iPhone 4S parts snapshots for ID

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mgiara

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Apr 24, 2012
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Hey everyone!
I recently dropped my baby while at work and cracked the screen.
I went against the kosher methodology of having Apple repair it, mostly because of the price, partially because I love learning how things work, and because I was jailbroken.
So I ordered a screen replacement kit on cheapBay and did the job guided by a popular youtube video and after complete reassembly, I ended up with two pieces that I am bewildered as to their origin.
I have no idea where they came from.
Here's what they look like:
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and the phone won't power on now, so I'm beginning to think I may have bricked a $600 tool.

If I posted this in the wrong subforum, please feel free to move it.
This phone is my lifeline. I am lost in the woods without it. Please help!
 

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lwerle

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Feb 6, 2012
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Wow! I'm really sorry man. On the flip side, thank you so much for confirming my motto, "spend the money and let the pro's do it! You'll save money in the end."
 

mgiara

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Apr 24, 2012
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Honestly it all comes down do how confident you are.
The tools are all out there available to you.
Thank you Jerome, ifixit is essentially a community of people with the confidence, but only bits and pieces of the knowledge required, hence why it's a collaborative site, and in my opinion, one of the most valuable resources you could ever ask for if taking on a repair yourself.
I used ifixit and had a solution within a few minutes.
Phone is now working.
 

mgiara

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Apr 24, 2012
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Very true though Iwerle, if you're not willing to risk entirely losing a ~$700 investment, yes, leave it to a pro.
 

mgiara

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Apr 24, 2012
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So just so anyone who comes across this searching for a solution,
the gold part is mounted on the post to the right of the camera, underneath the motherboard. I believe it provides ground.

bryan092785 wrote:

The part on the left is a rubber bumper guard that goes alon
the top edge of the motherboard to protect the LCD and
digitizer cables from rubbing the edge of the board. It is
not necessary to reinstall it but it is a good idea to
because it is added protection and also takes some play out
of the flex cables so they don't giggle around.
 

Jerome G

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Nice to hear you solved the problem and the phone is working. I was going to take off my back to take a look (I've done it before and replaced it with a clear back.
 

mgiara

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Apr 24, 2012
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Yeah I'm glad it's working and my screen is no longer cracked but the rear camera still doesn't autofocus (probably because it was dropped), and the power button up top doesn't function (likely because I hastily reassembled it).
I'm going to order a new screw kit off cheapoBay and a new camera, and maybe even blue
mirrored front and back glass while I'm at it, and take my time putting it all together (hopefully for good).
 

Tinman

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I hate ending up with extra spare parts. Probably because I always seem to end up with them.

At least these were identified and hopefully not a big issue.


Michael