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Faulty shop replacement display in iPhone 4S

jangrabski -

iPhone 4S

iPhone 4S Screen Replacement

iPhone 4S Screen Replacement

1 - 2 uren


Mijn probleem

When my wife's phone screen cracked, we had it replaced by a shop. The phone came out with a flaw we only noticed later. The top of the digitizer wouldn't register touches, so you couldn't swipe down to see the status messages (or quickly scroll up). Although the phone was usable, this was really annoying.

On top of this, the batter wasn't performing all that well, so I ordered a new screen assembly and battery.

Mijn oplossing

The repair went allight. I learned that the shop lost one component from inside the phone: the camera grounding clip. Yes, the one that the iFixit instructions emphasize not to lose.. Thankfully, the phone seems to work fine without it, but I wouldn't be surprised if there was some extra static in the images now.

The shop also lost a gasket or two... not nice.

My previous replacement display had the home button glued on. So there was one scary moment, when I realized that the iFixit one didn't have one included. It turned out it was possible to very carefully unglue the home button rubber sheet and apply it to the new screen.

Mijn advies

The advice in the iFixit guide is not to remove the display fastening screws at the end of the procedure. This is a tricky proposition. The washers don't necessarily want to fall in place as indicated, so some tips on technique would do well here. I had to remove one of the screws to make the display assembly fall into place correctly.

The display kit could contain a few sensitive components to replace, like gaskets that get damaged or grounding clips that are easy to lose.

You could include a home button with the screen.

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