iPhone 4 Power & Sensor Cable Replacement
Now this particular portion of your device consists of the ambient light sensor, the noise canceling secondary microphone, the proximity sensor and the power cable. Thus, the power & sensor cable of your device is the part which needs to be replaced commonly as it is frequently being used to turn the device off & on and to control the iPhone’s proximity sensor.
Your iPhone device is vulnerable to liquid, humidity and corrosion related damages. And if your iPhone device is frequently being used in any humid atmosphere, its power & sensor cable circuit might absorb water and will result in corrosion.
iPhone 4 Power & Sensor Cable Replacement : DIY repair is quite possible. so before you head over to dial Apple contact number for support, all you need is ample time, correct tools and patience.
- Phillips #000 Screwdriver.
- Plastic Razor Tool.
- Flathead Screwdriver.
- 5-Point Pentalobe Screwdriver.
- Tweezers tool.
- Spudger tool.
- SIM Card Extract Tool.
- Switch off your iPhone device.
- Unscrew and remove both the screws (either 3.6 mm Phillips #000 or Pentalobe screws) attached near the dock connector.
- Slide the back panel towards the device’s top edge for about 2mm.
- With your fingers, just grab the back panel and pull it away from your iPhone.
Step 2: iPhone 4 battery removal:
- Unscrew the single 2.5 mm Phillips screw attaching the battery connector with the logic board.
- With your plastic razor tool, detach the battery connector from its socket on the logic board.
- Then detach the metal clip wrapping the antenna connector.
- Grab and pull the clear plastic pull tab to carefully remove the iPhone 4 battery out of your device.
- Detach the contact clip away from your iPhone.
Step 3: Logic board:
- Use your SIM card Extract tool or any paperclip to extract the SIM card as well as its holder.
- Then detach both the SIM card as well as its holder.
- Unscrew both the Phillips screws (a single 1.2 mm screw and a single 1.6 mm screw).
- Just detach the thin steel dock connector cable cover away from your iPhone.
- Use your plastic razor tool to disconnect the dock cable connector from the logic board.
- Gently peel off the dock ribbon cable from both the lower speaker enclosure as well as the logic board.
- Use your plastic razor tool to detach the lower antenna connector from its socket on the logic board.
- Unscrew the single 1.9 mm Phillips screw attaching the logic board’s bottom with the inner case.
- Then unscrew and remove all the five Phillips screws (single 2.3 mm screw, two 1.6 mm screws, single 1.4 mm screw and single 4.8 mm screw) which attach the Wi-Fi antenna with the logic board.
- Use your plastic razor tool to slightly raise the Wi-Fi antenna’s top edge off the logic board.
- Use your spudger tool tip to detach the Wi-Fi retaining clips from the inner frame.
- Detach the Wi-Fi antenna from your iPhone.
Reminder: Don’t lose the metal clips on the cover top.
- Again with your plastic razor tool, gently raise the rear camera connector from its socket on the logic board.
- Just detach the rear camera.
- Pull off the small white (warranty and water indicator) sticker wrapping the screw next to the battery pull tab.
- Then unscrew and remove the single 2.4 mm Phillips screw hidden beneath the white sticker.
- With the plastic razor tool’s edge, carefully disconnect all the connectors (headphone jack/volume button cable, LCD cable, top microphone/sleep button cable, digitizer cable and the front camera cable) from their respective sockets located on the logic board.
- With your flathead screwdriver, just unscrew and remove the single 4.8 mm standoff screw located near the headphone jack.
- Then gently detach the logic board from your iPhone and make sure not to damage any cables.
Step 4: Front facing camera:
- With the plastic razor tool edge, try to raise the front camera steel retainer away from the front camera.
- Detach the front camera retainer.
- Gently remove the front facing camera from your iPhone.
- Unscrew both of the Phillips screws (a single 6 mm screw and a single 1.4 mm screw) attaching the vibrator with the inner frame.
- Now detach the vibrator out of the inner case.
- With your plastic razor tool’s edge, detach the earpiece speaker from the adhesive sticking it with the front panel.
- Then unscrew both of the Phillips screws attaching the power button bracket with the outer case, with your Phillips screwdriver.
- Gently detach the power button bracket from the outer case assembly.
- With your tweezers tool pair, just remove the headphone jack body away from the outer case.
- Firmly grab and hold the power & sensor cable lying next to the microphone and gently peel it away from the front panel
Reminder: Be cautious not to rip and damage the cable in the process.
- With the plastic razor tool’s edge, just peel off the electronic power switch away from its metal bracket.
- Replace the existing power & sensor cable with the new piece.
- To reassemble your iPhone4 device, just follow the above mentioned steps in reverse order.
And finally you have successfully replaced the power & sensor cable of your iPhone 4 device. We sincerely hope that you find this article extremely helpful.
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