iPhone 4S wifi/service repair

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FearlessNick, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. FearlessNick macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2012
    Hello, my name is Nick and I'm new. I have a feeling I will be using this forum a lot.

    Here is my problem, I'm having wifi and service reception problems.

    I first cracked my screen, then I changed it. Upgraded to 5.0.1 and I lost reception. I still get it, just not as good as I use too. Then I replaced the antenna that is on the mic/speaker/connecter etc.

    What is their to do now?

    Thanks, Nick
  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007

    Did you have the repairs carried out by Apple ?

    If not I've a feeling your remaining warranty is voided.

    If so you could continue to pour more money into it to try and get it working or let it go to Apple heaven and purchase a new or out of warranty one.
  3. FearlessNick thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2012
    Yes I have. The warranty is void. I would also like to repair my iPhone myself. It is a hobby and I love doing it. Thank you.
  4. reclusive46 macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2011
  5. FearlessNick thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2012
    I have been thinking about it. VZW would only charge me 175. I would just say my phone is lost. But then I have to find a phone to back me up while I wait for a new one.
  6. MD Wireless macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2012
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    iPhone 4 Wi-Fi issues

    In many cases involving iPhones that have been disassembled and lose wi-fi signal as a result we recommend checking the following.

    At the top of your phone there was a metal shield covering the digitizer and LCD flex cables. The uppermost screw is very long and feeds through a gold colored piece which can become dislodged during dis-assembly. Without this piece in the proper position you may notice loss of signal strength. Try remounting it and be sure that the long screw is threading properly. It's not the only thing that can go wrong but probably the most common.


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