3GS Proximity Sensor

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by n1xf, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. n1xf macrumors newbie

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    Recently, when I touch my ear to the iPhone it presses a button. Don't remember doing that before. Have restored phone. Is it broken or is there something I need to set up differently?
     
  2. chargit macrumors 6502a

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    sounds like your proximity sensor is bad. have you had the phone taken apart recently? like the touchscreen or lcd been replaced? this happens alot when an inexperienced person takes apart an iPhone. this is a very difficult repair and should only be done by Apple or a good repair shop.
     
  3. n1xf thread starter macrumors newbie

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    3GS proximity Sensor

    Nope, have not taken it apart or had it repaired. Guess it just died. Called Apple and they said bad proximity sensor too, up to $199 for repair.
     
  4. chargit macrumors 6502a

    chargit

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    well I sure wouldnt pay $199 to replace it. I only charge $60 so surely you can find a shop in your area for about the same. the problem is the touchscreen has to come off the frame to replace it so there is a chance you could break the screen so you dont want to do it yourself.
     

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