Screen & Back Housing Replacement HELP!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ryno509, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. ryno509 macrumors newbie

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    This is for an iPhone 3GS AT&T
    First let me say this if my first time trying to work on this sort of thing, I'm very hands on just having some trouble.

    Here were my problems before I took it apart:
    -cracked screen
    -cracked back housing
    -power button and vibrator non-functioning

    Everything went pretty smooth as it could for my first time. Although my new back housing fits like a new shoe two sizes two small.

    After getting it all back together. It works! (yay)

    My issues now:
    -home button does not depress (or click) *therefore I can't really browse though my phone* [i'm not really sure what I did wrong here... I followed specific instructions on www.ifixit.com]
    -ear speaker non-fuctioning *note - it did work before disassembly* oops
    -power button and vibrator non-fuctiontion *i did buy a new power button and vibrator* neither did the trick. I presume it may be in the headphone ribbon?
    Although my volume and headphone still work.


    Any help is much appreciated.


    Thanks


    Ryan
     
  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

    bandofbrothers

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    Uk
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    Hi,

    I applaud your decision to give it a go but only if the warranty is out and apples costs would have outweighed the cost of the device itself.

    I would suggest you seek help from a mobile phone engineer for further assistance, or let the 3gs go to apple heaven and let it resurrect as an iPhone 4 or 4s.

    Just a thought.
     
  3. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Well it could be possible that when you had to put the phone back in together that somehow your ribbons didn't go in all the way or put in a wrong place??
     
  4. ryno509 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Whatever reason the button would click if i just held it in my fingers, but not when i placed in the mid frame.
    I assume maybe from the heat from the heat gun when i pulled the glass off the mid frame.
    I ended up buying a mid frame locally with the home button glass and speaker already assembled for 20 bones.
    :)
     

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