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Loud Speaker Failed Producing No Noises

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iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S Speaker Enclosure Replacement


My Problem

iPhone 4S out of warranty for less then a month. The speaker that is used for making the noise you hear for telephone rings and notification or to play music, stopped working all of a sudden. Was taken to a fairly well equipped apple store where the only option they presented was to try and fix it for $60 with no guarantee warranty on parts and labour.

My Fix

For the part(iPhone 4 and 4S Speaker Enclosure) and tool(iPhone 5-Point Pentalobe Screwdriver) I needed. The cost was far less, $38 from iFixit compared the $65 Apple Genius Bar Employee offered. Simply by following the iFixit guide and with the tool i needed; dismantling, replacing the part, and re-assembling was a breeze. Took about an hour when going at a leisurely pace watching some online videos.

My Advice

Removing the battery was not necessary for this repair of replacing the iphone 4s speaker enclosure. so i recommend skipping it as the battery is set in there pretty well but does not interfere with the removal of speaker enclosure.

P2 Pentalobe Screwdriver iPhone Image
P2 Pentalobe Screwdriver iPhone


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Essential Electronics Toolkit


iPhone 4 and 4S Speaker Enclosure Image
iPhone 4 and 4S Speaker Enclosure


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