10 - 30 minuten
My phone got wet after a swim in a river & a waterproof case failure. The LED flash would stay on even when I shut down the phone. Also, the phone would pretend it was always plugged into a dock, so the volume buttons would not work & I could not get any sound from videos and music.
It was pretty exciting and empowering to take apart my iphone. I must say the magnetic project mat is genius! It made it easy to not lose any screws and keep track of where they came from. The instructions were all clear and well written. I replaced all three things at once, the battery, the rear camera, and the dock connector, and now my phone works great!
I made two mistakes:
1. I touched the little sticker with an alcohol soaked Q-tip while cleaning the parts before reassembly- and it turned pink (this was the water indicator sticker which permanently changes color with 1 drop of liquid).
2. when putting the phone back together for the dock connector replacement- please realize you have to put the tiny screw and spacer from step 12 & 13 back (left speaker enclosure screw) before you remove the backing of the stickers on the dock connector cable. I made the mistake of adhering the dock connector cable first, and covering up the left speaker enclosure screw, making it very difficult to put it back in.
iPhone 4S Replacement Battery
iPhone 4S Rear Camera
iPhone 4S Dock Connector
Magnetic Project Mat
Anti-Static Project Tray
Pro Tech Toolkit