iPhone 4 Power and Sensor Cable (GSM/AT&T)

$19.95

Product code: IF182-015
Apple Part #: 821-1034-B, 821-1388-A

 

iPhone 4 Power and Sensor Cable (GSM/AT&T)

$19.95

Product code: IF182-015
Apple Part #: 821-1034-B, 821-1388-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, power cable, and 2nd microphone used for noise canceling.
  • 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 GSM iPhone 4 (Not iPhone 4S)

Product Details

  • Sensors: Proximity, Ambient Light

$19.95 New

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

$4.95 Used

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

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Compatibility

iPhone 4
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

My brother-in-law gave me his iPhone 4 which had a cracked screen. Later, I found out the screen was cracked because he dropped the phone into his margarita. Whoops! I also discovered the rear camera didn't work, as well as the lock button, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor. I originally replaced the screen and the rear camera and now aimed to fix everything else.

My Fix

It went okay. I was able to fix the lock button, but the ambient light and proximity sensors still do not work.

My Advice

The iFixit guide is awesome and incredibly useful, but there are a couple of sections that could be improved.

Step 24: The photo used shows the phone without the front screen which means the cables coming from the screen are not pictured either. I had to bend the cables waaaaay back in order to access one of the screws to the power button. I was nervous that I'd break the cable here. A little more advice on how to get out that screw would have been appreciated.

Step 27: There are a lot of details left off here. There are several little foam pads that need to be transferred from the old cable to the new one (I got the cable from iFixit). There's also a little plastic spacer that needs to be transferred to the new cable. When we removed the UV filter with tweezers, we accidentally made a crease in it (it buckled right down the middle), which is probably why this sensor doesn't work anymore. A photo illustrating how to properly remove that would be great.

These issues aside, I'm happy to have my lock button working, at least. And anytime I take apart a gadget and put it back together in working condition is a win in my opinion! Thanks for the help.

My Problem

Sold it on eBay but the customer didn't want it so he sent it back. I took it apart and it's been setting apart in its box for three years and I finally decided to fix it.

My Fix

I just finished a certificate course on iDevice repair from the Cleveland Institute of electronics so this was my first actual device repair. I decided that I wanted to make a little extra money while I'm pursuing my degree in electronics so it went great!

My Advice

This will work on any iDevice when you have to remove the adhesive, I use a spray silicone lubricant and spray it on the rag then just rubbed over the adhesive material and it came right off with no effort at all

My Problem

Power button did not move, so iphone was still usable but battery discharged fast; annoying not able to shot the lit screen

My Fix

Was not easy (supposed to be difficult anyway). But step by step and sometimes checking on the comments on page bottoms made the trip. I really appreciated the plastic table with all its little windows, so that rebuilding backwards was a pleasure.

My Advice

Just that after having switched the old power button, which looked OK, for a new one, I had to further order the electronic sensor. Since I had to pay shipping twice, I wish there was a way to tell in advance which part is really broken.

My Problem

Bought my iPhone 4 when it came out way back when. Over time the lock button began losing its 'click' and eventually stopped working all together.

My Fix

Ordered this part, followed the tutorial here on ifixit, and had it up and running like new I'm under 30mins :D

My Advice

Have some way to keep the iPhone screws sorted. There's a lot of different sizes and it's sort of hard to tell them apart. I used bottle caps and just labeled them based on which step of the tutorial they came from.

My Problem

power button not working.

My Fix

slow but good. great step by step info and pictures.

My Advice

just follow the steps.

My Problem

no response at all from iPhone

My Fix

The repair is not easy for unexperienced - but thanks to the fabulous step by step guide from IFIXIT - I managed and the iPhone is working again.

My Advice

In any case - print the screw list and use a magnetic pad - I lost one tiny screw!

My Problem

Power button did not work whatsoever!

My Fix

got the phone back together and it was like a brand new phone! could not be happier! took be a bit, because I have a 4 and I was looking at the instructions for the 4s, once I figured that out, it was very smooth.

My Advice

someone here had the advise to print the steps and tape the removed screws/parts to the steps on the paper. this was probably the best advice of anything!

My Problem

Lock button on iPhone 4 didn't work

My Fix

The guides worked perfectly! Took me about one hour. The magnetic project mat was great since the parts was small.

My Advice

I didn't have to replace the power button itself - its in metal and was not broken. The problem was the sensor cable where the switch was attached. The phone worked flawlessly after the repair!

My Problem

The lock button was not working so I had to replace this Lock button cable.

My Fix

I successfully replaced this cable and not this part of the repair is complete.

My Advice

In te process of installing this cable, I tore the iPhone 4 Headphone Jack & Volume Control Cable (GSM/AT&T). My proble was I had the tweezers the repaid guide suggested and applied too much force because I didn't have a good grip on the headphone jack. I ended up tearing the cable and now I have a new cable on order because the headphone jack, volume buttons, and vibrate buttons do not work as a result.

My Problem

After checking the power button and seeing it was ok, I tried replacing the power and sensor cable instead.

My Fix

I used iFixit's repair guide and the repair went smoothly, quickly and successfully!

My Advice

The comments warned about being too rough taking out the front facing camera. I found being firm and forceful was just fine.