Taking apart an iphone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ryanmckenzie, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. ryanmckenzie macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    I have a petty little problem, one of my volume buttons is stuck, it must have something tiny jammed in it since it won't budge. If I take it apart, can I get to it from the inside? Cause I've tried everything else...
  2. monkey186 macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Take it to the apple shop if you can, bit safer than doing it yourself?
  3. ryanmckenzie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    I would although I'm too busy this week to take a trip to my apple store. I've taken my macbook apart before (completely dismantled everything to clean it out), so I have some experience. I guess I'd like to know if it would be a good way to solve the problem.
  4. Gordon Gekko macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2010
    Wall Street
    You would be better off going to the Apple Store than risking turning your iPhone into a brick.
  5. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2009
    New York
    If you have time to take the iPhone apart, you have time to hit the apple store:rolleyes:
  6. bookwormsy macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2010
    If you open it up and dont mess things up, if you put it back together, you will be fine. His are instructions to open it. http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone-4-Teardown/3130/1

    It would be safer to go to the apple store. They usually replace it really quickly. If you decide to go this route, watch out for the weird screws theyre having on the iphone 4s now.

    Main point: Opening it is fine, if you can get it, great, if not, put it back together and go to the applestore.
  7. ryanmckenzie thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2010
    Thanks everyone. I'm convinced to wait until I can get to the apple store.

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