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Fifth generation of iPhone. Repair of this device is straightforward, and requires screwdrivers, prying tools, and patience. GSM/CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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small piece broke off while cleaning from water damage...

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So I opened up my friend's 4s to try and help them get it running. I removed all the screws, ribbons, etc, and got down to the main logic board.

While cleaning (with a qtip, VERY gently) the area right below the display ribbon connection. A small rectangular metal block came off the board. It is very very tiny, the only reason I even noticed was because I heard it hit the paper I was working over.

This 'block' is the one furthest right out of the 5 in that area. My question is..have I ruined the phone and it's chances of working?

I used a jeweler's loupe and took a 10x look at the piece. It almost looks to me like a 'jumper'. On the board where it was attached, I can see a copper piece that it was attached to...I'm assuming it was soldered in place.

What should I do, I'm still waiting for a replacement battery to come in so I can test the phone. But should I even try to turn it on with that piece missing? I wish I could solder it back into place but I don't have the equipment nor the know-how to make such a small solder.

Thanks in advance to anyone who may know...

**If you look at the logic board with the battery connector on the bottom, at the top of the board the is only one ribbon connector that goes vertical, the rest are horizontal. That vertical connector is the display connector. Below that connector are 5 very small 'blocks' (soldered?) to the board. The one I 'pulled off' is the one furthest to the right. **

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could you take a look at this teardown iPhone 4S Teardown step 13 and verify that it is one (and which one ) of those?

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have to tried with jumper ?

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this is for the lcd . if you remove all from this line you will get the black light on the screen nothing more than . just make a jumper . you will get the icons on the lcd.

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how do i 'just make a jumper'? what do you mean if i remove from this line? can you be more descriptive? will it work without this piece? thanks

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how can i try with jumper if it was soldered into place??? i told you it is not ATTACHED anymore.

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try to use that or just try with small pin. wby which both the pads connect together then check

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I believe those are capacitors, but I am not sure on the functionality of each. Someone who knows more about EE could probably give a better than I, but I would try and turn it on and hope it works.

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In Reply to oldturkey03:

I'm not sure I understand your question. I looked at step 13....yes it is one of those?? From the step 13 picture it's the furthest one on the left above the ribbon connector. The picture I posted (enlarged) should be clear enough to distinguish what I'm talking about....sorry

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Just easier for me to see it in another perspective :). Trying to get more information on this.....Thanks.

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thanks. appreciate the effort.

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great solution

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great solution? what is?

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