Screen & Back Housing Replacement HELP!

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

  1. ryno509 macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2012
    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]
    -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.


  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007


    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 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    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

    Feb 10, 2012
    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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