing some of the small iPhone components. Some of the screws you can barely feel with your fingers.

Rule #2 like many have said on this site, anytime you remove a part or screw... have a bowl or container handy and mark the bowl with whatever step# you just removed it from. PS: don't use a flowered bottom bowl, you'll never find the screws.

Rule #3 take your time, other than replacing the rear (iPhone 4) panel, any other repair I've done will take several hours from start - finish.

 

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