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June 2nd, 2011
For those of us who flocked to Apple’s flag-ship phone this past summer, and have had reason to open it up, or for those of us who FINALLY saw our carrier pick up one of the most versatile phones on the market, we have decided to make a simple guide to show you the correct placement for the myriad of screws in this tiny miracle of technology. There are a variety of repairs that can be completed on these phones, and while most of the repairs simply require a Phillips #00 screwdriver, on some newer models you will need a specialized screwdriver, which you can find here:
The first area we will cover is the upper EMI shield, where there are 7 screws of varying lengths and sizes. The pictures below will assist in determining which screws go where in reassembly.
As you can see in the pictures, these screws are all different sizes and can quite easily get confused. When approaching repairs in the iPhone 4, you can end up with far more issues than when you initially started, if you are not careful. The upper EMI shield protects the camera, and various other elements from kicking out interference causing issues with the reception of the phone.
This shield would be removed in order to complete repairs such as replacing the front display, the headphone board, and the induction flex cable. These are all complex repairs, and should not be taken lightly. If you decide to take them on, you can use the instructional guides on our website to complete the repair, however, if you feel this is out of the realm of your comfort zone, we also offer send in repair services. Below are links to various parts and tools that you can get from our site to complete the repair, along with a link to our take apart guide.
Take Apart Guide
Of course, if you feel any of these repairs are beyond your capabilities, you can always send your phone in here: http://www.powerbookmedic.com/xcart1/schedule.php
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